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.
Isn’t fall the best season? The leaves are changing, the temperatures are dropping (well, maybe not down here in Louisiana), and we all start to crave hearty, comforting foods. Chilis become our go-to dinners, and hot chocolate is a common night treat. What about breakfast? No worries, we have 7 delicious breakfast recipes that are perfect for fall.
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Pumpkin and apple flavors are definitely some of the best things about fall. We love to go apple picking during the season! We also love warm oatmeal and hearty muffins during the fall. It’s all about warm, comforting foods that are still healthy!
I promise these breakfast recipes will stop you from hitting the snooze button and will have you heading straight to the kitchen.
2. Baked Apple Fritter Muffins (classic & gluten free)
3. Pumpkin French Toast Bake from Minimalist Baker
4. Crock-Pot Maple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal from Fit Foodie Finds
6. Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Caramel Frosting from The Girl Who Ate Everything
Halloween is such a fun time of year. Kids are running around in fun costumes, you get to see neighbors and family, and there’s unlimited candy. The chocolate is always my weakness! Since Halloween is all about sweet treats, today we have 6 easy Halloween desserts that are perfect for getting your kids helping out in the kitchen!
These desserts are also great as a sweet treat for a balanced lunch. Need lunch or dinner ideas? Check out this 1-week sample meal plan!
Make these easy desserts that both kids and adults will love, and you’ll be the talk of the neighborhood this Halloween! Get creative with these 6 festive Halloween desserts.
These no-bake witches hat cookies are the perfect way to get your kids to help with the Halloween preparation. Send these in your children’s lunch boxes as a special treat, and make a batch to keep at the house for guests and trick-or-treaters! These only require 3 ingredients and minimal prep time.
Your kids will love drawing faces on these ghost cookies. These are so much better than store-bought cookies! If you’re child is nut-free, make sure to use your favorite seed butter instead. Even though some of the faces may be scary on these cookies, I promise the taste isn’t anything to be scared of–they’re delicious!
This recipe is perfect for using up all that extra candy from Halloween and those raisins that no kid wants to eat. C’mon, where’s the chocolate?? These muffins are healthy with a sweet twist from the leftover candy. Don’t let all of it go to waste!
4. Homemade Paleo Reeses Cups from Bravo for Paleo
Reeses Cups are probably one of the most famous candies, but now you can make your own that are tasty and healthier! All you have to do is melt and freeze. Your kids and all your guests will love them!
4. Frozen “Boo”-nana Pops from Skinnytaste
Want your kid to eat more fruit? Cover it in chocolate and I promise it’ll work! These adorable “Boo”-nana Pops are a healthier treat perfect for the spooky Halloween season. And only 3 ingredients? I’m in!
5. Pumpkin Krispies Treats from Yummy Healthy Easy
Everyone loves a crispy, sweet Rice Krispies, but now you can make your own and make it festive! This cute pumpkin treats are simple to make with only a handful of ingredients. Let the kids roll up the treats into pumpkins!
Check back for more Halloween ideas next week here at MOMables.com!