Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Banana Carrot Bread (or muffins)

Why I never thought of this combination before I don't know. These are super moist and delicious, I love eating them straight from the oven with a little butter! I baked the batter in petite loaf pans because they are so dang cute! The recipe will make 1 regular size loaf, 12 muffins, or 8 petite loaves. I got the idea for this recipe from the King Arthur Baking Sheet, I baked their recipe, but decided to try just adding carrots to my standby banana bread recipe and I liked it even better. If you would like to try making my banana bread, just omit the carrots and add one more mashed banana. Oh, and next time I will drizzle cream cheese icing over the top, just because.

Banana Carrot Bread

1/2 c. butter softened
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
2 mashed ripe bananas
1 tsp vanilla
2 c. flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 c. chopped walnuts or pecans
1 c. finely shredded carrots

Preheat oven to 325. Spray pan with cooking spray.

Cream together the butter and sugars for 2 minutes. Slowly add the eggs and vanilla, beat until well combined. Add the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Stir in the nuts and carrots. For the petite loaf pans it took 24 minutes to bake, a large loaf would take approximately 50 minutes, and I'm guessing muffins about 18-20 minutes.


Melissa said...

Just tried this recipe in muffin form - LOVE them! Thanks for sharing!

The Frosted Cupcake said...

Thanks Melissa! I can't wait for my bananas to get overripe so I can make more!