Muffin Recipe from Yesterday

The base muffin recipe is my mom's and you can add in whatever fruit or vegetables you like.

This week, I added in three small zucchini (shredded in my mini food processor) and 2 large handfuls of baby carrots (also shredded). In all, I think we had 2-3 cups of zucchini and 1-2 cups of carrots, plus whatever raisins I had on hand. Although the base recipe yields 12 large muffins, I actually got 23 when I added all the veggies to them.

2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup oil (I used canola)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

Mix all ingredients together till smooth.
Add whatever fruit you want and blend in. Spoon into cupcake lined muffin tins.
Bake at 350 about 20-25 minutes until done.
Makes 12 large muffins.


  1. You can add 1-1/2 tsp. of cinnamon OR pumpkin pie spice for a nice flavor boost and smell! Using 1/4 instead of 1/2 cup of oil will not jeporadize the recipe either!

  2. I am hooked! I love your blog and just found it today! I am going to be the coolest mom around if I could half of the organization skills you do!

  3. Hi! I just found you through a link from the Just a Girl blog. I was curious if you have a list of supplies (cute toothpicks, molds for eggs, etc) stores etc.

    My daughter is 4 and I think she would LOVE if I went this route with her lunch.
    Thanks so much!!!!

  4. If you're in Dallas, I've got tons of actual places for you to shop! We live in the north suburbs, so I'm pretty well versed in what is here.

    Not in Dallas, I'd recommend checking Asian groceries or cake decorating stores for somethings. Online or Ebay works too. I know the Bay Area in CA has lots of good stores. Some of my really cute stuff is from there that friends have picked up for me.

    You'll need some kind of box or boxes for sure and everything else is kind of garnish. :o) I use silicone muffin cups to divide things and lots of cupcake picks for skewers. Cookie cutters are pretty much whatever you can find, metal works better than plastic though. Egg molds are a bit harder to improvise. They can be ordered online or you can use ice cream molds like the ones at Williams Sonoma.

  5. yummy! I'd use some nutmeg or cinnamon too. Also less oil is okay with some applesauce! Great recipe. Check out my new blog!

  6. Thank you so much! Absolutely awesome and the family can't wait to try it!

  7. This looks so fun! I can't wait to try this with my daughter. Looks like a fun playdate project too! :)

  8. Do you know the time difference for mini muffins?

  9. For mini muffins, I start checking around the 12-15 minute mark for doneness. Usually, it ends up with me sticking toothpicks in them to guess. ;o)

  10. This is our go-to muffin recipe, and I make muffins every Monday to use up any leftover produce before I go shopping. The muffins from this recipe are always delicious!


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