Toddler Approved Sweet Veggie Muffins

Squash and zucchini is everywhere!! I’ve been taking full advantage by making recipes like this and this oh and this one too, to name a few.

So I might as well add these sweet, moist vegetable muffins to the list. My toddler asked me to make these muffins for him last week. I don’t know why I just light up when he asks me to make him things. I love cooking for my lil mook mook.

Anyway, I use to make these vegetable muffins for him in mini-form all the time when he was one. I couldn’t believe he still remembered them. I guess seeing all the squash and zucchini piled up on the counter jogged his memory.

These muffins are loaded with sweet carrots, zucchini, and squash with a sweet, cinnamon taste. If you like quick breads like banana bread, zucchini bread, apple bread and things like that, then you will love these muffins!

If you’re a veggie hater, don’t worry about tasting any veggies in this recipe. My son says “it just tastes like cake” : )

Sweet Veggie Muffins


Sweet muffins loaded with carrots, zucchini and squash!
 Moist Sweet Veggie Muffins
Yummy! Can you see those specks of cinnamon…


Summer is so colorful!
This muffin recipe is great for using up all that extra produce
from the garden and it freezes beautifully!


These veggie muffins make the house smell so good!

Watch me make these moist, sweet veggie muffins from start to finish just for you!

Toddler Approved Sweet Veggie Muffins
Recipe type: snacks, muffins
Serves: 24 muffins
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup carrots, finely shredded
  • 1 cup zucchini, finely shredded
  • ½-1 cup squash, finely shredded
  1. Preheat oven to 325
  2. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
  3. In a separate large bowl, add vegetable oil, packed brown sugar, & white sugar.
  4. Use a mixer to combine.
  5. Mix in the eggs.
  6. Stir in pure vanilla extract.
  7. Add dry ingredients into wet ingredients.
  8. Stir gently just until well combined. The batter will be thick and doughy.
  9. Stir in the fresh shredded vegetables.
  10. Generously grease and flour muffin pans.
  11. Fill the cups ¾ inch full of batter.
  12. Bake for 18-20 minutes.
  13. Let cool and enjoy.
*note* Feel free to reduce or substitute the sugar if desired. Shredded apples or applesauce makes a great natural sweetener as do honey.


  1. Mom of finicky eater says

    The. Best. Thank you. I used wheat flour. Added 1/2 cup kale, sub 1/2 cup applesauce for 1/2 c. oil, used olive oil for the other 1/2 c. , and they came out perfectly. My 23mo ate veggies for the first time in months!!! I can’t wait to play with the recipe more. Great recipe! Glad I found your site.

  2. Nikita says

    ok far I have made these with the veggies.. also strawberries, carrots, and some choco chips. squash with choco. chips and coconut and nuts as well as banana choco. chips PB, and pecans… for an extremely picky eater I can’t keep these long enough in my fridge.. and I feel great knowing shes getting soem veggies w/o arguing with me.

    whatever I have I have been throwing it in along with some flaxseed and wheat germ

  3. ydcc says

    yes Donna you can puree or finely chop.

    Thank you Anonymous!! The second addition will be in January but I have some really cool things happening soon that I can't wait to announce!

    Ristacrat, yeah I bet they will like these!

  4. Ristacrat says

    I am definitely trying these! My boys will not ear zucchini or carrots but i bet they will this way! You are the absolute BEST!!!!!

  5. Anonymous says

    You're the best, you know that right? I love your recipe for zucchini bread, but this might be the recipe that takes the cake. I can't wait to make these with my daughter. This is a good snack to include in my child's luchbox when she starts school. When are you going to come out with your second edition ecookbook? I can't wait to buy it.

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