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.
Easy, flavorful, and just sweet enough. With a hint of cinnamon to round things out.
These have a low amount of added sugars, but are more fun with a sprinkle of (optional) cinnamon-sugar on top.
Try these if you’re looking for an added sugar-free baby muffin for your little one or toddler, these are a favorite.
Try this blender muffin recipe the next time you have too-ripe bananas on hand.
With three kinds of produce, these muffins are moist and packed with wholesome ingredients.
We love these fresh-tasting muffins at the end of summer when peaches are at their best.
Made without eggs, dairy, or honey, these vegan mini muffins are an allergy-friendly hit.
These taste like a yummy combo of baked oatmeal and a classic blueberry muffin.
The Greek yogurt in these adds extra protein!
You can even top these healthy muffins with a little cream cheese for a healthy cupcake!
These mini muffins are like a Snickerdoodle, only in muffin form!
Tuck a little summer squash into your next batch of muffins for the kids.
Made without gluten, these are a classic muffins without all of the excess sugar.
With a hint of apple, these perfect-for-fall muffins pair well with soups and stews.
Chocolate and peanut butter are a classic combo…especially with a cold cup of milk!
These super moist muffins are packed with protein and veggies.
With a little lemon for bright flavor, these muffins are ideal for those berry-loving kid.
These have the best pumpkin spice flavors and happen to be made without eggs.
Super high in protein, made without flour, and so moist…win, win!
Serve up some fiber in a healthy format with these healthy muffins.
Green foods can be fun and these spinach muffins prove the point!
These healthy muffins have 4 kinds of veggies tucked inside them!
These have classic pizza flavor in a fluffy, nutritious format that includes carrots and whole grains.
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!)