Skinny Zucchini Carrot Muffins
Hello friends!! How are those healthy New Year pledges coming? I have a good-for-you recipe today to help you continue the good work or get back on the wagon. Regardless of how you’ve done, these skinny zucchini carrot muffins will be great to add to your breakfast rotation.
When it comes to eating healthier, breakfast is my biggest challenge as my mornings are always busy and I don’t have time to eat. I always ‘plan’ on waking up earlier and make myself breakfast but yeah, I would rather sleep that extra 20 minutes so I end up eating toast, quick microwaved oatmeal if I am lucky or smoothies. Although, if I am on top of my game over the weekend, I bake muffins and granola on Sunday. These zucchini carrot muffins were my most recent Sunday prep and I love how much veggies I packed in there.
I’ve been playing A LOT with my Kitchenaid Spiralizer Attachment for the Stand Mixer to make every kind of vegetable noodles for dinner. To say I love this thing is an understatement and I appreciate how it has forced me to eat more vegetables; remember these sweet potato and apple enchiladas? If you are on the fence about a spiralizer, I urge you to get this attachment for your stand mixer (I don’t have much counter space in my kitchen so this worked out great for that!!) and when you do get it, check out the Kitchenaid blog, The Kitchenthusiast, for lots of great recipes using the spiralizer attachment, including these zucchini carrot muffins.
Filled with spiralized zucchini and carrots, whole wheat flour and natural sweeteners, these muffins are hearty and filling. They are on the skinny side on calories and will be a great way to start the day.
Have a great week!
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 small bananas, mashed
- 1/4 cup honey (or maple syrup)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt (use a dairy-free alternative to make recipe dairy-free)
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 cup zucchini, spiralized and roughly chopped
- 1/4 cup carrots, shredded
- 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/4 cup hazelnuts, chopped
Heat your KitchenAid® 30″ Electric Convection Slide-In Range with Baking Drawer to 375 degrees F. Grease a KitchenAid® Nonstick 12-Cavity Muffin Pan and set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
In a large bowl, whisk together the mashed bananas, honey, coconut oil and vanilla extract. Add in the yogurt and applesauce. Whisk in the zucchini and carrots, along with the coconut flakes and hazelnuts.
Add in the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. The batter will be thick.
Divide batter evenly into the prepared cups. Bake muffins until golden brown and a tester inserted into the center comes out clean, about 18-20 minutes.
Remove muffins from pan and let cool completely on cooling rack. Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to a week at room temperature.
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