These 11 Veggie-Packed Healthy Muffin Recipes for kids are a delicious way to get vegetables in a breakfast, but also work as a healthy snack or lunch. Each muffin recipe is easy, gluten free, dairy free and a tried-and-true favorite with children of all ages.
Veggies. We are all looking for creative and delicious ways to get more of them into our diets. And definitely ways to get more veggies into our kids’ diets. Believe it or not, veggie-loaded muffin recipes are a great vessel for vegetables and are a favorite snack and/or breakfast of many kiddos! They are often easy to whip up, simple to store, are perfectly portioned out for you and super handy to have for those (inevitable) mornings when a grab-and-go breakfast is needed! Yep, veggie-loaded muffin recipes are the bee’s knees, in my book. Here are some tried-and-true, kid-approved, veggie-packed muffin recipes for you to keep on hand
The ultimate veggie-loaded muffin recipe, this is THE recipe to start with! Deeply loved by children (and adults) of all ages, you might be surprised about how delicious these green muffins are! Mixed entirely in your blender, healthy baking doesn’t get much easier than these muffins. Naturally gluten free when you use gluten free oats, they are also dairy-free and can be easily made egg-free.
If you feel like your little (or big) one will be iffy about eating these beauties based on their color, I *highly* recommend bringing your kiddo into the kitchen to help you cook them. When children are involved in cooking the food they eat, they instant become more interested and invested in it. Also, don’t feel like you HAVE to put all of the recommended spinach in your first batch. Low and slow. Have the kids add just a few leaves of spinach into the batter and let them see how much they enjoy it. Then, add more the next go around! Slowly but surely, your family will fall head over heels in love with these veggie-loaded muffins!
Love the idea of green smoothie muffins but need a grain-free and/or Paleo version? Try these muffins on for size! Whether they are your out-of-the-box way to get veggies in at breakfast, your go-to healthy after school snack or your sneaky way to make sure your kiddos have greens in their lunch boxes, Paleo Green Smoothie Muffins are going to become staple recipe in your house!
I love a good one-bowl recipes. Less dishes + healthy recipes for my family = all the magic. And this veggie-loaded muffin recipe is a total winner for kids AND adults alike. Full of protein and healthy fat, plus naturally gluten free and dairy free!
These Chocolate Avocado Strawberry Muffins are stinking delicious, perfectly chocolatey, the ideal level of sweetness from strawberries and *loaded* with healthy fat from awesome avocados. Yep, these muffins are pretty amazing, in flavor and ingredients! Totally Paleo, naturally sweetened, dairy-free and gluten free….you are going to fall in love with how simple and amazing this recipe is!
If you like pumpkin in a recipe, you are going to LOVE these butternut squash muffins! The perfect veggie-loaded muffin recipe for “veggie resistant” eaters, since it is a healthy chocolate treat, these are the perfect muffin for kiddos with a nut, dairy or gluten allergy…since they are free of all of those!
Don’t feel like you have to wait for fall to make these beauties! If you don’t have any pumpkin on hand, you can use mashed sweet potatoes or butternut squash instead! Veggie-loaded made a little extra fun with the addition of a few chocolate chips, these muffins have a warm satisfying flavor and are naturally gluten free, Paleo, and dairy-free!
These are probably one of my favorite veggie-loaded muffin recipes! Super easy to make, low in natural sugar, and just the right combo of blueberries and veggie goodness from zucchini. These super popular muffins are mix in one bowl and can be made with peanut butter instead of almond butter. Or chocolate chips instead of blueberries. You can even do carrots instead of zucchini. Naturally Paleo, gluten free and dairy-free.
These Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins are silly easy to make in your blender and beyond delicious. Loaded with veggies and studded with chocolate. So, basically they are pretty much the best thing ever! Oh! And they are naturally gluten free, dairy-free and can be easily made nut-free.
One-Bowl Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Muffins are easy peasy to whip up and a delicious way to get vitamin-rich sweet potato into your family’s bellies. Paired with delicious peanut butter and made with just 8 real food ingredients, these muffins make the perfect addition to any breakfast or as a healthy snack.
Another super easy, veggie-loaded muffin recipe mixed easy peasy….and this one is entirely vegan! Full of warm flavors from cinnamon and apples with the complimentary flavor carrot and oat based, these muffins have the perfect flavor to wake up to!
These healthy lunch box muffins are super easy to make and add so much goodness to any meal or snack! Naturally gluten free, packed with vegetables and naturally sweetened, they can easily be made nut free, dairy-free and egg-free.