Jan 7, 2014

On the Kid's Table: Zucchini Muffins

So here we are in the new year and with a new kid's breakfast recipe. I am indeed still making her breakfasts and lunches from scratch as much as possible, and when I decided we need to do something different than toast I thought of muffins. Who doesn't love muffins? But instead of doing the old standbys I went searching for a new recipe, and a healthy one at that. Which is how I found this one which has zucchini and apple in it. Extra serving of vegetables and fruits for breakfast - sign me up!

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Here's What You Need: 
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. ginger
1/8 tsp. allspice
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups grated zucchini
1 apple peeled, cored and grated
3 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cups unsweetened apple sauce
1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil

Here's What You Do:
Combine the first eight ingredients in a large bowl (the flour, brown sugar, soda, and spices). Stir in the grated apple and zucchini.

In another bowl, beat the eggs, vanilla, apple sauce, and oil. Stir into the flour mixture until the batter is just combined. Spoon into greased muffin cups, filling to the top. [Side Note: If you are using muffin liners you may need to spray with cooking spray to prevent the muffins from sticking to the paper.]

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.












Addison loved these muffins. But she was a little unsure of how to eat the muffins, clearly, and would dig in like the above picture until it was a bit smaller then she would pick it up and take bites. 

They were easy to make overall. I had never shredded an apple or zucchini before, so that was a new one. But using a cheese grater made it super easy and fast. 

Muffins are actually pretty easy to make and delicious. They are a fast breakfast food that mixes well with fruits and milk in the mornings. It's an easy way to get started without a lot of work. I'm working on getting protein into our breakfasts, but right now we are on the right track. We have some veggies in our grain (muffin), we have fruits, and we have dairy. We are just shy of well-balanced.

I highly recommend these muffins. Not just for kids but also for adults. These muffins have made our favorites, and should definitely be on yours too.


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