A Muffin in Every Lunchbox

As summer winds down and the school bells are starting to ring, no parent wants to send their kids back to the books with a lunchbox full of food they won’t eat. These comforting muffin and quickbread recipes have some important nutrition built in and they’ll give your kids a soothing taste of home.

Blueberry Muffins
Blueberry Muffins / Steve Johnson / CC BY 2.0

Lemon Blueberry Flax Muffins
Sweet and sour, tasty and tart–full of nutrition for a healthy start. Your kids won’t want to trade these muffins at breakfast or at lunch. (2 Stars)

Carrot Cake Flax Muffins
What kid (or grown-up, for that matter) wouldn’t be thrilled to find cake in their lunchbox? Send these plain or with a serving of fat-free cream cheese for a welcome treat. (1 star)

Raspberry Gems
The name says it all. Made with wheat germ for an extra nutritional punch, these berry tasty muffins will be the jewel of the lunch table. (1 star)

Apple Corn Muffins
Apples and corn herald the end of summer and the beginning of the harvest bounty like no other produce. Combining the flavors, these muffins will make you feel at home in the middle of a busy day. (1 star)

Pumped-Up Pumpkin Bread
Pumpkin is one of fall’s favorite flavors, and with this recipe that can go undercover as bread, muffins or cookies, you just can’t go wrong. (1 star)

Secret Weapon Bread Dough
Admittedly, you won’t be making muffins of this. You could, however, turn it into cinnamon buns and turn yourself into your child’s culinary hero. (1 star)

Irish Soda Bread
What’s more comforting than a muffin in the middle of the day? Easy Irish soda bread, spread with a bit of almond butter or homemade preserves. (1 star)