Carrot Zucchini Muffins

Carrot Zucchini Muffins

Because it’s Monday.

Because it’s definitely summer in New York.

Because that third cup of coffee is just screaming for a little something sweet and muffin-y to hang with today.

Carrot Zucchini Muffins

Because maybe, just maybe, I ate one too many chocolate chocolate chip cookies (full disclosure: spoonfuls of chocolate chocolate chip cookie dough) with my 2-year-old this morning and need a little nutritional redemption.

Carrot Zucchini Muffins

Because of all of these reasons and more, I give you carrot zucchini muffins. Happy Monday!

Carrot Zucchini Muffins

Carrot Zucchini Muffins
Recipe adapted from Cupcakes & Kale Chips 

Active time: 20 minutes
Start to finish: 1 hour
Makes 1 dozen

Ingredients
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
½ cup pure maple syrup (or honey)
1 large egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup finely grated zucchini
½ cup finely grated carrot

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°F and place rack in the center of the oven; coat a muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Combine the flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda in a mixing bowl and whisk until thoroughly combined. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, stir together the butter, maple syrup (or honey), egg, and vanilla extract.

Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and stir together until just barely combined. Add the zucchini and carrot; stir gently until just distributed.

Fill each cup in the muffin pan approximately ¾ full.

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.

2 Comments on Carrot Zucchini Muffins

  1. Elizabeth
    August 22, 2015 at 9:25 pm (2 years ago)

    This is so good! Done it few days ago, and within a day they were gone! Fits for toddlers to adults and taste great, thank you for sharing this recipe 🙂
    Merci 🙂

    Reply
  2. Mia
    January 2, 2016 at 9:50 pm (2 years ago)

    These are so amazing!! I am going to link them on my blog tomorrow! Thank you so much.

    Mamamias5.com

    Reply

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