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5 Healthy Muffins That Aren’t Just Cupcakes In Disguise

Guilt-free, we promise!

Muffins are great for breakfast or as an on-the-go snack—they’re the perfect size, they’re easy to carry around, they’re delicious and, if you’re a parent, you know that kids also tend to love them. However, not all muffins are created equal—many are loaded with so much sugar you might as well call them cupcakes. If you want to bake a batch that you can feel good about, try one of these recipes for tasty AND healthy muffins that make a great breakfast or nutritious snack.

1. Blueberry Oat Greek Yogurt Muffins

Greek yogurt and oats make great healthy breakfast foods on their own, so it’s no surprise that this muffin is nutritious enough to enjoy as a wholesome and hearty start to your day. Add in some blueberries, and you’ve got some natural sweetness as well as extra nutrients.

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2. Peanut Butter And Honey Banana Muffins

In addition to whole grains, these muffins are loaded with protein-filled peanut butter and sweetened naturally with honey and banana.

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3. Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Put down the brownies and opt for these squash-filled chocolate muffins instead. They’re satisfyingly ooey-gooey, but also happen to be filled with zucchini, so they’re a great way to sneak veggies into your child’s diet.

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4. Whole-Wheat Apple Cinnamon Muffins

These whole-grain muffins are loaded with fresh apples as well as apple sauce. They’re sweetened with maple syrup, and they have a little bit of crunch from the addition of pecans.

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5. Healthy Blender Sweet Potato Muffins

If you’re gluten-free, you’ll love these muffins, as they don’t contain any flour. Instead, they are made with sweet potatoes and carrots, and they’re even vegan to boot. Another great hidden veggie option for the kiddos!

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