Triple Hitter Muffins


  • Makes24 servings

Our mini-testers clamoured for these treats chock full of veggies. Applesauce makes these a low-fat, super- moist muffin that parents will be happy to watch toddlers gobble up any time of day.


  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 3/4 cup applesauce

  • 1 cup grated carrots

  • 1 cup grated zucchini

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, or whole wheat flour

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). In a large bowl, whisk together oil and sugar. Beat in egg, then applesauce. Stir in carrots and zucchini.

  • In another large bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.

  • Fold dry ingredients into wet, until just mixed. Grease 2 mini-muffin trays. Spoon batter to the very top of muffin cups and bake 15 to 18 minutes or until a toothpick or cake tester comes out clean when inserted in a muffin.

This article was originally published on Sep 01, 2006

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