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Our Favorite Desserts with Sneaky Hidden Veggies

For the little ones, these desserts with hidden vegetables are a great way to boost the nutritional value of their favorite treats. For us veggie-loving adults, they’re a grown-up take on classic desserts—and a great way to use up those extra vegetables rattling around in the crisper drawer.

Spiced Butternut Squash Muffins

We like to to incorporate fall squash into our muffins. It adds a little bit of natural sweetness, it’s a sneaky way to make our breakfast feel a little bit healthier, and it’s an easy way to use up that lingering butternut squash that’s been hanging out on our counter.

Chocolatey Beetroot Brownies

These have the richness of a regular brownie, but the sweetness is rounded out with a subtle earthiness from red beets. Top with sea salt melted chocolate, and watch them magically disappear.

Glazed Zucchini Lemon Bread

There’s no tastier way to use up that lone zucchini rattling around the crisper. And it’s a low-fuss loaf you can throw together with ingredients you likely already have.

Mandarin Ginger Bundt

How about some hidden fruits for good measure? Not only is this recipe an easy way to make use of loads of fresh ginger, it’s also a surprising way to use up extra citrus you might have sitting around.

Spiced Parsnip Cake

Parsnips don’t get as much credit as they deserve, so they often go un-ordered and un-used. But this twist on classic carrot cake swaps in the under-appreciated root veggie in place of carrots and truly gives parsnips their moment to shine. The naturally sweet-meets-spicy flavor of parsnips works wonders as the base for this spiced cake.

Pumpkin French Toast

Pumpkin purée—it’s not just for pie. Here, we gave a fall-inspired upgrade to one of our favorite at-home brunch staples: French toast. Made extra special by mixing in farm-fresh pumpkin purée that we rescued ourselves.

Sweet Potato Buns

These buns are so pillowy, sweet, and begging for a rich burger patty. Whether you call them rolls, buns, or biscuits, if you’ve got sweet potatoes, then you’ve got bread.

Zucchini Bread French Toast

Zucchini is one of Misfits Market’s most abundant veggies. Naturally, we’ll be rescuing a lot of it—which is why we’ll be suggesting some of our favorite ways to cook it all season, like zucchini bread. We make our zucchini bread with feta, so you can have it either savory or sweet. Like, battered, fried, and covered in maple syrup.

Beetroot Pudding Pots

Earthy beets pair perfectly with semisweet chocolate to create a smooth, decadent dessert. The flavor is subtle, but a delicious surprise, especially if you like chocolate but you’re not, like, a “Chocolate Person.”

Comments (17)

Your receipes look ery interesting g
Your apt needs to b more user friendly when it comes to adding or deleting items from an order not processed yet

Thank you for this feedback, Linda! We’re always taking note of ways to improve the Misfits Market experience, and we’d like for our support team to learn more. We invite you to reach out to our customer support team to share your thoughts by using our contact form Our team will use your feedback to better the Misfits Market experience!

My last order had tangerines (3 – loose in the box) a bag of oranges and a bag of small avacados. The avacados went soft and black within 3 days and the orages started molding within 2 days (1 of the three tangerines was dry and tasteless). Please have your fulfillment people check the produce before it’s packed. Also, would it be too much to ask that the loose veggies and fruit be secured in some kind of bag? They always wind up getting crushed in the box. Smooshed fruit is no fun…lol

Hi, Leslie. Thank you for bringing your experience to our attention and we deeply apologize to hear how your order arrived. We invite you to reach out to our customer support team using our contact form ( ). They will look into making it right and use your feedback to better the Misfits Market experience.

Leslie, Customer support, in my experience, has been excellent whenever there has been a problem with the condition of delivered goods. I’ve also seen many improvements in packaging and less instances of heavy items packed on top of more delicate items since I first started ordering…hence they take suggestions seriously and care about their customers.

It would be nice if you had a search bar, so that we could go right to the spot we would like. Such as recipes etc. Do you have any sugar free recipes, using fruits and vegetables instead of sugar?

Thank you for this feedback, Patti! You can utilize the search feature on our blog by clicking the magnifying glass in the top right-hand corner. Plus, you can typically substitute sugar in our recipes for any preferred alternative, such as agave, maple syrup, or honey. We hope this helps! We welcome you to share your suggestions or any further questions with our specialists using our contact form here:

OMG….90% of the newest desert pics are definitely pushing me towards becoming a regular! I was practically drooling. I HAVE to clean out my fridge 1st, absolutely HAVE to. Beautiful food pics and descriptions. Lemon bread…. ginger Bundt…. parsnip cake just roll me over, where to start??

We’re happy to hear some of these delicious recipes caught your eye, Jennifer! They taste even better than they look. We can’t wait for you to give some of these desserts a try, so we can hear your thoughts! 😋

Thank you for this feedback, Eleanor! We will make sure to relay this to our team for future consideration. In the meantime, please feel free to use any of the most commonly used egg substitutes (such as mashed banana, applesauce, yogurt or (dairy-free)) for any of these recipes. We hope this helps!

The recipes look like they’d be really tasty. I’m quite sure thought that I’ll never eat $30 worth of veggies on a week. Is there a way to have the boxes scheduled twice a month or every other week?

Thank you for your interest, Judy! As a Misfits Market member, each week you will have the opportunity to customize, edit, or even skip your order if you don’t need anything during your shopping window.
Our shopping experience allows customers to be flexible, whether shopping for one person or a large family, and you can edit your box to include anything from pantry staples (like pasta, canned goods, etc.), produce, dairy, meat, and seafood.
You can always access your account details to look up or change your delivery date, skip an order, or pause your membership whenever you need to through your customer account. Your membership is free and we don’t charge any fees for canceling at any time.
We hope you’ll give us a try and let us know what you think!

Having a heck of a time trying to sign in. NEVER had this problem before anywhere. You keep saying my email is not right and my password also. Everything was fine with all the info I put in. If this keeps happening I will not join.

Hi, Constance. Thanks for reaching out, though we’re sorry you are experiencing any trouble! For best results, we recommend using Google Chrome, Firefox, or Mobile Safari to navigate our website. If you are and you’ve already cleared cache, please submit a request using our contact form ( ) including a screenshot of any errors so our support team can help. Once received, our team will get back to you with next steps as soon as possible.

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