15+ Healthy Muffin Recipes – The Healthy Maven


Rounding up the best healthy muffins on the web including gluten-free, grain-free and even vegan options. These healthy muffins make the perfect breakfast on the go or easy afternoon snack!

healthy muffins baked in a muffin tinhealthy muffins baked in a muffin tin

From blueberry muffins to banana muffins and my all-time favorite, zucchini muffins(!!!) I’ve shared numerous healthy muffin recipes over the past decade that I’ve been sharing recipes on the web.

Muffins are my go-to easy snack or quick breakfast when I don’t have time to prep anything. They taste delicious, can be made in large batches and even my kid loves them! There is almost always at least 3 varieties of healthy muffin recipes in our freezer at all times.

So if you’re looking to make a healthier swap without sacrificing on taste and texture, I’m sharing my go-to healthy muffin recipe and X different recipes so you’ll be sure to find something you love.

Easy Healthy Muffin Recipe

My go-to for a healthy muffin recipe is my classic oat flour muffins! They make the perfect muffin batter base that can easily be customized to your liking. Here’s the ingredients you need:

  • Oat flour – you can use store-bought or grind up your own in a high speed blender (use old-fashioned oats or quick-cooking oats NOT steel cut oats). Note: you can easily substitute in whole wheat flour if you aren’t gluten-free or don’t have any oat flour.
  • Coconut palm sugar – or brown sugar or other granulated sugar
  • Baking soda + baking powder – helps the muffins rise.
  • Cinnamon – the perfect spice pairing for these muffins.
  • Applesauce – you can replace with canned pumpkin or mashed banana.
  • Almond milk – feel free to sub in any other kind of milk.
  • Coconut oil – this adds moistness.
  • Large egg – helps bind the muffin together. Note: I would not recommend using a flax egg for this recipe.
  • Vanilla extract – a flavor enhancer.
  • Optional add-ins– chocolate chips, blueberries, raisins etc…

SEE FULL RECIPE BELOW.

healthy muffin ingredients mixed together in a large white mixing bowl.healthy muffin ingredients mixed together in a large white mixing bowl.

How to Store + Meal Prep Muffins

One of the best parts about muffins is that they can easily be meal-prepped and stored so you’re not scrambling for your muffin tin. I’m sharing with you how to store and meal prep your healthy muffins so you have them available at your fingertips!

First things first, make sure you cool your muffins to room temperature before storing. If you try to store warm muffins, condensation will build and they will go bad a lot quicker.

For regular storage simply place in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Your muffins will last up to 7 days if you store your container in the refrigerator.

To freeze: Individually wrap each muffin (I use tinfoil) and place in a freezer-safe container or bag. Store in freezer for up to 3 months. You can either thaw your individual muffins on the counter for several hours or for quick eating you can heat them in the microwave for 30-45 seconds.

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Healthy Muffin Recipe

Oat flour muffins in a muffin tin.Oat flour muffins in a muffin tin.

Rounding up the best healthy muffins on the web including gluten-free, grain-free and even vegan options. These healthy muffins make the perfect breakfast on the go or easy afternoon snack!

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 10 muffins 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Diet: Gluten Free
  • 2 cups oat flour (ground up rolled oats)
  • 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup applesauce (or mashed pumpkin or 1 large banana, mashed)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup add-ins: chocolate chips, blueberries, raisins etc…

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a muffin tray with liners or spray with non-stick spray. You will only need 10 liners.
  3. Combine oat flour, coconut palm sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  4. In a separate bowl combine mashed applesauce, almond milk, coconut oil, egg and vanilla.
  5. Add dry mixture to wet and stir until just combined.
  6. Fold in add-ins of choice.
  7. Scoop batter evenly into 10 cups.
  8. Bake for 20-25 mins.
  9. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 mins.
  10. Remove from tray and let cool completely on a wire rack.
  11. Will keep for up to 5 days in an airtight container or in freezer for months. See storage instructions above.

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Healthy Muffin Recipes

01. Oatmeal Peanut Butter Muffins

Extra-ripe bananas and all-natural peanut butter make these oatmeal banana peanut butter muffins a healthier snack option! Made in one bowl and no added sugar, these muffins will become a must-bake healthy treat!

02. Grain-Free Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

As a healthy paleo breakfast or snack, these Grain-Free Chocolate Zucchini Muffins are a must-make when you have a plethora of zucchini lying around! Enjoy fresh or freeze for later.

Three oat flour muffins on a white plate.Three oat flour muffins on a white plate.

03. Oat Flour Muffins

Swap out regular flour in these healthy and customizable oat flour muffins. Made with whole-grain ground oats, unrefined sugar and dairy-free ingredients for a muffin recipe the whole family will love.

Morning glory muffins on a white platter. The muffin at the forefront has a bite taken out of it.Morning glory muffins on a white platter. The muffin at the forefront has a bite taken out of it.

04. Healthy Morning Glory Muffins

These Morning Glory Muffins are gluten-free and packed-full of nutrition to make an awesome and healthy breakfast on the go! They’re also exceptional delicious and flavorful.

05. Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

These healthy blueberry oatmeal muffins can be made gluten-free or whole grain with a heart-healthy ingredients like coconut oil, applesauce, coconut sugar and either fresh or frozen blueberries. A delicious and healthy treat the whole family will love!

A healthy take on muffins, these Pumpkin Spice Blender Muffins are simple to make, gluten-free and require just one tool, your blender! No other dishes required.A healthy take on muffins, these Pumpkin Spice Blender Muffins are simple to make, gluten-free and require just one tool, your blender! No other dishes required.

06. Healthy Pumpkin Muffins

A healthy take on muffins, these Healthy Pumpkin Spice Muffins are simple to make, gluten-free and require just one tool… your blender! No other dishes required.

07. Chocolate Chip Avocado Muffins

Swap the butter for avocado in these Healthy Chocolate Chip Avocado Muffins. They’re moist and delicious with a chocolate kick for a healthy snack recipe on the go.

These paleo banana nut muffins are made #glutenfree and #paleo with almond meal and coconut flour as well as the delicious sweetness straight from bananas!These paleo banana nut muffins are made #glutenfree and #paleo with almond meal and coconut flour as well as the delicious sweetness straight from bananas!

08. Paleo Banana Nut Muffins

These Paleo Banana Nut Muffins are a delicious grain-free muffin recipe made with the sweetness of bananas and the heartiness of almond meal for the perfect paleo muffin recipe without noticing that they’re gluten-free too!

09. Sweet Potato Muffins with Walnut Streusel

Sweeten up your muffins naturally with these Sweet Potato Muffins topped with a deliciously nutty walnut streusel. No one will guess they are gluten-free and vegan!

Angled shot of chocolate gingerbread muffins cooling on a wire rack.Angled shot of chocolate gingerbread muffins cooling on a wire rack.

10. Chocolate Gingerbread Muffins

Ring in the holidays with these healthy chocolate gingerbread muffins that are gluten-free and vegan! They’re full of rich chocolately flavors plus a spicy gingerbread kick.

11. Paleo Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

These Paleo Lemon Poppyseed Muffins are packed-full of flavor and nutrition but are completely grain and oil free. They will quickly become your new favorite treat for healthy snacking on the go.

12. Cinnamon Banana Crumb Muffins

A delicious and moist classic banana muffin with added cinnamon and crumb topping. These Banana Cinnamon Crumb Muffins are also gluten-free and lightened-up. Perfect for weekday breakfasts or snacking.

13. Banana Blueberry Muffins

For a healthy breakfast or snack, whip up a batch of these banana blueberry muffins. Naturally sweetened with ripe bananas and fresh or frozen blueberries, these muffins are a delicious way to curb your hunger!

Overhead shot of chocolate zucchini muffins in a muffin tin after baking.Overhead shot of chocolate zucchini muffins in a muffin tin after baking.

14. Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Rich and delicious chocolate zucchini muffins with a healthy(ish) twist and a full serving of fresh zucchini for added nutrition! Made with whole wheat flour, unrefined sugar and applesauce for an extra moist texture.

15. Healthy Carrot Cake Muffins

Carrot cake muffins offer the deliciousness of carrot cake but in a convenient, handheld form! Warming spices and shredded carrot meet the moistness of muffins in this scrumptious and healthy recipe!

16. Baby Banana Oat Muffins

Looking for an easy snack or breakfast to whip up for your baby or toddler? These baby banana muffins are free of added sugar, sweetened with banana and packed full of fiber. You can also sneak in some hidden veggies!



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