More Carrot and Banana Recipes from the Kitchen of Heather Says. Cool and use or remove from peel and freeze. Walnuts are excellent brain food, so this is a good dessert to pack in your kid’s lunches. As for the frosting, the Greek yogurt was not planned. I even used gluten free flour (Pamela’s). So light and delicious! I was nervous about adding that many carrots but we wanted to pack in as much nutrition as possible, it turned out perfect. We made this as our breakfast meal prep and the only thing we did different was add a full bag of shredded carrots (3.5 cups). on the Foodie Pro Theme. Definitely another step but worth it. I’m swooning, and drooling and dreaming [and all the other ING words ]. A one bowl recipe with a few simple ingredients. That sounds really delicious, especially with all that extra banana flavor. Fold the ingredients together with a rubber spatula until just combined. In another bowl, mash the bananas with a fork or potato masher until it looks like puree. In it, it calls for a cup of mayo to help add moisture to the batter. I added 1/2 cup currants, 1/2 cup walnuts and 1/8th tsp cloves and used regular oats, not instant. Or just cleaning since winter decided to make a second third appearance and dump a whole lot of snow on us. Carrot … Thank you so much for helping support Spoons! There’s nothing like reaching for the remote only to find a cold, half-eaten banana smashed in between the couch cushions. In fact, of all the banana breads and cakes I’ve made for Banana Bread Fest, and this is week 5, this is my favorite to date. Your Greek yogurt banana bread recipe is my go to, so I know I’ll love this one too. The bread itself is on the lighter side, as it’s naturally sweetened and made without any oil, but the addition of cream cheese frosting makes it feel extra decadent. I have boys. wondering if honey could be substituted for maple syrup. In a large mixing bowl, lightly beat the egg just until the yolk breaks apart. Love those swirls of frosting, the perfect finishing touch! To make 1 loaf of this banana bread recipe with yogurt, preheat your oven to 350°F. It is my favorite kind of cake. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Carrot cake was a definite no-go. For years I’ve just thrown the overripe in the freezer right in the skin and freeze.Now I do put them in a bag as otherwise I’m liable to find a dozen down at the bottom of a freezer drawer. Secondly, mix the brown sugar, granulated sugar and oil together. Gluten Free + Low Calorie. Tagged: banana, banana bread, breakfast, easy recipe, Food, Grand Rapids, greek yogurt… I have made this SO many times ..my husband loves it and I do too. Transfer to a cooling rack. Mine is 21.5×21.5cm. ** You can also use all purpose flour or a mix of 3/4 cup (90 g) all purpose and 1/2 cup (60 g) of whole wheat flour. A beginner’s guide to delicious hand-crafted bread with minimal kneading. Filed Under: Breads & Muffins, Recipe Tagged With: banana bread, carrot cake, carrot cake banana bread, Greek yogurt banana bread, healthy, healthy banana bread, recipe, Spring, I do not know what to say really what you share very well and useful to the community, I feel that it makes our community much more developed, thanks. I was drawn in by those big swirls in your icing:) How cool that you used yogurt as well, I would love that extra surprise flavour. I make quick breads quite often, so I know to be gentle when mixing. I was befuddled by the 2 portions recommendation. This is my life. Carrot Pineapple Banana Loaf Cake, that's a mouthful, but a damn good mouthful if I do say so myself. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients along with the carrots. ★☆ You wouldn’t believe the stuff I find stashed away! Enjoy :). As always, thanks for your support! Do you have any suggestions on how to make it gluten free? The only difference I did, since I didn’t have whole wheat flour, I used Almond flour. What an inspired bread, love the Greek yogurt frosting! I have never had banana bread with frosting before but it sounds divine!!! Freeze them! Not a bad thing, but just to let others know. I don’t have cream cheese but I do have Greek yogurt, can I make the frosting without the cream cheese? The times have changed but this recipe is timeless. Cool completely before frosting. Am making the banana bread and watching football too. One day. Fun recipe as always! Sounds good to me! I have a bit of a silly question – if I increase the quantities (let’s say double) – would it be possible to use it as a cake recipe, in a round cake tin? This One Bowl Carrot Cake Banana Bread is made without butter or oil, but so tender and flavourful that you’d never be able to tell it’s healthy! Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted. Yes, that would be fine if you don’t have whole wheat flour. Yes, I’ve used roasted bananas for banana bread too! I have a penchant for baking things in a 9×5 loaf pan and I’m always looking for ways to use it. Your email address will not be published. But here are some tips to help you get the best carrot cake banana bread: Tender, moist, and packed with flavour. I opened the oven door and they literally just fell out! Stir in the oats, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. This carrot cake looks amazing! But not today! Love it! Sift in the powdered sugar to avoid any lumps. I’d love to include your banana bread recipe in a banana recipe roundup I’m doing for Parade Magazine this month. * This recipe will also make about 12 muffins. I never made banana bread with a frosting but I will definitely keep it in my mind and bookmark this recipe! I too love foreign grocery stores, Paris, avocados and most importantly JAMIE OLIVER! https://www.runningwithspoons.com/easy-morning-glory-muffins/, https://www.runningwithspoons.com/flourless-carrot-cake-muffins/. Make sure to thaw before using in this recipe. I have added raisin and we love that – and I use the Truvia brown sugar for topping instead of the cream cheese (which in general I am not a fan of). Can I sub the Greek yogurt for plain unsweetened yogurt? HOW TO MAKE CARROT BREAD. Wow! Mix well to combine. Preheat your oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a 9×5 loaf pan and line with parchment paper (so that it sticks). A perfectly simple and delicious recipe! ★☆. That and it’s just straight up delicious. Suggested adapations. I used light olive oil for the oil and they are incredible. Chopped Walnuts add a savory crunch and turn this into a hearty bread that will keep you going for hours! Recently I read that to increase the “banana-y” flavor roast them @350F until blistered. Mix your wet ingredients well and make sure the oats, carrots, and spices are fully incorporated into the wet ingredients before you add the flour. Looking for more healthy banana bread recipes? April 8, 2020 by Amanda @ .running with spoons. I thought this was really delicious banana bread. My son also loves your cakes. Pour the batter into your prepared pan and … and for a brief moment, I went there. Thanks for sharing! This banana bread is just so beautiful! OK? I’m also not really sure what the cook time would be in that case. Delicious healthier carrot cake banana bread that tastes just like a cross between moist carrot cake and your favorite banana bread. running with spoons . I just wanted to let you know that the banana roundup is published! Sounds fantastic! Love this recipe! Gently stir in the shredded carrots, taking care not to overmix. ★☆ I’d love to know if you make this recipe! Preheat oven to 350F. Thank you. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. *Have too many overripe bananas? Love the extra nutrition! There’s no way around it. Let stand for 10 minutes. I donated 4 months’ of desserts for an auction and am honoring my “contract” plus our apple trees PRODUCED big time this year! Next Time Serve Heavenly Carrot Souffle What doe. It was one of those, I’m out of cream cheese quick throw in something else no one will notice kind of thing. ★☆ Stir the dry ingredients into the carrot mixture and pour into baking pan. Thanks Smidge! Imagine warm, Often called Italy’s version of ratatouille, thi, SOURDOUGH CINNAMON RAISIN BREAD! Add the sugar, eggs, and vanilla and mix well to combine. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, spreading it out evenly. Baking doesn't always have to be full of fatty ingredients, loads of frosting, and mounds of sugar. Taste the frosting and add additional powdered sugar if you like it sweet. It’s taken me two years but I’m finally going to make this recipe tonight ! thank you very much. You could also do this with an electric mixer. I figured it was a good recipe to bring back into the spotlight seeing as carrot-y things are perfect for spring and Easter is right around the corner. Amazing. I tweaked the frosting a bit — only but about 1/3 c. of sugar (we don’t have sweet tooths) and juice from 1/2 an organic orange mixed in and some orange zest on top. Preheat your oven to 350ºF (176ºC), and lightly grease a 9 x 5 (23cm x 13cm) bread pan. *Disclosure: Some of the links included in this post may be affiliate links, meaning I’ll earn a small commission if you purchase through them, at no additional cost to you. You are very welcome :). Thanks Amy! I started with the brownie recipe and slowly got addicted, cannot wait to try this one :). Off to print this recipe. Mix Well: Make sure your eggs, sugar and oil are well mixed (a whisk is just fine for this). This was quick to make and will provide a nice snack/breakfast for tomorrow PLUS a nice … It’s funny because there was a time in my life where I wouldn’t even entertain the possibility of putting vegetables in my desserts. Spray a loaf pan with natural cooking spray. Make banana bread: Preheat oven to 350º, then grease a 9"-x-5" loaf pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper. The knowledge gives by you is not only helpful for me but also for all humans. Light, fluffy a, Looking for more sourdough discard recipes? On a side note- I just read your ‘about’ section on your blog and girl, you got me laughing! Whisk in the yogurt, bananas, maple syrup, and vanilla, mixing until smooth. Amanda and Alexandra, this is one of those “$64,000 questions” in baking. Text was updated but recipe remained unchanged. For decoration, I sprinkled crushed walnuts and shredded carrot over the top. Let me know your thoughts about the honey. I hope you like this recipe! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Laugh & cringe- I know…I do it everyday! ; Mix-Ins: Stir in the carrots and 1 cup of the walnuts. To be honest, I’m not good at cooking but I like them, they give me joy and excitement every time I finish the dishes, which is a great thing. Oh. Gluten Free Banana Carrot Cake Bread is a healthier, refined sugar free bread the whole family will love! Hi Could I use Wholemeal spelt flour for this recipe please. Keeper it is ! Whenever I like a recipe, I usually make it a million times. We’re doing some spring cleaning on the blog today! The banana is definitely what shines through the most, but it’s complimented really nicely by the subtle spice that you find in carrot cake. ★☆ If you have all purpose? And thanks for letting us know about the gluten free flour- I know many of us would appreciate the tip. Greek Yogurt Banana Oat BreadHealthy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese FrostingFlourless Chocolate Chip Banana BreadFlourless Chocolate Banana BreadDouble Chocolate Greek Yogurt Banana Bread. I feel the same way about cream cheese frosting… Its the only instance where I’ll take frosting over cake <3, I LOVE your blog! Portion the batter out between 12 lined muffin tins and bake at the same temperature for … In a large bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients so that they are evenly incorporated. I love all the flavor combinations. Little bits of tender sweet carrots, … Thank you so much for letting me to include your banana recipe as part of the roundup! And something like sweet potato brownies would have had me crying blasphemy until I got a real dessert. Again an awesomely successful recipe. There’s these morning glory muffins – https://www.runningwithspoons.com/easy-morning-glory-muffins/ and these carrot cake muffins – https://www.runningwithspoons.com/flourless-carrot-cake-muffins/. Then add the mashed bananas, sour cream and vanilla extract. A healthier carrot cake banana bread with dairy-free cream cheese frosting. :), Hahah…I am with you on the squirrel thing. Freeze until ready to use. I knew that the perfect macro-friendly swap for this would be Greek yogurt! In a medium bowl or in a large liquid measure, whisk together the bananas, brown sugar, oil, applesauce, eggs and vanilla. I don’t for this particular recipe, Mary, but I do have some flourless muffin recipes that incorporate the same flavours but are gluten-free. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). It is topped with cinnamon cream cheese Greek yogurt frosting- you won't be able to stop at one slice! Thank you for your kind words, Alexandra! Perhaps the difference is in the flour? Very healthy – but sometimes I have honey and not the maple syrup. It’s still … They were so moist too. Welcome Cathy! Do not over mix (the bread will be tough). More about Amanda →, Copyright © 2021 . Thanks for your recipe. Awesome basic banana bread that is full of flavor and the plain yogurt gives it a nice little twang. SOURDOUGH FOCACCIA. Oh man I have boys too so that made me laugh and cringe…ha-ha. Banana bread.. well, it doesn’t get any better than that, especially on a Sunday morning! The recipe calls for maple syrup, but you can definitely, I like to use Greek yogurt since it’s less liquid-y, but. In a large bowl beat the oil, sugar, and eggs until thoroughly combined and fluffy. Today we’re hiding from the snow (read: self-isolating) and sprucing up old recipes… starting with this carrot cake banana bread from a couple of years ago. EASY, MAKE-AHEAD APPLE CRUMBLE! All you need is one bowl and four basic steps: Not much more to it than that! The result was a less sweeter than usual banana bread even with the sweetness of carrots added in. Never made this combination ! ; In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda, and baking powder. xx, Inspired idea to use greek yogurt. This recipe is made oat flour, almond flour, maple syrup and topped with a lightened-up cream cheese Greek yogurt … Rave reviews at the office!! The bread is done when a toothpick comes out clean when inserted. Tag @theclevercarrot on Instagram and hashtag it #theclevercarrot. —Emilie, Your email address will not be published. I actually found a pair of reading glasses in the oven, OK? Your email address will not be published. Yeah, this banana carrot bread is totally the bee’s knees and the easiest way to get your family excited about carrots at breakfast! One day I’ll be able to go outside again. Spoon in the flour and gently fold it in until just combined. Post originally published in March 2018. Easy Banana Bread (No Mixer!) Greek yogurt, bananas, and shredded carrots keep it moist, while a sweetened cream cheese frosting makes it feel extra decadent. One of my all time favori, SOFT SOURDOUGH CINNAMON ROLLS! All yogurt tends to create a more tangy flavor :). In a large bowl, stir together butter and sugars until combined. I am a big carrot cake fan myself and I like the idea of adding banana to make it denser. By leaving a star rating and review, it will help others find my recipes and tutorials too. Thankfully I don’t need to here. Hi Julie, so glad to hear that you liked the muffins! Set aside. Here’s the link if you’d like to see it and share it with your followers: Classic Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips A classic banana bread recipe that I used to make with my mother. Of course, you can make it either way :), Did you find this post helpful? They squirrel things. Honey Carrot Banana Bread adapted from America’s Test Kitchen. Buy Now. Quick and easy banana, zucchini, carrot bread, packed with fruits and fresh veggies, greek yogurt and locally grown produce, for a healthier alternative without sacrificing the flavor. Every so often I have to go to my youngest son’s “stash” to retrieve jars of spices and TV remote batteries :). And oh man… I want to say that it will work, but I can’t say 100% for sure because I haven’t tried it myself. This banana bread is really yummy- I think your boys will like it! The banana flavor comes through nicely and the cream cheese frosting adds the carrot cake touch. chip cookies. I didn’t care for the texture of this bread…it was a tad chewy. Leave a comment and rating down below to let me know what you think, and subscribe to our mailing list to receive new recipes in your inbox! Is it 3/4 cups of flour x 2? This easy carrot cake banana bread recipe is lightened up … ; Prepare the Loaf Pan: Grease a 9 inch by 5 inch loaf pan and pour in the batter. My favor, https://www.theclevercarrot.com/2013/04/banana-bread-with-greek-yogurt-frosting/, http://communitytable.parade.com/421619/felicialim/15-mouthwatering-ways-to-use-brown-bananas/. Frozen bananas are great for smoothies too. I’ve searched the answer for such questions but my additional concern has to do with baking time and oven temperature as noted by Amanda most importantly when the pan change involves a batter depth change. That banana bread looks so delicious. Required fields are marked *, Rate this recipe You can make it with or without the frosting- it’s delicious either way! I made it with gluten free flour which made it not rise too much. With your recipe, I just need to follow the instructions and the rest is simple. This looks good! The texture is going to be a little different than a quick bread made with oil, but it’s still nice and moist. 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