Vegan Zucchini Carrot Muffins with Applesauce


A moist and delicious vegan muffin made with zucchini, carrots, and apples.

zucchini carrot muffins on plate
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
12 large muffins (or 24 minis)


  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ¼ cup canola oil

  • ¾ cup applesauce

  • ½ ripe banana, mashed

  • 1 Golden Delicious apple, diced

  • 1 cup grated zucchini

  • 1 cup grated carrots

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup ground flax seeds

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts, or to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 12-cup muffin tin or line cups with paper liners.

  2. Mix brown sugar and oil together in a bowl. Stir in applesauce and mashed banana. Mix in apple, zucchini, and carrots.

  3. Combine whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, flax seeds, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in another bowl. Fold flour mixture into the sugar mixture. Pour batter into the prepared muffin cups; sprinkle chopped walnuts on top.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

179 Calories
8g Fat
27g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 179
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 190mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 3mg 17%
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 180mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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