Zucchini Yogurt Multigrain Muffins.

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Fall is quickly approaching in our neck of the woods. It almost seems as soon as the time hits September 1st, the weather follows suit. Colder nights, crisper mornings, and the occasional frost making its appearance in the forecast. Of course this triggers all the feelings for my favorite season, and the autumn (attempt at) baking that comes with.

Yesterday while the girls were napping I made these delicious Zucchini Yogurt Multigrain Muffins. Anyone who knows me knows baking isn’t my strong suit, but these muffins are literally no-fail. Not to mention they include wholesome ingredients, and no refined sugar!

Unfortunately we didn’t have any whole wheat flour in the cupboards yesterday, so I just added that much more of the Wheat Montana White flour. I also didn’t have oat flour, but stuck a cup of oatmeal in a blender – processing until it was a fine powder.

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup oat flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease 24 muffin cups.
  2. In a bowl, sift together the dry ingredients. (all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, oat flour, salt, baking soda + powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg.)
  3. In a separate bowl or mixing stand, beat together the wet ingredients. (eggs, oil, applesauce, yogurt, honey, and vanilla.)
  4. Mix the flour mixture into the egg mixture. Fold in the zucchini, carrots, raisins, and pecans.
  5. Scoop into the prepared muffin cups & bake 18 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

NOTE: Once your muffins are finished, make sure to put them in a safe place away from children’s reach. This little girl sneakily ate FOUR of them while I cleaned up-  until I finally noticed she wasn’t just eating the same one! Safe to say they’re Toddler approved.

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Comments

  1. What a great journey your family is on. I imagine the first step is the hardest-making a thoughtful decision to lift the burdens of possessions that drag down your psyche. I am inspired!

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