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Veggie Muffins

No recipe image available.This is a great way to sneak colorful vegetables into the whole family’s diet. Have the kids help prepare the batter and watch the muffins bake.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 tablespoons light margarine
1/4 cup Splenda® Sugar Blend
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all purpose unbleached white flour
1/3 cup wheat germ
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup orange juice
1 cup 1% fat milk
1/2 cup shredded zucchini
1/2 cup peeled and shredded carrot

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Spray mini muffin tin with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. Cream margarine and Splenda® Sugar Blend together in a medium bowl using a hand mixer.
  3. Mix flours, wheat germ, baking powder, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Add dry ingredients and stir until just blended.
  4. Add orange juice and milk. Mix until blended. Scrape sides of bowl. Add zucchini and carrots, mixing until just blended. Fill prepared muffin tins half full with batter.
  5. Bake 10 to 13 minutes. Remove muffins from pan. Cool on wire rack.

Makes 12 mini muffins.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (2 mini muffins): Calories 100 | Calories from Fat 25 | Fat 2.5g (sat 0.5g) | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 270mg | Carbohydrates 16g | Fiber 1g | Sugars 6g | Protein 3g.

Contest submission by: Kimberly H. from Kingwood, Texas.

Recipe courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at