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Vegan Carrot Cake Banana Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting

January 7, 2021

Vegan Carrot Cake Banana Bread with a dreamy and delicious cream cheese frosting! The ultimate gluten-free carrot cake banana bread made with all healthier ingredients and topped with cinnamon cream cheese frosting.Vegan Carrot Cake Banana Bread with a dreamy and delicious cream cheese frosting! The ultimate gluten-free carrot cake banana bread made with all healthier ingredients and topped with cinnamon cream cheese frosting.

Um helllllllo to the most heavenly carrot cake banana bread recipe ever.

This loaf combines two of my favorites into one delicious recipe. You guys know at this point that I love blending together two classics into one kicka$$ recipe for us to enjoy and devour. And this carrot cake banana bread is the new kid on the block.

Oh.. and did I mention that it is frosted with a cream cheese frosting?! YUP – we are not messing around with this recipe guys. It is going to be one of those go-to banana breads that you crave and make over and over again. It has just the right amount of sweetness to it from the mashed banana and coconut sugar. And the cream cheese on top puts the icing on the cake (literally).

Let us know what you think of this recipe. I have a feeling it will be a new fam favorite.

Vegan Carrot Cake Banana Bread with a dreamy and delicious cream cheese frosting! The ultimate gluten-free carrot cake banana bread made with all healthier ingredients and topped with cinnamon cream cheese frosting.Vegan Carrot Cake Banana Bread with a dreamy and delicious cream cheese frosting! The ultimate gluten-free carrot cake banana bread made with all healthier ingredients and topped with cinnamon cream cheese frosting.

What ingredients you need to bake vegan carrot cake banana bread:

  • Mashed banana
  • Coconut sugar
  • Non-dairy milk
  • Flax egg – or use 1 regular egg if you prefer!
  • Vanilla extract
  • Gluten-free oat flour
  • Gluten-free rolled oats or quick oats
  • Cinnamon + nutmeg
  • Shredded carrots
  • Chopped walnuts or pecans (add in raisins too if you want!)
  • Vegan cream cheese, softened
  • Powdered sugar

How to bake the dreamiest carrot cake banana bread loaf with cream cheese frosting:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a loaf pan with parchment paper
  2. In a large bowl, mix together mashed banana, coconut sugar, milk, flax egg and vanilla until smooth
  3. Mix in the oat flour, oats, baking powder and spices until well combined
  4. Fold in carrots and nuts then add to bread dish and bake in oven for 40-42 minutes (I stick a toothpick in and when it comes out clean – it is ready!)
  5. While the bread is baking, make the cream cheese frosting by creaming together the cream cheese, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla with hand mixer
  6. Spread the frosting on the carrot cake when it is cool and slice and enjoy!

A few of my other baked banana breads:

Healthy Gluten-free Olive Oil Banana Bread

Vegan Cinnamon Roll Banana Bread (gluten-free + nut-free)

Gluten-free Birthday Cake Banana Bread

Paleo Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Vegan Carrot Cake Banana Bread with a dreamy and delicious cream cheese frosting! The ultimate gluten-free carrot cake banana bread made with all healthier ingredients and topped with cinnamon cream cheese frosting.

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Vegan Carrot Cake Banana Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting

Vegan Carrot Cake Banana Bread with a dreamy and delicious cream cheese frosting! The ultimate gluten-free carrot cake banana bread made with all healthier ingredients and topped with cinnamon cream cheese frosting.

  • Author: Rachel
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 8-10 slices 1x

Ingredients

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Carrot cake banana bread:

  • 1 cup mashed banana
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 flax egg (or use 1 regular egg)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cups gluten-free oat flour
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats or quick oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup organic shredded carrots
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (add in raisins too if you want!)

Cream cheese frosting:

  • 4 ounces vegan cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a loaf pan with parchment paper
  2. In a large bowl, mix together mashed banana, coconut sugar, milk, flax egg and vanilla until smooth
  3. Mix in the oat flour, oats, baking powder and spices until well combined
  4. Fold in carrots and nuts then add to bread dish and bake in oven for 40-42 minutes (I stick a toothpick in and when it comes out clean – it is ready!)
  5. While the bread is baking, make the cream cheese frosting by creaming together the cream cheese, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla with hand mixer
  6. Spread the frosting on the carrot cake when it is cool and slice and enjoy!

Notes

*Store leftovers in airtight container for 3 days or fridge for 5 days. I also freeze this for 2-3 months

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56 Responses

        1. i haven’t tested that yet – spelt flour definitely works but usually any gf all purpose flour gives things a thicker consistency. it may work though but the consistency would be a bit off from this. keep me posted!

  1. I made this bread today. I used 1/4 cup of maple syrup and 1 tap of stevia. DELISH!!

    1. Sounds amazing! I love maple syrup! So you havent used any coconut sugar at all, just maple syrup? Did you have to adjust the amount of flour or left the rest of the ingredients as listed in the recipe? Thank you so much for your help ❣🙏

  2. Made this with monk fruit and it is SO yummy!!! My 2 year old LOVES it. Thanks so much for all the amazing recipes!

  3. Do you have a nutritional content list readily available somewhere? Thank you. Looking forward to trying (and loving) this recipe I stumbled upon via Google recommendations.

  4. I guess I should be able to aub regular sugar for coconut sugar right?
    Also, if I am not avoiding gluten, can I use regular flour instead of oat flour as I don’t have these two ingredients.

    1. hi there! i’d recommend a mix of brown and cane sugar here. as for flour – i haven’t tested but feel free to try and let us know how it comes out! xx

  5. This bread is SO good! And the fact that it is healthy? um INCREDIBLE!!!! I only had one banana that was ripe enough to use (came out to ~1/2 cup) so I also used 1/2 C applesauce, which worked so well! I added raisins to the batter, then topped the cream cheese frosting with more raisins, oats, cinnamon, and walnuts. Yum yum yum THANK YOU for this recipe!!! Will definitely add this into my baked good rotation 🙂

  6. Beyond delicious and gone already! I didn’t have bananas or oat flour, so I subbed applesauce and I made my own oat flour out of the oats I had. Also, for the icing I used approximately 1/3 cup of simple mills vanilla frosting and 2 TBS of cream cheese. Can’t wait to bake again, thank you!

  7. I tried it with all purpose flour instead of oat flour and it came out a little dense. Not sure if the original is also dense but that was the only change I made to the recipe. Still turned out very tasty.

  8. This came out delicious. It’s not overly sweet. I think I overbaked mine just a tad because it seems a little dry. I used regular cream cheese since I’m not vegan, you can never go wrong with cream cheese frosting! Gonna put the leftovers in the freezer so I don’t polish off the whole thing today!

  9. Hi there! Just made this and it’s DELICIOUS! Thank you! Going to make another loaf tomorrow to freeze – do you freeze it with the icing on?

  10. This is super yummy! Made with my 2 year old daughter today and the recipe was very easy to follow. Loved it! Will make again. Thanks!

  11. What do you think about turning these into muffins!? I’m trying to freeze for post-partum and am afraid I’ll eat the whole dang if I leave it as a loaf! This looks so amazing! 😛

  12. Wish I could give this 6 stars! I love love LOVE Rachel’s recipes and have been following her for a few years. My sister and I send her recipes back and forth to one another, and we love her book as well. This recipe is hands down one of my favorites – possibly of all time. I made it last week but topped with frosting made from coconut cream, cinnamon, and maple syrup (personal preference – vegan cream cheese is a no for me) the coconut cream is a hack I got from Rachel as well.

    If you’re debating making this… DO IT. But know that it won’t last too long in your house and prepare to make another loaf.

    Thank you Rachel!!

  13. I followed your recipe precisely and baked it for 45 mins in the middle of the oven. I let it rest for 20 mins before slicing it. The toothpick test came out clean but when I sliced it, the texture inside was sticky . The taste was great. Any idea what could have gone wrong?

  14. I really enjoyed this recipe. I was a Little hesitant as it didn’t require any oil or butter in the batter but it came out super moist nonetheless. This is def more banana-bready than it is cakey and I think it’s a great snack, breakfast option. I would also double the frosting as 4oz didn’t seem like a lot and the bread itself is not that sweet. The bread is also super good with peanut butter and maple syrup if you are eating it in the morning. I will definitely make again.

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