10 Muffin Recipes for Snacks or Packed Lunches

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Muffins are the perfect addition to a lunchbox whether for school, picnic, or even an hour at the playground. They satisfy hunger craving and are usually also nutritious. They are an excellent balanced alternative to bread and are easy to eat with one hand. Most can be frozen for 2-3 months so if you make a large batch you can always have some available in the freezer. Here's a list of 10 of my favourite recipes, most of them tried and tested. 


ABC Muffins

A classic muffin recipe that is suitable even for baby led weaning,  these muffins contain Apple, Carrot and Banana. They have no added sugar or salt and are not crumbly. The perfect muffin to have at hand or in the freezer for a snack anytime.


Sweet Spinach Muffins

Perfect for those picky eaters. I was impressed that for something with so much spinach and no added sugar, these muffins tasted great and my daughter was was totally gobbling them up and asking for more.


Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

These muffins are the perfect way to add some hidden veg inside a treat. The cocoa masks the zucchini colour so even perfect for picky eaters.  They taste delicious and can be frozen to use in packed lunches


Pancake Mini Muffins

These cute yummy muffins are made with a pancake batter plus any toppings of your choice


Healthy Pumpkin Muffins

These easy yet nutritious muffins can be made in one bowl and are perfect for using up any extra pumpkin


Date and Banana Muffins

No added sugar, with all the sweetness from banana and dates, these are a yummy treat or a great snack/lunchbox filler


Easy Cornbread Muffins

A great replacement for bread or as a snack on their own. They are also egg free and can be made dairy free so perfect for intolerances.


Orange Carrot Oat Muffins

Tried these out during the first COVID lockdown, mainly out of boredom. And they were totally worth it


Easy Kid-friendly Muffins

This is a basic recipe for child-friendly muffins that can be turned into savoury or sweet depending on the toppings. Comes with a list of ingredients you can add as toppings


Savoury Vegetable Muffins

These savoury muffins are a great replacement for sandwiches and wraps. They include both vegetables and cheese so they are a complete mini meal in themselves. 




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