Making Carrot Banana Walnut Muffins is one of my favorite cake mix hacks. Simple, quick, and always tasty. Using a carrot cake mix, this carrot banana muffin is also full of delicious ingredients like carrots, walnuts, bananas, and more.
Carrot Banana Walnut Muffins Recipe
The secret to this carrot banana walnut muffin recipe is obviously using a carrot cake mix as the main base. It makes baking so much faster and more successful. I love using cake mixes for cake mix cookies, cake mix quick bread, and now muffins!
- Carrot Cake Mix
- Muffin Pan for 12
- Cupcake liners
- Large mixing bowl
- Wooden spoon
- Measuring cups & spoons
This recipe is pretty simple to throw together. No fancy steps or a million bowls. You literally place your ingredients in a large mixing bowl, mix it together and place them in your muffin tin.
Cake Mix Hacks
Some of my favorite recipes start out with a cake mix.
I decided to keep these muffins unfrosted, but a sugar glaze or a smear of cream cheese frosting would turn this breakfast muffin into an afternoon treat!
I’m all for making life easier and taking shortcuts where I can. As long as it doesn’t jeopardize my personal integrity, bring on the easy way!
I can only make so much banana bread, so these carrot banana walnut muffins give me another great option for using any old and overripe bananas.
Can You Use Other Cake Mix Flavors?
You absolutely can! If you’re wanting to stay as close to the carrot cake taste, try a Spice Cake Mix. Any flavor will work. Chocolate banana carrot walnut would be delicious!
How to Store Carrot Banana Walnut Muffins?
They usually go pretty fast, but if you have any at the end of the day, just cover place them on a plate and cover them with plastic wrap.
Can you Freeze Carrot BananaWalnut Muffins?
Yes, you can freeze them. I’ve placed them all in a gallon-size plastic freezer bag and froze them for up to 2 months. Remove one at a time or all to thaw.
Other Additions and Variations
Instead of carrots, you can try adding the following variations.
- Shredded zucchini
- Shredded apple
- Shredded sweet potato
Instead of banana try:
- Canned Pumpkin
Can I use a Bread Loaf Pan instead of a Muffin Tin?
Yes, you can. I would bake at 350°F for 40 Min.
- 1 Betty Crocker Carrot Cake Mix
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup shredded carrots
- 1/3 chopped or diced walnuts
- 1/3 cups vegetable oil
- 1 banana, mashed
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease or place cupcake liners in your muffin pan.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together the cake mix, eggs, water, nuts, oil shredded carrots and mashed banana. Stir until completely blended.
- Spoon batter carefully into each muffin cup 3/4 full.
- Bake 20 min or until done.
A spice cake mix can be substituted.
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Nutrition InformationYield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 124Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 38mgSodium 49mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 0gSugar 6gProtein 2g
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