Fall is in the air and winter is coming. That means sweater weather, savory dishes like stews and soups, and of course, baked goods. Lots of baked goods. Like muffins.
Muffins are the ultimate hand (and stomach) warmers: A perfectly sized healthy snack or dessert that’s satisfying and warming. Muffins are also a super versatile recipe — you can make breakfast muffins, dessert muffins, savory muffins; the world is your muffin tin. You can make them ahead of time for grab-and-go convenience, or bake them up fresh for a hot treat.
Here are 15 sweet and savory muffin recipes that will blow your muffin-loving mind!
Sweet Muffin Recipes
Pumpkin Protein Muffins
It’s pumpkin season, so of course we have to include a pumpkin muffin recipe because… pumpkin. Perfect for a chilly morning with a hot mug of pumpkin spice latte. (And no, there is no such thing as too much pumpkin). Get the recipe.
Apple Harvest Muffin
Second only to pumpkin for evoking the feel and smell of fall is the gorgeous, delicious apple. These muffins’ sweetness comes from apples, apple butter and prunes, and they’re less than 100 calories each. Who’s in?! Get the recipe.
Blueberry Maple Muffins
Who can resist a classic blueberry muffin? (Answer: no one) But unlike the calorie-and-sugar bombs that you buy at the store, these are less than 200 calories each and are filled to the brim with healthy stuff like fresh blueberries, wheat germ, coconut oil, and more. Get the recipe.
Flourless Brownie Muffins
Brownie. Muffins. Enough said. But no, really — these brownie muffins are insane delicious and there’s a secret ingredient that will really blow your mind. (Did I mention they’re 160 calories each?) Get the recipe.
Chocolate Peppermint Muffins
Got peppermint? If those brownie muffins aren’t enough awesomeness for you, then get your tins ready for these chocolate peppermint muffins. All you need are seven ingredients and 20 minutes and you’ll be nomming on a handful of heaven. Get the recipe.
Plum Bran Muffins
Let’s be honest: We all know we need fiber in our diets, but talking about “getting fiber” is not exactly hot dinner conversation. Until now: These plum bran muffins will have you talking about the delicious sweetness of ripe plums and prunes, the heft and satiety of wheat bran, and the rich flavor of the apple butter and buttermilk. All for less than 98 calories a serving. Get the recipe.
Savory Muffin Recipes
Sweet Potato Egg Muffins
If you’re a meal prepper, these are the perfect way to get breakfast out of the way for the whole week in just an hour. These mighty little muffins are a nutritional powerhouse, packed with sweet potato, broccoli, cheese, onion, and eggs. They’ll get your day started right and keep you satisfied until lunch. Get the recipe.
3 Easy 21 Day Fix Egg Muffins
Fans of Autumn Calabrese and 21 Day Fix know all about meal prepping, and she created these three savory, protein-packed egg cups that will keep you on track for success. Get the recipe.
Mini Denver Quiches
Real men (and women and children) do, in fact, eat quiche. And if they’re mini Denver quiches, then get in line because they’re gonna go fast. They’re versatile, too — bake them up for a fast breakfast, party appetizers, between meals snack, or just because. Get the recipe.
Zucchini, Ham, and Cheese Quinoa Muffins
You won’t have to bribe your kids to eat their veggies once they get a taste of these amazing muffins. They’re savory, flavorful, and low in calories. Even better — they reheat well, so they make a great addition to any meal prep plan. Get the recipe.
Turkey and Stuffing Muffins
Forget the turkey sandwiches, turkey stroganoff, turkey casserole, and the endless post-Thanksgiving recipes. These muffins are a fast, easy, and healthy way to use up those leftovers.But don’t limit yourself to these treats once a year: These turkey and stuffing muffins are delicious year-round. Get the recipe.
These are another seasonal favorite that really should be eaten year-round. The emerald hue comes from spinach, but Beachbody taste-testers assure us they taste like cake minus the frosting. (Yes, please!) Get the recipe.