I borrowed this recipe from my mom, and I have given away mini-breads for Christmas for several years. Everyone loves it!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
2 loaves
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 4x8-inch loaf pans.

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  • Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt together in a bowl. Beat brown sugar and butter together in a separate bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Stir flour mixture, alternating with bananas, into creamed butter mixture just until batter is mixed; fold in carrots and walnuts. Pour into the prepared loaf pans.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a loaf comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

298 calories; protein 3.9g 8% DV; carbohydrates 42.8g 14% DV; fat 13.4g 21% DV; cholesterol 20.3mg 7% DV; sodium 240.5mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (20)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2015
This recipe was delicious. I added two eggs and sprinkled the top with sanding sugar. My family ate the entire loaf. I also added about 1 1/2 cups walnuts and a tsp. vanilla. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/23/2015
It turned out awful....so never use coconut flour Read More
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22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2015
This recipe was delicious. I added two eggs and sprinkled the top with sanding sugar. My family ate the entire loaf. I also added about 1 1/2 cups walnuts and a tsp. vanilla. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2015
I thought this was pretty tasty banana bread. It has a nice sweet flavor and almost tastes like a mix between carrot cake and banana bread, but definitely still a banana bread in overall flavor and texture. I was confused by the 2 loaves suggestion. I changed the servings to 9 to make one loaf in-case that was an issue. Next time I will make the recipe exactly as is. I baked the reduced version in my 9x5 pan and it was a little short. I think that may be a misprint. The carrot amount is equivalent to about 1 large carrot. That was the most consuming part of the recipe, as the walnuts I had were already chopped. The one I made I baked for about 50 minutes, in a pan sprayed with Bakers Joy. It came out nicely. I sliced it with my bread slicer and got 16 slices. ty, I would make this for others as a food gift as suggested. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/23/2015
It turned out awful....so never use coconut flour Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/28/2017
No eggs no oil this was done exactly as recipe called for. It was awful. Carrots and bananas in this recipe didn't go together!! I think she left out the main ingredients eggs and oil! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2016
I used this recipe but didn't add the banana's! I just wanted the carrot flavor! I used 2 1/2 c shredded raw carrots as that was all I had. I added milk to replace moisture from banana's along with dried buttermilk. Also added 1 1/2 tsp vanilla. Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/10/2016
Batter was so dry- added 2 eggs as recommended- was still quite thick and had to spread it into corners of pan. It baked up nicely bready textures bit dry. And not as sweet as cake. We just ate ours warm with ice cream! Delightful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2019
Next time I think I'd make a slightly bigger batch. It calls for 8x4 bread pans but mine are 9x5. So my loaves came out very short. But that's not the recipe's fault that's mine for using the wrong pans. Next time I'll just beef it up and make 50% more batter. Oh and I added a cup of raisins. Yum. And I went hevy on the cinnamon (used twice as much). Very moist. Family loves it. Good recipe. =) Read More
Rating: 1 stars
06/27/2019
Made the bread. Followed the recipe to the letter. It called for two 8 x 4 loaf pans. Loaves came out about 2 inches high. Very dense and heavy. Did the toothpick test which tested done and the bread had pulled away from the sides of the pan. That says done to me. It was the worst bread ever. Would never make it again. Even the flavor was terrible! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2019
My husband loved it. very moist. Delicious! Read More
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