It’s time to roll up your sweater sleeves, tie on an apron and preheat the oven because the baking season has officially begun!

I live in the South where sweet tea is everything so I love to see how I can incorporate it into some of my holiday baking favorites. Carrot cake banana bread with delicious cream cheese frosting is a classic in every respect and perfect for gift-giving…or eating for every meal until you can’t eat it anymore.

Sweet Tea Carrot Cake Banana Bread

The newest recipe in my sweet holiday treat arsenal is this Sweet Tea Carrot Cake Banana Bread. It has a secret ingredient that will probably leave you with your jaw on the floor. What is it?

Sweet Tea Carrot Cake Banana Bread

Milo’s Sweet Tea.

Yep. That’s right. Instead of the vanilla extract that my carrot cake banana bread recipe calls for, I substitute with Milo’s Tea. Milo’s 

Sweet Tea Carrot Cake Banana Bread

I know the ingredients are clean and it works so well as a swap for bringing delicious flavor to my carrot cake banana bread.

Sweet Tea Carrot Cake Banana Bread

Grab the recipe below!

 

Sweet Tea Carrot Cake Banana Bread

Sweet Tea Carrot Cake Banana Bread

Sweet tea carrot cake banana bread with delicious cream cheese frosting is a classic in every respect and perfect for gift-giving or eating for every meal until you can’t eat it anymore.

Ingredients

Sweet Tea Carrot Cake Banana Bread:

  • 2 tsp Milo's Sweet Tea
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 mashed bananas overripe bananas work best
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1 cup shredded carrots

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Optional Toppings:

  • chopped pecans
  • chopped shredded carrots

Instructions 

Sweet Tea Carrot Cake Banana Bread:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray two 8x4 pans with non-stick baking spray.
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until fluffy.
  • Add eggs and Milo's Sweet Tea. Beat until well combined.
  • Add flour, baking soda, and all spices to the batter. Mix until combined.
  • Add carrots, mix well, then add mashed bananas.
  • Pour batter evenly into pans. Bake both pans together for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. If baking one loaf at a time, bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let fully cool.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • Cream butter and cream cheese together until light and fluffy. Add powdered sugar. Mix until well combined.
  • Frost each cooled loaf, topping with chopped pecans and carrots.
  • Slice and serve! Refrigerate leftovers (if there are any). 🙂

 

Sweet Tea Carrot Cake Banana Bread

Sweet Tea Carrot Cake Banana Bread