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Wholemeal Carrot Muffins

I am a big muffin fan. They are a staple in our house. They are generally freezer friendly so they are super convenient for lunchboxes and they also make great snacks or breakfast on the move. But you do need to make sure the muffin in question is actually sustaining and wholesome if you are serving them for breakfast! And these Wholemeal Carrot Muffins fit that brief. Low in sugar, but high in fibre and packed with protein too. These Wholemeal Carrot Muffins are perfect for keeping little tummies full.

Wholemeal Carrot Muffins - delicious and packed full of goodness. Low in sugar these Wholemeal Carrot Muffins are fantastic for the lunchbox

I really love making muffins. And like my other muffin recipes these Wholemeal Carrot Muffins are so quick and easy. They are a great recipe to get your kids in the kitchen and helping you. Do you bake with your kids? It’s something I really enjoy doing. Last weekend over on my Facebook group I did a live of making my Fruit and Chocolate Chip Muffin Tin Pancakes and I really had to think about the best way to film, and get baking without completely loosing the plot and embarrassing myself. And I think I did a good job!

Wholemeal Carrot Muffins - delicious and packed full of goodness. Low in sugar these Wholemeal Carrot Muffins are fantastic for the lunchbox

And a big part of the success was prior preparation. Before going live I prepared everything I needed. And while crucial for live filming I also do this when baking with kids on an ordinary day. I need to make sure that I have everything to hand so that I did not have to run back to the cupboards while my helpers decided to go rouge while my back is turned.

I have written before about what your kids can help with in the kitchen and I really think it is so important to involve your kids in cooking and baking. You are teaching them important life skills. Here are some ideas for what your kids can do to help:

  • Scoop and measure ingredients
  • Pour the ingredients into a bowl
  • Crack eggs. A tip with cracking eggs – crack them into a separate bowl before mixing in with the other ingredients
  • Stir the mixture
  • Push buttons on electronic equipment
  • Grate ingredients
  • Chop ingredients – we love our safety knives by Foost – use our affiliate code GOODIEGOODIELUNCHBOX for 10% off your order (I will earn a small commission at no extra cost to you if you purchase using my link or discount code)
  • Spoon the mix into baking tins or roll cookie dough and put them on trays
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Wholemeal Carrot Muffins - delicious and packed full of goodness. Low in sugar these Wholemeal Carrot Muffins are fantastic for the lunchbox

Wholemeal Carrot Muffins

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  • Author: Bernadette - Goodie Goodie Lunchbox
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Muffins 1x
  • Category: Snacks


Nut free, protein packed these Wholemeal Carrot Muffins are perfect for school lunches.


  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil (extra virgin low flavour or any neutral oil)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 large grated carrot
  • 2 cups wholemeal self raising flour


  1. Preheat your oven to 180c and line and grease a medium muffin tin
  2. In a large bowl whisk the yogurt, oil, sugar eggs, vanilla extract and cinnamon together
  3. Mix through the carrot then fold through the flour until just combined
  4. Spoon the mixture evenly between the muffin cups
  5. Bake for around 15 minutes or until cooked through and a skewer inserted into the centre of the muffin comes out clean.

I hope you enjoy these Wholemeal Carrot Muffins. If you are looking for other muffin recipes why not try these delicious Chocolate Chip Muffins with Zucchini or for an allergy friendly option why not try these gorgeous egg and dairy free Apple Cinnamon Muffins.

Happy baking

Bernadette x


  1. Can I use plain wheat flour and add baking powder or baking soda? 2 tsp of either of it?

    • Bernadette

      Hi Lalita, I haven’t actually tried but believe it could work with baking powder (I wouldn’t use baking soda). I would start with around 2 1/2 tsp baking powder and possibly 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Bernadette x

  2. Can we omit the sugar completely?

    • Bernadette

      I haven’t tried a sugar free version as these were intended as a sweet muffin. I guess you could but I am not sure how they would taste. You could try adding a ripe banana to the mix, substituting with honey or maple syrup (1/3 cup) instead but that is just a guess. Thanks, Bernadette

  3. What kind of oil should we use? Is coconut ok?

    • Bernadette

      coconut would be fine. I use olive oil (extra virgin, low flavour) but any neutral oil would work. Thanks, Bernadette x

  4. These look soo good!!! I am a sucker for carrot muffins though

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