Carrot Oatmeal Muffins. Gluten Free, great for little ones.

I’ve been waking up super early…5.30am, for no special reason. It’s one the one hand annoying as I’d like to get a bit more sleep, but I also relish the peace and quiet with the rest of the household still snoozing. So what do you do with a bit or early morning time on your hands? Get inspired by recipes and do some cooking of course!

I had to wait until my toddler woke to make these as I knew she’d love helping – she was super proud of herself for making cakes with carrots in. She grated the carrots (with help), did a lot of mivixing, measured out the sultant, baking powder and cinnamon, then dolloped it into the cases. I recion she will be on Masterchef soon 😉

Here is our recipe – it has some sugar in, but if you wanted to make it sugarfree try adding homemade applesauce (stewed apples pureed down).


Carrot Oatmeal Muffins. Gluten Free, great for little ones.

Author: Priya Tew, Dietitian UK
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Serves: 8
  • 125g oat flour
  • 75g rice flour
  • 50 g potato starch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 50ml rapeseed oil
  • 100ml milk
  • 75g sugar
  • 2 grated carrots
  • 1 large handful of sultanas
  1. Mix together the flours and potato starch with the baking powder and cinnamon.
  2. Add in the eggs one at a time, then the milk and oil.
  3. Next add the sugar and grated carrots.
  4. Finally stir in the sultanas by hand.
  5. Spoon the muffins into muffin cases and bake at Gas Mark 4 for 16-18 minutes.


Delicious served fresh from the oven, as part of a packed lunch or with custard as a pudding. These will freeze well too.

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