Healthy Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

by | Recipes and Meal Ideas

It’s always great to have a go-to recipe that never fails to impress, and that’s what I’ve found with these muffins! It’s hard to believe they contain various fruits and vegetables – because they just taste great! Even picky eaters will likely love them!

Very-Veggie Chocolate Chip Muffins

Kristen Norton
These muffins are full of vegetables and fruits. Great for a snack, part of breakfast or lunch, and will go quickly!
Prep Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Baked Goods
Cuisine American, Breakfast, snacks
Servings 12 people
Calories 161 kcal


  • 1 electric hand mixer
  • 2 bowls
  • 1 food processor
  • 2 mini muffin tins


  • 1 2/3 cups white whole-wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup collagen powder, unflavored see notes
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup broccoli chopped
  • 1 zucchini medium, chopped
  • 1/2 apple medium
  • 1 banana ripe
  • 2 carrots whole small to medium carrots will work
  • 2 Tbs milk (2% cow's milk was used, any type of milk should work)
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (Plain or Flavored) We love Oikos
  • 4 Tbs butter unsalted, room temp
  • 2 eggs large
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Enjoy Life Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips


  • Wash, chop and steam the broccoli.
  • Wash and chop apple, zucchini, and carrots into large chunks.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Place cupcake liners into mini muffin pan; set aside.
  • In a medium bowl mix together flour, collagen, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; set aside.
  • In a food processor, combine steamed broccoli, zucchini, apple, carrots, banana, a milk, and yogurt. Purée until smooth.
  • In a mixer or another bowl, combine the brown sugar + butter and beat until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  • Add the fruit and veggie puree into the wet ingredients and stir until combined.
  • Add dry ingredients to the wet and mix until just combined.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Fill muffin cups about 2/3 full with batter.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until tops are slightly brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and muffins bounce back when touched.
  • Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.


What is Collagen Powder? Collagen is an essential protein found in our bodies and plays a vital role in maintaining the health of our skin, hair, nails, joints, and bones. Typical diets no longer contain many collagen sources (collagen comes from animal connective tissues such as bones, skin, and cartilage). As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, leading to wrinkles, joint pain, and other signs of aging. This is where collagen powder comes in as a dietary supplement. Some studies suggest that collagen powder may help improve gut health and reduce inflammation.
Collagen powder is typically unflavored and can be added to your favorite drinks or foods, making it easy to incorporate into your daily routine.
Is it okay for children? Collagen is safe for children in small amounts, such as in this muffin recipe. 
What if I don't have collagen powder or don't want to use it? 
  • Replace collagen with whole wheat flour. 
  • Substitute with any other protein supplement. 
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 4 mini muffins
Calories 161
Total Fat 5.4g
     Saturated Fat 2.9g
     Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 41mg
Sodium 201mg
Total Carbohydrates 24g
     Dietary Fiber 3g
     Total Sugars 9g
Protein 6g
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