Mini Martian Muffins


Makes 28 servings

Serving Size: 2 mini muffins


  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 medium zucchini, grated

Choose 2 of the following. Blend together to make a frosting

  • Powdered sugar
  • Peanut butter
  • Low-fat yogurt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs, brown sugar, applesauce, orange juice, and vanilla extract.
  3. Combine the dry ingredients (flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, cocoa) in a separate bowl. Gradually add to egg mixture and mix well.
  4. Stir in grated zucchini.
  5. Fill muffin pans 2/3 full. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  6. Remove muffins from pan and allow to cool.
  7. Spread mixed frosting of your choice on top of cooled muffins.

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