Friday, January 23, 2015

Zucchini Cupcakes

It is not easy to get a small child to eat vegetables on its own. If your child loves his vegetables, I envy you. My babycakes isn't a fan of vegetables, except for carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, some mushrooms. She's very choosy when it comes to vegetables. One day she may love cabbages, the next day she would totally despise them. One day it feels so easy to feed her leafy greens, but the next day she would spit them out. Oh the joy of parenting! 
So when I found a cupcake recipe with zucchini, I became eager to try. What better way to sneak in some vegetable goodness in my little one, right? Who doesn't love cupcakes anyway? Show me a child who doesn't love cupcakes. I bought a small zucchini just for this purpose. They are not cheap, but whatever it takes to get some greens into my babycakes' tummy!

The recipes yields quite a lot of cupcakes, but of course it depends on the size of your cupcake casings.

I made one batch in mini pink cupcake casings and added some colourful sprinkles to make it more appealing to babycakes.

This is the end product. The cupcakes tasted like normal cupcakes. You won't even know there's zucchini in them, unless I told you. The zucchinis were grated finely so they blend so well with the batter.

This batch is for babycakes. I also packed some for her to bring to her school the next day. At least I managed to get her to eat some greens.

Here is the recipe, if you wanted to give it a try. I honestly forgot which website I took it from but this is from the screenshot of my phone. FYI, I didn't use any lemon rind and ground nutmeg because I didn't have them in my pantry. However I substituted the ground nutmeg with ground cinnamon and they tasted just fine.