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Carrot Cake Banana Bread with Maple Icing

Carrot Cake Banana Bread with Maple Icing

When two good things come together, great things happen. You’re about to fall in love with this carrot cake banana bread topped with a creamy maple icing.

This Carrot Cake Banana Bread is about to steal your heart. Picture the perfect banana bread (mine?????), and the best parts of carrot cake coming together to make the world’s most delicious cake. Or bread. I don’t care what you call it, just make it.

The thing about this recipe is you can make it as simple or fancy as you like. Not into frosting? Leave it off! Have a special occasion? Turn it into a double layered cake! Wanna add walnuts? Go for it! YOU DO YOU.

I chose to keep it as simple as possible because that’s just how I roll. Pour it into loaf pans, slap on some frosting and call it day. Omgeeeeeee that cream cheese maple frosting is so speaking to me right now.

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Click here for the cream cheese maple frosting recipe!

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Carrot Cake Banana Bread with Maple Icing

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  • Author: Laney Schwartz


  • 3/4 cup avocado oil (or any flavorless oil)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs (at room temperature)
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup shredded carrots (about 1 large carrot)
  • 1/2 cup full fat greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons milk (any kind)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons hemp hearts (plus more for sprinkling on top)

Cream Cheese Maple Frosting

  • Click the link above for the recipe.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl beat the oil, sugar, and eggs until thoroughly combined and fluffy.
  2. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, being careful not to over-mix.
  3. Using the same bowl you used for the flour mixture, mash your bananas until smooth. Add the carrots, yogurt, milk, vanilla and hemp hearts, and whisk until well combined.
  4. Add banana mixture to the large bowl with the flour mixture and using a spatula mix until evenly incorporated. Pour batter equally into two greased loaf pans. Then bake for about 40-45 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cakes cool completely before adding the frosting!

Cream Cheese Maple Frosting

  1. Click the link above for the recipe.


If you’re a nut person, feel free to add chopped walnuts in the batter and on top of the frosting!

  • Category: Cake, Dessert


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