Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Banana Bread meets Carrot Cake

I was looking for a way to use up some extra carrots in the frig and found a great recipe online.  I also had some overripe bananas so this recipe was perfect!  My husband loved these and so did my picky kids. You can't even tell there are carrots in there.  This is a great recipe!  I hope you'll try it!

Carrot Banana Muffins

* 1/3 cup vegetable oil
* 1 cup sugar
* 2 eggs
* 2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
* 1 cup grated carrots
* 1/2 cup walnuts

1. In a mixing bowl, combine oil, vanilla and sugar. Add eggs; mix well. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; Add bananas to the creamed mixture. Stir in carrots and walnuts. Pour batter into a greased muffin pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from muffin pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Tastes great with cream cheese!

Recipe adapted from:


  1. I love banana bread and those look really good, what a great idea to hide vegetables!

  2. hmm, I have some ripe bananas on the counter...may have to try this this afternoon!

  3. Hi Brandi!

    I want to come live at your house :) Yum! Two of my favorite breads rolled into one! I'll be sure to try these! Thanks for the recipe!


  4. Well, I guess carrot cake isn't a bread but you know what I mean. Love them both! {hugs}

  5. If you have to eat fruits and veggies, might as well make them into a bread or cake! Sounds delicious!

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  7. Mmm, just popped a batch in the oven. They smell great!

  8. So funny..., I literally just took out frozen bananas, planning on making a banana bread later..., and since I happen to have plenty of carrots too, I'm going to try this. Great timing -thanks!!!!

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  11. Nice, I love the combo and will try these today as I have some over ripe bananas in the fridge that I need to use. Will let you know how they came out. I'll be posting my lemon bars recipe this evening. Thanks for sharing.


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