Banana Carrot Loaf

Banana Carrot Loaf










1 cup Ground Almonds

2 tbsps Coconut Flour

1/2 cup dried Dates (chopped)

1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda

1 tsp Ground Ginger

1 tsp Cinnamon

Pinch of Salt

3 eggs

2 Bananas (ripe)

2 tbsps Apple Cider Vinegar

2 tbsps Coconut Oil (melted)

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

2 cups Carrots (grated finely)

1/2 cup Walnuts (chopped)


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C, and prepare a standard size loaf tin by lining it with greaseproof paper or a loaf tin liner.
  2. Add the ground almonds, coconut flour, dates, ginger, cinnamon and salt to a food processor.  Process until the mixture is fully combined, and the dates are really tiny pieces.
  3. Place this mixture into a large mixing bowl, and set to one side.
  4. Add the eggs, bananas, apple cider vinegar, coconut oil & vanilla to the food processor.  Process until the mixture is smooth (without lumps) and fully combined.
  5. Now add the grated carrot and chopped walnuts to the bowl with the dry ingredients.  Mix with a spoon to combine.
  6. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl and stir until just combined.
  7. Pour the batter into your prepared tin.
  8. Place in the oven for 25-45 minutes approximately (when I first made this I wasn’t using a fan oven so I checked at 25 mins, but it needed extra time to firm up – your oven may be quicker).  The loaf is ready when it springs back to your gentle touch, and a skewer inserted into the middle, comes out clean. You may need to cover with foil for the last 10 minutes to avoid over browning the top – just keep an eye on it – the results are worth it!
  9. When it’s ready – remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack to cool slightly.
  10. After 10-15 minutes you can slice it and eat it whilst it’s still slightly warm, or wait for it cool completely then slice.
  11. I love a slice on its own, or you can top with some home made nut butter, a little spread of organic butter or coconut oil, or even top with some coconut yoghurt and berries for a yummy dessert.
  12. The slices will freeze well if wrapped up well first, and keep for a couple of months