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Delicious Chocolate Veggie Muffins recipe

Chocolate Veggie Muffins recipe for picky eaters
Chocolate Veggie Muffins recipe for picky eaters

Delicious Chocolate Veggie Muffins recipe

Massimo Mele
It can be tough to find healthy recipes to please your picky eater. Why not try making these Chocolate Veggie Muffins which are sure to be a hit with your child.
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Snack
Servings 14 muffins


  • Chopping board 
  • Knife 
  • Pastry brush
  • Oven
  • Muffin trays
  • Whisk 
  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • Grater
  • Measuring cup


  • 250 g plain flour
  • 1 serve of AptaGrow powder (e.g. 7 level scoops of AptaGrow 3+)
  • 25 g cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 50 g extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 200 g banana, mashed
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup grated zucchini, unpeeled
  • 1 cup grated carrot, peeled
  • 160 g chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to180°C.
  • Line a muffin tin with paper liners or lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, AptaGrow, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt until well combined.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the oil, milk, eggs, vanilla, banana, and brown sugar until smooth and well combined.
  • Stir in the grated zucchini and carrot.
  • Add this mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Fill the prepared muffin tins until the cups are 3/4 full. Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of a muffin comes out clean. Leave to cool slightly before serving.
Keyword aptagrow, lunchbox, Muffin recipe, picky eater, recipe, snack


  • These muffins are perfect for school lunchboxes.
  • You can use any AptaGrow product to make this recipe, just make sure you check the preparation instructions on your tin so you know how much powder to add per serving.
  • AptaGrow is a Food for Special Medical Purposes. Use under medical supervision.

Nutrition information per serving

If using AptaGrow 1+

6 scoops
Energy (kcal) 213
Protein (g) 5.0
Fat (g) 9.0
Carbohydrate (g) 27.1
Fibre (g) 2.4

If using AptaGrow 3+

6 scoops 7 scoops
Energy (kcal) 214 215
Protein (g) 5.0 5.1
Fat (g) 9.0 9.1
Carbohydrate (g) 27.1 27.3
Fibre (g) 2.4 2.5

If using AptaGrow 6+

7 scoops 8 scoops
Energy (kcal) 215 217
Protein (g) 5.2 5.3
Fat (g) 8.9 8.9
Carbohydrate (g) 27.5 27.7
Fibre (g) 2.4 2.5
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by Massimo Mele | Chef