Yes, I was the girl who brought VEGGIE MUFFINS to the party!
Carrots and chocolate chips, anyone?
Okay so maybe I shouldn’t call them veggie muffins but let’s be real, that’s what they are! And they are so good! These zucchini carrot muffins are packed with nutrition! Whole grain flour, oats, walnuts, veggies and applesauce all in one. These delightful muffins can be a part of a balanced breakfast or snack.
I brought these to a super cute galentine’s party this weekend and did not even get one sarcastic comment. Much to my surprise, everyone was asking about the recipe! So be the person who brings the healthier alternatives, just taste test them before you do (I did also provide champagne just in case). It makes my day getting people interested in healthy eating and it’s really cool to be able to share nutrition information with my girls Mission accomplished.
For all the adults and children out there not getting their 5-9 servings of fruits and veggies, my advice is to sneak them into things. If munching on carrot and celery sticks isn’t your thing, you have to get creative. Why not, throw veggies into your baked goods? Who would have thought carrots and chocolate chips could be so delicious?
Nutrition Tip: I used Sugar 2.0 with probiotics
Sugar 2.0 + Probiotics contains half the sugar and a third fewer calories than regular sugar, along with soluble fiber. It had the same familiar taste and mouth feel as real sugar, and produced the same results in my recipe! Made with real cane sugar and no fake ingredients. Woo! While other sugar substitutes rely on synthetic, man-made ingredients to simulate the sweet flavor of real sugar, Sugar 2.0 cuts the volume of sugar in half by replacing it with natural, soluble fiber. 1 teaspoon = 2 grams of fiber. Sounds too good to be true, but it is! Every teaspoon of Sugar 2.0 provides 2 grams of soluble fiber. How cool?!
Walnuts: Walnuts contain a number of nutrients promoting brain health, including folate, melatonin, omega-3 fats, vitamin E and antioxidants.
Zucchini: very good source of fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, riboflavin, vitamin B6, folate, magnesium, potassium and manganese.
Carrots: particularly good source of beta-carotene, fiber, vitamin K, potassium and antioxidants.
- 3/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 3/4 Cup Old Fashioned Oats
- 1/4 Cup Ground Flax Seed
- 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar (I used Sugar 2.0 + probiotics)
- 1 Tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 Tsp Nutmeg
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 1 Tsp Baking Soda
- 1 Tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 Cup Walnuts
- 1 Cup Zucchini (Finely Shredded)
- 1/2 Cup Carrots (Finely Shredded)
- 2 Eggs
- 1/2 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
- 1 1/2 Tbsp Canola Oil
- 1/2 Cup Applesauce
- 2 scoops Collagen
- 1/2 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips Optional…I guess
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- In large glass bowl, mix together flours, oats, flax, brown sugar, spices, baking soda, and baking powder.
- In medium bowl mix shredded vegetables, eggs, yogurt, oil, applesauce, and collagen.
- Combine wet ingredients with dry in large bowl. Add in walnuts and chocolate chips.
- Fill muffin tin 3/4 full.
- Bake 20 minutes.