The Best 40+ Healthy Baby Muffins

  May 20, 2019  |  #baby led weaning

A delicious round up of 42 healthy muffins for kids and baby muffins that make great snacks for home and on the go. 

Now that Camryn is full-on eating people food and snacks, I have to be prepared with snacks. I try to stay on top of my game by making healthy baby muffins each week. 

I thought it would be helpful to share some of the diverse and tasty ones we’ve come across. 

Peanut Butter Muffins in Baking Tin with Jelly in middle

I’ve also written posts sharing ideas about our easy toddler meals and snacks for daycare and 50+ ideas for snacks and easy toddler snack ideas for home, as well as 25+ healthy toddler finger food recipes

Now, let’s talk about muffin recipes.

What to Add To a Healthy Baby Muffin Recipe 

As a Registered Dietitian, some of what I recommend are: 

  • fruits
  • veggies
  • whole grains and nut flours
  • nut butters
  • full fat dairy
  • herbs and spices

Fortunately, I don’t feel as if I have to hide fruits and veggies into foods because Camryn seems to like them on her own.

But, these muffins for babies can be great ways to ADD more variety in fruits and veggies. Plus, they are fabulous as muffins for baby led weaning.

Closeup of berry and ricotta muffins for babies

I try to support that by offering fruits and/or veggies at each meal, even if she hasn’t shown any interest before. We also try to offer foods in different ways. 

I wrote more about our baby led weaning journey here

For example, sometimes I’ll bake “zucchini fries,” sometimes I’ll bread them, and sometimes I’ll spiralize zucchini (like in these salmon zucchini cakes). However, that’s not always the case and I’m not against sneaking nutrients in when and where I can.

And healthy muffins for kids (with extra nutrients) are always an easy place to do so. 

Muffins for Babies

While there isn’t one “magic muffin recipe” that all kids love, there is no shortage of muffin options.

Each child has different taste preferences and nutritional needs, depending on their age, size, appetite and food allergies or sensitivities.

overhead shot of strawberry banana chickpea flour muffins in muffin tin | Bucket List Tummy

Therefore, I’ve gathered a variety of healthy muffins for kids (that can cater from your six-month-old to your five-year-old) that can help your little ones start their days off (and continue their days) with lots of energy and nutrients.

The best part about muffins is that they are easy to turn into baby muffin recipes, too! Just serve them in mini muffin tins.

Grid of different fruit muffins that are perfect as baby muffins | Bucket List Tummy

Are Baby Led Weaning Muffin Recipes Healthy?

Yes! We love muffins that with healthy add ons, like flax seeds and chia seeds. Plus, muffins can be some of the best iron-rich foods for babies. 

Just make sure you have multiple muffin tins! I love these muffin tins for non stick, and I also keep mini muffin tins on hand as well. 

The Best 40+ Muffins for Babies

Best of all, many of these recipes are sugar free muffins, so you can feel good about sharing with your kiddos. Many are filled with whole wheat flour and some also use alternatives, like oat flour and almond flour if you need gluten free options. 

Fruity Toddler Muffins and Healthy Baby Muffins

Fruity muffins can be optimal healthy breakfast muffins for kids and can be great as baby led weaning muffins as well.

Most kids prefer the sweetness of fruits to the bitterness of some vegetables, and banana muffins for babies are hard to beat. 

Fall Flavored Healthy Muffins for Babies

Fall flavored muffins, like apple, pumpkin or sweet potato, can be great as baby led feeding muffins. Pumpkin and sweet potato are full of antioxidants, fiber and other nutrients.

Therefore, they make an ideal ingredient for healthy muffins for kids. That's why sweet potato and pumpkin baby food are so popular and great as iron rich enhancements. 

High Fiber Muffins for Toddlers 

Need healthy baby muffins to help with constipation or increasing your baby's fiber intake?

It can sometimes be difficult to find high fiber muffins that taste good but these are some reliable options. I like serving them as baby breakfast muffins to start the day off with fiber. 

Veggie Muffins for Toddlers

Vegetable muffins may not sound that appetizing but these easy veggie muffin recipes may change your mind! Vegetable muffins can be a great way to serve veggies in new ways.

Veggie muffins also increase the nutrient content of those baby muffins your kids love.

They are also perfect as baby food muffins and baby finger food recipes because they aren't overly sweet. 

Veggie Muffins with Greens

It’s a little hard to hide the vegetables in these veggie muffins, but there's so nutritious and still tasty!

Healthy Chocolate Muffins

I think we all love and enjoy healthy chocolate muffins. They can certainly fit into a healthy snack choice for toddlers. 

Closeup of Chocolate Muffins that are healthy for kids and toddler muffins | Bucket List Tummy

Refined Sugar Free Muffins for Babies and Toddlers 

Sugar-free muffins are popular options as baby led weaning muffins and healthy muffins for kids. 

A variety of sugar free baby muffins | Bucket List Tummy

Muffins baked in baking pan

Savory Muffins for Kids

Don’t have a sweet tooth or don’t prefer sugar free muffins? There are plenty of options for savory muffins, too!

  • Baby Led Weaning Savory Muffins from My Gorgeous Recipes are savory baby led weaning muffins catered specifically for your little ones, made with cherry tomatoes and red pepper. 

Savory Baby Led Weaning Muffins

  • Savory Vegetable Muffins from The Belly Rules the Mind can help introduce your child to new tastes including ginger and green chiles. They’re even egg-free with a vegan option.
  • If you baked broccoli cheddar soup into a muffin, I imagine it would taste something like Another Food Blogger’s Cheesy Vegetable Muffins, which may be a fun snack for toddlers or young kids. 

Muffins can be great vehicles for introducing new flavors and nutrients into babies and toddlers. There are plenty of healthy choices for toddler muffins and baby muffins, alike! I hope this roundup helps you feel creative in the kitchen.

Another one of our favorite breakfast recipes for babies and toddlers are these baby french toast sticks, another easy option. 

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