Not to brag, but making deliciously healthy muffins with added fruits & veggies is kinda of my superpower! These 40+ tried-and-true muffin recipes can be made in one bowl (or blender!), make for easy, grab-n-go breakfasts or snack options, freeze beautifully—and, are THE perfect vehicle for getting bonus fruits and veggies.

Muffin in a muffin liner with chocolate chips and oatmeal on top sitting on a white surface. More muffins are out-of-focus in the background. A few chocolate chips, oats, and a cinnamon stick are strewn on the counter.

Early on in my veggie-loading journey I realized taking a gradual approach to increasing my vegetable intake was key (see my Veggie-Loaded Roadmap for more info!). And what better way to do that than to whip up batches (and batches!) of healthy muffins! Of course, since I create recipes for a living, I may make a wee bit more than the average Jane. (I kind of have a reputation of dropping off a bunch of healthy muffins on the doorstep of family, friends, and neighbors. Fortunately, it’s a great thing to be known for!) Not surprisingly, muffins are still one of my favorite ways to get in some extra veg. I love playing around in the kitchen to see which veggies work and how I can incorporate some lesser used ingredients (like my Moist Beetroot Chocolate Muffins!).

Since I know every person (kid or adult) is at a different point in their veggie-lovin’ journey, this collection of fruit and veggie-loaded muffins has a little something for everyone! Some muffins that CLEARY loaded with veggies (like my green smoothie muffins). Some where the fruits and veggies are not really obvious (veggie-loaded chocolate muffins). And some muffin recipes that fall in between (my Apple Banana Carrot Muffins). Heck, we even have Paleo and savory muffins in this round-up! So no matter who you are or your dietary needs, if you have a goal of adding more fruits and veggies to the menu in a delicious, feel-good way….there is a recipe here for you!

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Just Sweet Enough Healthy Muffins

Yellow Squash Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

These Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are tender, moist, full of lemon flavor and rocking an extra good-for-you ingredient…yellow squash! Made with white whole wheat flour, Greek yogurt, poppy seeds, and less added sugar than most muffin recipes, these muffins are packed with a cup and a half of grated summer squash! Mixed all in own bowl + done baking in under 20 minutes, these veggie-loaded muffins are a great grab-and-go choice for a healthy breakfast or tasty snack.
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Healthy & Moist Chocolate Zucchini Muffins in a big tray

Healthy & Moist Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

These Chocolate Zucchini Muffins are mixed all in one bowl, perfectly moist thanks to the addition of grated zucchini and have less added sugar than most muffin recipes. Made with whole wheat flour and naturally sweetened with maple syrup and applesauce, these decadent muffins get a boost of chocolate goodness from your favorite chocolate chips. Perfect for a wholesome sweet snack or fun breakfast, these muffins are a delicious and full of good-for-you ingredients.
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One-Bowl Healthy Oatmeal Carrot Muffins in a tray

One-Bowl Healthy Oatmeal Carrot Muffins

These Oatmeal Carrot Muffins are tender, moist and oh-so flavorful. Made with whole wheat flour, rolled oats, and less added sugar than most muffin recipes, these muffins are packed with a cup of grated carrots! Mixed all in one bowl + done baking in under 20 minutes, these veggie-loaded muffins are a great grab-and-go choice for a healthy breakfast or hearty snack.
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Moist Beetroot Chocolate Muffins

These Beetroot Chocolate Muffins are perfectly sweet, easy to make and full of good-for-you ingredients. Made from pureed beets, Greek yogurt, white whole wheat flour, cocoa powder and naturally sweetened with maple syrup. These nutrient-dense muffins are kid-friendly and are perfect for breakfast, snack, or as a healthier dessert.
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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.

Healthy Lunch Box Muffins

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.
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Whole Wheat Apple Banana Carrot Muffins served

Whole Wheat ABC Muffins (apple, banana, carrot)

These ABC Muffins are moist, tender, made with whole wheat flour, and are packed with apples, bananas, and carrots! Done baking in under 20 minutes, these veggie-loaded muffins are a great grab-and-go choice for a healthy breakfast or hearty snack.
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Fluffy Whole Wheat Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins

These Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins are flavorful, fluffy, easy to make and the perfect fall baked good! Made with whole wheat flour, grated zucchini, pumpkin puree, applesauce, and some brown sugar, these moist muffins are a delicious snack or breakfast.
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Chocolate Chip Zucchini Strawberry Muffins

Prepare to fall in love with these easy + delicious Chocolate Chip Zucchini Strawberry Muffins! They’re perfectly sweet, made with white whole wheat flour, grated zucchini, diced strawberries, and a handful of chocolate chips. Baked up in 22 minutes, they’re a great healthier sweet treat or a wholesome mid-day snack.
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Pineapple Carrot Muffins

Healthy Pineapple Carrot Muffins are easy to make and perfectly moist! Loaded with shredded carrots, naturally sweetened with honey + fruit, and made with whole grains. The perfect healthy breakfast muffin recipe.
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Fluffy Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Muffins on a rack

Fluffy Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Muffins

Fluffy, moist, flavorful and perfectly sweetened, these sweet potato muffins are delicious, made with whole wheat flour, are lower in added sugar than traditional muffin recipes, and a wonderful veggie muffin to add to your breakfast or snack rotation!
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Sweet Kale Muffins in a baking tray

Sweet Kale Muffins

These Sweet Kale Muffins are tender, moist and so delicious. Made with blended kale, applesauce, whole wheat flour, a little maple syrup or honey and studded with optional chocolate chips, these muffins are a great way to these muffins a great way to get some extra veggies into your diet! Done baking in under 20 minutes and perfect as a healthy breakfast or hearty snack option.
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Wholesome & Fluffy Banana Carrot Muffins

These Banana Carrot Muffins combine the beautiful flavors of banana bread and carrot into a light, fluffy, and moist muffin! Made with whole wheat flour, oats, and naturally sweetened, they are a healthy breakfast recipe or the perfect snack for a busy day.
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Mini Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins (with butternut squash)

These healthy mini blueberry muffins are loaded with whole grains, naturally sweetened and use a secret ingredient: butternut squash!
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A stack of the delicious pumpkin protein muffins

Fluffy & Filling Pumpkin Protein Muffins

These Pumpkin Protein Muffins are easy to make, fluffy, delicious and packed with protein from lentils and eggs! The perfect healthy breakfast or snack.
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Hearty Whole Wheat Banana Zucchini Muffins

You’ll love these easy, one-bowl Banana Zucchini Muffins! They're lightly spiced with cinnamon, made with whole wheat flour, rolled oats, grated zucchini, mashed banana and optional walnuts and chocolate chips. Baked up in 22 minutes, they’re a great healthy breakfast muffin, or a wholesome mid-day snack.
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Fluffy Whole Wheat Carrot Zucchini Muffins

Healthy carrot zucchini muffins are naturally sweetened, perfectly moist, and delightfully fluffy. Made from whole grains, naturally sweetened, full of protein from yogurt, and loaded with 2 cups of veggies, these muffins are the perfect healthy breakfast, lunch boxes or a quick snack option.
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Healthy Morning Glory Breakfast Muffins

Packed with flavor and good-for-you ingredients, these Morning Glory Muffins are a healthy and delicious way to start the day! Veggie-loaded and perfect for a snack or grab-and-go breakfast, these muffins have less sugar than other Morning Glory Muffin recipes, and instead use maple syrup or honey. They’re perfect for making ahead to make a busy day a little easier.
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Blueberry Avocado Muffins

These Blueberry Avocado Muffins are easy to make, loaded with good-for-you ingredients, and the perfect healthy breakfast or snack!
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Healthy Cranberry Orange Carrot Muffins

These Healthy Cranberry Orange Carrot Muffins just taste like the holidays! Loaded with whole grains, the perfect amount of tang from cranberries balanced out by the sweetness of orange, carrot, and maple syrup or honey.
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Healthy Butternut Squash-Banana Blender Muffins

These butternut squash and banana muffins are delicious, low in sugar, and easy to whip-up in just 30 minutes with the help of a high-powdered blender. Made with mashed butternut squash, these veggie-loaded muffins are a great grab-and-go choice for a healthy breakfast.
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Hearty One-Bowl Parsnip Muffins

These Parsnip Muffins are moist, tender, made with whole wheat flour, rolled oats, warm spices, and are perfectly sweet! Mixed in one bowl and done baking in under 20 minutes, these hearty muffins are perfect for a healthy breakfast or quick snack.
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Veggie-Loaded Chocolate Protein Muffins

These Chocolate Protein Muffins are the perfect healthy breakfast! Packed with veggies AND protein from blended lentils (that you can't taste!), they’re delicious, easy to make, adaptable + super kid-approved!
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Healthy Chocolate Muffins (with Veggies!)

With over a hundred 5-star ratings, these Healthy Chocolate Muffins are a must-make! Packed with good-for-you ingredients and so fluffy, these delicious muffins can also be mixed up in your blender and are done baking in just 20 minutes. Loaded with greens and carrots, you are going to love how much your family adores these healthy muffins!
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Zucchini Lemon Muffins

These Healthy Zucchini Lemon Muffins are simply the BEST! Bright in flavor, delicious, easy and made with simple ingredients. You are going to love these healthy muffins.
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Egg-Free Chocolate Butternut Squash Muffins

Easy & delicious chocolate butternut squash muffins!  These healthy chocolate muffins are made entirely from ingredients you probably already have kicking around your pantry and kitchen! Kid-approved, egg-free, dairy-free, vegan and made from wholegrain ingredients, the muffins are going to be a new family favorite!
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Vegan Carrot Muffins (with lentils!)

These Vegan Carrot Cake Muffins are perfect for an easy grab-and-go breakfast or snack! Kid-friendly, added veggies and packed with fiber and protein. And, no, you can’t even taste the lentils!
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Healthy Carrot Pumpkin Muffins

These Healthy Carrot Pumpkin Muffins are silly easy to make and full of wonderful flavor. Loaded with good-for-you orange veggies, they are wonderful for breakfast, a snack or a lunch box addition. Naturally gluten free, dairy-free and can be easily made nut-free.
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Wholesome Chocolate Chip Zucchini Oatmeal Muffins served

Wholesome Chocolate Chip Zucchini Oatmeal Muffins

These Chocolate Chip Zucchini Oatmeal Muffins are so easy to throw, bake up in 20 minutes, and are beyond delicious. Made from blended oats, naturally sweetened with applesauce + a little maple syrup, rocking a cup of grated zucchini, and studded with chocolate chips, these healthy muffins make for the perfect one-the-go breakfast and tasty snack.
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Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Muffins

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 simple ingredients, these muffins make the perfect addition to any breakfast or are a healthy snack.
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Pumpkin Gingerbread Muffins (gluten free)

These moist and fluffy Pumpkin Gingerbread Muffins are loaded with seasonal flavors, packed with spices and perfectly sweet.  The perfect sweet treat to enjoy this holiday season. Gluten free, dairy-free.
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Carrot Apple Vegan Muffins

These Carrot Apple Vegan Muffins are kid-friendly, easy and as yummy as they are healthy! Made from oats, naturally sweetened and veggie-loaded, they are mixed entirely in your blender and are gluten free, dairy-free and egg-free!
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Oatmeal Green Smoothie Muffins

These Oatmeal Green Smoothie Muffins are so easy to make, perfectly sweet, and made with so many good-for-you ingredients! Great as a healthy breakfast or snack, these muffins are hearty thanks to ground oats, sweetened with banana and a little maple syrup or honey, and packed with 2 cups of spinach! With over a hundred 5-star ratings, these spinach banana muffins are a must-make!
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Paleo Muffins

Healthy Paleo Apple Cinnamon Muffins served on top of each other with a couple of fresh apples around

Paleo Apple Cinnamon Muffins

These Paleo Apple Cinnamon Muffins are not only delicious, but easy to make! The perfect healthy muffin, these are naturally sweetened, gluten free and dairy-free!
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Lemon Paleo Muffins

These Lemon Paleo Muffins are so easy to make in one bowl and are so delicious! Gluten free, dairy free, easily made nut-free and refined sugar free- they make a great breakfast, snack or dessert.
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Chocolate Chip Paleo Pumpkin Muffins

These Chocolate Chips Paleo Pumpkin Muffins are super easy to make and so delicious! The perfect fall baking project that is kid-approved, naturally gluten free and dairy free.
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Paleo Green Smoothie Muffins

These Paleo Green Smoothie Muffins are packed with amazing ingredients like spinach, banana, and honey. Loaded with fiber & protein—these grain free muffins are the perfect breakfast.
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Strawberry Avocado Chocolate Paleo muffins

These Strawberry Avocado Chocolate Paleo muffins are the perfect balance of sweet berries and rich chocolate and avocados. Made with almond flour, they are totally grain free, dairy-free, and paleo friendly.  Perfect for a healthy sweet treat or fun snack!
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Paleo Banana Blueberry Muffins

These Paleo banana blueberry muffins are the perfect easy breakfast or snack. Mixed in one bowl, these healthy muffins are fluffy, moist and naturally sweetened. Gluten-free and dairy-free.
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A little hand holding one of the Almond Butter Blueberry Zucchini Muffins with more muffins ready to be served.

Almond Butter Blueberry Zucchini Muffins

These Almond Butter Blueberry Zucchini Muffins are easy, fluffy, and so delicious! Paleo, gluten free, dairy-free, but no one will be able to tell!
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Chocolate Zucchini Paleo Muffins

Chocolate zucchini Paleo muffins that are so delicious and easy. This recipe is naturally Grain/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, veggie-loaded and kid-friendly! And it is mixed all in one bowl, so there are less dishes! Always a win!
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Paleo Banana Muffin

These Paleo banana muffins are easy to make and are the perfect healthy breakfast or snack. Light, fluffy, moist and flavorful. Naturally gluten-free and dairy-free.
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Savory Muffins

Veggie-Loaded Pizza Muffins looking extra yummy.

20-Minute Veggie-Loaded Pizza Muffins

These savory Veggie-Loaded Pizza Muffins are easy to make at home in a muffin tin, quick to reheat, and a healthy idea for kids lunch boxes! The pizza muffins are made with white whole wheat flour, and packed with spinach, grated carrots and zucchini for a boost of vegetables in every bite!
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Savory Vegetable Muffins on a cooling rack with a white tea cloth, with one muffin is cut open to show the texture of a cooked muffin

Savory 3-Veggie Muffins

These Savory Veggie Muffins are easy to make, full of healthy ingredients and are the perfect way to get more veggies in at any meal! Loaded with 3 different veggies (carrot, broccoli, zucchini), they are great for breakfast, in lunch boxes, or as a snack or a side to dinner!
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Savory Double Corn Muffins Served Fresh

Savory Double Corn Muffins

These Double Corn Muffins are perfect for dipping into a bowl of chili or enjoying as a BBQ side!  Simple to make in one bowl, these savory muffins have a tender cornbread texture with whole pieces of corn in each bite!
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Whole Wheat Apple Banana Carrot Muffins served
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Fruit & Veggie Muffin Recipes: Whole Wheat ABC Muffins (apple, banana, carrot)

Yield: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Cuisine: American
Course: Breakfast
These ABC Muffins are moist, tender, made with whole wheat flour, and are packed with apples, bananas, and carrots! Done baking in under 20 minutes, these veggie-loaded muffins are a great grab-and-go choice for a healthy breakfast or hearty snack.

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup finely shredded carrot, about 2 medium carrots
  • 1 cup shredded apple, about 1 medium apple
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana, about 2 overripe bananas
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup avocado oil, or vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup milk, any kind
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • cups whole wheat flour

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375℉. Line a standard muffin tin with paper liners or grease with oil.
  • Place the grated carrot and apple in a few layers of paper towel or a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out most of the excess liquid over the sink.
    Grated carrots and apples in the middle of a paper towel.
  • Add the squeezed carrot and apple to a large bowl. Add the mashed banana, eggs, oil, milk, and brown sugar, and whisk until well combined.
  • Stir in the baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
    Cinnamon, salt, baking powder on top of mixed wet ingredients for ABC muffins in a bowl with a green spatula.
  • Add the oats and flour, then stir until the flour is just incorporated.
    Whole wheat flour and rolled oats on top of the mixed wet ingredients for ABC muffins in a bowl with a green spatula.
  • Spoon the batter into the muffin cups, filling about ¾ of the way.
    The batter for ABC muffins in a lined muffin tin before baking.
  • Bake until the tops of the muffins are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 15-17 minutes.
    Baked ABC muffins fresh out of the muffin in a12-hole muffin tin on a white table.
  • Enjoy warm or allow to cool fully, then store in an airtight container in the fridge for 4 to 5 days or well wrapped in the freezer for 1 month.
Serving: 1muffin, Calories: 149kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 31mg, Sodium: 153mg, Potassium: 173mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 1847IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 46mg, Iron: 1mg