We love muffins, but some of these popular pastries can be super heavy. Nobody needs a muffin top from eating muffins, right? That’s why we took a deep dive into the thousands of muffin recipes on our site and found the most beloved versions that are under 250 calories each. Here are 6 great, guilt-free muffins that’ll power you through until lunch.
This 4-star fave gets its rich texture from a combination of fat-free sour cream and applesauce, plus a generous helping of mashed ‘naners. Kids love ’em. Calories per serving: 177.
A fun twist on the cinnamon-y loaf that inspires tons of yums up, this playful portion is built on the same shortcut premise, using refrigerated biscuit dough as the foundation. Calories per serving: 180.
Almost cake-like in its luscious consistency, these beauties are packed with good-for-you fiber-rrific fruit and veggies. Calories per serving: 227.
Obvs, blueberries are nutritional powerhouses, but the addition of oat bran and bananas bumps up this muffin’s power to satisfy. Calories per serving: 196.
A stunning 1,200 5-star reviews make this old-fashioned muffin a mega-hit. Brown sugar is the not-so-secret ingredient that adds extra personality. Calories per serving: 167 calories.
So much good stuff in this one-bowl wonder: carrots, raisins, walnuts and apples. You could smear it with butter, but there’s so much flavor going on that your not going to miss it if you skip it. Calories per serving: 194.