16 Moist, Marvelous Breakfast Muffins

Easy, freezable, and delicious, muffins are the ultimate quick breakfast or snack.

  • Pear and Walnut Muffins
    Photo: Jan Smith

    Pear and Walnut Muffins

    The salty, crunchy nuts complement the sweet pears perfectly. For optimal flavor, use Anjou or Bartlett pears and turbinado sugar.
  • Apple-Oatmeal Muffins
    Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Jen Everett

    Apple-Oatmeal Muffins

    Treat yourself to Apple-Oatmeal Muffins for a breakfast-on-the-go or afternoon snack. These moist muffins are studded with fresh apples and applesauce, making it a favorite for everyone
  • Whole Wheat, Oatmeal, and Raisin Muffins

    Whole Wheat, Oatmeal, and Raisin Muffins

    Ramp up your fiber intake with these delicious muffins, which feature a hearty combination of wheat germ, whole wheat flour, wheat bran, and quick-cooking oats. Dates, raisins, and cranberries add just a touch of sweet and tart flavors. Pair with a glass of skim milk for a filling breakfast treat.
  • <p>Top of the Morning Muffins</p>
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    Top of the Morning Muffins

    Let's get healthy! A breakfast of one of these homemade gluten-free muffins, a cup of low-fat Greek yogurt, and a piece of fruit has fewer calories and more protein than one commercial gluten-free muffin.
  • Raspberry-Almond Streusel Muffins
    Photo: David Prince; Styling: Linda Hirst

    Raspberry-Almond Streusel Muffins

    Berrylicious muffins feature both almond extract and slivered almonds, giving you more of that nutty taste you love.
  • Jam-Filled Poppy-Seed Muffins
    Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps

    Jam-Filled Poppy-Seed Muffins

    Kids will love biting into Jam-Filled Poppy-Seed Muffins to discover a colorful, sweet surprise inside.
  • Yogurt Streusel Muffins
    Photo: Mark Thomas; Styling: Lynn Miller

    Yogurt Streusel Muffins

    Tangy yogurt is a healthy addition to the batter of these tasy muffins. The spiced nut streusel topping makes this one a recipe for the books.
  • Cranberry-Cornmeal Muffins
    Ryan Benyi; Styling: Jen Everett

    Cranberry-Cornmeal Muffins

    Studded with fresh cranberries, Cranberry-Cornmeal Muffins are both delicious and nutritious while delivering a great on-the-go-breakfast or snack.
  • Blueberry Power Muffins with Almond Streusel
    Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Blueberry Power Muffins with Almond Streusel

    Jump-start your morning with these muffins, packed with B vitamins, calcium, antioxidants, and heart-healthy fats. We've made them healthier by incorporating whole wheat flour, oats, and low-fat yogurt and milk. Try substituting other berries or bananas for even more flavor combinations.
  • Cranberry-Orange Muffins
    Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke

    Cranberry-Orange Muffins

    Pair tart dried cranberries with sweet grated orange rind for an irresistible muffin that's perfect for a quick, on-the-go snack.
  • <p>Fruit of the Forest Muffins</p>
    Photo: Oxmoor House

    Fruit of the Forest Muffins

    These gluten-free muffins highlight mixed fresh berries, but you can omit the berries and use the recipe to incorporate any other gluten-free mix-ins you like.
  • Banana-Nutella Muffins
    Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps

    Banana-Nutella Muffins

    Sweet and fruity, nutty and chocolaty: these scrumptious Banana-Nutella Muffins have it all.
  • Whole-Grain Blackberry Spice Muffins
    Photo: Jan Smith

    Whole-Grain Blackberry Spice Muffins

    Whole-grain oats add nutritional "oomph" to this blackberry muffin recipe. We've called for apple-pie spice, but try experimenting with pumpkin-pie spice or plain cinnamon and nutmeg to make these muffins your own.
  • Pumpkin-Chocolate Chip Muffins
    Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Jen Everett

    Pumpkin-Chocolate Chip Muffins

    Whip up a batch of Pumpkin-Chocolate Chip Muffins to have on-hand for a fast, breakfast-on-the-go. Pumpkin puree and seeds provide seasonal flavor with added sweetness from chocolate chips.
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins

    Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins

    Kids are sure to love this twist on the classic PB&J sandwich. The peanut butter flavor is mild by design, but one reviewer suggests spooning the peanut butter on top of the muffins before baking instead of mixing into the batter for a more pronounced flavor.
  • Kathie's Zucchini Muffins
    Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Zapalowski

    Kathie's Zucchini Muffins

    Delicious, satisfying, and filled with summer veggies—these muffins consistently receive rave reviews from bakers and eaters alike.
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