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Here are my top healthy muffins for babies and toddlers all in one place! They are easy to make with wholesome ingredients and without added sugar. Super soft and moist, these baby muffins are the perfect finger food.

a collage of 6 baby muffins
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Reasons to love these Homemade Muffins

  • Made with simple ingredients
  • Packed with nutritious ingredients, like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and healthy fats.
  • Have a soft texture, making them easy to eat
  • Perfect for little hands – great for baby led weaning.
  • A great way to introduce and sustain exposure to the common allergens
  • Developed by a pediatric registered dietitian (that’s me!) to include important nutrients
  • Freezes beautifully.
  • Be sure to make extra because these will be a hit with the entire family

Tips for Serving Muffins to Babies and Toddlers

If looking for that perfect first muffin, you’ve come to the right place!

For children under 2, it is best to avoid added sugar. Along the same lines, try to avoid those that are overly sweet. You can learn more in this post – I explain one of the most common questions – which foods to introduce first, fruits or vegetables.

These fruit-sweetened muffins are subtly sweet, and I believe you’ll really appreciate my veggie-loaded savory muffins as well!

If you’re struggling to get your toddler to eat their vegetables, try baking these with them! Cooking together has so many benefits, including increased willingness to try new/disliked foods.

Enjoy these muffins for breakfast, as an on-the-go snacks, or pack for your child’s daycare/preschool!

Frequently Asked Questions

Are muffins safe for babies?

Yes! They are the perfect first finger foods. You just want to make sure that the texture is soft and moist, which all of the recipes included here are.

For 6-8 month olds, you can serve these muffins halved or whole. Sounds counterintuitive, but it’s better and safer to go bigger in food size at this age. You can also use a mini muffin pan and serve the mini muffins whole.

For 9+ month olds, you can cut into bite-sized pieces so your baby can practice their pincer grasp. I do recommend continuing to serve big pieces of food so your baby can learn to take bites.

When can babies eat muffins?

As soon as they’re ready to start solids, which is usually around 6 months of age. If you are unsure whether your baby is developmentally ready, grab my FREE handout.

Is baking powder and baking soda safe for babies and toddlers?

The main concern is their sodium content. However, they are necessary for muffins to rise properly.

Keep in mind that the amount listed is for the ENTIRE batch and your baby will only have a small portion at a time. So in my opinion, yes it’s fine.

How to freeze muffins?

I personally love to flash freeze muffins and transfer to a freezer-safe bag or air tight container.

Thaw in the fridge overnight and enjoy straight from the fridge or at room temperature. You can also microwave briefly, no more than 30 seconds. Otherwise they will get too soggy as the muffins are already pretty moist.

Sweet Baby Muffins

All of these muffins are made without refined sugar. My go-to ingredients are mashed bananas and unsweetened applesauce.

I also love to add Greek yogurt for a boost of protein, fat, calcium, and vitamin D. It also helps make the muffins soft.

If you have older kids, feel free to add some maple syrup or chocolate chips.

And if your baby has an egg allergy, I offer suggestions for substitutions as well!

A close-up of muffins on a wire rack
5 from 160 votes

Healthy Blueberry Muffins for Babies

These blueberry baby muffins are sweetened with fruits only and loaded with nutrition! They're soft and moist, making them perfect for babies
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Two stacked muffins with top one halved.
5 from 31 votes

Eggless Banana Muffins

Light and fluffy, these moist eggless banana muffins are healthy and easy to make with basic ingredients. Only one bowl required!
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Spinach muffin with a bite taken out.
4.97 from 160 votes

Moist Spinach Muffins

These healthy spinach muffins with banana are fluffy and moist in texture and packed with nutrition. They are perfect for babies and kids.
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5 from 4 votes

Mini Banana Muffins

These Mini Banana Muffins are incredibly versatile, absolutely delicious and easy to make, using simple ingredients you probably have on hand, with no added sugar.
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Three carrot muffins stacked.
4.98 from 37 votes

Healthy Carrot Oatmeal Muffins

These incredibly moist, carrot oatmeal muffins are packed with nutrition and sweetened with fruit only. They are a delicious and healthy way to get more fruits and vegetables into your baby or toddler!
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A close up shot sliced muffin on toddler's hand.
5 from 77 votes

Healthy Carrot Banana Muffins

These banana carrot muffins are perfectly moist, healthy, and flavorful! Made with all natural ingredients, they are a great breakfast that even your baby and toddler can enjoy!
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beetroot muffins on a wire rack with a spoonful of peanut butter, chickpeas in a bowl, and uncooked beetroot
4.95 from 113 votes

Healthy Beet Muffins for Babies

Made entirely with healthy ingredients, like beans, peanut butter, and no added sugar, these beet muffins can be enjoyed as breakfast, snack, or added to lunchboxes!
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A sliced muffin on a plate with sliced pears.
5 from 22 votes

Fluffy Pear Muffins

Pear muffins – fluffy and moist with juicy pear spread throughout, these delightful muffins are the perfect fall breakfast treat!
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Three muffins stacked on top of each other with the top one sliced in half.
4.98 from 42 votes

Healthy Pumpkin Banana Muffins

These healthy pumpkin banana muffins are super moist and have the perfect balance of natural sweetness and warm fall flavors
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While this is a cake recipe, you can totally turn it into muffins!

baby happily smashing the cake.
5 from 126 votes

Healthy First Birthday Smash Cake Without Sugar

Made without any added sugar, this first birthday cake is super easy to make, healthy, and delicious!
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A close up shot of sliced yogurt muffin.
5 from 57 votes

Healthy Yogurt Muffins

Light, fluffy, and incredibly moist, these whole wheat greek yogurt muffins are made with just a handful of ingredients and can be flavored in so many ways!
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Toddler grabbing sliced blackberry muffin.
5 from 34 votes

Healthy Blackberry Muffins with Oatmeal

Moist and bursting with berries, these homemade blackberry oatmeal muffins are easy to whip up with healthy ingredients.
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Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Who can resist this classic combo? Made without eggs and dairy, these are an allergy-friendly hit!

pineapple baby muffins on a blue plate with a toddler hand
5 from 38 votes

Pineapple Coconut Muffins for Babies

These super easy and healthy pineapple coconut muffins are soft and moist, making them the perfect finger food for babies.

Savory Muffins for Babies

A close up shot of sliced muffin stacked on top of another.
5 from 43 votes

Carrot Zucchini Muffins (with avocado)

Made with healthy fats, vegetables, and no added sugar, these carrot zucchini muffins they will keep you and your child happy and nourished. 
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Two stacked muffins with a bite taken out of the top one.
5 from 50 votes

Savory Vegetable Muffins

Loaded with veggies and packed with flavor these savory vegetable muffins with cheese are perfect for breakfast or school lunches
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three baked vegetable muffins stacked and one with a bite taken out of it
4.93 from 14 votes

Kid Friendly Southwestern Oat Muffins

Delicious and healthy flourless oat vegetable muffins for babies, toddlers, and kids! These savoury muffins are the perfect grab-and-go breakfast/snack packed with vegetables, whole grains, as well as protein and fat to keep them fuller for longer!
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a close up shot of three stacked lentil muffins with the top one sliced in half
5 from 39 votes

Mexican Lentil Muffins

Looking for a healthy savory vegetable muffin for kids? These Mexican lentil muffins are moist and packed with essential nutrients that babies and toddlers need.
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five cooked muffins on a white plate
5 from 27 votes

Vegan vegetable quinoa muffins

Made with healthy ingredients like broccoli, carrots, and quinoa, these egg and dairy-free vegetable muffins with quinoa are perfect for baby led weaning and school lunchboxes.
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More veggie-loaded muffins

If you’re looking for more savoury vegetable muffins for babies and kids, you’re going to love my second e-cookbook! Here are some examples.

a collage of savory muffins for babies and toddlers
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About Min

Thank you so much for stopping by! I am Min, a Registered Dietitian, a Christ follower, a wife, and a mom to our two miracle babies! Currently, I’m having a ton of fun feeding their tummies and sharing our baby led weaning journey! Follow me on Instagram if interested in seeing daily menu as well as tips and tricks.

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8 Comments

  1. Hi Min,
    Thank you for sharing all these recipes, I dont have an oven at home but I do have and airfryer. I was wondering if I can make the muffins in the airfryer instead of the oven?
    Cheers from South Korea!

    1. Hi! So awesome to connect with you! My parents send me pictures everyday and it’s quite cold there isn’t it? We are still in t-shirts here haha. Unfortunately, won’t work in the airfryer.

  2. Hi! Could you make these in mini muffin tins instead? If so, is it a good size for a 7 mo old who is learning to eat?