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. Hi, I was just wondering if this recipe would work without the dates?
    I’m not able to have them on current diet but would love to make this muffins :)

  2. I love these muffins! I want to make them today and realize I don’t have walnuts. Can I substitute something else?

    • Joan, I haven’t tried that so not sure, but I think it’s a pretty easy swap with a different nut. What do you have on hand?

  3. Hello Elana, browsing your blog and looking at the receipes, one of my favourite things to do when I have time :-). Could you please tell me how fine I need to shred carrots? I assume it’s done in food processor? I can understand grated carrots better, never came across shredded carrots yet.
    Wishing you lovely Sunday

    • Geidre, thanks so much for your comment and question! I’m so sorry for the confusion, I’ve updated the recipe with the proper instructions –i.e., to grate the carrots :-)

  4. Thank you for your help! Yesterday I made Your banana bread, so I’ve used all my bananas… I was planning on using diced apples… any suggestions?

  5. Great recipe so delicious, I just add 1/2 cup of dates it’s perfect for the dates and I bake it at 350 for 40 minutes, my daughter and mother in-law love it. Thank you for your great recipes!!

  6. Awesome recipe. I bake these for my ailing mother and it’s the highlight of her day. She just loves these muffins and I love how healthy they are.
    Thank you!
    Thank you!

    • Jim, what a treasure you are! Your mother is very lucky to have a son who bakes healthy treats for her. Glad to be part of something that brightens her day :-)

    • Ashley, I let them cool overnight and then wrap in a paper towel and place in the fridge for up to one week. I’m so happy to hear this recipe is great :-)

  7. This recipe sounds great! I was wondering if you think this could work as a cake? I like that it is sweetened with fruit and have been looking for a recipe like this. I thought to make it as a cake and then make a cashew cream icing to go with it.

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