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Apple Zucchini Mini Muffin Bento Box

Bento box filled with mini muffins, a peach, cheese cubes, carrots and ranch on green napkin. Zucchini and apples in background

Kids will love opening their lunchboxes and seeing these yummy apple zucchini mini muffins, packed with healthy ingredients. Make a batch for easy lunchboxes all week!

These muffins are made with wholesome ingredients like fresh zucchini, apples, whole wheat flour, Greek yogurt and a few other pantry staples. Perfect for a yummy lunchbox addition or quick breakfast or snack.

Quick note on flour: We love whole wheat flour because it’s higher in protein and fiber, but know it’s sometimes a hard sell to little ones. There is white whole wheat flour, which can give baked goods a lighter texture.

Nutrition Tip: Save extra Greek yogurt to spread on top of your muffin for an extra protein boost!

Your kids can easily help make these by measuring out ingredients, grating the zucchini and apples or mixing ingredients together. Could it be a little messy? Sure – but the memories will be great.

Mini muffin pan with apple zucchini muffins baked inside

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Bento box filled with mini muffins, a peach, cheese cubes, carrots and ranch on green napkin. Zucchini and apples in background
Apple Zucchini Mini Muffins

Apple Zucchini Mini Muffins

Kids will love opening their lunchboxes and seeing these yummy mini muffins, packed with healthy ingredients like apples, zucchini and Greek yogurt!

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup grated zucchini, excess water removed
  • 1/2 cup grated Gala apple

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in bowl. Set aside.
  3. Mix honey, yogurt, egg and vanilla in separate bowl.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just incorporated. Fold in zucchini and apple.
  5. Spray mini muffin pan with cooking spray and fill ¾ full. Bake 15 minutes, or until toothpick is inserted and comes out clean. Remove from muffin pan and let cool.

Notes

  • Fill out your lunchbox with a fresh peach, baby carrots and Ranch, and cheese cubes

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 376Total Fat: 18gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 225mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 2gSugar: 20gProtein: 17g

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Amanda Keefer

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Amanda Keefer

Amanda’s marketing, public relations and community outreach experience spans 20 years. She is the mom of two girls and two boxer dogs. You can hear her as the host of the Healthy Family Project podcast, find her cooking alongside her girls in videos on the Produce for Kids Instagram feed or spot her out volunteering with her family. When not in the office, Amanda can be found with her family on the tennis courts or at the dance studio.

2 Comments on Apple Zucchini Mini Muffin Bento Box

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  1. Fantastic website. Would it be possible to have a link to some of the containers such as the clear bento box with the apple zucchini muffins?

    Thank you.

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