Toddler-Friendly Carrot and Zucchini Muffins


These healthy, toddler-friendly muffins are packed full of veggies while still tasting delicious! You might need to double the recipe because you'll want to eat some yourself.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
12 muffins


  • cooking spray

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

  • ½ cup rolled oats

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 pinch sea salt

  • 4 large eggs

  • ½ cup applesauce

  • ¼ cup maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup grated carrot

  • 1 cup grated zucchini


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray or line with paper liners.

  2. Stir flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt together in a large bowl.

  3. Beat eggs, applesauce, maple syrup, and vanilla in another bowl. Pour egg mixture into flour mixture and stir until evenly combined. Stir in carrot and zucchini. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin tins, filling each cup 2/3 full.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool in the muffin tin for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely, about 20 minutes, before serving to hungry toddlers.

Cook's Note:

You can use rice flour in place of whole wheat flour, if preferred.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

99 Calories
2g Fat
17g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 99
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 257mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 152mg 3%

* 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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