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Parsnip Muffins

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Fresh grated parsnips add a nutritious boost and lend a lovely subtle earthy taste to these tasty tender muffins, made extra moist with full-fat Greek yogurt, raisins for the sweetness that complements the other ingredients perfectly, and topped with almonds for crunch. Enjoy for weekend mornings, breakfast on the go, or an afternoon snack when you crave something sweet.


Parsnip Muffins

adapted from Alton Brown
  • 230 g All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp Freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp Orange zest
  • 1/3 tsp Sea salt
  • 3 Large eggs, at room-temperature
  • 180 g Full fat Greek yoghurt
  • 50 g Chicken schmaltz, melted
  • 100 g Brown sugar
  • 100 g Caster sugar
  • 2 Large parsnips, peeled and finely grated
  • 100 g Raisins
  • 30 g Slivered almonds
  1. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F. Line 8 jumbo muffin cups with paper cases (you can use a standard-size 12-hole muffin tin) or grease with nonstick spray and set aside.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, orange zest and salt in a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine. In a second bowl, whisk the eggs, yoghurt, schamaltz, and sugars until combined. Add the flour mixture, the grated parsnips and raisions to the wet mixture and fold with a spatula until nearly combined with a few specks of flour remaining.
  3. Divide the mixture evenly among the muffin cups and sprinkle the top of each muffin with the slivered almonds.
  4. Bake for 25-28 minutes for the jumbo ones (22-24 minutes for the standard ones) until risen and a skewer inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean. Remove them from the tin to a rack and cool for 15 minutes. Serve warm. Store completely cooled muffins in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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eileeninmd 21/2/24 12:43

They look delicious, another yummy recipe.
Take care, have a great day!

Tom 21/2/24 12:47 sounds like you can make muffins with just about anything!

Judee 21/2/24 13:24

Angie, I am amazed at how many ways you use parsnips. These muffins look amazingly delicious. Thanks

DEZMOND 21/2/24 14:28

Well, there you go putting perfectly lovely parsnips into sweet muffins LOL Last night I watched Dragons Den with some lady that created chocolates with salty vinegar crisps in them! Bet you would like that weird combo LOL

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 21/2/24 15:04

very unique, I have never had a parsnip but those muffins with almonds look fabulous! a great time to try them!

JoAnna 21/2/24 15:22

Muffins look very appetizing. However, they are not for me, I don't eat chickens. ;-))

foodtravelandwine 21/2/24 15:22

WOW!....they are beautiful and delicious!!........Abrazotes, Marcela

Lola Martínez 21/2/24 21:09

En más de una ocasión he utilizado verduras como ingredientes para dulces, pero nunca se me ha ocurrido la chirivía, y desde luego la tengo en cuenta para la próxima vez que prepare muffins o bizcocho.

Cooking Julia 21/2/24 23:12

Smart to put parsnip into muffins, it must be good.

Anne in the kitchen 21/2/24 23:19

Parsnips are not really grown around here and you rarely see them other than the fall in the grocery stores. Even so this sounds like a good muffin! (Except for the raisins. For me nothing ruins a perfectly good muffin or cookie like raisins)

Citu 21/2/24 23:44

Se ven muy ricos. Gracias por la receta. Te mando un beso.

roentare 21/2/24 23:48

Fluffy and delicate deserts

Brian's Home Blog 22/2/24 00:23

Those are so unique and sure sound great!

Mbul Kecil 22/2/24 09:39

yummy snack for afternoon tea Angie...
I like something sweet very much

Breathtaking 22/2/24 11:45

Hello Angie :=)
I must say that your parsnip muffins look SO good. Who knew that a veg like parsnip could be used in a muffin,...not me! Thank you for this delicious and different recipe
Best Wishes

Pam 22/2/24 17:45

Clever! I've never thought to bake with parsnips.

Ben | Havocinthekitchen 22/2/24 23:01

Say what?! Parsnip muffins? These are surely one of the most unique muffins I've ever seen! Loving the addition of raisins and almonds, too.

Lowcarb team member 24/2/24 00:28

These look good :)

All the best Jan

The Velvet Runway 24/2/24 15:26

They look delicious and they're really healthy too! I will definitely try this recipe
Julia x

sherry 25/2/24 06:26

Isn't Alton Brown fabulous? These sound good Angie.

sherry 25/2/24 06:27

Trying again as my comment was swallowed up. Just saying I think Alton Brown is fabulous! And parsnips - mmm maybe a muffin is where they are best suited. :)

Raymund | 28/2/24 01:31

Parsnip on muffins! sound like such a unique and delicious treat! Never thought of using parsnip on my muffins but this sounds really delish

Anonymous 4/3/24 00:15

Another great idea, Angie! How delicious, and a great way to add nutrients. :-) ~Valentina

tigerfish 9/3/24 00:08

Great way for more veg in sweet treats.


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