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In 2014, self-taught baker Laura Grinstead transformed her home kitchen into a testing ground for MerryMuffins. With the support of family and friends, she refined her signature recipes and before long, demand for her muffins exceeded the capacity of her home kitchen.
Laura resides in the Tanglewood neighborhood of Houston, Texas, with her husband, cardiologist Dr. Carter Grinstead and their three children. In South Texas, where Laura grew up, it is customary to gift food for special occasions and Laura grew up baking during the holidays. By combining the love of gift giving with the commitment to healthy living, Laura discovered her passion.
Laura stays up to date with the latest trends and advancements in Health and Nutrition and incorporates them into her baking. She holds certificates in Nutrition, Chronic Disease, Integrated Mental Health, and Health Promotion from the University of Houston. This long-time Bikram yogi and self-professed health enthusiast is dedicated to combining the best ingredients without compromising taste and flavor.
In addition to her work as the founder and owner of MerryMuffins, Laura also dedicates her time to volunteer service. She has spent years volunteering for her children's schools, church and various organizations. Laura and her family are long time members of St. Lukes United Methodist Church and she is also an Advisory Board member of Kids’ Meals as well as a f.r.e.s.h. member of Houston Food Bank.
"Where Healthy Meets Delicious"
MerryMuffins gives visitors more than one reason to smile. Fresh, wholesome ingredients are combined with natural sweeteners and healthy supplements in sweet and savory recipes, created and perfected by Laura herself.
Our menu offers items that maintain a low profile in sugar, fat, sodium and calories, with over twenty varieties of sweet and savory signature muffins as well as protein balls, protein cookies, granola and homemade peanut butter spread.
Without a doubt the best part about MerryMuffins has been the people I’ve met through this business. God works in such amazing ways and I am so thankful for the special people I have encountered through the simplicity of providing healthy muffins. I feel that food should taste wonderful, be an enjoyable experience, and ultimately serve you nutritionally.
MerryMuffins strives to accomplish just that by combining the healthiest ingredients in the most delicious way possible. Eating healthier shouldn’t be a chore. We aim to make it easy and fun! My goal is for everyone to feel better in some way after visiting our shop.