Muffins make great breakfast food and snack food, and with these easy recipes, you can serve different muffins every day of the week.
Whenever I find myself with an abundance of fruit (blueberries and raspberries are perfect), I make muffins. Muffins are also perfect when you've got overripe fruit, like bananas, that you want to use quickly. If you want to give the kids a wholesome breakfast or snack that tastes great, muffins can be a terrific option for that, too. And muffins freeze well, too. Just store in an airtight container. I like to serve muffins straight from the oven, but if you can't do that, toast them or warm in the microwave.
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Lemon and blueberry are a natural flavor combination, and the pairing works beautifully in this recipe. If you have demerara sugar or turbinado sugar (both of which have larger crystals than granulated sugar), use that for the topping.
Natural oat bran and whole wheat flour add fiber to this wholesome muffin recipe. Serve these muffins with a smear of strawberry butter or one of my other flavored butter recipes
These muffins taste like a decadent pumpkin cake with a cream cheese frosting, but they are actually quite healthy. The addition of bran cereal adds fiber to this recipe. Pumpkin is loaded with vitamin A, and these muffins have less sugar than many other muffin recipes.
If you like these muffins, try my: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread Recipe
Vanilla yogurt in the batter makes these muffins wonderfully moist and tender. A buttery streusel topping is the perfect finish for these decadent muffins.
See also: Raspberry Yogurt Smoothie Recipe
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These banana muffins are great on their own, but the walnut streusel topping really takes this recipe over the top. If you don't have walnuts on hand, feel free to use chopped pecans instead.
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These muffins are bursting with bold flavors. Filled with mandarin oranges and chocolate chips (I like dark chocolate chips, but feel free to use semisweet or milk chocolate chips if you prefer), these muffins make a perfect snack or dessert.
These muffins have all the great flavors of carrot cake, including carrots, coconut, walnuts and raisins. Coconut oil adds a hint of additional coconut flavor, but if you can't find it, feel free to use softened butter instead.
If there was ever a dessert muffin recipe, this would be it. Chocolate muffins are filled with mini marshmallows, chocolate chips and chopped walnuts in this kid-pleasing recipe that makes a fantastic snack or dessert.
These are my favorite muffins to make for Christmas or New Year's brunch. There is just something about the flavors of lemon and cranberries that make the holidays come alive. You can make these muffins in a regular muffin tin or a mini muffin tin for bite-sized treats.