Banana Carrot Muffins Recipe

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I love making muffins. They are always some of our favourite bakes and are perfect for breakfast, lunchboxes, after school or just a sweet treat whenever you need one. These easy Banana Carrot Muffins are delicious – and a great way of using up leftover bananas and carrots too!

Banana Carrot Muffins

What do you need to make these Banana and Carrot Muffins?

For these muffins you need typical cake ingredients – flour, sugar and butter. We use soft light brown sugar for this recipe but caster sugar or golden caster sugar would work well too.

You then need a few spices to add flavour – cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg complement the carrot cake flavour perfectly. Add in shredded carrots and overripe bananas and these muffins could not be easier.

Banana Carrot Muffins

Can you vary these banana carrot cake muffins?

We enjoy these muffins just as they are but you could also drizzle with icing if you wanted. We just can never wait that long to enjoy them! You could also add in some dried fruit or sprinkle some oats on the top before baking to create lovely banana carrot oatmeal muffins.

If you’re looking for more recipes to try, here’s our Fruity Nutty Banana Muffins, Banana and Summer Fruit Muffins and our Chocolate Chip Fairy Cakes. You can see all our recipes to date here and we also have plenty more ways to use up old bananas too.

Banana Carrot Muffins

What equipment do you need to make these carrot and banana muffins?

You will no doubt have most of the equipment you need for this recipe at home already but, in case it helps, here are the things we use to bake these cakes at home:

These are pretty much staples for baking in any home kitchen and once you have them you won’t need to replace them often.

So here’s our Carrot Banana Muffins Recipe:

Makes: 16 muffins

Ingredients

  • 100g butter at room temperature
  • 175g light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 250g carrots, grated
  • 3 bananas, preferably overripe, mashed
  • 300g plain flour
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 0.5 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 0.5 tsp ground ginger

Recipe

  • Preheat oven 180C/350F/Gas 4 and line muffin tins with muffin cases
  • Cream the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl
  • Stir in the grated carrots and mashed bananas
  • Add the rest of the dry ingredients and mix well
  • Divide the mixture between the muffin cases
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until nicely risen and browned on the top

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Banana Carrot Muffins

These banana carrot muffins are a great way for using up leftover fruit and veg. They have a really wholesome flavour and are great for breakfast, lunchboxes or a sweet treat in the afternoons.
Course Afternoon Tea, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, British
Keyword baking
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 16 muffins

Ingredients

  • 100 g butter at room temperature
  • 175 g light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 250 g carrots grated
  • 3 bananas preferably overripe, mashed
  • 300 g plain flour
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 0.5 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 0.5 tsp ground ginger

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 180C/350F/Gas 4 and line muffin tins with muffin cases
  • Cream the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl
  • Stir in the grated carrots and mashed bananas
  • Add the rest of the dry ingredients and mix well
  • Divide the mixture between the muffin cases
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until nicely risen and browned on the top

*Note: Nutritional information is estimated, based on publicly available data. Nutrient values may vary from those published.

Banana Carrot Muffins

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