I have made so many different banana bread recipes.

Carrot Banana Bread

But it can’t be a bad thing, right? There is, of course, the standard banana bread. But then there are times when we have to use up things like zucchini or carrots or Nutella (HAHAHA, just kidding!) and need to change things up.

Carrot Banana Bread

Carrot Banana Bread

Recently I found myself with some overripe bananas and a few extra carrots, and thought that I might as well stick them together. Especially since I love both flavours in quick bread so much. They are like a morning hug.

Carrot Banana Bread

What I like most about this bread is how it actually gets better with age. Weird, huh? Right out of the oven this bread is delicious, but if you try it the next morning the bananas work their magic a bit and make the bread super moist. Also, overnight the flavours really mix together giving it the most wonderful flavour.

So you know? Make this tonight and have the best carrot and banana bread ever tomorrow!

Carrot Banana Bread

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend! My bestie is on her way this evening so clearly we’re going to tear this city up. I CAN’T WAIT!!!!

Carrot Banana Bread

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Yield: one 9x5-inch loaf


  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (about 2 large ripe bananas)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup shredded carrots (about 3 large carrots)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together mashed banana, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla until well combined. Add in the oil and buttermilk and then fold in the shredded carrots.
  4. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. A little flour showing is fine!
  5. Pour into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 50-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, with a few crumbs attached.
  6. Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool for at least 10 minutes before removing and transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  7. Bread will keep for up to 1 week at room temperature if wrapped tightly in plastic wrap.


Recipe adapted from Averie Cooks


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24 Responses to Carrot Banana Bread

  1. Emilie says:

    Clearly some of the best recipes come when we need to be a little creative. This looks wonderful. Sounds like you’re going to have a great weekend Katrina. Enjoy!

  2. Oh my! This looks out this world, and a twist of carrot cake never hurts.

  3. I love this carrot banana bread!!! if you ask me, banana bread is the perfect foundation to mix in all kinds of deliciousness!!! so love that you added CARROTS! brilliant! I recently made a GF blueberry banana bread that was heaven!

  4. Nanny says:

    Love both banana and carrot so a great combo. Have to say your blog is awesome and the write up and pictures hit the spot. It’s always nice also, to know each time, a little about your life . Makes us feel we are there visiting you .Have a great week-end with your bestie.

  5. YES! I want all the banana bread!!

  6. Gets better with age? Sounds good to me! I also have made a lot of banana bread recipes, but I have never made it with carrots. Must try this

  7. I love banana bread, and I love anything carrot related, so this is a treat that I would enjoy gladly. Love the flavors, aromatic and nice, and perfect for a summer breakfasted with some butter and a coffee on the side

  8. Carrot cake and banana bread in one? Sign me up! Pinning!

  9. You can never have too many banana bread recipes. I love the carrot in this one!

  10. Joanne says:

    Banana bread is my ultimate comfort food treat, and mixing it with carrot cake could only make it better! Have fun with your bestie!

  11. Ruth Meaney says:

    Sounds delish!! I’m a big fan of carrots in cake. I made an apple and carrot cake for my 2 year olds birthday. Was a winner all round 🙂 plus it had something red, something green and something orange in it!

  12. Wow banana bread and carrot cake combined this must be my favourite cake of all time because I can never choose between the two.

  13. Mmmm it’s like carrot cake and banana bread (two of my all-time favourites) mushed together into a hybrid 😀 It looks and sounds deeelicious 😀
    Wishing you a lovely weekend 🙂 xx

  14. Inês Vieira says:

    wow, this is just … I mean, carrot cake it self is delicious, banana bread amazing, and now them together, just, fantastic. I really want to try this


  15. Cakespy says:

    Awesome work. I can imagine that these flavors could exist in sweet harmony in a bread recipe! I think I’ll add some cream cheese frosting to mine, too 🙂

  16. Great bread combo! Carrots & bananas are one of my fave ingredients. Yum!

  17. Cindy says:

    This is such a clever combo! I can’t believe I’ve never seen it before.

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