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Zucchini-Carrot-Oat Muffins

Made with oat flour, zucchini and carrot, these muffins are moist, fluffy and healthier. 

‘Tis zucchini season.

Mmm…zucchini muffins. 

But, made healthier with oat flour and  carrots. 

Kids love it too!! Great for breakfast, snacking, school lunch box. 

 

 

 


Skill level – Intermediate

Zucchini-Carrot-Oat Muffins

Ingredients:

1 cup + 3 tablespoons oat flour (refer notes)

1 cup all purpose flour

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

4 large eggs

1/2 cup + 2 tablepoons sugar

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup coarsely zucchini, slightly packed

1 cup coarsely grated carrot

2 tablespoons old fashioned oats

Preparation:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners or grease them and set aside.

2. Into a medium bowl, whisk together first 6 ingredients (oat flour through salt) and set aside. 

3. Into a larger bowl, whisk together eggs and sugar, until well combined. Add vegetable oil and vanilla, whisk to blend. Switch to a bigger spoon and stir in the zucchini and carrots. Add the flour mixture and stir until just combined. 

4. Divide the batter between 12-muffin cups. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons oats on top. Bake muffins in the middle rack of the oven, until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a muffin comes clean or it springs back when touched ( 22 to 24 minutes). 

5. Place pan on a wire rack to cool.

6. Serve muffins warm or room temperature.

Makes 12 muffins 


Notes:

To make oat flour – grind about 1 1/4 cups of  old fashioned oats in a dry grinder until very finely ground. Measure 1  1/4 cups for the recipe. 

 

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Deepika|TheLoveOfCakes

Thursday 13th of July 2017

I love how wholesome, filling and healthy they are! It's a great way to sneak in some zucchini and carrot goodness :)

Maria

Wednesday 12th of July 2017

I am stockpiling healthy zucchini recipes in advance of all the ripening zucchini next month!!! These look delicious. Adding this recipe:)

Maria Doss

Thursday 13th of July 2017

Thank you Maria:)

Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen

Wednesday 12th of July 2017

There is not much I love as much as muffins! These sound delicious!

Maria Doss

Thursday 13th of July 2017

Thanks Kelsie:)

Ashika @ Gardening Foodie

Wednesday 12th of July 2017

This makes such a great breakfast or snack. I love zucchini...here we refer to them as baby marrow and I always have them growing in my veggie garden. This is a fabulous way to use them. Cannot wait to try it!😃

Maria Doss

Thursday 13th of July 2017

Thanks dear:)

Katherine | Love In My Oven

Wednesday 12th of July 2017

I'm always looking for healthier muffin recipes for my kiddos!! I love that you used oat flour in these. Can't wait to try them (just waiting for my zucchini to be big enough to pluck)!!

Maria Doss

Thursday 13th of July 2017

These sure are kids favorite, have a great week Kathy:)