Easy carrot muffins take just minutes to throw together and are kid approved, veggie packed snack. No shredding in this simple veggie muffin recipe packed with whole grains, and protein!
“But I don’t like carrots.”
My 4 year old “haaaaateess” carrots.
I have no idea why. He’s loved them since he was a baby and then poof! Out of nowhere, he can’t stand the sight. It’s why I’ve made and found so many different carrot recipes for kids!
Thankfully, he loves muffins. And by “he loves muffins,” I mean, if I put a muffin in front of him, he will eat as many as I’ll allow him.
Carrot muffins made stupid easy
I recently had a bag of carrots in the fridge and a need to heat the house up.
Problem was, I did not want to shred a billion carrots.
So instead, I decided I would try just tossing them into the food processor and see what happens.
MAGIC happens, people. Magic.
Tips for making easy carrot muffins
- Chop your peeled carrots into 2-3 inch chunks (I broke them by hand) and then pulse 10-15 times. Scrape the sides and repeat until fine enough.
- If you have it, the grater attachment on the food processor would work even better.
- You can also grate an equal amount of carrot. Bagged shredded carrot would work as well, but you’ll want to chop it a bit to make sure no chunks are huge.
- A 5 oz container of yogurt equates to about 2/3 cup.
- Any oil will work. I like olive because I always have it but canola, melted coconut, avocado.. all would be fine.
Kid Friendly Carrot Muffins
These muffins are perfect for a quick breakfast for kids on the go, or as a super simple snack for babies. Get the kids involved and have them help make these hidden veggie snacks.
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Easy Carrot Muffins
Get a tricky vegetable into your picky eater with these easy carrot muffins. The whole family will love these sweet, moist, veggie packed muffins
- 2 cups grated carrots
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- ½ cup honey
- 2 eggs
- 1-5 oz container of Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ¾ cups whole wheat flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 and line a muffin tin with liners before spraying with nonstick spray.
Combine the carrots and the wet ingredients in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients before folding into the wet ingredients.
Scoop into the muffin liners and bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- To make scooping the muffins easier, use a spring loaded ice cream scoop!
- 2 cups was about 4 medium-large carrots for me.
- Instead of grating, break carrots into large chunks and pulse in a food processor (or use the grating attachment) until fine.
- Another option is buying bagged grated carrots.
Okay, so tell me – what vegetable do your kids hate? Is there a sure fire thing you have that you KNOW your kids will love? Let me know in the comments.
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Do they need to be kept in the fridge and how long do they last
I keep mine on the counter for 4-5 days. but in the fridge the should be good for at least a week. I would recommend freezing if you’re not going to use them in enough time.
Can you use vanilla yogurt instead of Greek yogurt?
You definitely can, but you may want to reduce the sugar a bit if you do since vanilla yogurt is typically sweetened.
Hi can i use all purpose flour instead of wheat?
Yup! The batter might be a bit thinner but it bakes the same.
Melissa B. says
These were very good. Love the spices in them. I added some mini chocolate chips and made them into mini muffins for my kids. Baked them for 14 minutes.
Just made these and they are delicious! Thank you for sharing your recipe. I doubled the recipe, used part sour cream and part cream cheese since I didn’t have the yogurt. Added some diced figs, orange zest and some orange juice still came out delicious!😍😋
LOVE LOVE LOVE this one! so soft and tasty! I made it for my baby but honestly it is hit for the three of us here! Will be making another batch soon! super convenient to have as after preschool snack too! my baby LoVEd them and she is not a big carrot eater!
thank u and will be looking forward to trying more of your recipes!
This made my day! Thanks so much, Rima, so glad you and your little loved them.