Beat the oil, eggs, sugar and vanilla essence with electric mixer until light and fluffy.
Add the carrots and banana and mix with a wooden spoon until just incorporated.
Sift the flour, salt, baking soda and spices. Add to the egg mixture and mix until just incorporated.
Add spoonfuls of batter to your muffin cups, filling them ½ to ¾ full.
Bake for 10 – 15 minutes until risen and brown and tester comes out clean.
Combine icing sugar with lemon juice a few drops at a time to achieve the correct consistency.
Pipe or smear cooled down muffins with icing and sprinkle with nuts.Reprinted with permission of AninasRecipes. To see more recipes, click here.