Here are my top healthy baby muffins all in one place! They are easy to make with wholesome ingredients and without added sugar. Super soft and moist, these muffins are perfect for baby led weaning and for toddlers too!
Baby Muffins (Also toddler-friendly)
Muffins are great because you can pack in a lot of nutritious ingredients, like vegetables, fruits, grains, and fat. They are also finger-friendly, making them perfect for baby led weaning.
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 mu veggie-loaded savory muffins.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! 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.
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.
As soon as they're ready to start solids, which is usually around 6 months. If you are unsure whether your baby is developmentally ready, grab my FREE handout.
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.
I personally love to flash freeze and transfer to a freezer-safe bag or container. Thaw in the fridge overnight and enjoy straight from the fridge or microwave briefly (otherwise they will get too soggy as the muffins are already pretty moist).
Sweet Baby Muffins (with no added sugar)
Blueberry Blender Muffins
Spinach Sweet Potato Blender Muffins
Carrot Cake Blender Muffins
Banana Carrot Muffins
Pumpkin Bean Muffins
First Birthday Cake Muffins
While this is a cake recipe, you can totally turn it into muffins!
Healthy Yogurt Muffins (SO moist!)
Apple Cinnamon Muffins
Who can resist this classic combo? Made without eggs and dairy, these are an allergy-friendly hit!
Pineapple Coconut Muffins
Savory Muffins For Babies and Toddlers
Zucchini Carrot Avocado Muffins
Southwestern Oat Muffins
Mexican Lentil Muffins
Vegan Vegetable Quinoa Muffins
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.
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