16 Muffin Recipes To Save Your Mornings

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No matter how early you wake up, it can be tough to get a healthy breakfast on the table when you’re in a rush. A quick fix to this is breakfast muffins. They’re easy to make ahead of time, grab-and-go friendly, and most importantly, delicious. So grab one or two of these muffins on your way out and you’ll never have to skip breakfast again.

1. Southwest Breakfast Muffins

Clean Eating Southwest Breakfast Muffins Recipe
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Delicious and savory, these Southwest Breakfast Muffins are loaded with flavor and protein. They’re made with ground turkey, eggs, and bell peppers, plus a few spices for that signature southwestern kick.

2. Pancake Muffins

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What else can you make with leftover pancake batter? These Pancake Muffins are mini pancakes you can eat with your hands. Top them with honey or maple syrup for a sweet morning treat.

3. Oat Flour Muffins With Streusel Topping

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Oat Flour Muffins With Streusel Topping are the sweetest muffins in this collection for those of you who have a true sweet tooth. They are a delicious muffin that will start your morning off on a sweet note.

4. Butternut Squash Muffins

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Butternut Squash Muffins are fabulous this time of year. You get some good nutrition from the squash and whole grains, and the flavor goes really well with tea or coffee. Perfect for your morning commute.

5. Kiwi Muffins

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These Kiwi Muffins are a fabulous start to the morning. But don’t let them fool you, they also make a great snack or dessert at the end of the day.

6. Banana Nut Muffins

A banana muffin in a yellow muffin liner.
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Start your day on a delicious note with Banana Nut Muffins, the perfect blend of moist banana goodness and crunchy nutty perfection. These Banana Nut Muffins are here to make your mornings extra special without the guilt of eating a sugar and preservative-riddled breakfast.

7. Cinnamon Apple Muffins

Cinnamon Apple Muffins cooling on a black, wire rack.
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Apple season is nearly upon us. Whip up a batch of these Cinnamon Apple Muffins to start your morning off on the right foot. They are great for eating in the car on your way to work and go great with a cup of coffee.

8. Cranberry Oat Bran Muffins

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Get your bran fiber while you also get some sweet deliciousness first thing in the morning. Cranberry Oat Bran Muffins are perfect with tea or coffee and travel well.

9. Blueberry Corn Muffins

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These muffins are a match made in baking heaven, combining the subtle sweetness of cornmeal with the burst of juicy blueberries in every bite. Even Elvis was a fan! Blueberry Corn Muffins are a delightful combination of flavors that let blueberry and corn magic unfold!

10. Lemon Muffins

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Wake up your taste buds with Lemon Muffins, the perfect blend of tangy zest and fluffy goodness. Lemon Muffins are the perfect “zing” to get your morning started on the right foot,

11. Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins

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There is no feeling guilty about eating chocolate first thing in the morning when it comes in the form of a healthy muffin. It’s totally a rule. Check out these delicious Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins that will actually give you some healthy nutrition to start your day, and nobody will ever know.

12. Coconut Pineapple Muffins

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If you love tropical flavors, these Coconut Pineapple Muffins may just be the perfect muffin to start your morning. Made with whole grains and natural sugars, you can enjoy these without feeling guilty.

13. Strawberry Muffins

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Strawberry lovers will adore these healthy Strawberry Muffins. They are a healthy, sweet, and delicious start to the morning and even double as a wonderful dessert if topped with a small scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.

14. Chocolate Chip Muffins

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If you love anything chocolate chip, then these Chocolate Chip Muffins are the perfect guilt-free option for breakfast, snacks, or dessert. Warm one up in the microwave for 30 seconds to get the chocolate chips all gooey and melty.

15. Almond Flour Muffins

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If you live a grain-free or gluten-free lifestyle, these Almond Flour Muffins are the perfect addition for breakfast, snacks, or desserts. You can substitute the chocolate chips with anything you like, so pour yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy something sweet that won’t hurt your tummy.

16. Cranberry Muffins

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These sweet and tangy Cranberry Muffins are a must for cranberry lovers. Made with whole grains and natural sugars, these are a perfect breakfast or dessert. Enjoy!

Love Coffee For Breakfast But Not All The Sugar?

Clean Eating Blender Coffee Recipe
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If you need alternatives for putting processed sugar in your coffee, here are some ideas for making your morning cup of Joe a little healthier.

Do You Love Smoothies For Breakfast?

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Smoothies are great for helping you get more servings of fruits and veggies into your diet. But there are ways to amplify their benefits even further.

Struggling With Trying To Eat Healthier? This Can Help

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We all have good intentions when it comes to eating healthier. But actually doing it can be a hurdle many struggle with. These tips can help get you over the hump and on your way to eating and feeling better.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

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