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Carrot banana bread on a large white plate with small forks
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Carrot Banana Bread

Simple to make and delicious to eat, this carrot banana bread is perfectly moist and full of rich flavors. This quick loaf is perfect for Easter!
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Diet Vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 307kcal
Author Yumna Jawad

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup Danish Creamery Unsalted European butter
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 medium ripe bananas mashed (about 1 cup)
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup shredded carrots about 2 1/2 medium
  • ½ cup chopped pecans optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a stand mixer with a whisk attachment or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, mix butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, until incorporated. Add the bananas, applesauce and vanilla extract and mix to combine. Add dry ingredients and mix until no streaks remain. Fold in carrots and pecans until combined.
  • Pour into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean, 50-55 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow the bread to cool completely in the pan set on a wire rack.

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Notes

Storage: The bread will keep for around 3 days at room temperature or up to a week in the fridge in an airtight container.
Freezing: This bread freezes really well, and will keep for up to 3 months. You can either freeze individual slices or the whole loaf. Wrap in parchment or plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag to freeze.

Nutrition

Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 450mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 2492IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg