This nutrient dense muffin is the delicious meeting of carrot cake and zucchini bread and is a favorite after school treat for my kids. The secret step to this kid friendly snack involves a food processor! Enjoy for quick breakfasts, a bite on the go, or that last minute play date!
My cooking philosophy is to keep it healthy and easy. Recipes at Hammers N Hugs will include all-natural ingredients that can often be frozen and have been tested and approved by friends and family!
As I am typing this, 4 year old Caleb just said (with his mouth full of a zucchini carrot cake muffin) “Mmm, this is the yummiest muffin I ever tasted.” Haha. Perfect timing. If you are new to the kitchen of Hammers N Hugs, then let me explain that I have a love for discovering and creating nutrient dense and delicious muffin recipes and have been making and freezing them for years. They are perfect for a quick breakfast, a healthy snack, or a quick treat for a last minute play date.
One of the keys to adding veggies to any baked good is to stick them in a food processor and make sure there aren’t chunks such as the one above. I have found, with my kids at least, that if they bite into a big chunk of something then the secret is out. Ha. I personally recommend the Hamilton Beach Food Processor
This is what the carrots and zucchini should look like when you’re done!
I’m telling you, blend the veggies really well in a food processor, and these WILL be a hit. Add the ground flax and the Greek yogurt, and you have a nutrient dense and delicious treat for now or for later!
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HammersNHugs Kitchen Essentials
- OXO Good Grips Containers for dry ingredients
- Anchor Hocking TrueFit Lid Freezer Safe Glass Bakeware
- Oster Bread Machine
- Hamilton Beach Food Processor
- From Freezer to Table cookbook
- Large butcher block cutting board
- Food grade butcher block/cutting board oil
- OXO Good Grips Pro Muffin Tins
- Vintage Floral Kitchen Apron
- Personalized Kids’ Kitchen Aprons
- Large Glass Oil Decanter and Cruet
- Kitchen Aid Classic Mixer
- GoodCook Chopper