Hidden veggie muffins are an easy, kid friendly way to get more nutrients in a familiar treat. Whether you serve them for breakfast or as an on the go snack, these healthy muffins for kids are something you can feel good about serving.
When winter comes along, you can bet my oven is almost always on. My house is super old and gets cold quickly.
Because of this, I try to use it when it’s on, which means lots of meals made in the oven. It also means that my boys are not getting smoothies every morning since it is way to cold for that.
Which is why I love having a plethora of hidden veggie muffin recipes on hand. This way, I can get some nutrition into them without a struggle!
In my house, muffins are pretty much a
Something about the cupcake like shape and (typically) sweet flavor of a muffin is perfect for kids. It’s also a perfect place to hide some veggies!
FAQS about making Veggie Muffins
2/3 full is just about right to just peak the top of the liner. I use a spring-loaded ice cream scoop to scoop them even and clean. That way they all bake the same.
About a week in the fridge, or 4 ish days on the counter in a container. After that they may get stale. You can also freeze them for up to 3 months.
I usually store mine overnight on the counter covered with a towel and then pop into a zip top bag. But ours never last in our house longer than 2-3 days. You can also freeze them! Wrap individually in plastic wrap and then store all of them in a freezer bag. This is a great resource on how to store them.
Make sure not to over mix! Mix the wet and dry ingredients separately and then fold together gently. There will be lumps – totally fine. Just make sure you don’t see any large pockets of dry ingredients and you’re good.
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This is my FAVORITE kitchen tool, hands down. I use this spring-loaded ice cream scoop for everything from muffins to pancakes to meatballs. It helps
Today, I’m sharing my absolutel favorite healthy muffin recipes for kids. They’re simple, flavorful, and packed with vitamins and nutrients!
The Best Hidden Veggie Muffins for Kids
Don’t let the green color scare you. These are sweet, moist, and have no spinach flavor. They’re free of refined sugar and use whole wheat flour. (Though you could easily sub in white flour if your kids would notice.) My boys call them “Frankenstein Muffins”.
These veggie muffins are technically cupcakes, but a muffin by any other name.. Either way, your kids will never know that these are actually good for you!
Pumpkin spice doesn’t have to be a fall only thing! I love making butternut squash and the frozen variety purees really well to add into batters.
I have a diligent carrot hater in my house and even after watching me chop the carrots he still loved these. I use a food processor to avoid having to grate them, too!
Beet hater? Me too. Have no fear, the beets in most baking recipes lend more color than flavor. These pretty pink treats could make any princess lover happy!
Tip: I buy precooked beets in my grocery store’s refrigerated produce section. Then I don’t have to worry about cooking them or straining everything in sight.
These don’t taste or look healthy AT ALL. It’s a great way to use up leftover roasted sweet potato or even sweet potato casserole. They’re light, fluffy and super moist with a perfect level of sweetness.
My boys adore corn and
This is such a smart, well rounded veggie muffin! The apple flavor is familiar and the taste is strong so it will over take any other taste. Plus, carrot adds sweetness and the zucchini adds moisture. I cannot wait to try these!
So, tell me – what’s your go to for cold days? Let me know in the comments!
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