Best Breakfast Muffins to Start Off Your Day

By: Bob's Red Mill | January 11 2021

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Not only does it set the tone for the day ahead, but it also works to kickstart your metabolism after a night of rest. Choosing a delicious and healthy meal for breakfast can help you meet many of your daily nutritional goals before you even step out the door. At Bob's Red Mill, it's safe to say that we love muffins as much as we love cereal for breakfast. In fact, we love muffins so much that we have pages of delicious muffin recipes for you to choose from, many of those recipes being perfect for breakfast. Selecting the ideal breakfast muffin for your taste buds and dietary needs will ensure that you stay satisfied far beyond your first meal of the day. Depending on what you're craving, choose one of the breakfast muffin recipes below to act as your starter recipe. From there, you can customize it and make it your own. With just a few simple additions, you can create a breakfast egg scramble muffin that includes all of your favorite veggies—getting hungry? We don't blame you! Keep reading to discover your new favorite breakfast dish.

Muffins for Breakfast: Is It Really a Good Idea?

If you're following a healthy diet, you may be wondering if eating a muffin for breakfast will help you achieve your health goals. While many muffins are loaded with sweet ingredients and served up as a dessert, they don't have to be eaten as such. Making your muffins with healthy, wholesome foods and flavoring will create a breakfast dish that will help meet your health goals and keep you satisfied.

Additionally, a muffin's single-serve nature makes them a great breakfast food to indulge in on-the-go. If your mornings are rushed, and you don't have time to make a full plate of healthy food before heading out the door, eat a muffin. Making a batch of healthy muffins ahead of time and saving them for days when you're running short on time is an excellent way to ensure your body stays fueled and happy. That being said, we're not talking about munching down on a sugary chocolate muffin. The muffins we're suggesting are packed with vitamins, nutrients and fiber that fill you up and fuel you until lunchtime.

When making breakfast muffins, it's important to remember that anything goes. Enjoy your muffin as is, or dress it up to your liking. No matter how you choose to enjoy your muffin, just remember to make it healthy! Homemade jams, raw honey and yogurt are all nutritious dressings that you can add to your muffin for a flavor boost.

Lastly, if you're gluten intolerant, then muffins are an excellent breakfast option. Because muffin recipes are easily customizable, making them with gluten free flour is a piece of cake. At Bob's Red Mill, we understand how vital baking the perfect gluten free muffin is. To help, we created this Gluten Free Muffin Mix. Easy to make and delicious, it's the ideal way to make a large batch of gluten free muffins if you have celiac disease or are cooking for someone who does. 

Now that you've read up on why muffins are such a great breakfast food, it's time to start baking them! Here are six of our favorite breakfast muffin recipes to help you get started. 

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

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During the fall, we'd wake up to Apple Cinnamon Muffins every day of the season. Bursting with natural flavor and sweetness, they're a sweet start to your day and provide you with loads of energy. Made with almond flour, these muffins are thick, hearty and packed with nutrition. Serve them up as a sweet breakfast, or sneak a couple in your bag as a midday snack. 

Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry muffins are a classic breakfast food and loved by millions worldwide. Excellent when eaten plain, topped with whip cream, or warmed and topped with butter spread, they're sure to start your day off with a smile. Just one bite of these blueberry muffins will get you excited about the day ahead. Made with Gluten Free Egg Replacer, these muffins are egg-free yet still retain the delicious fluffy muffin texture. Make them with fresh or frozen blueberries, or add a few extra berry flavors of your own. 

Morning Glory Muffins

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At Bob's Red Mill, we love a good breakfast muffin and these Morning Glory Muffins do just the trick. Not only are they delicious, but they're also made with whole grains—our favorite! As Bob would say, "you just can't go wrong with a whole grain muffin." And he was right! An excellent way to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your breakfast; these muffins are made with whole wheat flour, shredded carrots, pineapple and coconut. The ideal breakfast option, they can be eaten on-the-go to save time or packed into your travel bag when you don't have any. This breakfast muffin recipe is so good; we had it printed out on our bags of conventional and organic Whole Wheat Flour. 

Sourdough English Muffins

Step outside of your muffin-making comfort zone and surprise your family with these Sourdough English Muffins. The excellent breakfast food, this recipe is made with an active sourdough starter, which adds a wonderful flavor and texture. Enjoy these muffins with sweet toppings like jam and peanut butter, or go the more savory route and stuff them with eggs and cheese. Whichever toppings you choose, we're confident your taste buds will be pleased. 

Easy Vegan Protein Muffins

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Searching for a breakfast recipe that's quick to make? Look no further. These Easy Vegan Protein Muffins are the perfect, quick breakfast option. Plus, they're made with low allergy ingredients meaning nearly everyone can enjoy them! Easy to customize, think outside of the box when making these muffins, and mix in your favorite foods. From veggies to fruit, these protein muffins' subtle flavor makes them easy to combine with just about anything. Made with our Vanilla Protein Powder Nutritional Booster and Gluten Free Rolled Oats, they're loaded with nutrition and protein, which will keep you satisfied until your next meal. Gluten free, oil-free and vegan, this is one recipe you won't want to miss out on!

Maple Bacon Pancake Muffins

Can't get enough pancakes in the morning? If you're a fan of pancakes and want to be able to make this delicious breakfast with you no matter where you go, turn your favorite pancake recipe into a muffin! Keto, dairy free and gluten free Maple Bacon Pancake Muffins are the perfect way to satisfy your cravings and save you time in the mornings. Whip up a batch for your family the night before, or bring them into the office for a mid-week treat!

Storing Breakfast Muffins

From pancake muffins to vegan protein muffins, once your batch of muffins is made, you'll want to keep them fresh until you're ready to eat. When it comes to muffins, they can often be hard to store. It seems like the second they're out of the oven, they start to age, and the texture doesn't remain the same. When muffins are left out too long, the muffins' moisture moves from the center to the edges. After a few days, your muffins turn into a mushy mess that's no longer enjoyable to eat.

To ensure that your muffins stay fresh and perfectly moisturized, try out these muffin-saving techniques. 

Cool Your Muffins

Before storing your muffins away, you'll want to make sure they properly cool. After taking your freshly cooked muffins out of the oven, let them rest and cool for about five minutes. This will help the texture of the muffins set to retain their shape when removed from the tin. Once your muffins are cool to touch, remove them from the muffin tin and put them on a wire rack to continue cooling completely. Once thoroughly cooled, your muffins are ready to store. 

Store Your Muffins in a Container

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When storing your muffins, you must store them in the right kind of container. To retain moisture, muffins keep best when stored in a bread box or air tight container. Place a clean towel at the bottom of the container, and place cool muffins on top of it without layering them. Next, drape another towel on top and close the lid. Your muffins will now remain fresh for a few days!

Freeze Your Muffins

Another way to keep muffins fresh is to freeze them! Freezing is an excellent method to store muffins when making them in large batches. To freeze muffins, first place them in a plastic container on top of a couple of paper towels, without layering them. Next, cover them with more paper towels, and top the box with the lid. Place the container in the freezer, and your muffins will stay fresh for at least a few weeks! 

When searching for the perfect on-the-go breakfast, there's not much better than a delicious, freshly baked muffin. Whether you love sweet or savory muffins, there's sure to be a recipe on this list that will satisfy your cravings and nutritional needs. We can't wait to see what you bake! From everyone at Bob's Red Mill, happy muffin-making! 



  1. Cleona Bazzy
    I like the Soft Gluten Free Sandwich Bread recipe. It was wonderful the first and second times I made it. Then, what happened? It was hard. The millet flour had gone bad. The flour smelled bad and appeared to be turning a brownist purple. Yuk

    I purchased fresh flour from the bin at Andy's Market in College Place. Third loaf was also hard. My daughter, lives in Portland and purchased some millet flour in smaller bags at a store there. Fourth loaf was hard. Either I am doing something wrong or the flour doesn't hold up very well. What are your thoughts and or suggestions. I sure did enjoy those first two loaves.
    1. Whitney Barnes
      Hi Cleona - Hm, we haven't experience the millet flour itself turning and off-color. Please contact our Customer Service team at [email protected]

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