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Here are 14 healthy muffins that range from sweet to savory that your toddlers and kids will love. Food lovers and picky eaters alike will find these muffins delicious and satisfying. 

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Healthy Muffins for Kids

Muffins are the ideal make-ahead food for everyone, but especially a family on-the-go…and if you have kids, that’s probably you. Not only are they portable, they are an easy way to pack a lot of nutrients into a kid-friendly form.

These healthy muffins are so versatile because you can customize them for your picky eaters. 

Truly a mom’s best friend, all of these muffins are almost effortless to whip up, as well as having wholesome simple ingredients. An added bonus – they are nourishing with little to no added sugar.

Serve fresh, warm for breakfast or snack, pack for lunch box or freeze for later.

Eggless Banana Muffins

Two stacked muffins with top one halved.

One of the easiest muffins you will ever make, these eggless banana muffins are great for all kids, especially those with egg sensitivities and allergies. You can easily customize these muffins with optional add-ins if you wish. 

Spinach (Hulk) Muffins

Spinach muffin with a bite taken out.

A bright green color kids will love, these spinach muffins are naturally sweetened with banana. Fluffy and moist in texture, these are packed with nutrients.

Yogurt Muffins

A close up shot of sliced yogurt muffin.

A versatile muffin, these yogurt muffins are delightful as-is or can be customized with your favorite fruits and other add-ins to satisfy your appetite. They are made with only a handful of ingredients but are incredibly moist, as well as light and fluffy. 

Carrot Banana Muffins

A close up shot sliced muffin on toddler's hand.

Made with all natural ingredients, these carrot banana muffins are healthy and flavorful. If you’re looking for an easy make-ahead breakfast muffin for the entire family, this is the one! Whip up a double batch and freeze some for later. 

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

A direct shot of muffin with a bite taken out.

If you are looking for a healthy chocolate muffin recipe, this is it! These are fluffy, fudgy, rich, and perfectly moist with just the right amount of sweetness. SO good!

Banana Protein Muffins

These little guys are the real MVPs, perfect for a protein-packed breakfast, an on-the-go snack, or a sweet treat for you and your little one(s). They’ll keep you fueled and satisfied for longer, making them your new snack-time BFF!

If you love generous chunks of chocolate in your muffins, these banana chocolate chunk muffins are about to win you and your child’s heart!

An overhead shot of muffin split in half.

Beet Muffins

beetroot muffins on a wire rack with a spoonful of peanut butter, chickpeas in a bowl, and uncooked beetroot

These beet muffins are effortless to whip up in the blender and made entirely with healthy ingredients, no added sugar and are egg-free. These freezer-friendly muffins are great for breakfast, snack and lunchboxes!

Pear Muffins

A sliced muffin on a plate with sliced pears.

Perfect for fall, but can certainly be enjoyed year-round as well. This muffin is ideal for customizing to meet your dietary needs and preferences.

Mini Banana Muffins

A plate of baked mini banana muffins with a child's hand grabbing one.

Here’s game changing trick I’ve learned as a mom – make mini-sized food. They truly have magical powers.

These mini banana muffins are just too cute to resist, and they’re packed with all the good stuff your little ones need!

They are perfect for babies 6 months and up (leave out the chocolate chips) – soft, fluffy, and absolutely delicious.

Pumpkin Banana Muffins

Three muffins stacked on top of each other with the top one sliced in half.

With warm fall flavors, these pumpkin muffins have the perfect level of sweetness to satisfy your child’s craving with all natural ingredients. Easily mixed together in the blender, these muffins provide nutrients and will keep your kids (and you!) satisfied. Perfect for breakfast, snacks and lunchboxes!

Blackberry Oatmeal Muffins

Toddler grabbing sliced blackberry muffin.

Made with healthy all natural ingredients, these blackberry muffins will be a hit with your kids. With just enough sweetness to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth, the color of the blackberries help create a beautiful enticing color as well. 

Raspberry Muffins

Raspberry muffin sliced in half.

I absolutely love the raspberry and lemon combination so that’s what I’ve brought to you today in muffin form. Combined with Greek yogurt and a little bit of maple syrup, these muffins are incredibly moist and not overly sweet.

Carrot Zucchini Muffins

three stacked zucchini carrot avocado muffins with the very top one sliced in half to show the inside

These muffins have a hint of sweetness, healthy fats (hello avocado!), vegetables and no added sugar. Your children will be happy and satisfied with these unique muffins.

Savory Vegetable Muffins

Two stacked muffins with a bite taken out of the top one.

Who said muffins have to be sweet? Let these savory vegetable muffins convince you that they don’t! Perfect for picky eaters – these muffins incorporate vegetables in a way they won’t even notice. Easily customizable with whatever vegetables you have on hand. Great for school lunchboxes or an after school snack. 

Vegan Quinoa Muffins

five cooked muffins on a white plate

These vegan muffins are perfect for kids with egg and dairy sensitivities or allergies. Unique due to the texture, these muffins are loaded with healthy ingredients like carrots, broccoli and quinoa. These are an easy way to incorporate those foods your stubborn eater might normally reject. Excellent for school lunch or even a side dish.

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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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  1. Thank you so much Min for all your creative recipes and hard work ❤️ You honestly saved my life. I now make your muffin recipes to put for my son in his lunchbox. I was limited with the healthy options.
    The best thing is that I can freeze them and use them over the week.