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Zucchini Carrot Muffins Recipe
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Zucchini Carrot Muffins Recipe

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Meet the Cook: No matter when I make these muffins - for breakfast, or for lunch to serve with a bowl of soup or salad - my husband devours them! He's retired from the Air Force, and we have four grown children. Gardening's my top hobby. -Loretta Baline, South Burlington, Vermont
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 18 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded carrot
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup chopped peeled apple
  • 3/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 249 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 231 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. Gently toss together carrot, zucchini, apple, coconut, almonds and orange peel; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Combine eggs, oil and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened (batter will be thick).
  3. Fold in carrot mixture. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
  4. Bake at 375° for 20-22 minutes or until muffins test done. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Yield: 18 standard size muffins.
Originally published as Zucchini Carrot Muffins in Country Woman May/June 1995, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 249 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 231 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Aug. 9, 2014

I added 2 Tbsp. ground flaxseed. I only had 1 cup of shredded carrots, about 1/3 cup toasted coconut, omitted the nuts and used a little orange extract since I didn't have an orange to zest. They were still delicious. I will definitely make them again.

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Reviewed Aug. 5, 2013

Sooo moist! I didn't shred the carrots and zucchini I grated them. I also added the juice from the orange and walnuts instead of almonds. Absolutely yummy.

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Reviewed Apr. 19, 2013

I left out the almonds for the kids and subbed 1/4 cup applesauce for part of the oil...they are WONDERFUL!! The kids are begging for more!

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Reviewed Oct. 22, 2012

These end up being super moist. SO delicious and also healthy. I substituted some applesauce for the oil and they were perfect!

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Reviewed Sep. 2, 2012

Thanks for sharing a great healthy muffin recipe totally from scratch with nutritional punch-- imho muffins weren't meant to be junk food

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