Freezer Friday: Zucchini Carrot Muffins

Welcome to Freezer Friday. The goal here is to make our lives easier. Due to the fact I have 4 little ones and homeschool, I need all the help I can find. Simply post a recipe that can be made, frozen and then later reheated(thawed, etc) and consumed. Make sure that you include freezing and reheating instructions in your post. Then come here and add you post (not your blog) into Mr. Linky.
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If it can’t be made ahead, I will delete it.
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Now onto the food fun!

Zucchini Carrot Muffins

This is a great way to get more vegetable servings into your kids and your own diet. The zucchini is also a great ingredient for moist baked good. This recipe can be double, quadrupled, etc without a change to proportion. The recipe as written makes 1 dozen muffins (And I never make only a dozen). I also highly recommend freshly grated nutmeg over the jarred stuff. I tend to use regular (vs unsweetened) applesauce only because that is what I have on hand. If you don’t have room for oodles and oodles of muffins, just use you frozen shredded zucchini.


2 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar
2 1/1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup plain or vanilla nonfat yogurt
1 egg
1 cup shredded zucchini
1 cup shredded carrot
1 tsp vanilla


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Now the original recipe says to use paper liners but I usually just put my muffins into free standing silicone muffin tins on big cookie sheets (I do 48 at a time). Then mix all dry ingredients (Flour through salt). Then add the remaining ingredients until combined but not smooth. Fill muffin cups 2/3 to 3/4 full and bake for 20 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.

Then you just allow to cool and then I put all the muffins in the freezer on a cookie sheet. When they are frozen you just put them in zip top bag. Make sure they are labeled. Then to enjoy you can thaw or just pop them in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Enjoy!

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