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!
Servings: 12 muffins
- 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
- 1¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese divided
- 1/3 cup chopped pepperoni optional + extra for topping if desired
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.
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