Carrot Apple Bread with Walnut Streusel

Carrot, Apple & Walnut Streusel Bread

A quick bread made with shredded carrots, apples, banana and whole grain flour with a nutty oat topping.




  • 1 ¼ cups oat, whole wheat pastry, whole wheat or all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2 medium ripe bananas (about 1 cup)
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 medium carrots, shredded (about 1 ½ cups)
  • 1 medium apple, shredded or diced (about 1 ½ cups)


  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a loaf pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together oat flour, almond flour, flax seed, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. In another medium bowl, use a hand mixer to whisk together bananas, brown sugar and oil until fluffy. Whisk in egg, then vanilla extract until thoroughly combined. Slowly add dry ingredients to the banana mixture while whisking on medium speed, just until combined. Fold in shredded carrot and apple. Pour mixture into the loaf pan.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together streusel ingredients. Evenly coat top of bread batter with the streusel mixture. Bake for 50-55 minutes, until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool, then slice and serve.


Storage Tip: This bread can be sealed and frozen for up to 2 months.  Thaw at room temperature.


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