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Paleo Carrot Cake Banana Bread

Grain-Free Paleo Carrot Cake Banana Bread sweetened almost entirely with bananas. This easy, healthy, unique take on banana bread is prepared easily using your blender, and is sure to please the whole family.

Paleo Carrot Cake Banana Bread - grain-free, naturally sweetened banana bread with a carrot cake twist! Healthy, easy, delicious!

Sometimes all you need in life is a moist, warm, perfectly textured loaf to really put things back into perspective. You know, bring your mind, body, and soul into divine homeostasis. Quench some cravings. Satisfy your hunger. Feed your need. Whet your whistle.

Paleo Carrot Cake Banana Bread made with almond flour. This grain-free banana bread recipe is naturally sweetened and perfectly healthy

Enough of the loaf porn, let’s talk details.

This grain-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free carrot cake banana bread recipe is a cinch to make. You simply blend the banana bread base in a blender, fold in the carrot cake elements (carrots, raisins, shredded coconut, you catch my drift), and send it off into the ol’ oven for some baking.

Paleo Carrot Cake Banana Bread - a grain-free banana bread recipe that is healthy, naturally sweetened and easy to prepare

A riff off my classic Paleo Banana Bread recipe, this loaf combines the comforting element of your much-coveted banana bread with the tasty features of carrot cake. The banana bread is sweetened mostly with bananas, yielding a lower-carb naturally sweet treat perfect for breakfast, snack or dessert.

If you’re anything like me, you’ll love warming up a thick slice of this bread with some melted butter and a drizzle of almond butter and/or pure maple syrup. Each bite is super comforting, and the bread itself is very filling, making it ideal for tiding you over between meals.

Paleo Carrot Cake Banana Bread - naturally sweetened, grain-free, and healthy. This gluten-free banana bread recipe is easily made in your blender

The way I see it, is this carrot cake approach to banana bread can be your new overall approach to banana bread if you are so inclined. It’s a beautiful change-up from the ush and is an absolute crowd pleaser.

In addition, if you’re super into quickbread recipes, check out these other gems!

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Paleo Carrot Cake Banana Bread - naturally sweetened, grain-free, and healthy. This gluten-free banana bread recipe is easily made in your blender

Paleo Carrot Cake Banana Bread

A perfect marriage of classic banana bread and carrot cake that is nutritious!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
1 loaf


  • 9" x 5" Loaf Pan



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a 9" x 5" loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • Add the first 8 ingredients (bananas through sea salt) to a blender and blend until completely smooth.
  • Fold the remaining four ingredients into the batter (shredded coconut through walnuts) until well-combined
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan and smooth into an even layer. Sprinkle with additional shredded coconut and walnuts if desired. Cover the loaf pan with aluminum foil and bake on the center rack of the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Remove the foil from the loaf pan and bake for another 10 to 20 minutes, or until the bread tests clean. A great way of testing whether or not quick bread is fully cooked is by inserting a digital thermometer in the center of the bread. If the thermometer reads 190 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, the bread is cooked through.
  • Allow bread to cool at least 1 hour before slicing and serving.


Serving: 1of 12 - Calories: 268kcal - Carbohydrates: 12g - Protein: 6g - Fat: 19g - Fiber: 3g - Sugar: 12g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond flour, banana bread, carrot cake, carrot cake banana bread, dairy free, grain free
Servings: 1 loaf
Calories: 268kcal
Author: Julia
Grain-Free Paleo Carrot Cake Banana Bread is a perfect marriage of classic banana bread and carrot cake! Dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and nourishing! Sweetened mostly with banana!


Paleo Carrot Cake Banana Bread - a unique spin on banana bread - grain-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free, and healthy


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Monday 29th of January 2024

I just baked this bread, and sadly it also didn't bake through for me either. It's dense and uncooked looking in the middle. I've put it back in the oven but it still doesn't seem to cook in the centre and now I fear that it will loose it's moisture. I used finely ground almond flour and followed the recipe. I think this is always going to be an issue/risk when using 'cups' instead of exact measurements when baking. Would it be possible to convert the measurements to metric (for us Europeans) or even imperial measurements instead of cups?


Tuesday 30th of January 2024

Hi Kim! I updated the recipe to hopefully help with the issue. It sounds to me like the bread didn't bake long enough. Bake times can vary greatly depending on the oven so the best way of troubleshooting the exact bake time is to check the internal temperature of the bread using a thermometer. Nevertheless, I added the flour weight to the recipe and hopefully that will help as well :) Let me know if you have any other questions!

Andrea G

Saturday 9th of April 2022

Absolutely delicious just started gluten free, dairy free and first time baking this, it was a winner! I didn’t have just almond flour just had to use a sub of almond/coconut flour blend and it turned out perfect. I used the same qty as the recipe. Perfect with a cup of tea.


Saturday 9th of April 2022

This is so helpful, thanks for sharing your substitution! I'm asked frequently about coconut flour substitutes so it's good to know a blend works well :) Glad you enjoy the bread! xo


Tuesday 8th of March 2022

This is by far the best banana bread ever! I have made it at least 20 times and everybody who eats wants to finish the whole loaf. Well done and thank you for sharing xx


Tuesday 8th of March 2022

WAHOO! I LOVE hearing that! So happy you enjoy it, and thanks so much for the sweet words! xoxox :D


Wednesday 12th of January 2022

I usually make your paleo banana bread which is also delicious but today I made this using flax egg (egg sensitivity). It taste like dessert and it’s quick and easy to make with ingredients I seem to always have on hand. I freeze brown bananas by taking the peel off and cutting in chunks and putting in ice cube trays. When they are frozen I remove and put in freezer safe bags. The flax eggs didn’t create any weird texture and the bread isn’t too dense. Thank you for the inspiration.

Lindsay Snyder

Tuesday 23rd of February 2021

This bread is AH-MAZING! And I can’t get over how healthy it is too! Thank you for this recipe!!


Wednesday 24th of February 2021

Wahoo! It's one of my favorites too :) I'm so thrilled you like it, Lindsay! xoxo

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