Carrot and Zucchini Muffins

3 Mar

I have no idea where the original version of this recipe came from (or where it went to). This version is one that I have adapted over time. This is a staple in our house. I always have some of these muffins in the freezer. They are great for lunch – Thomas isn’t a big sandwich eater, or for a snack to get some extra vegetables in a fussy eaters diet…

When we are cooking Thomas and I always take the time to think about what we have put in the bowl as we are mixing. This is a good activity to promote memory recall (which aids brain development) in young children. It requires them to focus and think about what they have been doing. They may only remember one or two ingredients depending on how old they are but make sure you praise their attempts. In doing this, it will make them more likely to try next time.


2 cups wholemeal self raising flour

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 cup grated carrot

1 cup grated zucchini

1/2 cup sultanas

100g butter melted

1/2 cup milk

2 eggs lightly beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 200ºC. Grease 12 hole muffin pan or line with patty cases.
  2. Whisk together butter and milk
  3. Add all ingredients to a large bowl and fold until combined
  4. Spoon mixture evenly into muffin pans
  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until cooked through when tested with a skewer
  6. Remove and cool in pans for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack

I hope this recipe is as much a winner in your house as it is in ours!


4 Responses to “Carrot and Zucchini Muffins”

  1. kerry melgaard March 3, 2011 at 2:50 am #

    You don’t have to be a a child to enjoy these – they are yummy!!!

  2. Jackie Small (@littlebookcase) April 29, 2012 at 11:17 pm #

    We love them too. Hubby has already place an order for a second batch.

    • cookwithkids April 30, 2012 at 2:41 am #

      Glad they were a winner in your house Jackie! My hubby tried his first one on the weekend (usually I whip them away and freeze them for Thomas for lunch and he doesn’t get any). He thought they were yummy too! And he’s a bit hard to please!


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