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8 Healthy Muffin Recipes for School Lunches

8 Healthy Muffin Recipes for School Lunches

Muffins are a great way to jazz up your child’s lunchbox. They’re portable, filling, and most importantly—healthy! And with these eight recipes, you can be sure that your child is getting a nutritious meal they will love.

From banana chocolate chips to zucchinis muffins, there’s something for everyone! So get baking and send your child off to school with a delicious and healthy lunchbox they will be excited to eat!


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Well well well, it’s about time we use those trays again. School’s back!

Muffins are always in my boys’ school lunches as I love that you can make them ahead, freeze them, and just pop them into their lunch box where they’ll defrost and be perfect and fluffy by the time it gets to morning tea time.

Plus when you make them yourself at home, you know exactly what ingredients are going into your child’s lunch.

Some shop-bought ones are frighteningly full of sugar, so make these recipes in bulk, and freeze them for later!

8 Healthy Muffin Recipes for School Lunches | Stay At Home Mum

Savoury Herb Zucchini Muffins

The secret ingredient in here (well not so secret) is the zucchini. It makes them delicious and moist, even if you do freeze them! Savoury Herb Zucchini Muffins are a great way to sneak some veggies into your diet. The zucchini makes them moist and delicious, and the herbs add a nice touch of flavor.

If you’re in the mood for something hearty and filling, Savoury Herb Zucchini Muffins are definitely worth trying.

Savoury Herb Zucchini Muffins | Stay at Home Mum

Grab the recipe HERE!


Sultana Cinnamon

Using wholemeal flour in your home cooking is a good way to hide a healthy ingredient from the kids….  Just remember if you are substituting wholemeal flour for normal flour in any recipe, you need to add a little bit more liquid or it will be dry!  Not in this recipe though – it is made with wholemeal flour, rolled oats and sultanas!

Sultana cinnamon is a type of cinnamon that is often used in baking. It has a sweet, mellow flavor that is perfect for adding to cookies, cakes, and other desserts. However, sultana cinnamon can also be used in savory dishes, such as curries and stews.

cinnamon and sultana muffins | Stay at Home Mum

Grab the recipe for Sultana Cinnamon Muffins HERE


Three-Ingredient Berry Muffins

This three-ingredient recipe is not only easy – but you can use any available berries you have on hand! Three-Ingredient Berry Muffins are a quick and easy way to enjoy fresh berries in a delicious muffin. The recipe is simple: just mix together berries, sugar, and flour, and bake.

If you’re looking for a light and fluffy dessert with a delicate flavor, this sweer treat is probably for you. If you’re in the mood for something quick and easy, they might just hit the spot.

Three-Ingredient Berry Muffins | Stay At Home Mum

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Healthy Sour Cream Blueberry Muffins

I have included a little brown sugar in this recipe, but please, feel free to just leave it out or alternatively substitute it with the same amount of apple puree.  My blueberries were a little tart, so give your blueberries a try before making these to judge how much or little sugar to add!

Healthy Sour Cream Blueberry Muffins | Stay at Home Mum

Get the recipe HERE!


Cheesy Spinach and Cauliflower

Muffins don’t need to be sweet!  In fact, I think savory ones are so much better as not only can I make them for the school lunches, but I can heat them up with a little butter and have them for morning tea or a really light lunch.  Plus they are a great way to use up odds and sods of vegetables in the fridge!

Cheesy Spinach Cauliflower Muffins | Stay at Home Mum

Grab the recipe for Cheesy Spinach and Cauliflower Muffins HERE


Gluten Free Banana, Coconut and Blueberry Muffins

There are so many options for people sensitive to Gluten or Celiac now.  With gluten-free flours being so readily available, it does make it easier to live with the condition.  This recipe uses Almond Meal instead of flour, which is delicious regardless of any allergies you might have.

8 Healthy Muffin Recipes for School Lunches | Stay At Home Mum

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Apple and Cinnamon Oat Muffins

Feel free to reduce the amount of brown sugar in this recipe, or you can leave it out altogether if you like! Apple and Cinnamon Oat Muffins are a fall favorite. The combination of sweet apples and warming cinnamon is delicious, and the oats add a lovely texture.

This recipe lightens things up by using yogurt in place of some of the oil and adding a bit of extra baking powder for a lift. The result is a treat that is moist and flavourful, with a wonderful spiced taste. Give this recipe a try, and you may just find yourself making muffins all season long!

Apple Cinnamon Oat Muffins | Stay at Home Mum

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Gluten Free Dairy Free Raspberry Muffins

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Raspberry Muffins are a delicious and healthy alternative! They are perfect for those with gluten or dairy allergies, and they are also vegan and grain-free. I was really excited to try them!

gluten free dairy free raspberry muffins | Stay at Home Mum

Grab the recipe HERE


 

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