Another awesome way to hide veggies into things is by adding them into your baked goods. Breakfast can be a particularly difficult meal to get kids to eat, and more often than not things like muffins and pancakes are the easiest go to option. The only issue is that traditional muffins and sweet breakfasts are just carb heavy and lack a lot of nutrients.
Carrots and zucchini have been used in making cakes and breads for a long time because of their mild flavors. The added benefit though is that both vegetables have so much nutritional value. Between carrots and zucchini you are giving your kids a great source for vitamin A, biotin, vitamin K, potassium, vitamin B6, protein, thiamin, niacin, phosphorus and copper, and a very good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, riboflavin, folate, magnesium, and manganese.
It is kind of a no brainer honestly, and hidden into a muffin, it is extremely unlikely that any kid will turn their nose up at the thought of veggies. These muffins are really easy, and can be made ahead for the week.
What you need:
- 3/4 cup shredded zucchini (excess water removed)
- 1/2 cup shredded pineapple (excess water removed)
- 1/2 cup shredded carrot (excess water removed)
- 4 Tbsp butter, melted
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cup Almond flour (coconut flour, or regular all purpose flour)
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ginger
Preheat your oven to 350F.
Mix the first 8 ingredients in a large bowl and stir until well combined.
Add remaining ingredients and stir until just mixed.
Grease your muffin tins with butter or natural cooking spray.
Scoop batter into greased muffin tins.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
If you don’t love pineapple, sub in shredded apple or any other fruit you like. The best part about it is that you can do all of your shredding and mixing in a food processor to really save on work.
Jordan’s family loved these, so again another kid test and kid approved recipe!