Looking for a healthy snack for kids that’s delicious too?

Then you must try these banana, date and HIDDEN zucchini muffins! And the best thing about it, your kids won’t notice the healthy bits as the zucchini is grated in and hidden in the batter.

It’ s a win-win, the kids eat a healthy snack and they enjoy it too.

Healthy Snacks For Kids | Banana, Date & Zucchini Muffins | QiDZ - Your Family Guide

Check out the recipe below:

Banana, Date & Hidden Zucchini Muffins

Makes 9 large muffins or 12 average size


What You’ll Need

8-10 dates

2 eggs

3 overripe bananas

80g coconut oil


Dry Ingredients

170g self raising flour (I use whole meal when I can)

1 tablespoons baking soda

1/2 medium zucchini (grated)

Half tsp Ground cinnamon

Half tsp Nutmeg

1/2 medium zucchini (grated)

2 tablespoons dark choc bits or blueberries



Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius fan forced

Add 8-10 to a food processor and chop. Now add eggs, overripe bananas and melted coconut oil to the food processor. Blitz for 5 seconds on medium until combined.

In another bowl, add all the dry ingredients and mix them together. Add the wet mix above to the dry and with a spoon mix together. Add the grated zucchini and fold in.

Divide batter between muffin cases and bake for 12-15 mins or until golden brown and bounce back when touched in the middle.

You shouldnโ€™t be able to see the green bits, but if you have very curious little explorers, peel the zucchini first before grating.


Contributed by QiDZ Co-Founder & Head of Content, Therese Hundt.

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