Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day and until recently it was the only meal on a school day that we had as a family. Sitting down together we were able to eat a healthy meal that we could then spend time over talking about the previous day and our plans for the day ahead. Although we tended to have cereal there were days where no one wanted it and on those days it was so easy to reach into the freezer and defrost a few muffins from the selection and have a delicious and healthy breakfast. So here are some of our families favourite Healthy Breakfast Muffin Recipes for kids to try.
Savoury Tasty Healthy Breakfast Muffins to Try
Although I generally have a sweet tooth first thing in the morning sometimes I just want something savory and these breakfast muffins are ideal as I make my batch ahead of time and then freeze, defrost and reheat for a warming start to the day.
The Paleo Egg Breakfast Muffins from Wholesome Yum are full of vegetables and little like having an omelet in a muffin.
Using cornmeal instead of all flour these Spinach and Tomato Corn Muffins from Eats Amazing are ideal for breakfast check out the tip for if you want to make some mini muffins of these as well in the post.
Amazing Apple Muffin Recipes for Breakfast
We love Apple’s for breakfast whether it’s in an easy fruit salad or combined with some cinnamon in our favourite Apple and Cinnamon Breakfast Muffins it’s the most popular in the house.
Apple Crisps are a popular Autumn dessert and these Paleo Apple Crisp muffins from Healthy Helper make the perfect fall breakfast for the family.
Looking to get those Christmas flavours but without the extra calories these Gingerbread Apple Muffins from Strength and Sunshine are simply delicious and a favourite for the first week’s after Christmas and then again in the Autumn when the apples are fresh.
Like the Savory choices above getting a protein fix can help the children and me last all the way to lunch without needing an extra snack. These Apple Protein Muffins from One Clever Chef are a good choice and can help you curb those hunger pains a little longer.
Looking for a perfect apple recipe for a winter day – try these apple muffins from Adventures in MommyDom.
Try these other delicious Apple Recipes if you have a sweet tooth.
More Healthy Fruit Muffins for Breakfast
Orange is such a summery fruit and did you know that it’s extremely good for you too these Yummy Orange Muffins from 3 Boys and a Dog are perfect for breakfasts and with the sunshine colour of orange they are perfect for Rainy Day’s!
Not always in season but this recipe works with frozen strawberries as well it makes a delicious breakfast recipe Easy Strawberry Muffins.
Banana’s have always been a breakfast favourite and they can combine with some different flavours – these Banana and Oat Muffins from Mary Ellen’s Cooking Creations are made with Wholewheat flour.
Check out the top tip in this post for how to have warm muffins every morning as well as the recipe for Golden Kiwi Muffins from Strength and Sunshine.
Do you love Kiwi’s then try this 100% fruit Kiwi Rainbow Ice Pops – for those days when the kids ask for Ice-Pops for breakfast you can hand them over without any problems or just enjoy them throughout the day.
If you are cutting out gluten or need to be gluten-free then you must try these Gluten Free Cranberry and Orange Muffins from Zesty Olive.
Extremely healthy these Banana Cinnamon Breakfast Muffins from Emma Eats and Explores are great if you like Banana’s as they do have a strong Banana taste which didn’t go down well with my fussy husband and daughter who aren’t keen but my son and I love them.
Oats and Berries make the perfect breakfast combinations and you have to give the recipe a try from Eats Amazing they are perfect for Breakfast. A bonus they are made with frozen fruit so you don’t have to wait till the fruits are in season before making them!
Perfect for Blackberry picking season mornings these Healthy Gluten Free Blackberry Muffins from Fearless Dining taste wonderful – of course, we would have to come home with the blackberries to make them as tend to pick and eat as we go!
Lemon’s bring thoughts of sunshine and they are extremely good for you even when cooked so preparing some for breakfast is ideal. If you are following Weight Watchers then these Lemon Muffins from Penny Pincher Jenny are either 1 point plus value or 2 smart points. But you don’t have to be doing Weight Watchers to enjoy them!
Get the morning started with these Lively Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins from Strength and Sunshine. They taste like sunshine and give you the get-up and go to get moving!
Blueberries in your Muffins
Blueberries are a superfood so including them in muffins makes it easy to get my kids to eat them. Our recipe for Lemon and Blueberry Muffins always goes down a hit in the morning.
Not keen on the taste of Lemon’s then try these Blueberry Muffins from the Life of Jennifer Dawn they taste fantastic too.
Before trying these ones I really wasn’t sure on the flavour combination but was surprised when Banana and Blueberry worked together to create these delicious muffins from Moneywise Moms.
If you are trying to avoid carbs these Paleo Blueberry muffins from Wholesome Yum use Almond flour making them low carb.
These easy Gluten-Free Blueberry and Oatmeal Muffins from Fearless Dining taste fantastic I love the extra that the oatmeal brings to the recipe and makes them that little more filling too.
Kids Favourite Breakfast Muffins
There are muffins for everyone but I let the kids decided their favourites to share with you. It’s quite a mix but they assure me that they loved making them and eating them too.
These morning cereal muffins from Having Fun Saving and Cooking were a favourite Cereal Muffins from Having Fun Saving. They loved being able to put in their cereals even when they didn’t want cereal they wanted these!
At the start of the year, there is nothing better than recipes that are healthy, hearty and warming and these Kids’ Healthy Morning Glory Muffins from Tiny Tummy Tales are perfect to start the winter mornings off right.
They also love these Oatmeal Raisin Muffins from 3 Boys and a Dog and you can guarantee that when ever I make them they are gone within minutes.
Some mornings we love Pancakes for breakfast and some we want muffins and these Dairy-Free Mini Pancake Muffins from Brooklyn Farm Girl combine the two making them perfect for mornings when the family can’t decide.
Healthy Comfort Food Muffins
Pumpkin is always a good flavour in muffins it’s got those spices that make you feel cozy and comfortable so these Pumpkin Muffins from Darcie’s Dish which are healthy go down a treat when we need a little comfort food.
Not one of the kids’ favourites but mine is this Gluten-Free Espresso Muffin recipe from The Thrifty Couple – anyone that knows me knows how much I LOVE my coffee so you can tell why these are my favourite healthy muffins for breakfast.
Even Chocolate can be a Healthy Breakfast Muffin
YES – chocolate for breakfast and it’s healthy too try one of these 3 recipes to get your chocolate fix in the morning.
Did I say CHOCOLATE the first is a DOUBLE CHOCOLATE protein muffin from One Clever Chef – yes double chocolate. You can say thank you now – I know these will be a favourite with you as they are with me.
Quick and easy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins over on Living Montessori Now are just as it says quick and easy to make and taste amazing. The kids love these as well.
Now don’t balk at these they don’t taste at all like the spinach in them it’s a health benefit and it does have chocolate chips in – in fact you really should give these Spinach Chocolate Chip Muffins from Thrifty Jinxy a try.
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Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.