Everyone loves muffins, especially children. Why not bake a batch together for an exciting breakfast? The kids can help mash bananas, tip blueberries into batter, or stir everything together. If you don’t fancy something fruity, try our clever courgette muffins – or maybe veg-packed egg muffins.


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1. Breakfast muffins

Breakfast muffins

Children will love mashing the bananas for these wholesome breakfast muffins, made without refined sugar. Apple sauce and honey add more natural sweetness and there’s cinnamon, blueberries, seeds and vanilla for even more flavour.

2. Easy banana muffins

Banana muffins

Get the kids involved with these super-easy banana muffins, ideal for a homemade breakfast when you don’t have much time. Use brown and spotty bananas for the best, most intense flavour and decorate with pecans.

3. Easy egg muffins

A muffin tray full of egg muffins

It only takes 15 minutes to prepare these easy egg muffins, made colourful with chopped red pepper, broccoli, spring onions and smoked paprika. Add plenty of grated cheddar and a sprinkling of chopped chives to finish.

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4. Easy blueberry muffins

Blueberry muffins

Blueberries burst with beautiful purple colour and natural sweetness when you bake them. Add a whole pack to this easy blueberry muffin batter, made moist with natural yogurt. This recipes has more than 150 five star ratings – so try them today!

5. Pumpkin muffins

Pumpkin muffins cooling on a wire wrack with autumn foliage in the background

Children will love these orange-tinted pumpkin muffins, made with a can of pumpkin purée to speed things up. Add plenty of ground cinnamon (or pumpkin spice, if you can find it), and use soft light brown sugar for a rich flavour.

6. Mix & match pancake muffins

Mix & match pancake muffins

Do your kids like pancakes? They’ll love these mix & match pancake muffins, which taste exactly like pancakes (complete with maple syrup) but don’t involve standing over a hot hob. Add fresh raspberries or blueberries for a burst of colour.

7. Fruitburst muffins

Fruitburst muffins

These fluffy fruitburst muffins come speckled with blueberries, cranberries, raisins and dried apricots. Orange zest adds even more colour, and the children can help stir the batter together. Plus there’s no added refined sugar – just a little honey.

8. Apple & sultana muffins

A close-up of an apple muffin

Most kids love apples and sultanas, so treat them to these apple & sultana muffins for a weekend breakfast. Grated apple makes these muffins moist, and wholemeal flour instead of the regular kind will keep bellies full for longer.

9. Courgette muffins

Courgette muffins with white frosting

Vegetables for breakfast? It will work, we promise! You can’t really taste the grated courgette in this courgette muffins recipe – it’s just there to add moistness, and to act as a secret hit of veg. Leave the soft cheese frosting off, if you think it’s too much for breakfast.

10. Banana and blueberry muffins

Banana and blueberry muffins

Low in fat, these banana and blueberry muffins are bound to be a hit with children. It’s a great recipe for using up overripe bananas, and the egg whites make for a really fluffy texture. Add porridge oats on top for decoration.


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