Kid Approved Hidden Veggie Pumpkin Apple Muffins

It's Fall! I know, I know it's been Fall for awhile, but like everything else, I am just now getting my act together. Plus it rained all weekend. 

So what's more Fall like then to bundle up and bake yummy good pumpkiny (that is my new word) treats? So when I was at Trader Joe's last week and  I saw a box of the pumpkin bread you know I picked up the regular one and the gluten free.

This weekend Mason and I baked them together. I threw in a few extras though when he turned his head and was not looking. Freaking hard to do when baking with a five year old. 

So this my friends is a recipe for Pumpkin Apple Zucchini Carrot Bread or in our case muffins.

This recipe makes 24 muffins and it would probably make two small loaves of bread. 

The base is the Trader Joe's pumpkin bread and we subbed out the oil for applesauce. If you have a pumpkin bread recipe you like from scratch, and have some extra time I would totally use that. 

This is a super easy activity to do with kids. My so had a blast. 

What you need
Trader Joe's Pumpkin Bread Mix
1/2 Cup Applesauce
1 Cup Water
1 Apple Chopped
1 Cup Shredded Zucchini
1/2 cup shredded carrot
I also added Cinnamon, Cloves and Pumpkin Pie Spice. 

I always add spices by smell so I don't measure them. I also always add a lot more cinnamon then anything else. That is because I LOVE cinnamon. So add what you like. Ginger would be good. Mmmm. Yummy. 

Follow the instructions on the box and use the applesauce instead of oil.

Then add in your chopped apple, shredded zucchini and shredded carrots. Mix it all up. Put into greased bread pans or muffin pans.  I used silicone muffin pans so I didn't have to spray them with anything or use liners.

Follow the instructions for cooking the same as you would normally it takes about an hour.

Once they're done they come out a little round and flat but my son who is five devours them and he has no idea that they have hidden veggies.

He loves them so much I packed them in little packs of two and froze them for his lunches or breakfast for the next week. 

Then my father-in-law (who lives with us) got a hold of one and he asked what happened to the rest!! He really, really liked them. So now I have to go back to Trader Joe's and get another box.

I'm going to make it gluten free box the same way I made these ones and I'll let you know how that works out. Since I can't eat these I don't know how they taste.  I can just tell you that my son is five and my father-in-law is 80 and they both love them.

How do you get your kids to eat veggies??

Thanks for Reading! 

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