Banana Carrot Muffins

BANANA CARROT MUFFINS

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Love carrot cake and banana bread? Then, you’re going to love these banana carrot muffins! They are our new muffin obsession! These muffins are super fluffy, incredibly delicious, and packed with the flavors of carrot cake and banana bread all rolled into one delicious muffin. They are super easy to make and come together with simple pantry staples. Banana carrot muffins are the perfect snack or breakfast!

Why You Will Love Banana Carrot Muffins

  • These muffins have the delicious flavors of carrot cake and banana bread.
  • Banana carrot muffins are perfectly light and fluffy.
  • They are made with simple ingredients and are easy to mix together.
  • These muffins are perfect for meal prep and are a delicious breakfast or snack.

What Do Banana Carrot Muffins Taste Like?

Banana carrot muffins combine the delicious flavors of carrots and bananas. These muffins taste like a combination between carrot cake and banana bread. They are so delicious!

Are Carrot Banana Muffins Healthy?

Yes, these banana carrot muffins are healthy and lightened up. These muffins are made with simple ingredients. Also, there is no oil in this recipe! We used bananas, eggs, unsweetened applesauce, carrots, flour, some sugar, and spices to make these muffins.

Banana Carrot Muffin Ingredients

How To Make Banana Carrot Muffins
  • Bananas: Ripe bananas are essential for banana carrot muffins!
  • Eggs: Helps the muffins come together and rise in the oven.
  • Applesauce: Use unsweetened applesauce in this recipe.
  • Vanilla: A splash of vanilla extract for flavor.
  • Carrots: Grate the carrots with a food processor or box grater.
  • Flour: All-purpose flour is used to make these muffins.
  • Sweetener: Use sugar or your sugar-free sweetener of choice.
  • Cinnamon and Nutmeg: These spices add flavor to the muffins.
  • Baking Powder and Baking Soda: This allows the muffins to rise in the oven.
  • Salt: Just a little bit to enhance the flavors.

How To Make Banana Carrot Muffins

First, wash, dry, and peel the carrots. Then, grate the carrots.

Next, add the bananas to a large bowl and mash them. After that, add the eggs, unsweetened applesauce, vanilla extract, and grated carrots to the bowl with the mashed bananas. Mix these ingredients.

Carrot Banana Muffins

Then, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

After that, mix together the wet and dry ingredients until fully combined.

Healthy Banana Carrot Muffins

Next, lightly spray a nonstick silicone baking pan with oil. Then, pour the batter into the muffin pan, forming the muffins.

Carrot Banana Muffin Recipe

Bake the muffins and enjoy!

Banana Carrot Muffins Recipe

Tips For Making Banana Carrot Muffins

Grate The Carrots

You will want to grate them at home with either a food processor or a box grater. The large side of a box grater works perfectly to grate the carrots for this recipe if you don’t have a food processor. Grated carrots at the grocery store are too thick and don’t work well in muffins. They have a hard time cooking through and can come out crunchy and uncooked.

Use Cupcake Muffin Liners

You can use cupcake muffin liners for this recipe. Just place the liners in the muffin pan and pour the batter into the liners. Or, you can lightly spray a silicone nonstick muffin pan with oil so the muffins don’t stick and pour the batter into the pan to form the muffins. We love these parchment paper muffin liners because the muffins don’t stick to them.

Don’t Overmix The Muffins

Make sure not to overmix the batter. Combine the ingredients, but don’t overmix. This will ensure your muffins turn out light and fluffy.

Don’t Overfill The Muffin Pan

It is important to leave some space at the top of each muffin cup in your muffin pan so the muffins have room to rise. You don’t want the muffins to overflow. A quarter-cup measuring cup helps ensure you get the perfect amount of batter for each muffin. You can use a measuring cup to pour the batter into the muffin pan.

Use Ripe Bananas For Muffins

It is important to use 3 medium-sized ripe bananas in this recipe. Ripe bananas are sweeter and will make the best banana carrot muffins.

Mash The Bananas

Thoroughly mash the bananas for this recipe. A fork or potato masher works well to mash the bananas.

How Long Do Banana Carrot Muffins Last?

Banana carrot muffins will last 3-4 days when stored in an airtight container in the fridge. Or, you can store them in an airtight container on the counter at room temperature. If you store them at room temperature they are best enjoyed within 1-2 days.

Can I Freeze Muffins?

Yes, you can freeze these carrot banana muffins. They will last 2-3 months when stored in an airtight freezer-safe container. We like to use stasher bags.

Meal Prep Banana Carrot Muffins

Banana Carrot Muffin

These banana carrot muffins are great for meal prep. You can store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator and enjoy them all week for breakfast.

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BANANA CARROT MUFFINS

5.0 from 8 votes
Recipe by Shawna Course: BreakfastCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

12

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes
Calories

114

kcal

These carrot banana muffins are fluffy, incredibly delicious, and packed with the flavors of carrot cake and banana bread!

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Ingredients

  • 3 medium-sized ripe bananas

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/4 CUP unsweetened applesauce

  • 1 TSP vanilla extract

  • 1 ½ CUPS grated carrots

  • 1 ¾ CUPS all-purpose flour

  • 3/4 CUP sugar or sugar-free sweetener of choice

  • 1 ½ TSP cinnamon

  • 1/2 TSP nutmeg

  • 1 TSP baking powder

  • 1/2 TSP baking soda

  • 1/2 TSP salt

Directions

  • Wash, dry, and peel the carrots. Then, use a box grater or food processor to grate them.
  • Add the bananas to a large bowl and thoroughly mash them with a fork or potato masher. Then, add the eggs, unsweetened applesauce, vanilla extract, and grated carrots to the bowl with the mashed bananas. Mix these ingredients.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the bowl with the wet ingredients a little at a time and mix. Make sure all of the ingredients are combined.
  • Lightly spray a nonstick silicone baking pan with oil. Then, pour the batter into the muffin pan, forming 12-14 muffins. Or, you can place cupcake muffin liners in the muffin pan and pour the batter into the liners.
  • Bake the muffins at 350 degrees F for 24-26 minutes. Let the muffins cool, carefully remove them from the muffin pan, and enjoy!

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Notes

  • This recipe makes 12-14 muffins and the WW points and calories are based on 12 muffins.
  • WW Points™: 2 points per muffin *if you use a sugar-free sweetener
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  • Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently. It could vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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Nutrition Facts

12 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories114
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 1g 2%
    • Saturated Fat 0.3g 0%
  • Cholesterol 27mg 9%
  • Sodium 170mg 8%
  • Total Carbohydrate 23.1g 8%
    • Dietary Fiber 1.8g 4%
    • Sugars 5g
  • Protein 3.3g 6%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

    2 Comments

    1. Shelley Hunter

      Made the banana carrot muffins today. Amazing. I’m taking to share with my friends. They’re so filling and meets that sweet need of mine

      • I am so glad you are enjoying them! It makes us so happy to hear! Thanks so much for letting us know how they turned out! 🙂

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