banana carrot muffins

These banana carrot muffins are quick and easy to make, are healthy enough for breakfast, and taste fantastic! They make the perfect snack!

Easy, healthy, banana carrot muffins.

These banana carrot muffins make a great breakfast or snack. They mix up very quickly and easily, and they taste great.

Plus they’re fairly healthy as far as muffins go.

They’re lower in sugar and fat than your average muffin, while still being sweet enough from the banana in them.

banana carrot muffins

And they can even be made with whole wheat flour if you like.

I usually make them with half whole wheat flour, but I think they would be good with all whole wheat flour too.

We love these muffins for breakfast – they’re delicious!

Easy, healthy muffins with bananas and carrots

Can you freeze carrot muffins?

Yes you can freeze carrot muffins.

Let them cool completely after baking them, and then freeze them for up to 3 months in an airtight container or a ziplock bag.

banana carrot muffins

Should I refrigerate carrot muffins?

If you would like to, you can refrigerate carrot muffins, but it isn’t necessary.

I store my banana carrot muffins at room temperature.

easy muffins with bananas and carrots

What’s the best way to store muffins?

I like to store muffins in a loosely covered container. Placing a layer of paper towel below and on top of the muffins will help absorb some of the moisture and keep them from getting sticky tops.

If you keep them in an airtight container, they won’t dry out as quickly, but you will end up with sticky tops. So it depends on how long you want them to stay fresh.

Loosely covered muffins only last for about 3 days before they start to dry out, which is enough time for them to disappear here.

If you keep them in an airtight container, they will last for about 5 days, but be aware that the tops will get sticky.

banana carrot muffins

How to make Banana Carrot Muffins:

  • Make sure not to over mix the muffin batter. Mix until the dry and wet ingredients are just combined – over stirring the batter will result in dense muffins.
  • If you don’t feel like grating carrots, you can simply blend up all the wet ingredients. It will result in an orange coloured muffin, and you have to guess a bit at how many carrots to use instead of measuring the shredded carrot, but it is faster!
  • If you’re looking for more muffins I have 21 Amazing Muffin Recipes here that are all delicious!

Here are some more great muffin recipes for you:

banana carrot muffins
Yield: 12 muffins

Banana Carrot Muffins

banana carrot muffins

These banana carrot muffins are quick and easy to make, are healthy enough for breakfast, and taste fantastic! They make the perfect snack!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup mashed banana (3-4 medium)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/3 cup canola oil (or other vegetable oil)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup shredded carrot (about 3 medium)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  
  2. Spray a muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray or line it with paper liners. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Set aside.  
  4. In another bowl, whisk together the mashed banana, brown sugar, oil, milk, and eggs.  
  5. Stir in the shredded carrot.  
  6. Pour the banana mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  7. Divide the batter between the muffin cups, filling each 3/4 full.  
  8. Bake the muffins for 22-24 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.  
  9. They keep well in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-5 days.

Notes

These muffins are great with half whole wheat flour too if you like.

Instead of grating carrots, I often blend all the wet ingredients together in a blender which purées the carrots. It’s faster, but the muffins will end up with an orange colour if you do it this way.

These are fantastic with 1/2 cup of raisins stirred into the batter too.

Source: Adapted from my Carrot Pear Mini Loaves.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 179Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 187mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 3g

Nutrition Information is estimated based on ingredients used and may not be exact.

    1. stacey says:

      Thanks Gloria! I’m glad I discovered the Show Stopper this week, such a neat way to check out some other blogs and different recipes!

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