Published Jun 19th
Prep 15m Cook 20m Additional 20m Ready In 55m
Servings 24 muffins Calories 207.1

I tried finding a recipe to get my picky toddler to eat her vegetables. Since I couldn’t find a healthy one, I came up with this. Using one cup carrots and one cup zucchini is a nice way to get both the yellow and green veggies into the diet! Any type of nuts, raisins, etc. may be used in the recipe — whatever is on hand and toddler approved.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup oat flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ¾ cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup raisins

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease 24 muffin cups.
  2. 2 In a bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, oat flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. In a separate bowl, beat together eggs, vegetable oil, applesauce, yogurt, sugar, honey, and vanilla. Mix the flour mixture into the egg mixture. Fold in the zucchini, carrots, pecans, and raisins. Scoop into the prepared muffin cups.
  3. 3 Bake 18 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 207.1
  • Carbohydrate 33.1 g
  • Cholesterol 23.9 mg
  • Fat 7.6 g
  • Fiber 1.7 g
  • Protein 3.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.2 g
  • Sodium 185.9 mg
  • Sugar 20.9 g


  1. I'm ashamed to say this recipe didn't work out for me. And even more ashamed to say because of its popularity and great reviews I doubled the batch expecting to freeze and eat these for breakfast for weeks to come. I followed the recipe pretty closely but took the advice that worked for others. I - Read more ...
  2. I followed the recipe. The only changes I made was that I cut the sugar back to 1/2C. and I used Vanilla yogurt. You must remove the excess liquid from the zucchini. To do this easily and remove alot of it's juice, just put the shredded zucchini into a potato ricer and squeeze. (You'll be - Read more ...
  3. These turned out to be some of the most beautiful tasty and healthful muffins I've ever baked! I prepared them as directed with one small adjustment well two actually: I didn't have enough honey so I added real maple syrup to the honey and I didn't want to use refined sugar so I used @ - Read more ...
  4. Whoa! very moist! I used only whole wheat flour and oats (didn't have oat flour) and I added 1/2 cup ground flax seed. I didn't put in any sugar only the honey. Oh and I didn't have applesauce so I crushed some pineapple. It would have been fine without any applesauce or pineapple all together. - Read more ...
  5. Great Muffin! I changed things up a bit. I upped the wheat flour to 1 cup and reduced the all-purpose flour to 3/4 cup. I also added 1/2 cup of soy flour to add some protein. I used oatmeal that I put in the blender because I didn't have any oat flour and that worked - Read more ...
  6. Boy these are good! I used ground flaxseed (1 1/2 cups) in place of the 1/2 cup oil. Increased the amount of veggies too! These are so yummy this recipe is a keeper:)
  7. Loved this recipe. I did this as 2 loaves instead of muffins (reduce heat to 350 and cook for 45-50 minutes.) I also substituted brown sugar for white used all applesauce and no oil used all carrots and substituted ginger for the nutmeg. Turned out great!
  8. I made changes to make them healthier and my picky son STILL gobbled them up. I upped the veggies and applesauce, added flax seed, lowered the oil, omitted the white sugar altogether. Also, if you don't have oat flour, just toss plain oatmeal into the blender and voila! oat flour.
  9. Thank you for the kind reviews. As user Baked noted, this recipe does have too much sugar. It should be half the amount listed in the recipe - 1/2 cup. Not sure how that happened as I didn't submit it that way. It seems the part about draining the zucchini was left out as well. - Read more ...
  10. this recipe works even when you replace the ingredients. i use only half the oil and the remainder in flaxmeal, quick rolled oats instead of oat flour, egg whites instead of eggs, nonfat yogurt instead of regular fat yogurt and stevia & splenda instead of plain sugar. everyone who tried my "healthier" version really liked - Read more ...

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