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Kid-Friendly Vegetable Muffins + Pizza Muffins

These Veggie-Loaded Pizza Muffins are easy to make, quick to reheat, or perfect for a healthy lunch box. These healthy muffins are loaded with pizza flavor along with spinach, carrots, and zucchini for a boost of vegetables in every bite!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Course: Breakfast, muffin, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: carrot,, spinach, zucchini
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 162kcal

Equipment

  • Muffin tin

Ingredients

  • ½ cup grated carrots
  • ½ cup grated zucchini
  • 1 cup packed baby spinach finely chopped
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup olive or avocado oil
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ tablespoon Italian seasoning or dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 ½ cups white whole wheat flour
  • cup shredded mozzarella cheese divided
  • 1/3 cup chopped pepperoni optional + extra for topping if desired

Instructions

  •  Preheat oven to 350℉ and line a muffin tin with 12 paper liners.
  •  Place grated carrot and zucchini in a clean kitchen towel or paper tower and squeeze out as much moisture as you can.
  • To a large bowl, add carrot, zucchini, chopped spinach, egg, oil, milk, and tomato paste. Whisk to combine. Mix in garlic powder, dried oregano, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add flour and mix in with a large spoon or rubber spatula. Mix in 3/4 cup of shredded mozzarella and most of the pepperoni, leaving some to decorate the top of the muffins.
  • Evenly divide the muffin batter between the muffin tin. Top each muffin with a sprinkle of the remaining ½ cup of cheese and a few pieces of pepperoni, if using.
  • Bake until a toothpick interested into the center of the center of a muffin comes out clean, 18 to 22 minutes.
  • Allow muffins to cool in the pan for 5 minutes then transfer to a cooking rack to cool completely. Store muffins in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to a month.

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 429mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1287IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 1mg