Top 5 Carrot Recipes

Top 5 Carrot Recipes
Top 5 Carrot Recipes

The arrival of spring means many things; warmer weather, flowers blooming, and seasonal produce, such as carrots. What better time to introduce baby to carrots than during the Easter season! This crunchy, sweet power food is packed with a ton of healthy nutrients, essential for both babies and adults.

Top 5 Carrot Recipes

Carrots can be introduced to babies between 6-8 months of age. Their mild flavour make them an ideal, easily digested first food to give baby. Carrots are vitamin-rich root vegetables, packed with a variety of powerful nutrients such as;

  • Beta-carotene helps prevent cell damage.
  • Vitamin A promotes healthy skin, good eye health and vision, and helps flush toxins out of the liver.
  • Alpha-carotein and lutein are associated with a lower risk of heart disease.
  • Vitamin K contributes to bone strength and kidney health.
  • Vitamin C boosts the immune system and helps strengthen teeth and gums.
  • Fiber promotes bowel regularity and helps control blood sugar levels.

Carrots can be eaten cooked (boiled, steamed, sauteed, or roasted), raw (in oatmeal, overnight oats, and baked goods), or in smoothies or juices. Children can benefit from eating raw carrots since chewing on them helps scrape off plaque and food particles from the teeth. They can be seasoned with a variety of sweet and savoury herbs and spices, such as ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, thyme, and cumin.

Here are the top 5 carrot recipes for the family: 

Carrot Cake Oatmeal

carrot cake oatmeal

Raw Hummus and Carrot Pinwheels

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies


Ginger-Glazed Carrots & Caramelized Onions


Curried Cauliflower Carrot Fritters


86 thoughts on “Top 5 Carrot Recipes”

  • Im into the ginger glazed and carmelized onions! Great list!

  • Lisa, I love your recipes, because they are meant for babies, but even adults would gladly indulge in them. (aka… me… I would gladly eat these baby food for life)

    • Thanks! Actually most of my recipes are prepared with the kids AND myself in mind! I really need to change the name of my Blog…but that would open up another can of worms!

  • Camesha 9 years ago

    My daughter LOVES carrots. She wants to eat them everyday. I’m sure I could make any of these and she’s be thrilled!

  • Sarah @ Must Have Mom 9 years ago

    Awesome ideas! We aren’t huge fans of carrots, but I think these recipes would definetly make it worth while! Thanks for sharing.

  • mail4rosey 9 years ago

    I wish we were neighbors. I’d babysit or something in exchange for yummy treats. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Melissa Vera 9 years ago

    I am loving the carrot cake oatmeal. Can’t wait to try this out.

  • Lynn Dee 9 years ago

    Wow! I love carrots but I’ve never tried any of those. Such brilliant ideas you got here.

  • Rebecca Swenor 9 years ago

    These all look like amazing recipes I will have to try indeed. They all sounds so good. The Curried Cauliflower Carrot Fritters I am going to try first. Thanks for sharing.

    • One of my faves! Actually, I woke up this morning thinking about what I should prepare for dinner and now realized that I have cauliflower and carrots in the fridge…looks like I know what I’m making for dinner!

  • Different recipe yet all yummy and healthy – that is so good.

  • Gabriel Bregg 9 years ago

    Our boys love carrots, it’s scary to watch three little guys between 1 and 3 crush 2-3 cans of sliced carrots or most of a 1 lb bag of raw carrots in a sitting. This will let me get some variety in their carrot consumption (to say nothing of how much I love carrot cake…)

  • Chrystal M. 9 years ago

    That carrot cake oatmeal is something I need in my life. I love my morning oatmeal and dont really eat carrot cake anymore. This makes up for it.

  • Erin Shebish 9 years ago

    Wow! So many yummy carrot recipes! I need to try them in more things 🙂

  • Kelly Hutchinson 9 years ago

    I think carrots are a super food and I love them. The carrot pinwheels with the hummus sounds yummy.

  • Those pinwheels are so pretty! I never thought to bake carrot cake cookies before. Great ideas!

  • Tiffany Cutcliff 9 years ago

    Those carrot cake cookies look amazing! I love carrots, and have just in my later years been learning how to make them taste great!

  • Danielle 9 years ago

    OMGosh so much stuff that’s really ‘different’ – I’d love to try the pinwheels and the cauliflower fritters! Oh the cookies too!

  • I have 3 bags of carrots in my fridge from reading recent food posts. I think I might have to add Ginger-Glazed Carrots & Caramelized Onions to my list of recipes to try – those look good!

  • Yummy – great recipes – I never thought about the shredded carrots with oatmeal and have saving the fritter’s recipe – thank you!!

  • Yum-Carrot Cake Oatmeal cookies! I adore anything carrot cake myself. 🙂

  • Kori 9 years ago

    I love carrots and will definitely have to try a few of these recipes in the near future. Just modified a soup recipe today to include carrots.

  • CourtneyLynne Storms 9 years ago

    Ahhhhhh honestly I am not a carrot fan :-/ wish I was because I swear carrots are in everything I eat lol… Hubby is obsessed with them though so I will have to save these recipes for him!

    • It’s the opposite in my home! My husband is from Italy and can’t fathom the fact that weput veggies in baked goods (ie., carrot cake!). I made a delicious carrot one year at Easter and he hated it, lol! I have to say though that he’s come around because he seemed to really enjoy those carrot cake oatmeal cookies. You never know!! lol! 😉

  • michele d 9 years ago

    One of my favorite veggies to eat. My kids absolutely love them as well. Thanks for sharing these recipes. They will come in handy.

  • Carrots happen to be one of our favorite veggies. I’m so delighted you shared these many recipes! Thank you! 🙂

  • Love this. I am doing a fitness challenge currently and have been eating super healthy so these recipes will let me be festive and not break my strict diet that I have to follow the next 4 weeks. The hummus one is right up my alley putting the ingredients on my shopping list right now.

  • chubskulit 9 years ago

    These are all sound healthy. MY kids love carrots and I pretty much incorporate carrots in my cooking. I’ll try some of these.

  • Elizabeth O. 9 years ago

    I used to hate carrots! Luckily, I realized how yummy it is
    when cooked right!

  • TheNewClassy 9 years ago

    I like the ginger-glazed carrots and caramelized onions. I love onions, and carrots are always better when they are glazed 🙂

  • Paula Schuck 9 years ago

    The Curried Cauliflower Carrot Fritters looks amazing. i will have to try a few of these recipes this weekend.

  • I’d really like to make some of those pinwheels. My daughter loves hummus. She’d love that one.

  • Krysta 9 years ago

    Yum, yum, yum! I put carrots in as many things as possible: baked goods, smoothies, etc and I eat them raw DAILY to help me get the crunch I want instead of (as many) cookies ; )

  • Carra D 9 years ago

    I had some carrots & hummus as a snack today. Love carrots. Thanks for reminding me of the carrot oatmeal, I had a recipe I wanted to try but forgot about it. The carrot cake cookies look great as well.

  • Carrots are so delicious! I actually put them in smoothies all the time for natural sweetness. That carrot cake oatmeal sounds fantastic!

  • WEMAKE7 9 years ago

    What a great list of recipes. Some of my kiddos are picky when it comes to veggies but with carrots all 5 of my kiddos love them. =)

  • ashleigh walls 9 years ago

    What a wonderful list! I love carrots and now I have even more ways to use it.

  • Carrot Cake Oatmeal??? Say what!! That sounds and looks amazing. I happen to have a 14 year old that would think I was the best thing if I made this for him. He loves carrot cake. I think I will have to give this a try. They all looks so amazing. Than you for sharing!

  • I enjoy eating carrots, especially with hummus. Therefore, I will definitely have to try the Raw Hummus and Carrot Pinwheels recipe.

  • Fiona Naughton 9 years ago

    Oh yum, lots of carrot loveliness just in time for Easter. I love the sound and look of the carrot pinwheels, so delicious!

  • Grace Hodgin 9 years ago

    We buy carrots by bulk and will be growing them in our garden this year. They are such a great snack and I love making carrot soup from them. I really love your idea about raw hummus and carrot pinwheels so need to try that recipe.

  • Even though they taste so good, I honestly don’t use carrots as often as I probably should. I definitely want to give the Curried Cauliflower Carrot Fritters a try this week and hopefully the family gets a kick out of it.

  • Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle 9 years ago

    I need those carrot cake oatmeal cookies in my life immediately. That’s the uber treat for me. Yum!

  • Jeanine @ 9 years ago

    Yum this all looks awesome! My oldest is a huge carrot fan when it comes to recipes. I’m sure he would love all of this!

  • These recipes all sound amazing. I’d love to try the Ginger-Glazed Carrots & Caramelized Onions and the Curried Cauliflower Carrot Fritters. I love anything with carrots in them and eat a lot of them. So much so that sometimes my skin appears to be orange and I have to back off of them some.

  • Terri Lynn Grothe 9 years ago

    wow, so many awesome ways to enjoy one of my fav veggies!

  • While reading this, I am enjoying a slice of carrot cake. So delicious. I’d love to try your raw hummus and carrot pinwheels.

  • Carrots are very versatile and I like ’em raw, cooked, and juiced.Ü I’m totally digging the Carrot Pinwheel & Hummus — seems like a good combo that’s healthy too.

  • This post could not have come at a better time! I bought too many carrots Saturday when I was prepping for soup, and now I have 6 or 7 still sitting in the fridge. I think I’m definitely going to try those hummus & carrot pinwheels for my daughter’s lunch, it looks like a recipe we all would love!

  • Oh, these all look fantastic. I think I’d try the carrot fritters first. But then again, we just finished breakfast so I’m in that sort of mood still.

  • Alli Smith 9 years ago

    The raw hummus and carrot pinwheels look amazing. I enjoy carrots cooked and raw and especially carrot cake. 🙂

  • Terry My Journey With Candida 9 years ago

    Your raw hummus pinwheels have me intrigued. I love hummus, but never thought of adding carrots.

  • Robin Rue 9 years ago

    I don’t love the taste of carrots, but if I make them in a maple glaze or something similar, I am ok with them.

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