Breakfast

March 26, 2020

Carrot Cake Banana Muffins

Carrot Cake Banana Muffins are moist and sweet. They are a delicious, plant-based combination of banana bread and carrot cake.

What happens when you buy a 25-pound bag of carrots, have a bunch of overripe bananas sitting around, and decide to quarantine yourself with two hungry friends? Carrot Cake Banana Muffins. Duh.

I love making desserts (as evidence by the abundance of sweet recipes on this blog) and after a few days of quarantine, I was craving something sweet.

Carrot Cake Banana Muffins

My friends and I actually did buy a 25-pound bag of carrots. Mostly because we love carrots, but also because we're a bit ridiculous. Either way, we will eat anything with carrots.

Carrot cake has been on my list for a while now, especially after I made Carrot Cake Oatmeal. So with the abundance of time and carrots that I now have on my hands, Carrot Cake Banana Muffins became a reality.

These muffins are basically a cross between carrot cake and banana bread. But they're in muffin form so that makes it even more fun!

Carrot Cake Banana Muffins

Ingredients

  • Oat Flour: my favorite flour - it's so easy to make cheaply at home in the food processor!
  • Baking Soda + Baking Powder: for leavening.
  • Cinnamon + Nutmeg: classic carrot cake spices.
  • Salt: to balance the sweetness.
  • Ripe Banana: make sure the bananas are very ripe (like completely brown) for maximum sweetness,
  • Shredded Carrot: I shredded mine using an attachment on my food processor but you could buy pre-shredded carrots or rough-chop your own.
  • Maple Syrup or Date Syrup: for extra sweetness - if you want less sweet muffins, you can replace this with non-dairy milk.
  • Non-Dairy Milk: muffins require a lot of liquid, so we'll use milk - in this recipe I used oat milk.
  • Whiskey: my friends and I had some cheap whiskey lying around, so I thought, why not? - you can replace the whiskey with more non-dairy milk.

Carrot Cake Banana Muffins

How to make Carrot Cake Banana Muffins

Step 1. Preheat the oven and line a muffin tin with liners.

Step 2. In a large bowl mix the oat flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, nutmeg. In a separate bowl, mix the banana, carrot, maple syrup, non-dairy milk, and whiskey.

Step 3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Scoop a scant 1/4 cup of batter into each muffin tin.

Step 4. Bake for 16 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Enjoy!

Recipe Prayer

Thank you God for healthy treats. We are grateful for the creativity that you give us. Amen.

Carrot Cake Banana Muffins

Carrot Cake Banana Muffins

Carrot Cake Banana Muffins are moist and sweet. They are a delicious, plant-based combination of banana bread and carrot cake.

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

12

Prep:

10

min

cook:

16

min

total:

26

min

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Oat Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 Cup Mashed Ripe Banana
  • 1 Cup Shredded Carrot
  • 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup or Date Syrup
  • 1/4 Cup Non-Dairy Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Whiskey*

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Line a muffin tin with liners.
  2. In a large bowl mix the oat flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, nutmeg.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the banana, carrot, maple syrup, non-dairy milk, and whiskey.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  5. Scoop a scant 1/4 cup of batter into each muffin tin.
  6. Bake for 16 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*Can sub with an equivalent amount of non-dairy milk.

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September 23, 2021
Tracy Henry
Hi Elizabeth, LOVE you recipes. Please keep them coming. :)I was wondering, can you share what is the vegan chocolate bar you used in this recipe?
August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography