Carrot Cake Banana Bread

This Carrot Cake Banana Bread recipe combines the best of both worlds for a treat you’re going to love. Made with maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pecans or walnuts for a flavor-packed dessert!

Prep: 15Cook: 45Total: 1 hour
Yield 1 loaf 1x


Carrot Cake Banana Bread

  • 2 medium overripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 8oz block cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and prepare bread pan with nonstick spray or parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together mashed bananas and eggs.
  3. Add in oil, maple syrup, and vanilla. Stir till combined.
  4. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg.
  5. Add dry ingredients into wet ingredients and stir until fully combined.
  6. Add in grated carrots, nuts, and raisins.
  7. Stir in any desired mix-ins.
  8. Pour into prepared bread pan and bake in oven for 45-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  9. While baking, using a hand mixer to blend together softened cream cheese and butter. Once smooth, blend in powdered sugar. Then mix in cinnamon and vanilla.
  10. When loaf is COMPLETELY cooled, ice the top of the bread.
  11. Enjoy!


Alternate Vegan Frosting:

  • 1.5 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight or in hot water for at least 2 hours
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
Author: ErinCategory: dessert, breakfast