Muffins are one of my favorite make-ahead breakfasts, lunch recipes, and snacks for kids— and to help you feed your littles the most nutritious ones out there, this list is here to help. These 25 Healthy Muffins include all sorts of flavor profiles that will make babies, toddlers and big kids happy come meal times!

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Each of these muffins has low added sugar and is made with fruit and/or veggies and whole grains. Some include extra protein, some have extra healthy fats, and some are best for certain seasons of the year. Choose based on flavors that you think your family will enjoy or ingredients and whip up a batch as a make-ahead breakfast or snack to share.

TIP: All of these recipes store well in the fridge or freezer so you can make them one day and enjoy them for many more to come.

Healthy Muffins for Kids

I make a lot of muffins because they are convenient, but also because they are a very easy way to serve up a mix of nutrients. These recipes are some of my very favorites! I love that each is loaded with nutrition and has healthy ingredients front and center.

mini-baby-muffins-with-ingredientsPerfect Baby Muffins

You can serve any of these to an older baby who’s eating finger foods. Use maple syrup for honey (babies under one shouldn’t have honey) and dice into small pieces for easy eating. My favorite baby muffins are the Sugar-Free Banana Muffins and ABC Baby Muffins, which are shown above.

mini applesauce muffins on pink plate

1. Mini Applesauce Muffins

Easy, flavorful, and just sweet enough. With a hint of cinnamon to round things out.

2. Healthy Apple Muffins

These have a low amount of added sugars, but are more fun with a sprinkle of (optional) cinnamon-sugar on top.


3. Sugar-Free Banana Muffins

Try these if you’re looking for an added sugar-free baby muffin for your little one or toddler, these are a favorite.

banana oatmeal muffins

4. Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Try this blender muffin recipe the next time you have too-ripe bananas on hand.


5. Banana Zucchini Muffins with Blueberries

With three kinds of produce, these muffins are moist and packed with wholesome ingredients.

healthy baked oatmeal with banana and peach on plate

6. Banana Peach Muffins

We love these fresh-tasting muffins at the end of summer when peaches are at their best.

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7. Vegan Banana Muffins

Made without eggs, dairy, or honey, these vegan mini muffins are an allergy-friendly hit.

blueberry banana muffins

8. Blueberry Banana Muffins with Oats

These taste like a yummy combo of baked oatmeal and a classic blueberry muffin.


9. Lemon Blueberry Muffins

The Greek yogurt in these adds extra protein!

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10. Carrot Cake Muffins

You can even top these healthy muffins with a little cream cheese for a healthy cupcake!


11. Cinnamon Muffins

These mini muffins are like a Snickerdoodle, only in muffin form!

12. Corn Muffins with Yellow Squash and Raisins

Tuck a little summer squash into your next batch of muffins for the kids.

maple corn muffins

13. Maple Cornbread Muffins

Made without gluten, these are a classic muffins without all of the excess sugar.


14. Sweet Potato Muffins

With a hint of apple, these perfect-for-fall muffins pair well with soups and stews.

chocolate muffins

15. Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins

Chocolate and peanut butter are a classic combo…especially with a cold cup of milk!

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16. Chocolate Protein Muffins with Hidden Veggies

These super moist muffins are packed with protein and veggies.
strawberry muffins on blue plate with fresh berries and lemon half

17. Healthy Strawberry Muffins

With a little lemon for bright flavor, these muffins are ideal for those berry-loving kid.

mini pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

18. Mini Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

These have the best pumpkin spice flavors and happen to be made without eggs.

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19. Mini Pumpkin Muffins

Super high in protein, made without flour, and so moist…win, win!

healthy pumpkin chocolate chip muffins on rack

20. Pumpkin Muffins with Oatmeal

These blender muffins are easy to make and are so super moist. They’re great with a few chocolate chips on top.


21. Whole Grain Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Serve up some fiber in a healthy format with these healthy muffins.

spinach muffins on a plate with fruit

22. Spinach Banana Muffins

Green foods can be fun and these spinach muffins prove the point!


23. Savory Veggie Muffins

These healthy muffins have 4 kinds of veggies tucked inside them!


24. Savory Pizza Muffins

These have classic pizza flavor in a fluffy, nutritious format that includes carrots and whole grains.


25. Zucchini Carrot Muffins Muffins

These are a great way to use fresh zucchini and are egg-free too! (You can also try my savory Mini Egg Muffins with Zucchini!)

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  1. I just wanted to let you know that i love your recipes and so do my little ones! They’re all so great and i love how it’s mostly just dumping everything in a bowl to be as quick as possible😂 thank you so much. I make different ones every week or two for my toddler’s snack for school.