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Carrot Parsnip Muffins

Super soft, amazingly tender carrot parsnip muffins that are great for breakfast, snack or school snack box.

carrot parsnip muffins

I love to add a homemade baked treat into my kids lunch box.

They love it as a snack during mini-break or after lunch treat or sometimes (sometimes!) share with their friends.

And, I love to sneak in some nutrition in that baked good in some form or the other.

Any veggies that I pack in their lunch box returns home. Not even one single bite!

I get sneaky:) Add them into their muffins or meatballs (like these Healthish baked chicken meatballs, that has cauliflower and carrot in them).

carrot parsnip muffins

When is a good time to eat carrot parsnip muffins?

  • for breakfast
  • for brunch
  • for snack
  • for school lunch box
  • as a light dessert
  • mid night munchie 

Basically all day, everyday 

Not Parsnip season? Sub all carrots and you have soft, light carrot muffins.

carrot parsnip muffins

How to make carrot parsnip muffin?

  1. Coarsely grate carrots and parsnip
  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together. 
  3. Beat egg and sugar to mayo consistency
  4. Beat in vegetable oil and vanilla
  5. Mix half dry – greek yogurt – half dry
  6. Fold in grated veggies
  7. Transfer to muffin pan. Sprinkle walnuts 
  8. Bake 

The secret for soft, tender carrot parsnip muffins? 

Vegetable oil. Greek yogurt. Secret method of mixing. 

You will love these Whole wheat double chocolate avocado muffins as well <— really good! 

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5 from 2 votes

Carrot Parsnip Muffins

Super soft, amazingly tender carrot parsnip muffins that are great for breakfast, snack or school snack box.   
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: carrot parsnip muffins
Servings: 10 muffins
Author: Maria Doss


Dry ingredients

Wet ingredients

  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablepsoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 cup coarsely grated carrot
  • 1/2 cup coarsely grated parsnip
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 10 cupcake liners in a standard 12-cup muffin pan, set aside. 
  • Whisk all dry ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside. 
  • Place egg and sugar in a medium bowl. Beat with a hand held electric beater for 3 minutes on high, until light and looks almost like mayonnaise. 
    Add vegetable or canola oil and vanilla extract, beat for an additional minute. 
  • Add half the dry ingredients, beat on low until almost combined. Beat in greek yogurt and then followed by remaining dry ingredients. Beat until just combined (do not over mix). 
    Fold in grated carrot and parsnip with a rubber spatula. 
  • Divide batter into muffin liners (makes 10 muffins), sprinkle chopped walnuts on top. 
    Bake for about 23-26 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes clean. 
  • Place pan on a wire rack to cool. 
    Enjoy muffins for breakfast, brunch, school snack box or freeze. 

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Recipe Rating


Thursday 14th of October 2021

These are quite good. They are very moist with a lovely flavor. I used coconut oil instead of canola oil (didn't have canola oil) and I added a couple tablespoons of unsweetened flaked coconut and a couple tablespoons of finely chopped caramelized ginger. They made 6 large muffins for me. Will definitely make again. Thank you!

Maria Doss

Friday 15th of October 2021

Glad you liked it, Maria

heather (delicious not gorgeous)

Sunday 9th of December 2018

ooh i've never baked with parsnips before! sounds tasty (:

Kelly @ Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats

Saturday 8th of December 2018

Yessssss anytime is a good time for muffins!! Again you blow me away with your combination of flavors!! Who would of thought parsnips in a Muffin?! Love it!!