With a base recipe that bakes up perfectly fluffy and just-sweet-enough muffins, and 6 options to add flavors from fruit, veggies, spices, and chocolate chips, this Yogurt Muffin recipe is as versatile as it is delicious!

yogurt muffins in mixed flavors on countertop

Yogurt Muffins

I love muffins for snacks and easy breakfasts and I am so happy to now have a basic muffin recipe that’s as good plain as it is with added flavorings. These are super fluffy and my kids love when I make a batch that has a few different flavors—so they each get to have their favorite flavor!

This muffin recipe works so well because the addition of yogurt makes them moist and tender, and it also adds a nice dose of protein, calcium, and probiotics.

And then with the optional additions of blueberries, strawberries, cherries, chocolate chips, or carrots and raisins, you can sort of chose your own flavor adventure each time you make a batch!

ingredients in yogurt muffins

Ingredients You Need

TIP: I prefer the moisture that whole milk yogurt adds in this recipe. I highly recommend against using nonfat if possible.

how to make yogurt muffins step by step

Step-by-Step Instructions

Here’s a look at the process involved in this recipe. Scroll down to the bottom of the post for the full information.

  1. Choose your add-ins.
  2. Stir together the wet ingredients.
  3. Stir in the dry ingredients.
  4. Add the add-ins—either using one for the whole batch or a few and dividing up the batch.
  5. Place into a greased muffin tin.
  6. Bake!

TIP: I like to make a batch with a few different flavors, so I divide up the batter as shown here. You can do a batch all in one flavor or you can stir 1 tablespoon of any add-in into each muffin cup.

yogurt muffins on wire rack

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of yogurt do you use in yogurt muffins?

I prefer to use plain whole milk Greek style yogurt in this recipe for the most tender and moist results.

What age are these suitable for?

These are great for babies eating finger foods on up. Dice them up as needed for younger kids.

What flavorings do you like for these?

There are options to make them plain (which taste like a really good vanilla muffin) or to add blueberries, strawberries, cherries, chocolate chips, or carrots and raisins. They’re all really yummy!

diced yogurt muffins on kids plates

Best Tips for Success

  • Once cooled, store in an airtight container for up to 3 days at room temperature. Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Warm slightly to serve from the fridge. You can also freeze the muffins in a freezer bag with as much air removed as possible for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature or in 15 second increments in the microwave.
  • Use one add-in per batch of muffin, or use 1 tablespoon of each per muffin to make a mixed batch.
  • I like using whole milk Greek yogurt in this recipe. (Regular yogurt will work too.)
  • Dairy-free: Use a nondairy Greek style yogurt like the plant-based options from Siggis.
  • Gluten-free: Use cup-for-cup gluten-free flour like the one from King Arthur flour.
  • Egg-free: Omit the eggs. Reduce the yogurt to ¾ cup and add ¼ cup milk. Proceed with the recipe.
  • Dice up as needed for younger eaters.
  • Top with butter, nut butter, or jam as desired.
  • Try my Healthy Chocolate Chip Muffins, which are a version of this recipe.
  • You may also like Lemon Blueberry Muffins, Applesauce Muffins, and Baby Muffins. And all of my healthy muffins recipes for kids are here.

I’d love to hear your feedback on this recipe so please comment below to share!

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Favorite Yogurt Muffins (6 Ways!)

This is an epic of a basic muffin recipe that you can then add flavor to in all sorts of ways—from fruit to veggies to chocolate chips. The batter is packed with protein too, so the muffins are great for breakfast or snack. (The allergy-friendly substitutions are listed in the Notes section at the bottom.)
4.94 from 98 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast
Calories 134kcal
Servings 12

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole milk plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (melted and slightly cooled)
  • 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Optional Add-ins (choose one)

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup shredded carrots, ½ cup raisins, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 cups finely diced strawberries (add 1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest if desired)
  • 2 cups blueberries (add 1 teaspoon cinnamon if desired)
  • 2 cups finely diced cherries

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 12-cup standard muffin pan with nonstick spray.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In another bowl, stir together the yogurt, maple syrup, eggs, butter, and vanilla.
  • Gently stir the yogurt mixture into the flour mixture.
  • Add your desired add-in. (You can also add 1 tablespoon of any add-in to each muffin cup, using ¼ cup batter, to make a batch with a few different flavors. Or you can bake them plain). Stir gently to combine.
  • Divide batter among the prepared muffin tin, using about ¼ cup batter in each cup.
  • Bake for 16-18 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden brown and a cake tester inserted into the center comes out cleanly. Remove from oven, then transfer muffins to a wire rack to cool fully.

Video

Notes

  • Once cooled, store in an airtight container for up to 3 days at room temperature. Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Warm slightly to serve from the fridge (they firm up a bit when they’re cold so warming slightly returns them to their softer texture).
  • You can also freeze the muffins in a freezer bag with as much air removed as possible for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature or in 15 second increments in the microwave.
  • Use one add-in per batch of muffin, or use 1 tablespoon of each per muffin to make a mixed batch.
  • I like using whole milk Greek yogurt in this recipe.
  • Dairy-free: Use a nondairy Greek style yogurt like the plant-based options from Siggis and a neutral oil like canola in place of the butter.
  • Gluten-free: Sup cup-for-cup gluten-free flour in place of the wheat flours.
  • Egg-free: Omit the eggs. Reduce the yogurt to ¾ cup. Add ¼ cup milk. Proceed with the recipe.
  • Dice up as needed for younger eaters.
  • Top with butter, nut butter, or jam as desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffin, Calories: 134kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 38mg, Sodium: 147mg, Potassium: 92mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 159IU, Calcium: 57mg, Iron: 1mg
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  1. Can I use flavored Greek yogurt I have a big container er of pineapple Greek.yogurt that needs to be used.

  2. Mine came out a little chewy and dry. Not cake like. Am I doing something wrong or is it supposed to be like this since there’s not that much fat. My kid are it up though. Thank you for all of your wonderful resources.

    1. Hi- I’m not sure (and there is fat in the yogurt if you use whole milk yogurt) but I would check that your baking soda is fresh as that could impact these. Hope that helps!

  3. 5 stars
    I made these today, and they were a hit with everyone. I did the chocolate chip and blueberry cinnamon variations. The only thing I did different is that I made them mini on accident. I baked at the same temperature for about 13 minutes. They turned out great like this. I will definitely make again!

  4. I’m not sure what happened to mine! After 40min, the skewer still wasn’t coming out clean. I cut one open and it was a gooey texture inside, nothing like your photo at the top! Any ideas what happened or if they’re safe to eat?

    1. With that information, I would pretty certainly say that the baking soda wasn’t fresh or active. That’s really the only reason I know of that they wouldn’t cook through. I’m sorry that happened!

  5. 5 stars
    Amazing! The muffins were easy to put together. I used 1/4 cup of honey instead of 1/3 cup of maple syrup. I also used a silicone mini muffin pan and they baked for about 14 minutes.
    They are not overly sweet and both my girls loved them.

    My little girl loves a certain movie. I used blueberry/strawberry mix ins in 1/2 the batch and called them Elsa muffins. And I made the carrot/raisin/ginger variation and called them Sven muffins. I have made your banana/spinach muffins and called them troll muffins. 😂 she thinks it’s great.

  6. 5 stars
    Another winner from yummytoddlerfood. I effortlessly made these into about 26 mini muffins by reducing the cook time a few minutes. I used diced strawberries and topped up with some diced frozen cherries, maybe a cup and a half total. As usual, I’ve eaten most of them but the 3 and 1 year old like them too.

  7. 5 stars
    Delicious, we make these often. I actually prefer them with no add ins at all, just a healthy filling vanilla muffin.

  8. 5 stars
    These are extremely good. For some reason I thought yogurt would make them dense, but they were so light and fluffy!! My 3 year old loved them for morning snack and requested a second for afternoon snack! I used Fage 5% plain Greek yogurt and did frozen wild blueberries for my add-in. I also added about a TBS of lemon zest for a little something extra 🙂 delicious!! I loved them too.

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