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Savoury muffins for kids are a simple way to add a little health to their diet. Here are 7 easy savoury muffin recipes kids will love.
Savoury Muffins For Kids
Muffins and kids go hand in hand and so it stands to reason that you could put savoury ingredients in a muffin and have a fighting chance they’d eat them, right? RIGHT!
My kids go crackers for muffins, they always have, and I take full advantage of this at every opportunity I get!
These 7 savoury muffins for kids are all the BIG hitters. They get eaten. Every-single-time. I put them in lunchboxes, I keep them for picnics, after school snacks, after swimming snacks, you name it, if a snack is required to keep the little un’s going, there’s a good chance it’s gonna be a savoury muffin!
There’s not a whole lot you can’t put in a savoury muffin. Veggies, shredded meats etc… all make for a tasty snack, and if there’s some grated cheese included then all the better :)
Kids LOVE Muffins
For smaller kids, muffins are a really good finger food. Yes they’re going to be crumbly, yes there’s gonna be crumbs, but even the littlest fingers can grasp hold of a muffin and tuck in.
If you have a mini muffin tin and tiny kids you might want to think about halving the recipes and making some mini versions of these. Mini and muffins? You just know it’s going to be a winner!
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7 Kid Friendly Savoury Muffins
Here’s a run down of the most popular savoury muffins I make. And honestly, they’re not just for the kids…..:)
A picky eater delight, these muffins get eaten by even my pickiest eaters. They’re packed with goodness and will keep the hungriest kid going for a while, for one reason or another these are eaten with no questions asked whereas if you put those same veggies on a plate for dinner…well we all know what would happen!
This savoury muffin has FOUR veggies packed into it and’s made with yogurt to keep everything soft and from drying out. These are one of my kids favorites and the ones that are lunchbox fillers a lot of the time.
These cheesy spinach muffins are loved by the kids, loved by us and even though they’re full of spinach, they’re INCREDIBLE! Seriously, if you’d like the kids to be eating a little more spinach (or any at all!) then give these a whirl. I can’t stop eating these when there’s a batch been made. They’re moorish and cheesy and well…. just everything you want in a savoury muffin.
These little egg and tomato muffins are flourless and I make these for breakfasts. You can make a batch of them the night before you want them and then either eat them cold the following morning or heat them up for a minute and have them warm.
Being egg based these are packed with protein and so will keep rumbling tummies at bay all morning and being muffin shaped means they’re eaten without a fuss!
Mashed potato in a muffin? Oh yes! These little bites of heaven are cheesy with smooth, buttery creamy mashed potato and are really one of the ultimate comfort foods in our book!
As a snack, they’re not the most health packed savoury muffins but their better than a sugary sweet treat, 100 times more satisfying and frankly they’re yummy.
You can also make these as an ‘actual’ potato side to a dinner if your kids are fussy about eating potato, they go well with something like some sliced roasted chicken or some other cold meats.
Packed with Carrots and Zucchini these muffins are kinda sweet, thanks to the carrots, while remaining very much in the savoury muffin category! I use wholemeal flour to make these ones as it’s heavier than an white flour but that suits savoury muffins fine, they’re not as light and fluffy as the sweeter types.
These make great lunchbox fillers, they’ll keep the kiddos going either as a mid morning snack or as a part of their main lunch.
If your kids are cheese fanatics (like mine, and me!) then these mini cheese muffins are the way forward. They’re really just a bite or two so they’ll likely want more than one. Being cheesy, they have a crisp crust you crunch when you bite into it and a yummy soft, cheesy middle.
I make these mini cheese ones time and time again. And I’ve yet to find a cheese loving kid who doesn’t keep on coming back for more!
Carrots work SO well in muffins. Being moist and sweet, they add a mild flavor to your muffins and are great for tinies because they’re not overpowering.
I often make these as a mini version if I’m cooking for smaller kids, but the bigger kids want the full size version. Perfect for outdoor eating and lunchboxes, these are the best way I know of to get carrots into kids!
Storing Savoury Muffins
All of these muffins will keep fresh if you store them in an airtight container for up to 3 days*. With the exception of the egg based breakfast muffin and the mashed potato muffin, which needs to be kept in the fridge and kept for up to 2 days maximum, I store these in the cupboard.
*The breakfast muffins and the mashed potato muffins need to be kept in the fridge.
Muffins That Freeze Well
You can freeze these muffins for up to a month. Once you’ve baked them and allowed them to cool down fully, you can then pop them into the freezer.
To thaw them, take them out of the freezer and thaw them overnight in the fridge. For the mashed potato muffin and the egg breakfast muffin, wrap these individually and try to keep the air from getting in them as this can dry them out.
With the egg breakfast muffins, if you want them worm pop them into the microwave for 30 seconds.
For the mashed potato muffins, if you prefer these to be warm when you eat them, I recommend putting them back into the muffin tin and putting them into a hot oven until they’re heated all the way though.