These tasty muffins are a great way to get your kids to eat more veggies and fruit. Carrots, zucchini and applesauce are the three star ingredients of these nutritious snacks.
¼ cup vegetable oil
½ cup brown sugar
¾ cup applesauce
1 cup grated carrots
1 cup grated zucchini
1 cup all-purpose whole wheat flour
¾ cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp salt
Preheat oven to 400°F. In a large bowl, whisk together oil and sugar. Beat in egg, then applesauce. Stir in carrots and zucchini.
In another large bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
Fold dry ingredients into wet, until just mixed. Grease 2 mini-muffin trays. Spoon batter to the very top of muffin cups and bake 15 to 18 minutes or until a toothpick or cake tester comes out clean when inserted in a muffin.
This recipe is very popular on my favourite messageboard for moms. It’s always great when you find something healthy that your kids actually like. Cole likes them with peanut-butter, and Bennett will eat them no matter what is on or not on them! Sometimes I make them with raisins and/or mashed bananas. Maybe next time I might bake them with peanut-butter in them, just for Cole.
– Recipe from Today’s Parent