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The snack: Must-try healthy muffin recipes

More nutritionally dense variations of some of our favourite muffin recipes

Homemade carrot muffins on brown wooden background

by Caela Fenton

My mother has been known to call muffins “breakfast cake,” but not all muffins deserve an unhealthy reputation. We’ve found some muffin recipes that may taste like “breakfast cake,” but without the added sugar and fat.

1) Fuel-to-go muffins

Homemade carrot muffins on brown wooden background

Two cups of carrots, a grated apple and a can of crushed pineapple, along with seeds of all sorts go into these super healthy muffins.

2) Zucchini muffins

zucchini muffin

These muffins are hiding (well) a cup and a half of grated zucchini.

3) Coconut flour pumpkin muffins

Gluten and refined sugar free, these muffins are a yummy pumpkin snack.

4) Skinny double chocolate chip muffins

Four chocolate cupcakes eaten on rustic wooden table

Don’t you wish their was a low-calorie way to eat chocolate for breakfast? Oh wait, there is with this skinny double chocolate chip muffins, which are only approximately 76  calories each.

5) Pumpkin oats’n’honey muffins

These muffins are kept moist with Greek yogurt and canned pumpkin. They are gluten free and sweetened with honey.

6) Raspberry oatmeal muffins

Raspberry Muffins and Fruit

This recipe’s author went on a mission to recreate her favourite coffee shop’s raspberry muffins, minus all the extra fat and sugar. This recipe has no added sugar and is also egg- and oil-less.

7) Zucchini nut quinoa muffins

We think the inclusion of quinoa into muffins is a brilliant way to get this dinner classic into a morning meal.

8) Sweet potato orange muffins

Sweet potato and Greek yogurt keep these muffins moist and filling for long-lasting energy.

9) Good morning power muffins

Muffin, English Muffin, Cake, Cupcake, Food

Sweetened with applesauce and molasses.

10) Healthy muffins for toddlers

This recipe’s author was looking for a healthy snack for her little one, but these fruit and veggie packed muffins are equally delicious to older taste buds.