A Rainbow of Healthy Muffins

While updating my recipe index recently, I noticed that I have shared more muffin recipes than any other yummy dish. So, I thought I’d put together a “best of” post, so you can enjoy a colourful variety of muffins together in one place.

I love muffins because they are a yummy, healthy treat and I usually like to pack them full of wholesome ingredients. They make the perfect healthy kids snack, containing a decent serving of carbohydrate, maybe a portion of dairy and usually a fruit or vegetable serve too.

Best of all – muffins are easy to make and usually can be beaten by hand, (no washing up of beaters required!) in fact the less muffins are mixed the more luscious the end result.
Here are a Rainbow of Muffins, all including a fruit or vegetable, to inspire you to get your muffin on! All these muffins are “picky eater approved”, having been devoured by my picky eater (Mr 4) when he usually refuses to eat pretty much all the vegetables/fruit contained within the muffins. Enjoy!

Red

I found these Berry Oat Muffins with a Crunchy Cornflake Topping were difficult to resist. The topping tastes so much richer and calorie dense than the healthy ingredients it’s made of. They’re crunchy and sweet and your kids will love them!
Orange

 

These Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins were made over Passover, a time when I’m always looking for healthy ways for the kids to snack, while incorporating some healthy veg into their diet. The ground almonds work so well, they are so light that you wouldn’t even know they are gluten free.
Yellow

 

I’ve been enjoying cooking with Quinoa lately, and found these Quinoa, Corn and Oat Muffins to be both delicious and nutritious.I served the muffins in a cute Muffin Tin Meal and the boys LOVED them!

Green

 

These Zucchini and Banana Muffins contain pureed Zucchini along with sweet Banana and were a huge hit in our house.
Pink

I made these Beetroot and Chocolate Muffins when I found myself with a kilo of Beetroot which was calling out to be cooked with. I also made Beetroot and Lamb Burgers and Beetroot, Coconut and Tofu Risotto with my surplus Beetroot.

 
Writing this post has inspired me to come up with so many more yummy muffin combinations. But I’d love to hear from you - what is your favorite muffin flavor? 

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Comments

  1. What a great post! The zucchini and banana muffins look sooo good:) Thanks for sharing!

    Katie
    http://www.funhomethings.com

  2. Yum. I love finding healthy new recipes. Thanks.

  3. Oooooo….this sounds like a muffin meal that I would enjoy..Hehe! We did a rainbow theme this week, too :) Thanks for sharing.

  4. Thank you for linking up to Muffin TIn Monday! Beetroot and chocolate sounds super interesting…my fave is probably anything with cinnamon in it. :)

  5. Thank you so much for sharing all these wonderful muffin ideas! I’m going to pin this so I actually remember to make them later :) Thanks for linking up at Thrifty Thursday, hope to see you again this week!

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