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Have you tried Banana Carrot Bread Muffins? (Recipe)

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2 days ago while thinking about what to bake for the kids’ lunchboxes, 2 ripe bananas stared back at me from the fruit bowl. Ripe bananas always mean Banana Bread, Banana Muffins or Banana Brownies. Recently, Hubs has been asking me to experiment with healthier options while baking. The result is a Banana Carrot Muffins Recipe you will love!

Banana Carrot Bread Muffins- Mommy Snippets

Banana Carrot Bread Muffins

These are a marriage between Banana Bread and Banana Muffins with a generous serving of carrots and walnuts thrown in! And because these hold very little butter in them, I highly recommend you polish them off within a day of baking the same unless you pop them in the microwave on day 2 or 3. (Plus the crunch on the crumble softens after day 1)

Why are these muffins and not bread slices? Because I think a Banana Carrot Muffin makes for a much handier eat for the kids, especially my 4 year old!

Banana Carrot Bread Muffins

I also split the batter and made a batch of Banana Carrot Bread Mini Doughnuts in my nifty doughnut pan!

5 from 1 vote
banana carrot bread muffin
Banana Carrot Bread Muffins
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Easy Banana Carrot Bread Muffins that freeze well!

Course: Breakfast muffins
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, breakfast, muffins
Servings: 18
Author: Marina
Ingredients
  • 2 or 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 1/2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 21/2 tbsps room temperature butter
  • 1/2 cup honey I used wildflower
  • 1 cup walnut morsels
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp cold butter
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. In a bowl mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and walnuts together, and set aside.
  3. In a stand mixer, mix together all the wet ingredients on low speed.
  4. Slowly add in the dry and mix till the batter forms.
  5. Spoon out the batter into pre-prepped muffin pans and sprinkle with the crumble mixture (cold butter, flour, cinnamon and brown sugar)
  6. Bake for about 15 minutes or till a toothpick when inserted in a muffin, comes out clean.

Looking for more banana recipes? Try this Tropical Smoothie or this Peanut Butter Banana Shake.  My kids always ask for banana crepes for breakfast.

And for a little more festive flavor to your palate, try this delicious Banana Gingerbread Crumb Cake. Soooo good!

What do you make with ripe bananas?

 

24 Comments

  1. Those muffins sound really good, and good for you too! I’d love one right now actually.

  2. This is a great combo for a muffin! I wouldn’t have thought of it myself. Sounds really tasty!

  3. Yum! These look lovely. My kids love carrot muffins, and banana bread so why not combine them for this! Sounds great to me. I will have to give this a try. I love baking and trying new things, especially if my kids will actually enjoy them… These sound pretty healthy too so I will have to give these a good try! They look delicious.

  4. I am looking for healthier options in my home as well. I made a promise to myself, that I will eat a lot cleaner. I really don’t like carrot’s but, I’m going to give this a try. I have a three year old niece that loves sweets, so this will be a great alternative for her instead of fruit snacks. Thanks again.

  5. Wow, this looks great, I LOVE LOVE LOVE muffins. I especially love to make bread or muffins from my ripe bananas. I am gluten free, so I cam easily adapt this recipe with my special gluten free flour! I love how simple it is. Can’t wait to try it!

  6. Wow what a great and yummy recipe!! I really love how easy it is to make and how healthy it is too! I love banana bread by itself but adding carrot into the mix sounds divine! I would love to try this out one day. Thanks for the recipe! Looks delish!

  7. I’ve never combined bananas and carrots in the same recipe, but this sounds like a great idea. I’m trying to eat healthier. Plus, the fact that the recipe looks easy to make is a definite bonus. I’ll have to try making these muffins myself.

  8. This is an interesting combination. However, it sure does look delicious. I may have to try making this one day to see how we all like it. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us.

  9. These look amazing and sound so yummy! I never thought of combining banana’s and carrot but the combination seems to work. I am going to have to try out this recipe thank you!

  10. Oh these muffins look really delicious and filling. I’d have never thought of combining banana and carrot before but banana bread is delicious and so is carrot cake is too so I bet they’re mouth-watering together! I’ll have to try and make these for my son as I’ve been looking for healthier treats for him.

  11. Thanks for sharing– these look delicious! I LOVE bananas and carrots but never thought to combine them into a muffin like this. I work an hour from home so I like grab and go snacks/breakfast and these would be great. I’ll be adding these ingredients to my shopping list. Yum.

  12. We always make banana bread [my husband makes it] but I keep promising myself I will be more adventurous with my muffins. I’d love to make these and get some carrots sneakily into my boys’ diets! They look so delicious.

  13. These would be so delish in the morning with a cup of tea or coffee, awesome muffin recipe, my kids would love these too!

  14. My go-to for ripe bananas is banana pudding, which isn’t quite as healthy as this delicious recipe!

  15. Oh these look so good! I have some ripe bananas I was just thinking today I need to make something with them! I think these would be so good and healthy! I dont have all the ingredients, but have to run to the store in the morning!

  16. These sound really interesting, I have had carrot and I have had banana muffins, I think I would like the combo. These are something I will gove a go.

  17. Ohh these look wonderful, I will have to give these a try!

    Thanks for the Post, Picture’s, and the Recipe, YUMMY!

  18. My son has Celiacs disease but I can change over the flour and he could enjoy these wonderful muffins too.

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