Sweet or cheesy? Carrot and squash muffins.



I wanted to make a veggie muffin recipe. Carrot and squash sounded toddler appealing but I couldn’t decide whether they should be sweet or savory. I road tested both and liked both! So, here are both recipes. The quantity makes around 10-12 muffins depending on how big you make them. I made 50/50 sweet and savory but you could do a full batch of one or the other should you want to.

The way I begin any new cake or muffin mix is to weigh my eggs. This gives me a bit of a guide as to how much of everything else is needed. It’s worked well for me so far!

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You will need:

2 eggs

125g plain flour (I used a mix of white and wholemeal)

125g unsalted butter (or dairy free alternative)

125g granted carrot and/or squash. I used about half of each.

1tsp baking powder

Splash of milk (if required)

For the sweet muffin mix

3 tsp maple syrup

A handful of sultanas

1/2 tsp cinnamon

For the savory muffin mix 

20g cheese

1tsp sesame seeds

1tsp paprika

So, you begin making one big mix. Melt the butter and add everything into a mixing bowl.


Mix well. Now, if you are making half and half; split your batter in two. If not, add either the sweet or savory now. (Think about doubling up the quantity of sweet or savory additions too).

Now, add the maple, cinnamon and raisin to your sweet mix and the cheese and paprika to your savory mix. The batter will be quite dry but remember the veg holds some liquid.

See pic below for a guide and add a splash of milk if needed.


Spoon into cases, sprinkle a little more paprika and sesame seeds on the savory ones and bake at 180°c fan for 18-20 mins.


Cool, or serve warm from the oven. I also brushed a little more maple on the sweet ones. Yummy.


This muffin made a grumpy toddler with chicken pox almost happy.

I’d love to know if you try them out! Which are your favourite?



carrot and squash pin


18 thoughts on “Sweet or cheesy? Carrot and squash muffins.

  1. These look lovely and making half and half is a really good idea. My two older kids are most suspicious of a savoury muffin unfortunately! But will definitely try it on them X


  2. These look great, and a good way to sneak some veggie for the kids. I am always the best baker so hopefully I don’t mess up the recipe if I try them out. Love the idea of getting two flavors out of one. #MarvMondays


      1. Haha! These are defo a bung it in recipe – I’m not that great at anything complicated either 😅 that’s why toddlers are my forte I reckon. Let me know if you give them a go. 😘


  3. I massively struggled with what to give A when feeding but these look fantastic. Seriously bookmarking as I think he’ll still love them now and because I am so not creative!! Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo


  4. They look fab – and he definitely looks like he’s enjoying them. I like a savoury muffin and like one in my lunch but MOH is suspicious of them too. I like that I can be eating cake-like stuff without it being cake and fooling my brain helps!! #marvmondays


  5. I am a massive fan of muffins for babies. There are so many different sorts that you can make, with a wide variety of fillings. Your muffins look gorgeous and tasty, and I hope your baby loves them. I really enjoy making spinach and courgette muffins because they are easy, and we often have the ingredients in the fridge. Thanks so much for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x


  6. What a lovely muffin recipe – I love the idea of doing half and half! Cute pic of your toddler too – sorry to hear about the chicken pox – that’s miserable. My two both had it at the same time and were very grumpy with it. I should have made them muffins, shouldn’t I?!! Thanks for linking your lovely recipe up to #CookBlogShare 🙂 Eb x


  7. Lovely recipe! Shame about the Pox though – the older two Peachicks have had it (worst 3 weeks ever) still waiting for E to catch it! Hope the Pox vacates soon! x


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