10 Muffin Recipes for a Perfect Portable Breakfast

updated May 1, 2019
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When it comes to quick, grab-and-go breakfast options, muffins don’t get nearly the praise they deserve. They’re the meal-worthy cousin to the cupcake, the single-serve version of quick bread — and you can take your pick of sweet or savory.

Chock-full of nuts, fruit, veggies, and more, these 10 muffin recipes are a satisfying way to tackle breakfast on the go.

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These muffins are a favorite way to welcome the sun, whether you can see it through the clouds or not. They’re soft, fluffy, and full of lemon.

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This recipe is a great way to incorporate both late-summer zucchini and the first apples of autumn.

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They are solidly in the middle of the muffin spectrum — neither so sweet that they could pass for cupcakes nor so healthy that they stop tasting like a treat.

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These lightly spiced pumpkin muffins are a wonderful breakfast treat as we settle into autumn; although, really, they’re perfect anytime of year.

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Banana nut muffins are one of the greatest pleasures of the breakfast table. They are extra moist and tender, not to mention portable, packable, and ready to go out the door with you.

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These super-simple, high-protein, naturally gluten-free muffins are for all the fans of savory breakfasts.

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These wholesome and hearty muffins rely on whole-wheat flour for a nutty, extra dimension of flavor.

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Zucchini and chocolate might not seem seem like a natural combination, but trust us on this one. Bonus: The only fat in these muffins is from yogurt and eggs, so enjoy with abandon for breakfast or a snack!

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These hearty muffins are oh-so-moist, nutty, and sweet all at the same time. They are healthy enough to enjoy for breakfast, but rich enough to feel like you’re getting a treat.

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The base of these muffins is more cottage cheese and egg than flour, so the result is less like a springy baked good, and more like a pleasant mash-up of quiche and muffin.