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A close up of a healthy vegan muffin with a small dollop of buttercream and a blueberry on top.

HEALTHY VEGAN MUFFINS WITH HIDDEN VEGGIES

Zucchini and carrot muffins that are vegan and gluten-free.  Packed with veggies and fiber, but kids love them.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine gluten free, muffin, vegan
Keyword healthy vegan muffin, hidden veggie muffins, zucchini carrot muffin
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 18 muffins
Calories 211 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup milled flax seed
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 2 medium carrots
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup apple sauce
  • 1 cup vegan sugar or coconut sugar or Sucanat
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 ¼ cup GF or regular wheat flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum if using GF flour
  • ½ cup raisins
  • spray oil to coat muffin tins

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.

  2.  Mix flax in water and set aside.

  3. Put washed and peeled carrots and zucchini in a food processor and chop into small pieces.

  4. Add all wet ingredients including flax mixture and blend again.

  5.  Add all dry ingredients and pulse until it makes a thick batter.

  6.  Stir in raisins if desired.

  7. Pour into oiled muffin tins and bake at 350° F for 25 minutes.

  8. Top with a small dollop of vegan cream cheese frosting if desired.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
HEALTHY VEGAN MUFFINS WITH HIDDEN VEGGIES
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 211 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Sodium 248mg11%
Potassium 173mg5%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 1175IU24%
Vitamin C 4.6mg6%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.