I know we all wish we could cook our families a gourmet breakfast every morning, complete with pancakes, scrambled eggs, toast, orange juice, fresh fruit. We want to give them good fuel for the rest of their day so they can do well in school and have the energy to just be kids! Everyone knows breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
some most mornings, we’re rushing to get the kids’ teeth brushed and shoes tied, much less make a 5-star breakfast. That’s where muffins come in to save the day! They’re the perfect grab-and-go breakfast or snack. Store-bought muffins or the ones at your local coffee shop are probably more like cupcakes with all the refined flour and sugar, but making them at home gives you control of what to put in them.
Make a big batch of one of these healthy muffin recipes at the beginning of the week (you can even freeze some!) and you’ll have breakfast ready with no fuss. Hooray for easy mornings!
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Let MOMables make breakfast easier with these 8 healthy muffin recipes. Enjoy!
1. Chocolate Chip Pancake Muffins (gluten-free option!)
Can’t decide between pancakes or muffins? Pancake muffins are the solution! Deliciously fluffy and tender, these muffins are sure to please everyone. Especially since they have chocolate chips!
Blueberry muffins are a classic; make them healthier with this simple recipe! These muffins have way less ingredients than the packaged kind, and I bet they’re more delicious. Use whole wheat pastry flour or white whole wheat flour to make them even more nutritious!
If you have a child who is gluten- or grain-free, these muffins are perfect. They’re still soft and moist like muffins should be, but they’re allergy-friendly!
4. Apple Fritter Muffins (gluten-free option!)
These comforting apple muffins are perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch. There’s also a gluten-free option! If you’re not gluten-free, try whole wheat pastry flour or white whole wheat flour.
We all love donuts, but we don’t love all the sugar they contain and the food coma they put us in. These donut muffins are a great treat for a special breakfast and are still healthier than normal donuts! Whole wheat pastry flour makes these even better.
6. Spinach Muffins from Mess for Less
Don’t let the color scare you! You can’t even taste the spinach in these deliciously sweet muffins. Your kids will think it’s so cool that their food is green but they can’t taste it! These are a great way to get some greens into your kids’ diets easily. Use whole wheat pastry flour!
7. Flourless Chocolate Zucchini Muffins from Running with Spoons (grain-free)
Zucchini makes the best replacement for oil and keeps these chocolate muffins moist. These are the perfect allergy-friendly muffin for everyone; they’re grain-, oil-, refined sugar-, and dairy-free. But the most important part is chocolate!
8. Healthy Blender Banana Oatmeal Muffins from Well Plated (gluten-free)
Muffins are pretty simple to make, but they just got even easier with these blender muffins. Simply throw all the ingredients in the blender, then pour the mix into a muffin pan. That’s it! These are even gluten-free.