Sneaky Muffins

These muffins are so tasty, but they pack veggies, fruit and whole grain into a neat little dessert that is irresistible to kids (and adults, too!)

  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 1 zucchini, shredded
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp real vanilla (our bulk vanilla is a great price!)
  • ¼ cup plain greek yogurt (I used Skyr)
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon (I used Cha’s Organics real cinnamon)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup mini dark chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease 12 muffin cups with coconut oil, or line with paper liners. Mix carrots, bananas, zucchini, coconut oil, vanilla, yogurt, maple syrup and eggs together. In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, oats, coconut, cinnamon and salt. Stir wet ingredients into the dry just until combined, then mix in chocolate chips (optional). Scoop batter evenly between 12 muffin cups. Bake 17 - 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the muffin comes out clean. Let cool 10 minutes before removing from muffin cups. Enjoy!

 

March 28, 2019 by Lisa Thibeault

Comments

Erica Riley

Erica Riley said:

This recipe looks delicious and I am looking forward to trying it. It would be helpful to know how many cups of carrots are needed (carrots can differ so much in size) and the same goes for the zucchini.

Lisa Thibeault

Lisa Thibeault said:

I put in 2 small carrots and a small zucchini, but next time I’m going for the bigger ones they can definitely hold more veggies and the zucchini keeps them moist. So maybe 1/2c-1c carrot and 1/2c- 1c zucchini. You can’t mess it up!

Donna H

Donna H said:

I used big carrots, small zuchinni and frozen bananas. In place of whole wheat flour, I used 1/2 buckwheat flour and 1/2 gf flour. Amazing! Thanks for the recipe!

Erica

Erica said:

I made them today and they are delicious! I used approx. one and a half cups total of carrot + zucchini. I also added about 1/4 cup of chopped pecans. This is now my favourite muffin recipe, and so healthy! Thank you.

Ingrid

Ingrid said:

Hi Lisa. The muffins sound amazing. Can I substitute applesauce for the oil? Do you know how many calories for one muffin?Thank you!

Ingrid

Ingrid said:

Hi Lisa. The muffins sound amazing. Can I substitute applesauce for the oil? Do you know how many calories for one muffin?Thank you!

Lisa Thibeault

Lisa Thibeault said:

I’m so glad you all love them!
Ingrid you can absolutely substitute apple sauce for the oil at a 1 to 1 ratio, great idea!

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