Zucchini Carrot Cake Muffins

This past week we got huge zucchini and carrots in our CSA box. Since I love carrot cake (not to mention I had just bought a lb of carrots), I wanted to make carrot cake muffins and incorporate the zucchini somehow. I usually avoid sugar completely, but I used it here and they were still too sweet for me. Next time I’ll try to replace with agave/stevia.  I doubled the recipe and made 1 dozen regular muffins, 1 dozen mini muffins, half dozen donuts, and an overfilled mini loaf.

Mini Loaf

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • Replacement for 2 eggs (I used 2Tbsp Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer + 6 Tbsp water)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 scoop protein powder (I used plain Sun Warrior)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot

Instructions

Heat oven to 375°. Spray/grease whatever type of pans you’re using.

Beat the oil, egg replacer, sugars, and vanilla.

In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients.

Combine wet and dry ingredients, but don’t over mix.

Fold in zucchini and carrot.

Bake at 375º for anywhere between 13-45 minutes depending on what type of pan you’re using. Mini muffins usually take 13-16, regular muffins and donuts 16-20, and for the loaf, I cover with foil and bake 35-45 minutes.

 

Mini Muffins

I make mini muffins all the time. They’re way more fun than regular muffins.

mini muffins

Donuts

I love this donut pan. It’s the easiest way to bake donuts out of any kind of batter. My favorite is blueberry muffin-donuts.
Donuts

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