Peak of the Market
The Government of Manitoba
Manitoba Association of Home Economists

Carrot Zucchini Oatmeal Mini Muffins

Yields 24 muffins


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup quick oats
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup margarine or butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 medium zucchinigrated
  • 1 large carrotgrated
  • 1/3 cup hemp seeds(optional)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips(optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit. Grease mini muffin pan or coat with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In medium bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In large bowl, mash ripe banana. Whisk in margarine, egg, maple syrup and vanilla extract.
  • Add flour mixture to banana mixture and stir until just combined.
  • Grate carrot and zucchini directly into bowl. Add chocolate chips and hemp hearts, if using. Stir gently to incorporate added ingredients.
  • Evenly distribute batter throughout mini muffin pan.
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes or until toothpick inserted into centre of a muffin comes out clean.
  • Let muffins rest in pan before moving to a cooling rack.


Recipe courtesy of the dietitians from Carrots & Cake Balanced Nutrition Consulting based in Winnipeg, Manitoba –