Lunchbox bake: Carrot and pineapple muffins

Carrot and pineapple muffins

I spotted these gorgeous fellas in this month’s Good Food Magazine and immediately thought they’d be perfect for Sam’s lunchbox and also for post-school munchies.

They’ve got mashed cooked carrot in, along with pineapple chunks and juice and a healthy scattering of sunflower seeds so you can feel quite virtous eating them despite the fact that it’s basically cake. I love the hit of warmth from the cinnamon, making it perfect with a nice cuppa after the bracing school run.

I baked a batch, froze a few for future lunchbox action, then we scoffed the rest. They rock big time with a dollop of Greek Yoghurt for breakfast and I reckon they’d also be cracking with custard…

Good Food Mag is on a health kick and has packed a huge amount of inviting recipes into February’s issue, so if you’re trying to improve your family’s diet then i’d definitely recommend a copy. The mini booklet that comes with it is especially inspiring.

The recipe isn’t on their website yet, so I can’t link to it, but you won’t regret buying this month’s issue… i’m still using it loads for my weekly meal plans.

Sorry i’ve been a bit quiet on the bog posting front since the new year. The firefighter has done his back in so i’m stretched a bit thin when it comes to creating new recipes for the blog… normal service will resume once we’ve got him sorted!!!



  1. Isn’t this issue fab! I’ve got so many things on my list to make. I love the look of these and a perfect way to get in some sneaky goodness!