Harvest Muffins

Sam Icklan, Project Bread

School Breakfast

School Breakfast Recipe

Harvest Muffins

These muffins feature shredded zucchini, carrots, and unsweetened applesauce, a delicious combination that provides healthy nutrients and helps these muffins stay soft and tasty longer! If making muffins from scratch is not in the cards for you, use can substitute your favorite whole grain muffin mix for the batter and still feature the same spices and fresh ingredients. Bake them in muffin tins, loaves or on sheet pans, they’re great however you slice them.

YIELD: 100 muffins, 3 OZ. muffin per serving.


12.5 cups AP flour

12.5 cups whole wheat flour

2.75 Tsbp salt

2.75 Tsbp baking soda

2.75 Tbsp baking powder

1/2 cup ground cinnamon

2 tsp ground nutmeg

25 eggs

1 quart vegetable oil

1 quart unsweetened apple sauce

1 quart low-fat yogurt

4 cups brown sugar, packed

6.25 cups honey

1/3 cup vanilla extract

12.5 cups shredded zucchini

12.5 cups shredded carrots

 8 cups raisins (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 ° F.
  2. In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whisk together all dry ingredients: flours, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together all wet ingredients: eggs, vegetable oil, apple sauce, yogurt, brown sugar, honey and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients, and mix until ingredients are fully incorporated. Fold in zucchini, carrots and raisins (if using). Be careful not to overmix batter.
  5. Evenly portion muffin batter into muffin tins lined with paper baking cups. Bake in oven for 15-18 minutes, rotating muffins halfway through baking time. Muffins are done when a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffin comes out clean.

USDA Requirement

2 oz. grain equivalent


Calories: 361 calories  Saturated Fat: 1.3g  Sodium: 143mg  Carbohydrate: 62.7g

* nutrient data and allergen information may vary depending on the specific ingredients and equipment used in your location.

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