Carrot Cake Banana Bread

The healthiest breakfast bread recipe you’ve ever seen 🙂

Yield: 1 bread loaf

You will need:

For the bread:

  • 1 & 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup carrots, shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice

For the frosting:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • Optional topping: chopped walnuts

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×5 pan or line with parchment paper
  • In a large bowl, mash the two bananas.
  • Add in the butter, sugars, and baking soda. Mix until combined.
  • Add in the egg, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Mix until combined.
  • Add in the flour and shredded carrots. Mix well until all ingredients are incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl to make sure there are no dry clumps of flour.
  • Pour the batter into the 9×5 pan and bake in the oven for 40 to 50 minutes.
  • While the bread is baking we can start the frosting. In a large bowl whip the cream cheese until it is smooth and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add in the sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. Begin mixing. Add in one tablespoon at a time of the milk until you get the consistency of frosting you prefer. Set this aside until the bread is done.
  • When the bread is finished baking, let it cool for at least 30 minutes before frosting it.
  • Frost the bread and top with chopped walnuts. Slice and enjoy!

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