Sweet Potato Zucchini Muffins

  Mar 22, 2020  |  #baby led weaning

Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Zucchini Muffins are a tasty, portable dairy-free muffin for your little ones. These zucchini and sweet potato muffins are full of veggies and provide a dairy-free option. Natural maple syrup and mashed sweet potatoes add natural sweetness and flavor for a tasty treat all year round.

closeup of whole wheat sweet potato zucchini muffins with other muffins behind

We’re a huge fan of sweet potato breakfast muffins over here. Actually, just sweet potato breakfast recipes in general. 

Remember this shredded sweet potato veggie casserole and this sweet potato oatmeal bake? Or what about this vegan sweet potato kale hash?

Sweet potato in baked goods is magical because it caramelizes and brings out natural sweetness, without needing to add a bunch of artificial stuff or loads of sugar. 

So, obviously, I think this zucchini sweet potato recipe is another winner. 

baked zucchini and sweet potato muffins on white countertop with one slathered with peanut butter

What You Need To Make Sweet Potato Zucchini Muffins

Keep in mind, if you don’t have zucchini, you could also use grated carrots for sweet potato carrot muffins. Be creative!

Bowls of ingredients on white countertop to make zucchini sweet potato recipe

  • whole wheat flour
  • sweet potatoes
  • zucchini
  • eggs
  • maple syrup
  • vanilla extract
  • coconut oil (I like this one because it’s already melted)
  • baking soda
  • spices – salt, cinnamon, nutmeg

What Are These Whole Wheat Zucchini Muffins Good For?

This zucchini and sweet potato recipe is perfect for babies, toddlers and adults!

Whether you’re starting baby led weaning and looking for baby led weaning sweet potato muffins, you’re looking for healthy toddler muffins, or you just want a portable snack, these healthy sweet potato muffins are the answer. 

healthy sweet potato muffin batter in muffin tin

Sweet potato and zucchini recipes are very popular for babies and toddlers!

Thanks to the sweet potatoes, this zucchini and sweet potato muffin recipe is high in Vitamins A and C, and also offers energizing carbohydrates and fiber. 

This easy sweet potato muffin recipe also makes for a great pre-run snack! Or, enjoy them post-run slathered in peanut butter or yogurt. 

Zucchini sweet potato muffin recipe topped with peanut butter on white countertop

How Do You Shred Zucchini for Muffins?

I shred mine in my mini food processor, but you can also shred it with a grater, it’s just a little more labor intensive! I’ve also heard people say they have successfully shredded zucchini in a blender. 

Shredded zucchini is a great way to amp up baked goods, like muffins, breads and pancakes, or even add to stir fries, rice dishes, smoothies and more.

shredded zucchini in a bowl

We shredded a lot of zucchini when Cam was younger because zucchini baby muffins are the best!

How To Make Dairy Free Muffins

These dairy free muffins are ready to whip up in just about 30 minutes, which is my favorite part about them.

My muffin cravings usually come on quickly. Or, I’m looking for a baking activity for Camryn, specifically sweet potato muffins that are toddler friendly. 

Preheat your oven and grease your muffin tin.

dry ingredients for healthy sweet potato muffins

Mix your dry ingredients in one bowl, and combine your wet ingredients (starting with the sweet potato) in another.

wet ingredients for healthy sweet potato muffins in clear bowl

I’ve shared this secret before but the easiest, quickest way to cook sweet potatoes is to actually microwave them. They only take 6-7 minutes. 

Combine each and scoop the batter into your muffin tins. 

mixing wet and dry ingredients for sweet potato and zucchini muffins

Bake for 22-26 minutes and that’s it. 

Can You Freeze Zucchini and Sweet Potato Muffins?

Yes, just make sure you allow the healthy sweet potato muffins to cool down to room temperature first. 

Then, transfer to an airtight freezer-friendly container or ziplock bag, label them, and freeze in a single layer for 2-3 months.

When you’re ready to enjoy them (future you will thank you), zap in the microwave for 30-45 seconds or put in the toaster oven and top with your favorite toppings. 

closeup of whole wheat sweet potato zucchini muffins with other muffins behind

Can You Make These Sweet Potato Muffins Vegan?

I didn’t test them with flax eggs, but I imagine they would still work with a flax or chia egg, like in my peanut butter banana brownies

To make a flax egg, just combine 1 Tbsp of ground flax seed with 2.5 Tbsp of water, and let it gel.

closeup of whole wheat sweet potato zucchini muffins with other muffins behind

Sweet Potato Zucchini Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes

Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Zucchini Muffins are a tasty, portable snack option for your little ones. These zucchini and sweet potato muffins are full of veggies and provide a dairy-free option for those who need it

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a muffin tin or line with muffin liners.
  2. In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients (flour through spices)
  3. In a separate bowl, combine sweet potato, zucchini, eggs, maple syrup, vanilla extract and coconut oil.
  4. Combine the flour mixture with the sweet potato mixture.
  5. Scoop the batter into the muffin tins and bake for 22-26 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  6. Enjoy! Great to pair with peanut butter or jelly, butter, hummus or fruit
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 193Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 207mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 2gSugar: 8gProtein: 3g
If you make these, please leave a review and tag #bucketlisttummy on social media so I can reshare it.

 

I hope you love them as much as we did!

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