Banana Carrot Cake Bread #SundaySupper

Happy Easter!

Today for #SundaySupper we had to make a recipe for Passover.  So I thought what recipe screamed Passover?  Then it hit me carrot cake!  But not just carrot cake, how about Banana Carrot Cake Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting!  Now that is what I am talking about!!
Banana Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
This bread is just amazing!! It’s not heavy, it’s moist, full of freshly grated carrots, raisins, pecans and has the most subtle flavor of banana. It’s truly a remarkable bread!! But one thing this bread has that I love, love, love is the cream cheese frosting. Oh my gosh amazing! I swear I could just spoon the frosting. If love came in frosting form, this would be it!!
Banana Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
This bread is perfect for Easter Brunch or to have anytime of the year. I don’t know why we have things like carrot cake only around Easter? But then again, maybe that is just me? Anyway, this bread also freezes nicely too, however I don’t recommend frosting it then freezing it. My Friends, Marlene and Billie at #SundaySupper gave me some great advice. I asked, how do I store bread that I frosted? Do you leave it at room temperature or do you refrigerate it? Refrigerate it was the answer! Just wrap it in aluminum foil and pop in the fridge. Poke the bread with toothpicks to keep the frosting from sticking to the foil. It worked like a charm. However, the bread does dry out just a tad bit when it’s refrigerated, but freshly eaten on the day you make, it’s drool worthy!
Banana Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana Carrot Cake Bread
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 15 slices
  • Serving size: 1 slice
Prep time: 
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A moist banana bread, chock full of carrots, pecans, raisins and topped with a sweet cream cheese frosting.
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp. baking soda
  • ¾ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup apple sauce, unsweetened
  • ½ cup egg substitute or 2 eggs
  • ½ cup pecans, finely chopped
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 1 cup finely grated carrot (from about 1 large carrot)
  • Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 4 oz. light cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tbsp. butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup confectioners' sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Spray a 9 x 5 loaf pan with cooking spray or 3 mini loaf pans; set aside.
  3. In a bowl, add flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg; mix until well combined; set a side.
  4. In a large bowl, add banana, sugar and apple sauce; beat until combined. Beat in eggs. Stir in pecans, raisins and carrots; just until combined. Slowly stir in flour mixture, just until incorporated. Do not over mix.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pans and bake for 40 - 50 minutes for a large loaf or 25 - 30 minutes for mini loafs. Insert a toothpick into the center of the bread, if it comes out clean the bread is done.
  6. Let the bread cool for about 10 minutes in pan; then take out of the pan and let it cool completely on a cooling rack.
  7. To make cream cheese filling, in a mixing bowl beat cream cheese, butter, vanilla extract and confectioners sugar until light and fluffy. Spread over cooled bread.
Notes
Calories per slice: 161, Fat: 7, Cholesterol: 11, Sodium: 138, Potassium: 18, Carbs: 22, Fiber: 2, Sugar: 13, Protein: 3.2

Banana Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Now be sure to check out everyone’s recipes! I got a sneak peek and they sound amazing! I’ll be sitting here with a slice of Banana Carrot Cake Bread and a cup of coffee, enjoying my morning #SundaySupper!

Happy Easter Everyone!

Toodles,

Jennifer
Banana Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
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Comments

  1. Well it’s a good thing Lent is over, Jennifer. Because that carrot cake bread with the cream cheese (double dose – yes please!) looks very tempting. Or should I just say thank you? You’ve blessed my dessert recipe file =)

  2. Jennifer, you’ve combined 2 of my favorite sweet bread/cake recipes together. I love all of the cream cheese frosting! So perfect for spring and the holiday! Your photos are so pretty! (PS: if you’d like I posted a photo finally of my torta). Have a beautiful day

  3. You knocked this one out of the ballpark! I wish this was my Easter breakfast…so tempting and a wonderful combination flavors! YUMMY!!!

  4. I love the idea of combining carrot cake with banana bread! Great idea!!! Happy Easter!

  5. This sounds heavenly! I love a good loaf cake. You could make the frosting and store it in the refrigerator and store the bread at room temperature and just frost what you’re eating too. Plus, that way you could take a little extra frosting and no one would know the difference :)
    Laura Dembowski recently posted…Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies #SundaySupperMy Profile

  6. Love this idea of combining 2 faves!
    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious recently posted…Smoked Salmon Dip with Greek Yogurt and Capers for Easter #SundaySupperMy Profile

  7. This looks fantastic, yum!! Can I come over?
    Shannon R recently posted…Passover Vegan Lemon Cheesecake Recipe #SundaySupperMy Profile

  8. Yes another carrot cake recipe! I’ve been carrot caking all the things this month, and now we can add this bread to the list ;)
    Carla recently posted…Carrot Cake Drop CookiesMy Profile

  9. Two of the best flavors mixed into one…great idea!!!!
    Shaina recently posted…Passover Kugel: Veggie Style #SundaySupperMy Profile

  10. Perfect! I needed a recipe for all these ingredients right now!
    Sarah recently posted…Whole Wheat Croissants for a #SundaySupper EasterMy Profile

  11. Perfect for Easter!! I love this Jennifer!!

  12. I’ll bet this is super moist and delicious! Great combo, Jennifer!

  13. I love the idea of a combining banana and carrot cake together! And yours looks fabulous!

  14. You seriously always teach me so much!!
    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) recently posted…Easy Homemade Garlic BreadMy Profile

  15. Banana carrot cake — my husband will die and go to heaven with I make this for him! Mmmmmmm….
    MealDiva recently posted…Easter Basket Cupcakes #SundaySupperMy Profile

  16. Banana carrot cake bread . . perfect to nibble on on a Sunday!!! love this! Happy Easter!
    Alice // Hip Foodie Mom recently posted…Pork Belly Lettuce WrapsMy Profile

  17. One word ~ YUM!
    Bea recently posted…Rhubarb Meringue Cake {Rhabarberkuchen} for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  18. I love all the additions you put into this cake/bread! I also wouldn’t feel guilty having a slice with those nutritional numbers!
    Tammi @ Momma’s Meals recently posted…Individual Cakes w/Peanut Butter Whipped Frosting #SundaySupperMy Profile

  19. Your Banana Carrot Cake Bread looks so moist and I love the cream cheese frosting. YUM!!

  20. Banana and carrot cake bread sound like a great combo. The frosting is just an added bonus. :) I have become a big can of carrot cake and carrot cake bread over the years and this is really tempting me to get up and bake.
    Dionne Baldwin recently posted…Kid Friendly FoodsMy Profile

  21. Yum! I was actually just thinking about carrot cake bread recently and wondering if I could find a recipe for one. Sure enough, here it is!
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