Fix Me A Snack

A blog created by a mom who got sick of feeding her kids crackers and ice cream

This snack is inspired by the Salad Bars recipe in Julie Van Rosendaal’s cookbook Grazing. If you’re feeling extra fancy, top them with some vanilla greek-style yogurt!

1 cup white whole wheat flour or all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
3/4 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
1 large egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon ketchup or tomato paste
1 cup grated zucchini
1/2 cup grated carrot
1/2 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a mini muffin pan and set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, stir together the butter, sugar, egg, vanilla, and ketchup. Pour the flour mixture into the bowl and stir to combine. Add the zucchini, carrot and raisins and stir until evenly distributed.

Transfer batter to mini muffin pan, filling each cup approximately 3/4 full. Bake on the center rack of the oven for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.

Yield: 24 mini muffins
Prep-time: 20 minutes
Bake-time: 15 minutes

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  1. Really?? Ketchup? And it doesn’t taste weird? I guess it shouldn’t, I mean I did spice cake with crushed tomatoes and green tomato mincemeat, but never seen this combo before!

  2. It’s only a tablespoon. I do anything I can to avoid opening a jar of tomato paste for only one tablespoon. The rest just ends up getting moldy in the fridge. I did use homemade ketchup which made it a little less frightening. But I bet it would work with whatever you’ve got.

  3. Looks very interesting to me, glad I found your site. Is the ketchup for flavor, or just a coloring agent?

    BTW, you can put tomato paste in ice cube trays (or baby food containers used for home made baby food), then freeze. Just pop out a cube when you need a tablespoon.

  4. The ketchup gives a tiny bit of color and flavor. Just an experiment that worked.

  5. Smitha
    10:52 am on April 11th, 2011

    Just made these last night – my family loves them and I feel good about a muffin that has more veggies than sugar. Love your blog and thanks for this recipe!!!

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