25 Not So Boring Muffins Your Teen is Gonna Love

These grab n' go muffins are perfect for always hungry, always on the go teenagers!

by Nancy Reynolds

This post: 25 Not So Boring Muffins Your Teen Might Actually Like

As a mom of three, I’m always on the hunt for easy breakfast, lunch, and snack ideas for my kids… that’s why I’ve become mildly obsessed with muffins!

The cool thing about muffins is that they’re easy to make, versatile (seriously, there are way too many flavor combinations to count) and they’re a great way to satisfy even the pickiest eater’s appetite! Plus, they make a fabulous “grab n’ go” breakfast, after-school snack, or addition to any teen’s lunch! 

If you have a teen who dashes out the door in the morning for school without eating breakfast or a teen who’s always looking for a snack to munch on before they head to practice, our 25 not-so-boring muffins might be perfect for your teen!

Check out these 25 not-so-boring muffins your teen might actually like!

25 Not-So-Boring Muffins Your Teen Might Actually Like


Cheesy Bacon & Egg Muffins

These delicious cheesy bacon & egg muffins are puffy, hearty, low in carbs and high in protein. This is the perfect make-ahead, grab n’ go muffin recipe for any teen who’s rushing out the door in the morning! (If your teen isn’t a fan of bacon, just substitute with ham, sausage or even veggies.)

Find the recipe at Eat Well 101 HERE


Best Ever Homemade Blueberry Muffins

These homemade blueberry muffins are super moist, loaded with berries, and so easy to make from scratch. You may never make boxed muffins again.

Find the recipe at Foodie Crush HERE


Lemon Muffins with Cream Cheese Filling

If your teen loves lemons and cream cheese, then they’re going to flip over these amazing muffins! They’re made with yogurt, crunchy streusel crumb topping, and filled with cream cheese. Honestly, it’s a win-win combo that’s just too good to pass up!

Find the recipe at OMG Chocolate Desserts HERE


Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Muffins (Dairy + Gluten-Free)

These gluten-free healthy Peanut Butter Banana Muffins are packed with protein and peanut butter flavor! They make a great on-the-go healthy breakfast or snack! Sprinkle them with a few mini chocolate chips for added flavor your teen won’t be able to resist. 

Find the recipe at Ambitious Kitchen HERE


Healthy Chocolate Muffins

These Healthy Chocolate Muffins might just set a new standard for future chocolate muffin recipes! They’re 100% whole wheat, low fat, naturally sweetened, and considering they’re packed with healthy ingredients, they don’t taste all that healthy at all! In fact, they’re so rich and brownie-like, your teen might think they’re a dessert.

Find the recipe at Well Plated HERE



5-Ingredient Jiffy Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins

These come together in a Jiffy! Just spice up your typical cornbread by adding jalapenos, cheddar cheese and buttermilk to your Jiffy Cornbread Mix! Perfect for a quick after-school snack or to pop in lunches. 

Find the recipe at Megan vs Kitchen HERE


Crumbly Apple Pie Muffins with Streusel Topping

There’s a good chance your teen won’t be able to resist these Crumbly Apple Pie Muffins with a delicious cinnamon streusel topping! Make a batch of these and they’ll have a great breakfast on the go or a killer afternoon snack when they get home from school. (80K shares on Pinterest!)

Find the recipe at OMG Chocolate Desserts HERE


Old Fashioned Donut Muffins

You can whip these donuts up in no time! They have a big vanilla flavor and a light glaze for a touch of added sweetness. It’s a donut… only a muffin! 

Find the recipe at Saving Dessert HERE


Cheesy Hash Brown Muffins

Whether you’re in need of a quick, grab-and-go breakfast or a snack to pop in their backpack for lunch or before they head to practice, these breakfast muffins will not disappoint. With a blend of hashbrowns, cheese, onions, peppers, and a dash of garlic, they’re packed with tons of flavor!

Find the recipe at Masonfit HERE


Chocolate Chip Banana Oat Muffins

These muffins have it all! The banana-y goodness of homemade banana bread, the heart-healthy carb-y goodness of oats, and the decadent chocolatey goodness of chocolate chips – makes the perfect healthy and delish snack for hungry teenagers!

Find the recipe at Fed and Fit HERE



Carrot Cake Muffins with Cream Cheese

This recipe calls for a few more ingredients and they make take a little longer to make, but they’re well worth the effort! They taste like the carrot cake we all know and love with a cream cheese topping that makes them almost too irresistible! Great for on-the-run teens who always dash out the door before grabbing breakfast. 

Find the recipe at Happily Unprocessed HERE


Easy Baked French Toast Muffins

If your teenager loves french toast, they’re going to LOVE this French Toast Muffins recipe. it’s quick and easy to make and they taste just like the delicious goodness of traditional french toast without all the hassle. 

Find the recipe at Eating on a Dime HERE


Spinach, Feta and Egg Muffins

These Spinach, Feta and Egg Muffins are like mini omelets bursting with flavor! And, with 6 ingredients, they come together in no time! 

Find the recipe at Kay Nutrition HERE


Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Make these easy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins over the weekend so you’ll have them handy for breakfast and quick snacks for your kids! 

Find the recipe at Kleinworth & Co HERE


Raspberry Lemon-Glazed Muffins

These muffins don’t only look amazing, they taste amazing! They’re full of ripe raspberries with a to-die-for lemon glaze that puts them right over the top! These just might make your teen slow down long enough to have breakfast! Served with yogurt or a fresh smoothie and you’ve got a hearty breakfast!

Find the recipe at The Food Charlatan HERE


Banana Chocolate Marble Swirl Muffins

Seriously… what teenager could possibly resist the flavors of banana and chocolate all swirled together in one delicious muffin? They’ll definitely be grabbing a couple of these before they dash out the door in the morning!

Find the recipe at Bake by Rachel HERE


Cranberry Orange Muffins

Made with tart cranberries, fresh-squeezed orange juice and the zest of an orange all folded into a wonderfully moist and sour cream batter – this is one of those recipes that tastes like sunshine in your mouth. 

Find the recipe at Saving Dessert HERE


Bakery-Style Lemon Blueberry Muffins with Streusel 

Imagine waking up to these soft and fluffy Bakery Style Lemon Blueberry muffins filled with fat blueberries and the perfect amount of lemon zest? Mmmm… top with butter straight out of the oven and they might just put your early-morning (sometimes grumpy) teen in a good mood. 

Find the recipe at Beyond the Butter HERE


Easy Egg Muffins – 9 Variations!

These Egg Muffins are naturally gluten-free, low carb, keto-friendly, and super easy to make! Plus, you can make them ahead of time to have in the fridge for a quick breakfast or snack. With so many different variations, there’s bound to be one your teen will love!

Find the recipe at Life Made Sweeter HERE


S’mores Monkey Bread Muffins

Way more like a yummy dessert than a muffin, these S’mores Monkey Bread Muffins are ooey-gooey individual-sized monkey breads made with frozen dinner rolls, graham cracker crumbs, chocolate chips, and mini marshmallows. They’re super easy to make and there’s a pretty good chance your teen will love ’em!

Find the recipe at Taste of Home HERE


Apple Cinnamon Muffins

There’s something about the sweet blend of apples and cinnamon that reminds you of home! This muffin recipe takes a bit more work, but once your teen smells them baking in the over, the work will be well worth it!

Find the recipe at Brooklyn Active Mama HERE


Fresh Strawberry Muffins

Got a teen who loves strawberries? Then you might want to whip up a batch of these simple and deliciously fresh strawberry muffins! Only eight ingredients so they come together in a jiffy. These won’t stick around long!

Find the recipe at Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen HERE


Healthy Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

These healthy Chocolate Zucchini Muffins are made with whole wheat flour and no butter or refined sugars (besides the chocolate chips.) They’re naturally sweetened with banana and honey or maple syrup for an incredibly delicious moist muffin that’s perfect for always hungry teenagers!

Find the recipe at Ambitious Kitchen HERE


Coffee Cake Muffins

You really have to treat your teen (and yourself!) to these amazing Coffee Cake Muffins with their tasty cinnamon crumb topping and sweet vanilla glaze. They’re great for school days, lazy weekend breakfasts or even as an after-school snack.

Find the recipe at Hello Little Home HERE


Hash brown Quiche Muffin Cups

For the teenager who has a taste for finer flavors, these Hash Brown Quiche Muffin Cups might end up becoming their favorite go-to snack! Made with hash browns, Asiago cheese, eggs, spinach, and bacon, the combined flavors are delectable!

Find the recipe at Taste of Home HERE


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