13 Healthy Muffin Recipes for Kids (and Adults!)

Written by Anna Pashkova, MS, RDN, LD, ACSM-EP / Reviewed by Chef Julie Andrews, MS, RDN, CD, FAND

Who doesn’t love muffins? If you’ve made it here, you’re likely a muffin fan and you’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up 13 healthy muffin recipes for kids (and adults!) that are easy, deliciously good and perfect for breakfast, snacks or dessert. There’s something for every taste on this list!

Mixed Berry Crumble Muffins

Hearty, wholesome & flavorful with a crumbly buttery topping — this is what muffin dreams are made of! While these muffins were originally inspired by fresh summer berries, they can be made using either fresh or frozen berries making them perfect for all year round.

The inside is soft and tender with oats and whole wheat pastry flour. If you’re gluten-free or prefer other flours, substitutions can easily be made, too!

Mixed Berry Crumble Muffins in a bowl.

Mini Chocolate Chip Muffins

Chocolate chip muffins made in a smaller size for snacking, grab-and-go bites, or as a yummy addition to breakfast or lunch. They’re made with whole grains, Greek yogurt and dark chocolate chips for a healthier take on the classic.

Better yet, these are totally freezer friendly! Check out the blog post for muffin-making tips and how to make them in a regular size, too!

Mini muffins in a basket (an example of a healthy muffin recipe)

Sweet Potato Muffins with Graham Cracker Crumble

It’s always a win when a veggie meets a muffin for the perfect match. While these sweet potato muffins definitely scream fall and taste like the holidays, you may find yourself making them in the spring and summer after you try them.

They’re lightly sweetened, moist, and finished with a graham cracker crumble topping. And if you happen to be a pumpkin spice fan, you’ll be happy to know it’s a part of this recipe, too!

Side shot of a sweet potato muffin with the wrap peeled back.

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Blueberry Date Muffins

These whole grain muffins are loaded with blueberries and chopped dates. They’re wholesome and hearty and will make the perfect brunch pastry or a high fiber snack.

Healthy Blueberry Date Muffins in a tin.

Pumpkin Muffins with Pistachio Crumble

The base of these muffins is made with loads of pumpkin puree with cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg and are whole grain like most of my muffin recipes.

The topping is made with oats, crushed pistachios and melted butter. Crumble like this one provides flavor, texture and take a muffin from good to great.

Pumpkin Muffins with Pistachio Crumble on tray.

Cheddar, Jalapeno, and Bacon Cornbread Muffins

These cornbread muffins are tender and buttery and just have the best texture.

You can enjoy them traditionally or add in cheddar, jalapeno and bacon to take them to the next level!

Cornbread muffins on a marble board.

Banana Crunch Muffins

Easily one of the most popular recipes on my site, these banana crunch muffins have a tender base with so much banana flavor. They basically melt in your mouth and are just SO good.

As you can see, I am a huge fan of crumble toppings for the taste and texture, and this muffin is no exception.

Side shot of a bite taken out of healthy banana crunch muffin recipe.

Almond Flour Blueberry Muffins

These muffins are a little different than my typical muffin made of whole wheat or oat flour. They are instead made with with almond flour, so they have a completely different texture.

They’re kind of reminiscent of a sponge cake, and I’m totally here for it. Mix in plump blueberries and spices and they’ll be ready for the oven!

Overhead shot of healthy almond flour blueberry muffin recipe.

Lemon Poppy Seed Zucchini Muffins

We’re all fans of zucchini bread, right? Well these muffins are a lemony version of the best zucchini bread out there!

The zucchini adds moisture and the lemon brings them to life. Add in some poppy seeds because, well, why not?

Healthy lemon Poppy Seed Zucchini Muffins in a vintage tin.

Healthy Morning Glory Muffins

Morning glory muffins, otherwise known as glorious morning muffins, have all the goods! Apples, coconut, carrots, walnuts… oh my!

Try my healthy, whole grain version that will become a staple on your weekly meal prep menu!

A healthy muffin recipe (morning glory) that has a bite taken out of it and shown from a side view.

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