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16 Cozy Muffin Recipes That Are Perfect for Weight Loss

Skip the lines (and the sugar rush) by making your own healthy muffins at home.
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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but most store-bought muffins are not that good for you. First of all, they are humongous. A simple blueberry muffin from Panera tips the scales at 520 calories, 21 grams of fat, and 43 grams of sugar. You're better off having a bagel or a tasty breakfast sandwich at that rate. And skip the muffin values at Costco too. We rounded up the best and worst muffins at the discount chain and found that they can contain up to 660 calories, belly-busting amounts of fat, and way too much sugar for any meal of the day.

So what's a muffin-craving person to do? Make your own! Muffins are notoriously easy to make, they even have their very own pans for that purpose. We've rounded up a few healthy muffin recipes that you can whip up in no time. So skip the lines and the blood sugar rush and try one of our easy muffin recipes that could actually help you lose weight today. (Plus, if you're in the mood for pancakes try one of these 19+ Best Healthy Pancake Recipes for Weight Loss.)

Healthy Blueberry Muffins with Blueberry Icing

Courtesy of Simply Quinoa

These stunning muffins are packed with oat flour, quinoa flakes, and almond flour, but you'll forget about all that healthy stuff when you taste them. The tangy flavor of blueberries is the star and the ingenious blueberry glaze made with blueberry powder makes these a home run.

Get the recipe from Simply Quinoa.

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No Sugar-Added Blueberry Lemon Muffins

no sugar blueberry lemon muffins in a muffin tin
Courtesy of Sara Haas

This easy muffin recipe is packed with juicy blueberries and fresh lemon flavor. The rare sugar allulose takes the place of traditional white sugar. You won't miss it!

Get our recipe for No Sugar-Added Blueberry Lemon Muffins.

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Snickerdoodle Protein Mini Muffins

snickerdoodle mini muffins
Tone It Up

These super healthy muffins are made with almond flour and packed with protein powder to keep you full all morning long. Plus–as the name implies–they taste exactly like those cinnamony snickerdoodle cookies but without added oil or fat.

Get our recipe for Snickerdoodle Protein Mini Muffins.

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Protein Muffins

protein muffins on a cooling rack
Kiersten Hickman/Eat This, Not That!

Eggs, protein powder, and Greek yogurt give these healthy morning muffins a good dose of protein. Whole oats and blueberries pack them with filling fiber and tons of flavor.

Get our recipes for Protein Muffins.

Keto Zucchini Streusel Muffins

keto zucchini streusel muffins
Beth Lipton/ Eat This, Not That!

You will not believe these subtly sweet streusel-topped muffins are keto-approved. A combination of almond and coconut flour, milk, and zucchini give these muffins body, and various spices and walnuts make them irresistible.

Get our recipe for Keto Zucchini Streusel Muffins.

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Whole30 Sweet Potato Banana Muffins

sweet potato banana muffins
Posie Brien/ Eat This, Not That!

Mashed bananas and sweet potatoes are a match made in heaven in these naturally sweet muffins made with almond and tapioca flour. A dash of cinnamon and ginger brings everything together.

Get the recipe for Whole30 Sweet Potato Banana Muffins.

Paleo Plum Muffins

paleo plum muffins
Rebecca Firkser / Eat This, Not That!

This stunning muffin recipe was modeled after a famous plum torte recipe from The New York Times, but it includes paleo-approved ingredients and is healthy enough for breakfast.

Get our recipe for Paleo Plum Muffins.

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Healthy Banana Muffins

Courtesy Bigger Bolder Baking

When life gives you overripe bananas, make banana muffins. These healthy beauties are packed with oats, whole wheat flour, and a touch of oat bran for more fiber.

Get the recipe from Bigger Bolder Baking.

Apple Cinnamon Oat Muffins

Courtesy of A Healthy Slice of Life

Packed with heart-healthy oats, the classic combo of apple and cinnamon will have your kids sniffing around the kitchen for a taste of these in the morning.

Get the recipe from A Healthy Slice of Life.

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Pumpkin Dark Chocolate Blender Muffins

Courtesy A Healthy Slice of Life

Apple sauce and lots of pumpkin puree give great body to these oil-free muffins. A dark chocolate surprise inside will have everyone clamoring for another taste.

Get the recipe from A Healthy Slice of Life.

Oatmeal Granola Breakfast Muffins

Courtesy Flour On My Face

Use a little bit of your favorite granola to make these crunchy breakfast muffins.

Get the recipe from Flour On My Face.

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Green Machine Spinach Muffins

Courtesy Your Cup of Cake

When you aren't in the mood for a green juice but still want the health benefits of morning greens, these striking muffins are for you. A ton of spinach is blended into these subtly sweet muffins.

Get the recipe from Your Cup of Cake.

Low-Fat Chocolate Mini Muffins

Courtesy Your Cup of Cake

These little guys are a decadent treat in a little package. When you want a little hit of chocolate pop one of these in your mouth.

Get the recipe from Your Cup of Cake.

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Sugar-Free Pineapple Carrot Muffins

Courtesy Your Cup of Cake

If you love carrot cake, you're going to flip for these muffins with no added sugar.

Get the recipe from Your Cup of Cake.

Fluffy Cranberry Orange Muffins

Courtesy Cookie & Kate

Cranberry and orange is the perfect tangy combination to wake up your tastebuds in the morning. Greek yogurt and heart-healthy olive oil give these bright muffins body and flavor.

Get the recipe from Cookie & Kate.

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Healthy Banana Pancake Muffins

Courtesy Show Me the Yummy

Healthy store-bought pancake mix makes these muffins incredibly easy to make. The flavors of peanut butter, banana, and dark chocolate will make them a favorite in your house.

Get the recipe from Show Me The Yummy.

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