Health, parenting, Picky eater, Recipe

Picky Eater Chronicles – Hidden Veggie Muffins

I know I’ve said it before, I may have the pickiest eaters ever. Getting anything healthy into my kids is a real struggle. I have resorted to hiding vegetables in foods that my kids think are deserts or treats. Their favorites are muffins. So today I thought I would share a great hidden veggie muffin recipe that both of my picky eaters really love. 

The Best Veggie Muffins 

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/8 cups sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp cinnamon 
  • 2 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3 cups carrots (grated)
  • 2 cups zucchini (grated)
  • 1 medium ripe banana (mashed)
  • 1/2 cup applesauce 
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans (optional)

Icing (optional)

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 TBSP milk

In a medium bowl whisk together all dry ingredients. -flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and baking powder. Set aside.

In another medium bowl whisk together the eggs, vegetable oil, vanilla, mashed banana and applesauce. 

Add the two bowls of ingredients together and mix well. Fold in the carrots, zucchini and walnuts/pecans. 

Spray or line muffin pan and fill with mixture. 

Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes then rotate pan and bake an additional 10 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. 

Meanwhile mix icing in a small bowl.

Let muffins cool 5-7 minutes before removing from pan. Drizzle 1/4-1/2 tsp icing on each muffin. This recipe will make 24 regular sized muffins.



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