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Banana Carrot Chia Seed Muffins from an angle on wire rack

Banana, Carrot & Chia Seed Muffins (1 Year+)

Being Naomi
Healthy and delicious muffins, perfect to stock in the freezer and take out on-the-go.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Snack/Dessert
Cuisine European
Servings 7 Large Muffins or 14 Mini Muffins


  • ★ 65 g Wholemeal Flour
  • ★ 65 g Plain Flour
  • ★ 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • ★ 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • ★ 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • ★ 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • Sprinkle of Salt
  • 1 Large Banana / 2 Small Very ripe
  • 1 Large Carrot / 2 Small
  • 60 ml Full Fat Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract The real deal, not vanilla flavouring


  • 50 ml Maple Syrup
  • Cube of Unsalted Butter


  • Peel and coarsely grate the carrot. Peel and break the banana into chunks
    Grated carrot and banana
  • Cover and microwave the grated carrot for 2mins and cool
  • Line the muffin tin with the butter
  • Set the Oven to 180°C
  • Combine all the dry ingredients marked with ★ next to it in a large bowl. Set aside
  • Take the banana chunks, grated carrot, milk and optional maple syrup. Pop them in a blender and blend until almost smooth. I like to leave a bit of texture
    ABC muffin wet ingredients in blender
  • Directly into the blender cup, drop in the egg and vanilla essence. Mix with the whisk
    Whisk inside blender cup
  • Pour the mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients in 3 parts, mixing as little as possible (otherwise the muffins will become heavy)
    ABC muffin mixture in bowl
  • Spoon the mixture into a muffin tray, about 3/4 full. I usually get 7 muffins from this
    ABC muffin mixture in muffin tin
  • Bake in the oven for 20mins
  • Take the tray out of the oven and rest the muffins in there for 5min. Then transfer the muffins onto a cooling rack for a few more mins
    Baked ABC muffins in muffin tin
  • Ready to serve!


Muffin Cases VS Butter Lined Tin: If you prefer not to use butter, place muffin cases into the tin, then  pour in the mixture.
Storage: Make sure the muffins have completely cooled down, then store in an air tight container or freeze in a tupperware or sealed bag.
Consume within 3 months.
Heat Up:  Microwave for 40-50 seconds.
Make It Sweeter For Older Kids and Adults -  Add the Optional 50ml of maple syrup or even up to 70ml for a sweeter taste.
Keyword easy, healthy, muffins, no butter, quick, snack