Gluten Free Carrot Cake Banana Bread


Oh snap, here’s a seasonal recipe for you! Plus, two recipes in a row so I can get this up before Easter.


Be the star of Easter brunch with this gluten free carrot cake banana bread.

I really love carrot cake things but I never bother to make anything carrot cake-esque. I probably have two dozen recipes for carrot cake muffins, carrot cake oatmeal and carrot cake granola pinned that have went unbaked.


Both of these slices were consumed after photographing.

I seriously can’t stop, won’t stop with this gluten free carrot cake banana bread right now. I accidentally bought two things of bananas (I had one delivered via Google Express then was at Trader Joe’s and bought more without thinking) so I’ve been trying to use them up.


Gluten Free Carrot Cake Banana Bread.

This has a secret ingredient – cardamom – which gives it a little bit of a spicy taste. Spicy as in carrot cake spicy, not spicy as in Sriracha spicy. The whipped cream cheese gives it a little bit of salt which really takes it over the top. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have three pieces already today. Whoops.

5.0 from 2 reviews
Gluten Free Carrot Cake Banana Bread
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Serves: 12 servings
  • 3 small bananas
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 1 cup gluten flour
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ¼ cup egg whites
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup pecans
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp cardamom
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 4 oz whipped cream cheese
  • cinnamon for sprinkling
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and spray with coconut oil or other nonstick spray.
  3. Place all ingredients except pecans in Vitamin or stand mixer and mix until well combined.
  4. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and place in oven.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes or until top begins to brown and inserted fork comes out clean.
  6. Let cool completely then remove from loaf pan.
  7. Top with whipped cream cheese and sprinkle with cinnamon. Enjoy!

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What are your Easter/Passover plans? Do you buy doubles of things without thinking?

26 comments on “Gluten Free Carrot Cake Banana Bread

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Susie @ SuzLyfe on April 2, 2015 10:29 am

Delicious combos. I wouldn’t say that I buy doubles of thing without knowing–normally I have to play hella catch up because Alex likes to spring it on me that he is out of something. That he needs tomorrow. That I have to order.
Thanks, babe. So helpful.
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Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on April 2, 2015 11:36 am

I LOVE this one Cassie! I’m a big banana and carrot cake lover, so this has my name all over it! :)
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Heather @ The Nerdy Fox on April 2, 2015 11:47 am

Yum! I am a huge banna bread lover. This sounds perfect.
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Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on April 2, 2015 12:02 pm

Mmm I love carrot cake and this looks delicious!
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Shashi at RunninSrilankan on April 2, 2015 12:31 pm

I adore cardamom – and carrot cake and banana bread – and you put ’em all together! Genius! And it’s gluten free!!! Brilliantly Genius!

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Sam @ PancakeWarriors on April 2, 2015 12:46 pm

Looks delish!! I love cardamom, it’s such a warm flavor. This icing just makes this super l uxorious!
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Lindsay on April 2, 2015 12:52 pm

Ah this looks so good!! Although it isn’t vegan… I might have to make it for my family on Easter!

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Lauren on April 2, 2015 12:53 pm

This looks awesome. I might make it this weekend. Did you shred the carrots beforehand?
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Lacey @Runs and Roses on April 2, 2015 1:39 pm

I lovee banana bread, I’ve never added carrots though, it looks so good!
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aimee fauci on April 2, 2015 1:59 pm

Carrot Cake Banana Bread.. oh my!! These are two of my favorite things. I am loving this and will be pinning.
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Tracy on April 2, 2015 2:07 pm

Cant go wrong combining two items of perfection! Can’t wait to try this!

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Missy on April 2, 2015 3:59 pm

I will definitely be making this on break!

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Angie Nelson on April 2, 2015 4:08 pm

Sounds yummy, Cassie. Should it be gluten flour or gluten-free flour?
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Kim on April 2, 2015 4:41 pm

Goodness yum! This would be perfect for Easter brunch!
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Mindy on April 2, 2015 6:10 pm

Yummmy! I’m not even gluten free, but these look delicious!

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Jaime on April 2, 2015 7:35 pm

Oh my, this looks amazing! Never thought of using carrots and bananas together.
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Cassie on April 13, 2015 12:03 am

Was so good!!

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Whitney Carney on April 3, 2015 3:13 pm

Holy yum. I must make this!!!
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Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness on April 4, 2015 10:20 pm

Oooh yum, this banana bread looks and sounds so good!

I’ve posted exactly ZERO Easter-ish recipes in the last few weeks. Ha, whoopsies. #bloggerfail
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Cassie on April 12, 2015 11:56 pm

Too many other good things to post, right? :)

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Alexa on April 6, 2015 11:40 am

Going to try this one! yum!
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Cassie on April 12, 2015 11:53 pm

Let me know what you think!!! :)

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Matt on April 8, 2015 8:13 pm

Looks delicious!

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Shannon on April 12, 2015 2:58 pm

This looks so good! I love the cross between carrot cake and banana bread!
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RT on July 14, 2015 3:30 pm

I love carrot cake. But you added banana to the mix. You just took it to a whole notha level.

Gonna have to try it. So when can i come over?


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Cassie on July 14, 2015 8:38 pm

I need to make it again asap!

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