Healthy Banana Carrot Nut Bread

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 45 minutes-1 hour


Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients.

  • 2 1/2 medium overripe bananas, mashed. I use 2 bananas and 1/4 cup baked sweet potatoes/pumkin, mashed. Optional 1/2 banana sliced lengthwise into strips to cover the batter.
  • 1/2 cup oil. I used melted coconut oil
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup. No honey until 1 !!!
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour or whole wheat flour or all purpose flour, 1:1
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin spice or nutmeg, optional
  • 1 cup carrots, grated
  • 1/4 cup grated walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries

Instructions.

Preheat oven to 350 F(180 C).

Prepare bread pan with nonstick spray or parchment paper.

In a large bowl whisk together mashed bananas (and mashed sweet potatoes and/or pumpkin if you use those) and eggs.

Add in oil, honey/ maple syrup. Stir till combined.

In a medium bowl combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin spice/nutmeg.

Add dry ingredients into wet ingredients and stir until combined.

Add in grated carrots, nuts and raisins/cranberries.

Pour into prepared bread pan. Layer the banana strips on top. Bake in oven for 50 minutes-1 hour or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Alternatively you can turn this banana bread into muffins.Line a muffin tin with liners or spray with a nonstick spray. Pour batter into each cup until it’s 2/3 full. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

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