Carrot Zucchini Spice Mini-Muffins

There are two different kinds of healthy recipes. Ones that you eat when you’re trying to eat healthy, and some that are so tasty that you’d eat them anytime.

A good example of this is Diet Coke Chicken, which we discovered when my mom was doing Weight Watchers years ago. Even though it was a Weight Watchers recipe, and the initial draw was the zero-Points sauce for the tender chicken, the dish was so tasty that it became part of our regular rotation in no time.

These muffins are another example of this kind of recipe. They’re made with whole wheat flour, and sweetened with applesauce and honey. Very low fat, high in fiber, and super-moist. They taste like zucchini bread, but the last time I looked at the recipe for a zucchini bread (my grandmother makes an awesome one!) it called for a TON of oil as well as sugar. Like the Diet Coke chicken, I found this recipe looking for a healthy treat, but I think I’d make it anyway. They were that good. (Especially with a dab of cream cheese frosting).

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Carrot Zucchini Spice Mini-Muffins

Ingredients

  • 2 large zucchini, shredded
  • 2 medium carrots, shredded
  • 3 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup applesauce (I used an all-natural, no sugar added)
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 c chopped walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a mini muffin pan by lining each cup with mini-cupcake wrappers or spraying with non-stick spray.

2. In a large mixing bowl (or in a large stand mixer) combine all ingredients and stir well. Transfer to the prepared muffin tins, filling each  cup about 2/3 full.

3. Bake for 15-17 minutes. Makes 72 muffins. One serving is 3 muffins.

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7 Responses to “Carrot Zucchini Spice Mini-Muffins”

  1. Mom

    How many calories per serving and carb count( I am considering controlling my blood sugars………I mean if you can do it anyone can, haha)

  2. Teri

    Don’t know about calories, but it’s 2 points for 3 mini-muffins.

  3. Ysobel

    These look good! Did I tell you I’m making that pound cake from an earlier post? I just need to buy loaf pans, I have everything else (including the fresh berries) :]
    Maybe these will be next!

  4. Teri

    @Ysobel

    I saw the pictures on Twitter. How was it? It looked delicious!

  5. Ysobel

    It WAS delicious (and still is… There is some left). Everyone who tried it said how good it tasted… All ’cause of you haha.

  6. Bridget

    Teri,

    These muffins are so delicious! Thanks very much for sharing, I can’t wait to have them again!!

  7. Teri

    @Ysobel

    I can’t take credit for YOUR pound cake. You put the berries on top–you made it your own. đŸ˜‰

    @Bridget

    Glad you liked them. If you make them at home you’ll have to let me know how they turn out!

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