Carrot Banana Muffins

Paleo Carrot Banana Muffins are purely fruit sweetened and super easy to make. This yummy muffin is made with an almond flour base, sweetened with dates and bananas, and studded with carrots and walnuts. People tell me these are the best paleo muffins they’ve ever made!

Similar to a sunshine muffin or a morning glory muffin, this healthy muffin recipe is wonderful at breakfast with a cup of my liver cleansing, alkalizing, Dandelion Coffee. I’ve been drinking this caffeine-free coffee for decades and absolutely love it.

Carrot Banana Muffins

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Servings 18 muffins



  • In a small bowl, combine almond flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon
  • In a food processor, combine dates, bananas, eggs, vinegar, and oil
  • Transfer mixture to a large bowl
  • Blend dry mixture into wet until thoroughly combined
  • Fold in carrots and walnuts
  • Spoon mixture into paper lined muffin pan
  • Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes
  • Cool in pan for 1 hour
  • Serve
Prep Time 15 mins
Resting Time 1 hour
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
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The Philadelphia Inquirer included The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook in an article called “Gluten-Free But Still Tasty.” So many people tell me this is the first grain-free cookbook they ever owned. I wrote it in 2008 and we could not put the words “grain-free” or “paleo” in the title since those terms were so foreign!

This healthy Carrot Banana Muffin recipe is based on one by Heidi at 101 Cookbooks. I took her Fruit Sweetened Carrot Cake recipe and made it gluten-free and grain-free while lowering the amount of fruit sweetener in it.

Here are some of my low-carb almond flour muffin recipes for you!

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76 responses to “Carrot Banana Muffins”

  1. Has anyone made these with a nut-free flour like cassava flour or maybe a combo of quinoa, millet? I need to find nut free options for school snacks and this one looks yummy!

  2. any chance you can substitute apple sauce for the eggs? I’ve made these before with eggs and LOVE but we are leaning towards a vegan diet so wanted to experiment a bit.

  3. I just made these and they are so delicious … I doubled the recipe and baked them in 4 loaf pans … can’t stop eating them. Thank you so much Elena … I’ve learned so much from you.

  4. I love the this recipe, it’s so flexible! I have made it as described but also subbed in sweet potato and zucchini in various combinations. The muffins are always delicious!

  5. Last night, I didn’t have any dates on hand and wanted these for my kids’ lunch today so I substituted organic raisins and they turned out delicious! I also added a small amount of Enjoy Life chocolate chips just because :) I love that these are sweetened with fruit rather than other sweeteners. It will be dessert for lunch but more nutritious. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe Elana!

  6. Made this recipe with a few moderation for Rosh Hashanah and it was wonderful! It got RAVE reviews from my family!!
    I used whole wheat flour due to nut allergies, skipped the walnuts and cinnamon due to allergies. Added 1/4 tsp fresh nutmeg and about 2 tbs honey (to be festive for Rosh Hashanah) . Baked it in a bundt pan for 30 min. The result was super moist. Thanks Elana!

    • Hello MA, i saw your comment of the Healthy Paleo Carrot Banana muffins. I want to replace the almond flour with whole wheat flour like you. Did you use the same amount, 2 cups? Also, did you use 3 eggs, seems like a lot for WW flour. Thanks so much.

  7. Hi, this sounds amazing! Any substitutes for the flour? (Buckwheat/coconut etc) I cannot find/buy that flour in My area of Australia and desperate to try them. :)

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