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Packed with fruit and whole grains and perfectly portioned for kids, these Toddler Muffins are an easy, nutritious, make-ahead snack or breakfast for your family. And don’t be fooled: even the grown-up members of your house will loves these Whole Grain Honey Peach Mini Muffins! 

Toddler Muffins

Finding simple and wholesome meal ideas for the little ones can be challenging! My toddlers have always preferred to feed themselves, so finger foods are a must. Bonus points if the finger foods don’t create a tornado of crumbs or a wet sloppy mess! That’s where these tasty little Toddler Muffins come in — they are miniature in size, so they fit perfectly into the palms of those chubby and cute mini-sized hands. Plus, they have no refined sugar and no added butter or oil…making them a healthy treat that you can feel good about serving to your family.

While I was busy snapping a few photos of these muffins, my favorite taste-testers were busy with jobs of their own! Keith’s latest addition to our property is a giant Barn Owl House. While we don’t technically have a barn on our property, he climbed up on the roof of the old General Store building to install this home for our feathered friends.


While Keith was up on the roof, his assistants were supervising from below.



And as I finished the last few pictures of these muffins, all of my boys began circling around the table in anticipation of grabbing a bite!

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I love that these muffins stay super-moist (without oil or butter), thanks to all of the fruit that’s packed inside. The fruit, paired with some honey, also makes these muffins very naturally sweet. Dollop some whipped cream on top and you could even call it a {healthy} cupcake!

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After smelling the delicious aroma of freshly-baked peach muffins all morning, these guys were ready for a snack…on-the-go!

Boys Eating Muffins

And don’t worry — even if it’s cold in your neck of the woods and peaches aren’t yet sweet, ripe, and juicy, you can still make these muffins! Just grab a bag of unsweetened frozen peaches from the grocery store (and thaw them before baking) or you can even use a can of diced peaches that are packed in 100% fruit juice (make sure you drain the peaches first). These muffins will soon become a year-round staple in your house, too!

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Toddler Muffins: Whole Grain Honey Peach Mini Muffins

4.80 from 5 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 22 minutes
Servings 24


  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ cup unsweetened peach puree such as peach baby food
  • ½ cup milk of your choice I like to use whole milk for my toddler
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup peeled finely diced peaches (or you can use frozen, thawed peaches or canned diced peaches in fruit juice, drained)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray or line with paper liners. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together peach puree, milk, honey, egg, and vanilla extract.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined, being careful not to overmix.
  • Gently fold in the peaches.
  • Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups.
  • Bake for approximately 10-13 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
Author: The Seasoned Mom

Looking for more kid-friendly meal ideas? Check out these previous posts:

My Top 10 Toddler and Little Kid Breakfast Ideas


10 More Favorite Toddler and Little Kid Breakfast Ideas

10 More Favorite Toddler & Little Kid Breakfast Ideas

The Perfect Whole Wheat Banana Bread (the only recipe that I ever make!!!)


Healthy Honey Nut Cheerios Breakfast Cookies

Honey Nut Cheerios Breakfast Cookies

Healthy Maple & Spice Yogurt Muffins

Maple and Spice Yogurt Muffins


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  1. Joanne says:

    5 stars
    These mini muffins would make a great snack, too. Have you ever baked with almond flour?
    I have used it to bake bread and for pancakes, and they both turned out well. I will try your recipe with almond flour for my little man.

    1. Blair says:

      Hi, Joanne! I haven’t used almond flour but I am definitely curious about it. Let me know if you give it a try!

  2. Julia says:

    Great ideas! Can I make them more me? They look so delicious! I suppose I would share some with the kids too…maybe.

    1. Julia says:

      *for me

    2. Blair says:

      Hah! Yes, Julia! I ate my fair share as well!

  3. Amanda says:

    Those look so moist and tasty! I know my preschooler and 1.5 year old would gobble them up for sure 😀

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks, Amanda!

  4. Millicent says:

    Can you freeze these and then defrost these in the microwave? They look great!

    1. Blair says:

      Absolutely, Millicent! That’s actually how I handle all of my muffins, since we can rarely make it through a whole batch at one time. I either defrost the frozen muffin in the microwave for a few seconds (with the mini muffins, I only need about 15 seconds in my microwave), or I let them sit on the counter in my kitchen for an hour or so. Either way works great!

  5. Meghan says:

    These look amazing. My daughter is type 1 diabetic and loves muffins. Regular ones have tons of carbs…these look like they have less than half of that! Can’t wait to try them for her!!!!!

    1. Blair says:

      Hi, Meghan!! That’s so great! I hope that she loves them. 🙂 You can mix up the fruit and try apples or anything else that she loves, too. And if she is a fan of the cinnamon/spice flavors, give the Maple Cinnamon muffins that I share at the bottom of the post a try as well. They would probably fit within her dietary requirements and my kids love them! Good luck, and thanks for stopping by!

  6. holli says:

    These were awesome. Thanks for sharing! I used two banana’s instead off peach puree and grated ginger instead of nutmeg! Oh and I only had regular whole wheat flour and they still turned out fluffy and moist!

    1. holli says:

      *of not off

    2. Blair says:

      That’s great, Holli! I’m so glad that you adapted the recipe to suit your tastes and that it was a hit. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  7. Nam says:

    4 stars
    Hi Blair,

    Since i dont have baking powder , i am gonna use ½ teaspoon baking soda with ½ cup plain yogurt for each teaspoon of baking powder. And I am going to use a combination of 3/4 cups each of All purpose flour and plain whole wheat flour instead of 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour since I dont have whole wheat pastry flour. is that good? Did you whisk by hand ? I am new to baking. Please let me know. Thanks.

    1. Blair says:

      Hi, Nam! Yes, the combination of all purpose and plain whole wheat flour is a perfect substitute for the pastry flour.

      I don’t think that the soda + yogurt will be an equal substitute for the powder, though. I haven’t experimented with substitutes, but based on some quick research, it seems like 1/4 tsp. baking soda + 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar is an equal substitute for 1 teaspoon of baking powder. Hope that helps!

      1. Nam says:

        5 stars
        Thanks Blair. I am planning to use chia instead of egg. We dont eat egg. Any suggestions? Did you whisk by hand ?

        1. Nam says:

          5 stars
          Thanks Blair. I cannot wait to make it. I will let you know how it turned out.

          1. Nam says:

            Hi Blair,

            I made these today. My son liked it. I used chia egg. It did not come out fluffy though – it was dense actually. I baked it for almost twice the time that you suggested- what went wrong ?i let the batter sit for a couple minutes – is that it?

          2. Blair says:

            Hi, Nam! No, I don’t think that letting the batter sit for a few minutes would hurt the final product. I have no idea what went wrong, because I’ve never tried baking with some of the substitutions that you made. I’m not sure how chia eggs affect a baked good, or what happens if you don’t have baking powder. Baking something for too long could result in a dried-out texture, but I don’t think it would make it more dense. And over-mixing the batter in baked goods also leads to tough, dense muffins. That could have been an issue, too.

  8. Nam says:

    5 stars
    Thanks Blair for your inputs. My son ate one this morning too. He is a 14 month old. I am happy.

    I bought and used baking powder. I followed your recipe exactly except for chia egg and half and half all purpose flour and whole wheat flour. I will work on not over mixing it next time. Thanks again.

    What is the texture of your cheerios cookie ?

    1. Blair says:

      Hi, Nam! It’s soft — kind of like a cross between a muffin and a cookie (not chewy or crunchy).

  9. Jody says:

    I just made these and I have found they are gooey. I puréed fresh peaches maybe that’s why but I found around the diced peach pieces it’s a bit gooey

    1. Blair says:

      Hi, Jody! I would guess that they either need to cook longer, or there’s too much moisture in there from the pureed fresh fruit. Not sure! 🙁

  10. Selms says:

    These did not work out at all. Followed the recipe to the letter but they stuck terribly to the liners and tasted bland and overly eggy

  11. Bri says:

    Hello, gonna try this for my 2 yr old. Any substitutes i can use for eggs? I dont have any at the moment. Thank you!!

    1. Blair says:

      Hi, Bri! I’m not really sure, since I’ve not made them with anything other than eggs. I know that a lot of vegan recipes use “flax eggs” in lieu of regular eggs, so you could try that if you have flax seed on hand. Here are the instructions to make a flax egg: https://minimalistbaker.com/how-to-make-a-flax-egg/