Baking with vegetables: 10 wholesome recipes using carrots, beets, zucchini and more.

10 Scrumptious Vegetable Desserts To Try

Vegetable desserts are yummier than they may sound. Carrots, beets, zucchini and pumpkin are all easy to enjoy in baked goods. 

Are you eating three servings of vegetables each day? Maybe baking vegetable desserts is a solution :)

Carrots, beets, zucchini and pumpkin are all easy to incorporate into delicious vegetable desserts. They improve texture, keep baked goods moist, and add a little fibre and nutrients. The veggies can be added raw (grated) or cooked and pureed.

Scrumptious Baked Goods made with vegetables:

Here are some of my favourite vegetable desserts that we love to make.

Chocolate Beet Cake (refined-sugar-free)

10 Scrumptious Vegetable Desserts. Chocolate beet cake on a plate with a fork

Oh so moist and chocolaty this is one of our favourite chocolate cake recipes. You can roast a whole bunch of beets at once, slip the skins off and then freeze the puree in half-cup portions. An incredible vegetable dessert.

Carrot Cake for a Crowd

10 Scrumptious Vegetable Desserts... carrot cake for a crowd - easy to make and healthyish

This is an old Crosby’s recipe that we updated a bit to make it a little healthier. If you’re a fan of carrot cake you’ll find this cake as satisfying as your standard recipe. Feeds a crowd and is easy to slice.

Carrot Cake Muffins

10 Scrumptious Vegetable Desserts. Carrot cake muffins are healthy, moist and not too sweet

A true muffin recipe (not overly sweet) this recipe can still feel like a bit of a treat. Or you can serve them as cupcakes with molasses cream cheese frosting. A sinfully delicious vegetable dessert.

Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies

10 Scrumptious Vegetable Desserts. Healthy carrot cake whoopie pies

These healthy carrot cookies can be enjoyed on their own (suitable for breakfast even) or sandwiched with a little molasses cream cheese frosting.

Lemony Zucchini Muffins

Lemon zucchini muffins are moist and not too sweet. Just a little molasses adds more depth to the flavour and the lemon zest gives them a great lift.

This is a lemon zucchini muffin recipe you’ll find yourself making time and again. The flavour is bright and the texture lovely.

Zucchini Pancakes

Whole wheat zucchini pancakes are hearty and wholesome and include one serving of vegetables in each portion.

This recipe was a great discovery us at Crosby’s. We’re big fans of pancakes and this recipe is so satisfying.

Classic Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread

Whole wheat zucchini bread: Sweetened with a touch of molasses add a whole new layer of flavour and complexity.

Zucchini Brownies

Healthy Zucchini Brownies, fudgy brownies, filled with zucchini, flax and chocolate chips.

We have been playing with recipes for zucchini brownies for a long time and in this version, we finally nailed it. Take note chocolate lovers: molasses makes chocolate baked goods taste even more chocolaty.

Pumpkin Oat Cookies

pumpkin oatmeal cookies

One of the most comforting cookies ever. This recipe combines everything you love about oatmeal cookies with a little pumpkin and spice.

Apple Cider Pumpkin Muffins

Apple cider pumpkin muffins are refined-sugar-free - sweetened only with molasses and maple syrup.

Apple juice works just fine in this fall flavoured muffin recipe. It’s refined-sugar-free too.


  • September 18, 2019

    Shirley Corriveau

    Hi Bridget, Is it possible to get the apple recipe book by mail. If so, please send it. Thankyou. Address is: 4 mgr.sanschagrin, Sorel-tracy, Que.

    • September 24, 2019

      Crosby Molasses

      Hi Shirley, I’m sorry to say that we don’t have a printed copy of the Baking with Apples eBook. It was created as an eBook only. We’ll mail you a copy of our Everyday Favourites cookbook.

  • September 18, 2019


    Cannot wait to try some of these recipes! They sound, and look, delicious.

  • September 14, 2019

    My husband just recently saw a Crosby’s email for a zucchini maple syrup cake(13×9”). It looked delicious! We don’t have the email any longer.
    Would you be able to send me the recipe?
    Thank you.

    • September 24, 2019

      Crosby Molasses

      Hi Margaret, Just sent the recipe to your email address. Enjoy!

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