With this recipe, I promise you will not be disappointed! Its something I have in my freezer yearlong and have as a healthy snack or part of my breakfast. Just top with a bit of peanut butter (if you are a fan like me) and enjoy! I find the carrots are what makes the bread nice and moist so I wouldn't skip this ingredient!
Also bonus bonus - What a great way to get some extra fruit and veggies in your day with the main ingredients being banana and carrots! I found using fairly ripe bananas really makes this bread nice and sweet naturally so overall, the recipe is low in added sugars, high in fibre, a source of fruits/veggies and so delicious! It's no wonder I make another batch as I'm nearing my last slice.
- 2 cups flour*
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ cup raisins (optional)
- 1½ cups mashed bananas (~3-4 bananas)
- 1 cup grated carrots
- ⅓ cup canola oil
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup honey**
- Heat oven to 350ºF/180ºC. Line baking loaf pan with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl, mix flour, baking soda and cinnamon.
- Stir in raisins if wanting.
- In a large bowl, mix together the mashed bananas, grated carrots, canola oil, egg and honey.
- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well.
- Place batter in loaf pan.
- Bake for 60 minutes or until edges become brown and toothpick comes out dry in the centre of the loaf.***
- Let the loaf cool off for a couple hours before slicing or else you end up with a crumbly mess.
* Whole wheat flour works well. I’ve also used 1 cup spelt with 1 cup whole wheat in the past and it tasted just as great. Use what you got ;).
** I prefer the taste of honey in recipes but again use what you got. If using sugar - mix in with dry ingredients.
*** I’ve made banana muffins from this recipe before and they only needed 30 minutes to bake.
Interesting Nutrition Fact!
Did you know?
Carrots are a great source of Vitamin A. Vitamin A helps build our immunity, maintains our vision, and helps with skin, bone and tooth growth
Where can I find food sources of Vitamin A?
- When looking for foods high in vitamin A, think dark green leafy vegetables (i.e. broccoli, spinach, kale) and deep yellow or orange fruits and vegetables (i.e. sweet potatoes, carrots, squash and cantaloupe).
- There’s a reason dietitians suggest one dark green and one orange fruit/vegetable per day!