Thoroughly wash the granny smith apple, zucchini, squash, and carrot.
Peel the apple and carrot.
The skins on the zucchini and squash add some lovely color to the muffins so these can be left on.
When shredding the apple, be careful not to include any seeds or seed pods from the center, these are too tough for most folks.
Shred the apple, squash, zucchini, and carrot.
Add to a bowl or plate.
If your pecans/walnuts aren’t chopped, now’s the time to chop them coarsely, into pieces about ¼ inch and smaller.
Set all of this aside.