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Zucchini Carrot Muffins – The Lemon Bowl®

    Zucchini carrot muffins.

    Zucchini combined with shredded carrots carrots and spices makes these Zucchini Carrot Muffins both moist and full of flavor.

    Grabbing a zucchini carrot muffin.

    Baking is not my forte, but when I do try my hand at it, I frequently make muffins. While they can be just as tempting and full of processed sugars as cake, I aim to make mine healthier. Muffins can be a great way to have a quick, filling snack or breakfast ready made and easy to grab. Or a great way to hide vegetables and still include them in your diet! My Zucchini Carrot Muffins are both delicious and nutritious, and something that will be enjoyed by the whole family.

    What Makes These Healthy?

    • Whole wheat flour: Adds fiber as well as a slew of other vitamins and nutrients to your dish.
    • Flax seed meal: A great source of fiber, protein, antioxidants, and the all important omega 3 fatty acids.
    • Vegetables: Disguise zucchini and carrots as a baked good to increase your vegetable intake!
    • Applesauce: Helps to bind the muffin together, but also acts as a natural sweetener.

    How to Make Zucchini Carrot Muffins

    Grating a zucchini

    Start your muffins by taking your zucchini and grating it into a medium sized bowl.

    Grating a carrot

    Then take your carrot and grate that into the bowl as well.

    cracking egg into bowl

    Continue your wet ingredients by cracking the eggs into the bowl.

    Adding yogurt to bowl

    Followed by the Greek yogurt.

    Adding apple sauce to bowl

    And the applesauce.

    Adding oil to bowl

    Finish the wet ingredients with the canola oil and vanilla, before stirring it all together.

    Adding flour to bowl

    In a separate, larger bowl, for in your whole wheat flour.

    Pouring oats into bowl

    Followed by the oats.

    Adding nuts to bowl

    If you decide to add the walnuts, add them and toss them in the flour and oats to get them coated before continuing.

    Adding flax seed meal to bowl

    Then pour in the flax seed meal and the brown sugar.

    Adding cinnamon to bowl

    And sprinkle in the cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves.

    Adding baking powder to bowl

    Finish with the baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

    Mixing dry ingredients together

    Toss the dry ingredients together until well mixed on their own.

    Adding wet ingredients to dry ingredients

    Then stir in the wet ingredients until fully combined.

    Filling muffin tin

    Then using an ice cream scoop or measuring cup, fill your lined muffin tin with the batter.

    Zucchini carrot muffins.

    Bake at 400 degrees for around 16 minutes, then remove from the oven and let cool. Then enjoy your Zucchini Carrot Muffins!

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Can I use cucumber instead of zucchini in bread?

    I haven’t tried, but I wouldn’t. While they look similar, cucumbers are much higher in water content and have tougher skin.

    Is this a morning glory muffin?

    There is some overlap in ingredients, but they aren’t the same.

    How long do these muffins last?

    In the fridge these muffins will last up to a week, but they’ll last even longer in the fridge or freezer. In fact, they freeze great and will keep for months! You can just quick thaw in the microwave.

    Zucchini carrot muffins.

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    Liz eating a zucchini carrot muffin.

    Eat them straight, or spread them with butter or honey, but either way you’ll enjoy these Zucchini Carrot Muffins.

    No fork required.

    Zucchini carrot muffins

    Zucchini Carrot Muffins

    Zucchini combined with shredded carrots carrots and spices makes these Zucchini Carrots Muffins both moist and full of flavor. Your family will love them!

    PREP: 10 mins

    COOK: 18 mins

    TOTAL: 28 mins

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    Services: 15 muffins

    • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees and line 15 muffin tins with paper cups or spray with non-stick spray.

    • In a large bowl, use a whisk to combine all dry ingredients with the exception of the walnuts.

    • Once the dry ingredients are mixed well, add in the walnuts and use hands to make sure they are all evenly coated with the floury ingredients. (This will help them float in the muffins!)

    • In a medium bowl, whisk together all of the wet ingredients.

    • Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and combine well.

    • Using a 1/4 cup or an ice cream scoop, carefully fill each muffin cup.

    • Bake for 15-18 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

    Good source of Vitamin A.

    calories: 129caloriesCarbohydrates: 13.2gprotein: 4.7gFat: 6.7gSaturated Fat: 0.6gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 210mgfiber: 2.8g