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!
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.
Perfect 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.
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.
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.
6. Banana Peach Muffins
We love these fresh-tasting muffins at the end of summer when peaches are at their best.
7. Vegan Banana Muffins
Made without eggs, dairy, or honey, these vegan mini muffins are an allergy-friendly hit.
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!
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.
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.
15. Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins
Chocolate and peanut butter are a classic combo…especially with a cold cup of milk!
16. Chocolate Protein Muffins with Hidden Veggies
These super moist muffins are packed with protein and veggies.
17. Healthy Strawberry Muffins
With a little lemon for bright flavor, these muffins are ideal for those berry-loving kid.
18. Mini Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
These have the best pumpkin spice flavors and happen to be made without eggs.
19. Mini Pumpkin Muffins
Super high in protein, made without flour, and so moist…win, win!
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.
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!)
Fluffy Almond Flour Muffins
Best-Ever Spinach Egg Muffins
Lower Sugar Banana Bread
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