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Muffin tins are super useful for cooking. Other than the little treats of heaven you can use them for, they can also be used for baking mini desserts and even hearty full-packed meals.
From fruity treats to meaty ones, you can bake delicious goodies in no time. Easy to make and yummy to eat!
For vegans, meat-lovers, and health freaks, you will get all varieties of recipes here. Presenting to you 101 Best Muffin tin recipes that you will wanna try out today (woohoo!)
Why waiting? Get to baking!
101 Best Muffin Tin Recipes
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1. Seeded Pumpkin and Feta Muffins
Who needs much else when there’s cheese? Add loads of feta to cubed pumpkin, sprinkle some sunflower seeds and greens like spinach, Parmesan, and finish it with mustard.
2. Turmeric Breakfast Muffins
The turmeric blueberry combination with added walnuts, cardamom, dates, and bananas, finished with a granola topping, now that’s some unforgettable goodness.
3. Buttermilk Berry Muffins
The batter is made of wheat pastry flour, huckleberries, and topped with rose cinnamon sugar, all mixed in buttermilk and some bananas for richness. A finishing touch of berry rose is added to these pleasantly sweet muffins.
4. Quinoa Banana Muffins
The dry-cooked quinoa mixture is combined with the mashed banana honey mixture to make these not-too-sweet but delicious muffins that’ll make you fall in love.
5. Oatmeal Muffins
This super-tasty crumbled muffin with an oatmeal and yogurt base topping is the golden delicacy for those who are more into “subtly sweet” dishes. But if you want more sweetness, add maple syrup, honey, or some sweet fruit.
6. Carrot Cake Muffins with Spiced Honey Glaze
The mashed carrot with dates, coconut, some pinches of spice, and cream cheese can be your new go-to muffin. For a unique touch, top it with a spicy honey mixture.
7. Banana Bran Muffins
A sugar-free banana bran muffin packed with loads of fiber is the healthy and delicious lunch-pack or post-workout food you are looking for.
8. Millet Oatmeal Muffins
For a delicious gluten-free recipe, use millets, gluten-free oatmeal, and gluten-free flour along with the other regular muffin batter stuff. Healthy, nutritious, and very easy to make!
9. Sweet Butters Coffee Doughnut Muffins
Obsessed with coffee? Then add some in your muffins too! Add the coffee, buttermilk, and vanilla to the espresso flour mixture and butter, and enjoy your coffee muffins filled with espresso powder.
10. Garlic Pull-Apart Bread
This one’s the most fun finger food! Make the bread batter and divide it into mini balls. Place 5 balls in each cup in the shape of a muffin and let it puff up. The crispy golden edges along with the garlic and parmesan flavors are just… wow!
11. Spiced Apple Two-Bite Tarts
Prepare the crunchy tart shell and fill it with an apple mixture. Before serving, top it with a dollop of creme fraiche for a pretty finish and a rich, tangy flavor.
12. Granola Cups with Yogurt and Berries
If the granola bars are too sweet for you, make some granola cups and top them with protein-rich yogurt and berries to balance the sweetness. Relish it as a healthy breakfast or a little addition to your lunch.
13. Blueberry Crumb Muffin
Looking for the best blueberry muffin recipe? You’re in the right place! This easy homemade muffin is packed with blueberries and a bit of orange, with a brown sugar streusel topping.
14. Cone Cups Sundaes
Switch things up a little by turning the crunchy cones into cups using the muffin tin. Fill them with yogurt and chocolate sauce, if not ice cream. Top the sundaes with a cherry and there, perfection.
15. Chocolate Mocha Muffins
If your morning cannot begin without caffeine, then keep these coffee muffins ready. These are loaded with espresso, cream, and chocolate, making them the perfect breakfast treat for coffee lovers.
16. Mini Banana Pudding
For a healthier version of banana pudding, make mini cups of vanilla wafers using muffin tins and fill them with rich vanilla pudding and fresh fruit.
17. Banana White Pudding
Add some white or regular chocolate chips and pecans to the banana muffins and it’s ready to be served for breakfast. Enjoy the treats guilt-free!
18. Apple Cider Doughnut Muffin
Who needs to go to the doughnut shop when you can make them in a muffin tin? This tasty muffin is made with apple cider and dipped in melted butter, with cinnamon sugar sprinkled all over!
19. Pumpkin Muffins
Fall means pumpkin! This one’s a basic Fall muffin filled with pumpkin flavor. Best thing? The stuffing’s up to you- Nutella, chocolate, fruits, anything you like.
20. Almond Poppy Seed Muffin
The same classic vanilla muffin filled with poppy seeds and almonds, what could be better? Add some sour cream or yogurt to it and you get a regular tasty snack.
21. Pear Walnut Streusel Muffin
If it’s pear season, make lots of muffins outta them. It’s made with whole wheat flour, yogurt, and of course, pear, filled with walnut streusel and even topped with some more.
22. Pumpkin muffins
Often people expect dark brown pumpkin muffins. But with this recipe, you’ll bake mini pastel-orange, fluffy pumpkin muffins with sunflower seeds sprinkled on them.
23. Blondie Muffins
These dairy-free, gluten-free muffins are made with protein-rich chickpeas and almond butter is sweetened with maple syrup, making them perfect for post-workout treats.
24. Blueberry Muffins with Crunch Topping
To add a crunchy twist to a blueberry muffin, top it with a baked mixture of quick oats, cinnamon, and some sugar, flour, and butter. Every bite will be satisfying!
25. Brownie Muffins
They taste exactly like brownies but much easier to bake. Make them in the same way but use a muffin tin for baking. Add a cinnamon twist to it and every bite will be a burst of flavors!
26. Butternut, squash, and ginger muffins
Perfect breakfast treats, these muffins are made with butternut squash- so you can guess it’s a Fall Muffin! Add some coconut, ginger, and a little cinnamon for a sweet and spicy blend.
27. Baked Banana Oatmeal Muffin
Banana muffin is everyone’s go-to food, isn’t it? Throw in some oats to the mash, also sprinkle some choco chips, and bake this tasty little muffin that’s perfect for an impromptu gathering or a quick breakfast.
28. Double Chocolate Muffins
What do you need in a muffin? Chocolate? No, double chocolate! Mix the chocolate mixture with more chocolate bits, bake and serve. Don’t mind the calories, you deserve the satisfaction!
29. Cranberry Tartlets
There’s always leftover pie dough. Why waste it? Pair it with cranberry sauce and you’ve got yourself a fruity-licious dessert!
30. Healthy Maple Oat Muffins
These oats and maple muffins are egg-free with streusel pecan topping and a maple glaze on top. It’s healthy and tasty, appeals to vegans and everyone else!
31. Maple Buttercream Muffins
Add a cute little muffin in your child’s lunch box with a maple surprise! Dig a hole in the middle of the vanilla muffin, and fill it with maple and buttercream frosting and make them happy.
32. Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bites
Cheesecakes are love! And chocolate chips make everything even better. Make this quick two-bite package with a graham cracker crust and whipped cream and chocolate filling.
33. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins
A simple peanut butter muffin is perfect for a quick bite. Add chocolate chips to it and there’s your new favorite!
34. Peanut Butter Fudge Tartlets
There are sooo many ways to combine peanut butter and chocolate. They just go so well together! Make a peanut butter crust and fill it with chocolate, ya droolin’ already?
35. Muffin Potato Gratins
These easy potato gratins with heavy cream and pepper are just the thing you need with steak, roast beef, chicken, or sauteed fish.
36. Cheesecakes with Raspberry Hearts
Who doesn’t love a tender cheesecake? Make mini versions of the graham cracker-crusted dessert and add a raspberry puree touch in the middle.
37. Cherry Lime Cups
The Cripps muffin cup is filled with a custardy ripe cherry filling which makes it “fruity-licious”. It is great for a breakfast side dish or a sweet dessert.
38. Coffee Cake Muffins
This coffee muffin is just the right pick for breakfast with a tasty brown sugar, crumbled cinnamon topping. You can also add some berries to it for a fruity touch.
39. Mini Cranberry Meringue Pie
The cranberry pie is baked in a tender, crisp pate sucrée crust. The blood orange juice is to give mild sweetness to the pie. The meringue is to be added right before serving for some tangy goodness.
40. Tomato Hand Pies
Bake the tomato hand pies with onions and seasoning. Then add some olives and feta, give them an egg wash, and bake. Ready to be packed!
41. Apple Date Muffins
If you’re looking for something to work with date syrup, make these simple apple and nut muffins with chopped dates and syrup. Quick, easy, and yum!
42. Wonton Cups with Cream Cheese and Chutney
Bake the wonton wrappers for turning them into crisp cups, then fill the cups with a tasty mixture of cream cheese, chutney, and mustard. You can top it with chives and walnuts for some extra taste.
43. Orange Spiral Rolls
Perk the regular old dinner rolls with orange zest to make them perfect for breakfast or as a tasty little side dish or snack.
44. Healthy Chocolate Banana Muffins
A soft double chocolate muffin with a banana punch, gluten-free and sugar-free, is a healthy and delicious breakfast you’re probably looking for.
45. Nutella Stuffed Banana Muffins
To use those ripe bananas lying on your counter, make these little muffins out of them. The creamy hazelnut spread or Nutella on the muffin will make it mouth-watering!
46. Gluten-Free Banana Muffins
If you wanna enjoy a gluten-free recipe or just something with bananas, these muffins are just the thing for it. Use gluten-free flour and baking powder, and the rest is the same as regular banana muffins.
47. Applesauce Muffins
The muffin’s applesauce flavor mixed with crunchy California Walnuts, cinnamon, allspice and cloves, is a total crowd-pleaser.
48. Blueberry Orange Muffins
The combo of quick oats, blueberries, and orange zest is sooo good that it can even win an award! The ground cinnamon and nuts as topping add to the deliciousness.
49. Brown Sugar and Pecan Sticky Buns
How about some pizza muffins? Pack the pizza dough with pecans and brown sugar, and you’ve got yourself some sticky sweet buns for breakfast or brunch.
50. Rhubarb Nut Muffins
Rhubarb muffins with walnuts and cinnamon topping is a great dish for potlucks. Be careful though, these delicious little muffins can turn into your weakness!
51. Coconut Chocolate Muffins
Chocolate muffins are irresistible. With their dark chocolate flavor and cream cheese filling, these are more like desserts to relish than breakfast treats to devour.
52. Cranberry Muffins
The classic cranberry muffin with a spicy twist of ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon, and fruity punch of orange zest and juice- talk about flavor town!
53. Morning Maple Muffins
The maple muffins combined with cinnamon and nuts topping give the perfect pancake-y feeling, except you won’t have to wait much and it’s oil-free!
54. Peanut Butter Chocolate Candies
Why just muffins? You can also make delicious chocolate candies using a muffin tin. Mix lots of white and bittersweet chocolate with peanut butter, roasted peanuts, and bake!
55. Cinnamon Doughnut Muffins
Kids will love this doughnut muffin with a sweet, fruity surprise. The filling can be any preserve or jam, and ground cinnamon works best for the topping. Give it to them as an after-school or weekend treat.
56. Fruit and Veggie Breakfast Bran Muffins
It is an interesting combination of dried cranberries, dried blueberries, dried mango, carrots, and raisins. There’s a lot going on, but if you follow the steps properly, it is a piece of cake.
57. Lemon Filled Gingerbread Muffins
If you don’t like gingerbread, you’ll surely change your mind after this. Gingerbread muffins with cream cheese and lemon filling will make you crave more!
58. Coconut Carrot Muffins
If you’re looking for an Easter recipe, bake these carrot muffins. Sprinkle some pumpkin pie spice, shredded coconut, and cinnamon, and of course, add cream cheese and try not to eat ’em all!
59. Poppy Seed Mini Muffins
These cute little mini muffins make for a great quick snack. Whisk some poppy seeds into the mixture and enjoy these little balls of heaven.
60. Vanilla Muffins
The classic, tender, and sweet vanilla muffins are never out of trend. Although they don’t need any embellishment, you may serve them with preserves, jam, or marmalade.
61. Sweet Potato Muffins with Cinnamon Coatings
The pecans and cinnamon-sugar topping are great additions to the texture and flavor of these sweet potato muffins. For more flavor, add some toffee bits to the mixture and enjoy!
62. S’mores Monkey Bread Muffins
Mini muffins are like sweet little heavenly treats to the mouth. Put together some graham crackers, dinner roll dough, choco chips, and mini marshmallows, and you’ve got monkey bread!
63. Cranberry Pumpkin Seed Muffins
Cranberries (or any berry) are like the star of muffins. Their flavor makes a muffin that much more delicious. Throw in some pumpkin seeds and an unforgettable treat is ready to munch on!
64. Raspberry Muffins with Pecans
Prepare the muffin batter and sprinkle raspberries, nuts, and pecans for a “fruit n nut” twist. Top the muffins with cinnamon sugar right before baking. These will definitely brighten up a dull morning!
65. Pineapple with Cherry Muffins
Want muffins with a cherry on top? Bake these cute little pineapple muffins and put a maraschino cherry on top of each one before baking.
66. Whole-wheat Raspberry Muffins
Make the flour mixture with toasted oats, combine it with a sour cream mixture then fold in the raspberries. Sprinkle turbinado sugar on each muffin and enjoy the baked goodie.
67. Lemon Blueberry Muffins
The classic lemon blueberry muffin is twisted a little with pecans and brown sugar crumb topping. Serve them on the breakfast table or pack these little treats in lunchboxes.
68. Pecan Pie Muffins
These crunchy little muffins are so good that you’ll wanna have them all year round, not just Fall! Cinnamon-scented base layered with pecan pie crumble and an irresistible pecan topping- perfect for breakfast!
69. Cranberry Eggnog Muffins
The textured eggnog batter with cranberry folds makes a pleasantly sweet muffin. Top it with a nutmeg cinnamon sprinkle and it is the perfect mixture of sweetness and spice with an alcoholic punch.
70. Strawberries and Cream Muffin
This moist muffin is a yummy combo of strawberries and light cream with a strawberry streusel topping, perfect for a fruity snack.
71. Fruity Surprise In Muffins
Your tastebuds will thank you for these mini muffins with a fruity punch in the center. Make a well in the middle and add any fruit preserve you want for that kick!
72. Cauliflower Cornbread Muffins
Yup, that’s a thing! A tasty thing! Stir cauliflower with cornbread batter along with cheddar, jalapeno, and pepper. Fold egg whites into the mixture, sprinkle some more cheddar and jalapeno, and the treats are ready to bake.
73. Apple Crumble Muffins
For a fruity, flavorsome breakfast muffin, bake this apple delicacy with a buttery crumb streusel topping. Add some nuts for a crunchy twist, if not, add chopped pecans or more apples.
74. Savory Onion and Cheese Muffins
The cheddar cheese combined with cooked brown onions, folded in the moist biscuit mix, topped with tasty butter and poppy seeds is just the thing one can’t get over.
75. Vegan Blueberry Muffins
Skip the eggs in the wet mixture and whisk yogurt, almond milk, oil, applesauce, sugar, and vanilla together. Prepare the batter, put in the blueberries, and let it fluff!
76. Mini Sweet Potato Muffins
Whisk together sweet potato, sour cream, egg, sugar, and butter. Stir the mixture with the flour to prepare the batter. Bake and enjoy these sweet little goodies. Add some mini choco chips for more sweetness!
77. Blue Cheese Cornbread Muffins
The corn and blue cheese give the muffin a quirky touch which is exciting and super easy to make. If you eat it right out of the oven, you’ll feel the melted cheese on your tongue!
78. Keto Cinnamon Bun Muffins
Prepare the muffin batter, sprinkle the mixture of walnuts, granulated erythritol sweetener, and cinnamon, then bake and top with cream cheese icing- exemplary!
79. Cookies and Ice Cream Muffins
Spoon the batter in each cup with an ice cream scoop, add a chocolate chip cookie, then cover the rest with more batter. Spread some glaze on top and sprinkle crushed cookies for these exquisite treats!
80. Pumpkin Spice Latte Mug Muffin
Don’t you love pumpkin spice?! Turn it into a muffin. Add some coffee powder and more pumpkin to the mix, and serve it in a mug!
81. Cranberry Carrot Muffins
Carrot puree and orange zest folded with cranberry relish is just the perfect mixture of fruits and veggies. Add some spicy twist and you get a healthy, flavorful muffin.
82. Morning Glory Muffins
This one’s a quick and easy but ultimate breakfast muffin that’s made with veggies and fruits like carrots, apples, pecans, pineapple, coconut, and raisins.
83. Chocolate Chips Sunflower Butter Muffins
All you gotta do here is add a little twist to the basic muffin with a variety of ingredients. Poppy seeds, cheese, blueberry, or streusel-topped stuff- any will do!
84. Citrus Topped Double Blueberry Muffins
To perk up the same old blueberry muffin, add a bit of orange and lemon peel. Top it with citrus sugar and butter, and the hot serve’s ready for breakfast.
85. Egg and Toast Cups Muffins
An all-in-one breakfast muffin is just the right pick for an ever-hungry foodie. In a single bite, you have eggs, bacon, butter, cheese, and bread- genius!
86. Meat Muffins with Cooked Eggs
These meaty muffins break open to give a “yolk” surprise. Distribute the batter among the cups, place the cooked egg in each and fill the cups with the remaining. Savor ’em!
87. Meat Muffins and Potatoes
Muffins can be meaty too! Make a sausage mixture or meatloaves with sirloin, egg, pepper, and veggies. Put them in the tin, and enjoy it with cheese and cooked potatoes.
88. Corn Muffins with Prosciutto
The corn muffins combined with creamy, tangy cheese and sweet chili sauce, topped with crispy prosciutto, are enough to make one drool. Prosciutto or any cured ham serves equally well.
89. Mini Frittatas
For a tasty hors d’oeuvre, make these mini frittatas with zucchini, mushrooms, eggs, fontina cheese, and spices. Devour these mouth-watering egg gems!
90. Broccoli and Bacon Frittatas
For a quick and easy breakfast, bake some broccoli and bacon muffins with frittatas and pair them with fruits for a hearty breakfast. You can store the frittatas for days.
91. Muffin Tin Sushis
Making sushi isn’t that tough. Cook some sushi rice mixture in the muffin cups along with the tuna mixture, then sprinkle some sesame seeds on top and the dish is ready.
92. Crab Cakes with Pickled Celery
You can also bake crab cakes in muffin cups. Layer the crab meat with celery, mayo, Greek yogurt, chives, mustard, and pepper. Serve the cakes with lemon wedges for the extra punch.
93. Ramen Cups with Pork Slaw
For a delicious appetizer, prepare ramen cups with pork slaw cabbage mixture and ramen noodles mixture. Sprinkle sesame seeds on the cups for a crunchy twist and serve hot!
94. Cornbread Stuffing Muffins
This one makes a great Thanksgiving side dish. Combine the cornbread mixture with chicken stock and onions. Pour the batter evenly in the muffin cups and top it off with pecans. Serve it hot and soft!
95. Chicken Casserole Cups
The chicken casserole is as easy as it can get. How can ya make it even easier? Turn them into handheld cups using muffin tins! Bake the cups with bread then fill them with the chicken mixture.
96. Coastal Carolina Frittatas
For a tasty seafood treat, bake these crab cakes in Southern Carolina style. Add some potatoes, cream, sausage, and veggies and it is finger-licking good!
97. Fluffy Egg Cups
Cheddar and onion make the perfect nutritious combo for a hearty breakfast meal when paired with fluffy egg and cheese cups. Fill them with bacon and keep a bunch cooked ahead of time.
98. Hash Brown Quiche Muffins
If you wanna be the star of potlucks, you have got to bake these! Eggs, spinach and bacon pretty much do all the work. For the crust, hash browns, and Asiago cheese, flawless and hassle-free!
99. Egg Ham and Cheese Corn Muffins
Take a bite and find a little boiled egg in the muffin- how cool! Prepare the batter, nestle the cake in each cup, and bake.
100. Scrambled Egg Muffins
Trust me, you’ll love the egg and cheese combo! Add pork sausage and spices to the mix, and you get a full-packed breakfast meal.
101. Corn dog muffins
Cornbread mix and hot dogs make tiny Corn Dogs too! Of course, we can’t miss the cheese. Sprinkle some Cheddar and you got a dynamic breakfast or brunch duo.
Now you know that muffin tins have so many uses. These 101 muffin tin recipes are just the icing on the cake. You can bake a lot of other stuff in the tins, so use your creativity and get to work!