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8 Healthy Muffin Recipes for Breakfast

If you need some breakfast ideas that are easy to make ahead and grab in a hurry, these 8 healthy muffin recipes are for you. Filling, nutritious, & tasty!

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 energy to just be kids! Everyone knows breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

But 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!
If you need some breakfast ideas that are easy to make ahead and grab in a hurry, these 8 healthy muffin recipes are for you. Filling, nutritious, & tasty!

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!

If you need some breakfast ideas that are easy to make ahead and grab in a hurry, these 8 healthy muffin recipes are for you. Filling, nutritious, & tasty!

2. Very Blueberry Muffins

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 need some breakfast ideas that are easy to make ahead and grab in a hurry, these 8 healthy muffin recipes are for you. Filling, nutritious, & tasty!

3. Grain Free Pancake Muffins

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!

If you need some breakfast ideas that are easy to make ahead and grab in a hurry, these 8 healthy muffin recipes are for you. Filling, nutritious, & tasty!

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.

If you need some breakfast ideas that are easy to make ahead and grab in a hurry, these 8 healthy muffin recipes are for you. Filling, nutritious, & tasty!

5. Glazed Cake Donut Muffins

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.

If you need some breakfast ideas that are easy to make ahead and grab in a hurry, these 8 healthy muffin recipes are for you. Filling, nutritious, & tasty!

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 they’re 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!

If you need some breakfast ideas that are easy to make ahead and grab in a hurry, these 8 healthy muffin recipes are for you. Filling, nutritious, & tasty!

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!

If you need some breakfast ideas that are easy to make ahead and grab in a hurry, these 8 healthy muffin recipes are for you. Filling, nutritious, & tasty!

8. 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.

If you need some breakfast ideas that are easy to make ahead and grab in a hurry, these 8 healthy muffin recipes are for you. Filling, nutritious, & tasty!

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7 Healthy Fall Breakfast Recipes

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.

These fall breakfast recipes are healthy & comforting! The delicious flavors of pumpkin, apple & cinnamon will definitely get you out of bed in the morning.

1. Healthy Baked Oatmeal Muffins

These fall breakfast recipes are healthy & comforting! The delicious flavors of pumpkin, apple & cinnamon will definitely get you out of bed in the morning.

2. Baked Apple Fritter Muffins (classic & gluten free)

These fall breakfast recipes are healthy & comforting! The delicious flavors of pumpkin, apple & cinnamon will definitely get you out of bed in the morning.

3. Pumpkin French Toast Bake from Minimalist Baker

These fall breakfast recipes are healthy & comforting! The delicious flavors of pumpkin, apple & cinnamon will definitely get you out of bed in the morning.

4. Crock-Pot Maple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal from Fit Foodie Finds

These fall breakfast recipes are healthy & comforting! The delicious flavors of pumpkin, apple & cinnamon will definitely get you out of bed in the morning.

5. Gluten Free Apple Plum Cobbler

These fall breakfast recipes are healthy & comforting! The delicious flavors of pumpkin, apple & cinnamon will definitely get you out of bed in the morning.

6. Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Caramel Frosting from The Girl Who Ate Everything

These fall breakfast recipes are healthy & comforting! The delicious flavors of pumpkin, apple & cinnamon will definitely get you out of bed in the morning.

7. Mini Pumpkin Pancakes

These fall breakfast recipes are healthy & comforting! The delicious flavors of pumpkin, apple & cinnamon will definitely get you out of bed in the morning.

 

 

These Halloween desserts are easy to make and are perfect for getting the kids to help in the kitchen! Make these to impress all your Halloween guests.

6 Easy Halloween Desserts for Kids

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!

These Halloween desserts are easy to make and are perfect for getting the kids to help in the kitchen! Make these to impress all your Halloween guests.

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.

1. Witches Hat Cookies

These Halloween desserts are easy to make and are perfect for getting the kids to help in the kitchen! Make these to impress all your Halloween guests.

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.

2. Ghost Cookies

These Halloween desserts are easy to make and are perfect for getting the kids to help in the kitchen! Make these to impress all your Halloween guests.

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!

3. Trick or Treat Muffins

These Halloween desserts are easy to make and are perfect for getting the kids to help in the kitchen! Make these to impress all your Halloween guests.

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

These Halloween desserts are easy to make and are perfect for getting the kids to help in the kitchen! Make these to impress all your Halloween guests.

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

These Halloween desserts are easy to make and are perfect for getting the kids to help in the kitchen! Make these to impress all your Halloween guests.

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

These Halloween desserts are easy to make and are perfect for getting the kids to help in the kitchen! Make these to impress all your Halloween guests.

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!

1 Baked Apple Fritter Muffins Recipe {video}

>These baked apple fritter muffins will be devoured by kids and adults alike! They are much healthier than the original & filled with the same classic taste.
Love apple fritters, but want a healthy version that can be made ahead of time? If so, you are going to love these baked apple fritter muffins!

Full of the classic apple fritter flavors baked right into a muffin!

Apple fritters have a classic flavor and are a favorite for many, but the process of making the dough and frying the fritters can be time consuming, especially in the mornings.  The solution to enjoying the same warm, cinnamon and apple flavors, without all the fuss, are these Baked Apple Fritter Muffins.

This ingredient list includes many items that are probably already pantry staples.  The batter comes together quickly, and can be made, and refrigerated, the night before.  Bake them for about 20 minutes the next morning.  Not only will your house smell amazing, but you’ll have a warm, portable breakfast to take as you get out the door and on with your day!

Watch how easy these muffins are to make. Spoiler alert: they are super fun to watch rise!

For a gluten free version, click here

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Apple Fritter Muffins

5 from 1 reviews

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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 apple peeled and chopped in small even sized pieces (any variety)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened at room temperature (not melted)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour*
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a muffin pan with 12 paper liners.
  2. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon
  3. In a large bowl, or the bowl of your stand mixer, beat sugar and butter until smooth and creamy.
  4. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until incorporated.
  5. Add vanilla extract.
  6. Combine flour and bakng powder together in a bowl.
  7. Stir into creamed butter mixture.
  8. Add milk to batter until smooth.
  9. Fill muffin cups with approximately one tablespoon of batter and distribute chopped apple evenly in all cups.
  10. Top with additional batter, about another one tablespoon, covering the apple
  11. Top each muffin with 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar mixture.
  12. Using the back of a fork, gently swirl brown sugar and cinnamon mixture into muffin batter.
  13. Bake in the preheated oven for about 22 minutes, or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  14. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Notes

You can use whole-wheat pastry flour (white whole-wheat) but not regular wheat flour. If you want to add whole-wheat flour to the recipe, you can use 1 cup all-purpose flour + 1/2 whole-wheat flour. Using 100% regular whole-wheat flour will yield dense muffins.

 

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Kitchen Sink Muffins: one recipe, hundreds of options

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My favorite kind of recipes are those that are flexible. Recipes that, on any given day, I can make work with what I might have in my pantry.  These muffins are just that kind of recipe.

The basic ingredients are the same…flour, baking soda, baking powder, applesauce.  What you choose to add in from there is completely up to you.  It can be fresh blueberries, walnuts, a dash of cinnamon.  Maybe some chocolate chips or dried fruit?

Even your pickiest eater will have a combination that they will love.  And you know what? They are perfect for adding them in one of your MOMables lunches.

Related: Top 5 Lunchboxes We’ve Tested

The flour in this recipe is whole wheat pastry flour.  It’s different than whole wheat flour in that it comes from a softer wheat, giving pastries a delicate texture instead of the usual dense baked goods whole wheat flour often yields.  If you don’t have whole wheat pastry flour it can be substituted with all-purpose flour.


Another thing I love about this recipe? It’s simplicity.  You don’t need any fancy gadgets, mixers or food processors.  A bowl and a wooden spoon will do the job.

kitchen sink muffins

Kitchen Sink Muffins

5 from 2 reviews

adapted from ‘The Vegetarian Family Cookbook’

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  • Cuisine: Breakfast

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax meal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce or yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/3 cup milk

Measurements for add-in ingredient options…

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen fruit, thawed
  • 1/2 cup pecans, walnuts or almonds, chopped
  • 2/3 cup dried fruit
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, semi-sweet

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place muffin liners in a 12 standard-size muffin pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the dry ingredients; flour, ground flax, baking powder, baking soda and sugar. Add in yogurt, melted butter and milk. Stir until thoroughly combined, creating a smooth, stiff batter. Gently fold in additional ingredient options, then divide batter equally spooning into the muffin cups.
  3. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until tops are golden. Transfer to cooling rack. Serve warm or at room temperature, store remaining muffins in an air tight container.

 

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