Healthy Carrot Muffins

These healthy carrot muffins, are packed full of carrots and sultanas and make a great healthy lunchbox option.

The texture of these carrot muffins is more of a dense pudding than that of a springy doughy muffin that you would typically buy in the shops. My picky 5 year old loves them!

Healthy Carrot Muffins - Wholesome Ireland - Food & Parenting BlogIngredients (makes 6):

  • 1 large carrot, peeled and coarsely grated
  • 3 tablespoons sultanas
  • 5 tablespoons coarse wholemeal flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons natural yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil


  1. Preheat a (fan) oven to 160 degrees Celsius and line a muffin tin with 6 muffin cases.
  2. Place all your ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Stir well until the carrots are well coated with all the ingredients. Divide the mixture between the muffin cases.
  3. Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes then remove from the oven and allow to cool before eating.

Related Lunchbox recipes : Crispy Chickpeas & Focaccia Bread Recipe.

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  1. Shirley Hayden says:

    Thanks for posting recipe I have two picky eaters my teenager and 9 yr old daughter ny 6 yr old is great . My eldest is ketotic hypoglycemic so him skipping meals is disastrous so hoping things like this for school might interest him .

  2. Siobhan Kirk says:

    Hi can this recipe be made wheat free by substituting with a different flour, if so what would you suggest?

  3. Hi Siobhan. Yes you can substitute in some tritamyl or oat flour for the wheat flour. Do remember though that wheat flour is extra absorbent so you will need to increase the volume.