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Easy Banana Carrot Muffins

These Banana Carrot Muffins are incredibly moist and full of lightly spiced flavor – a healthy muffin recipe that the entire family will love.

White ceramic bowl full of banana carrot muffins on top of a white and grey tea towel

If you’ve been around for awhile you know that we LOVE a good muffin recipe – especially when we can sneak in vegetables like our super popular Coconut Carrot Muffins.

I can say with absolute certainty that these are the BEST Banana Muffins I have had thanks to the fact that they are packed with a cup of grated fresh carrot on top of the mashed banana and other pantry ingredients. Bonus points for them being a recipe from my Grandmothers recipe box which makes them that much more special.

I always find myself reminiscing about my childhood at the lake when I pull a recipe that my Gramma used to make, there is just something so dang special about recipes that come with memories. Do you have any favorites that your family has passed down through the generations? I would love if you shared them with us below!

And don’t worry about any complicated ingredients friends, everything you need to start baking these is listed here;

Muffin Ingredients

  • Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Nutmeg
  • Ground Cloves
  • Cinnamon
  • Eggs
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Brown Sugar
  • Buttermilk* (see recipe for our trick)
  • Banana
  • Carrots
  • Vanilla
Muffin tin with fresh baked banana muffins

Bananas and Carrots Together?

I know what you’re thinking, you’re looking at the screen trying to make sense of why on earth I would share a recipe that combines such a sweet fruit with an everyday vegetable…right?

All I can say to you is TRUST ME, bake these and come back and tell me how amazing they were – I have already made them 3 times since rediscovering the recipe that’s how delicious they are. The bananas and carrots together with the cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon create a flavor combination that will make your taste buds dance.

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Frequently asked questions

Here are a couple of questions that are asked when people are looking to make muffins – if you have a question that isn’t answered below please email us or leave a comment so we can answer you!

How long do you bake banana muffins?

To keep your muffins moist we suggest baking them in a 375 F oven and setting a timer for 15 minutes to check them. If a toothpick comes out clean then your muffins are done and ready to cool.

What can I use in place of Buttermilk?

Any recipe that calls for buttermilk can easily be adapted with regular milk and vinegar. Simply add 1 tbsp vinegar for every 1/2 cup of milk. Allow the vinegar and milk to sit for at least 5 minutes without stirring, this will give it time to “curdle” and create an at home buttermilk quickly!

How to store Banana Carrot Muffins

Because these muffins are so moist I suggest storing them in an airtight container on the counter for up to 5 days. If you will not be eating them all in this time frame they are a great muffin to freeze. Simply wait until they’ve cooled and wrap in plastic wrap, then a layer of tin foil and place in the freezer.

How to make Banana Carrot Muffins

1. Sift dry ingredients together.
2. In separate bowl whisk together eggs with oil, brown sugar, milk, banana, carrot and vanilla.
3. Combine wet with dry in stand mixer and mix until just combined.
4. Fill muffin cups and bake 15 minutes at 375 F.

Yield: 12 muffins

Banana Carrot Muffin Recipe

White ceramic bowl with grey and white tea towel topped with fresh baked muffins

An easy to make, moist Banana Muffin with carrots and spice - just how Gramma used to make!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


Dry Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp Ground Cloves
  • ¼ tsp Kosher Salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 lg Eggs
  • ½ cup Vegetable Oil
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • ½ cup Buttermilk, or ½ cup milk with 1 tbsp vinegar
  • ½ cup Mashed Banana, approx. 1 medium banana
  • 1 cup Grated Carrot
  • 1 tsp Vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and line muffin tin with 12 muffin liners.
  2. Sift dry ingredients together in stand mixer/
  3. In a medium bowl lightly whisk eggs with all wet ingredients to combine.
  4. Pour wet mixture into the dry and mix on low speed until just combined - do not overmix.
  5. Fill muffin liners ¾ full to ensure a fluffy muffin top.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 211Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 280mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 4g

Please note, nutrition information is not always 100% accurate

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Angela McCoy

Thursday 10th of September 2020

Very tasty and moist. A new family favorite! Thanks for sharing 😊


Friday 11th of September 2020

Yay!! We are so happy you enjoyed the muffins Angela - Grandma's recipes are always the best!

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