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30 Best Muffin Recipes to Put on Repeat

Coming up with 30 tasty muffin recipes wasn’t hard. In fact, I had to hold myself back from listing 50! 

Luckily, I narrowed it down to the best flavors and diet-inclusive options. All are easy to make and meal prep-friendly.

So you can grab one of these breakfast muffins and be on your way!

30 Best Muffin Recipes to Put on Repeat: Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins with Sweet Glaze
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Muffin Recipes to Put on Repeat

Of course, I had to include my favorite muffin recipes. Banana-nut or blueberry anyone? 

And I threw in a few wild cards, too. 

Have you ever tried avocado and chocolate chip muffins? Or how about pepperoni pizza muffins? 

No? You’re about to!

Bunch of applesauce muffins on a cooling rack.

1. Applesauce Muffins

What’s the secret to extra moist muffins? Applesauce! It adds a light sweetness and prevents them from drying out.

As a bonus, these get a heaping of warming spices and a cinnamon sugar topping. So they taste like donuts!

The little tykes will love these fall-flavored treats.

Bunch of rhubarb muffins on table.

2. Rhubarb Muffins with Crumb Topping

Move over rhubarb pie, these muffins are stealing the thunder!

The sweet and tangy fruit mixed with the streusel topping is absolutely delish. As a bonus, there’s a handful of walnuts for some crunch. 

The rhubarb is so good, it will become your new favorite flavor.

Muffins with speckles of blueberries dusted with powdered sugar.

3. Bisquick Blueberry Muffins

Looking for a quick and easy snack? Bust out the Bisquick and let’s make these blueberry muffins. 

This ready-made baking buddy will cut down your prep time. 

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Speckled with juicy berries, these are scrumptious to boot. So I suggest doubling the batch. One for now and one to freeze.

Bunch of banana oat muffins on a white table.

4. Banana Oat Muffins

Calling all banana bread lovers! You have got to try this scrumptious muffin recipe. 

They’re packed with ripe bananas and crunchy walnuts. Meanwhile, oats give them another layer of texture.

Grab one for a snack or quick breakfast on the go. They’re a wholesome option you can easily take on the run.

Muffins with chocolate chips on top served on white plate.

5. Bisquick Chocolate Chip Muffins

Say, here’s another Bisquick recipe that will make your day! They’re sweet, filling, chocolatey, and full of fruit. 

Yes, you heard that right. You can’t tell, but they’re sweetened with bananas. So they’re low in oil and sugar too.  

These are such tasty snacks, they’ll disappear fast!

Blueberry muffins stacked on a plate.

6. Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Perk up your regular blueberry muffins with a hint of lemon. 

The real zest adds a bright twist to these sweet treats. Paired with the blueberries, it tastes like summer!

What you can’t quite put your finger on is the sour cream. It makes these baked goods extra moist and flavorful.

Pieces of chocolate chip muffins.
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7. Vegan Double Chocolate Muffins

As a chocolate lover, I was skeptical about these muffins. But one bite had me sold!

These vegan muffins taste just as delectable as the real thing. Plus, you get a double dose of chocolate.

Make a batch for your next brunch. Your friends will never guess they’re completely plant-based.

Pancake Muffins with Chocolate Candies

8. Pancake Mix Muffins

Grab the pancake mix because it’s time to make muffins! Yes, you can use that box to make these too. 

They have that unique texture you only get with buttermilk pancakes. Only here, it’s in muffin form. 

So you can take your breakfast on-the-go!

Bunch of breakfast muffins are with oats, apples, carrots and cranberries on a baking pan.
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9. Morning Glory Muffin

Need a quick and nutritious breakfast? These morning glory muffins are perfect!

They’re loaded with good-for-you ingredients like red lentils, carrots, and apples. Plus, they’re naturally sweetened and gluten-free. 

So you can have your morning baked goods and feel less guilty.

Bunch of muffins with raspberry speckles.

10. Raspberry Muffins

I’m crazy about these raspberry muffins! They’re super easy to make and so yummy.

The soft and tender texture is very satisfying. But the abundant amount of juicy raspberries makes it even better. 

Next time you get a hankering for a berry muffin, give these a try. They’re a delicious alternative to the standard blueberry.

Banana muffins garnished with slices of banana.

11. Bisquick Banana Muffins Recipe

I love banana bread but hate the wait. So I often wind up turning it into muffins instead. 

You get the same flavor and the perfect portions in less time. Better yet, the Bisquick lightens the workload. 

Now the hard part is deciding whether or not to add chocolate chips. I say, go for it!

Chocolate muffins with chocolate chips on wooden table.

12. Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffin

How do you make chocolate muffins a little less guilty? Add zucchini!

The taste is so mild, you won’t even notice it. In return, you get super moist muffins and a nutrient boost.

Sweet, tender, and chocolatey, they taste exquisite. Not only that, but these will sneak veggies into your kids’ diets.

Muffins with strawberry bits stack on plate.

13. Strawberry Muffins

These strawberry muffins are such a fun break from the norm. 

The crumb is just as tender and perfectly sweet as the next. But what makes them unique are the teeny bits of strawberries and bananas. 

Make a fresh batch for the family. They’re a great breakfast and after school snack.

Chocolate muffins with shredded coconut stack on a plate.
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14. Coconut Chocolate Chip Muffins

Are you crazy for coconut? You’ll fall head-over-heels for these tender treats!

Tropical and sweet, these bakery-style muffins are heavenly. 

They’re loaded with four types of coconut and mini chocolate chips. So they’re packed with the flavor you can’t resist.

Coffee cake muffins with crumbly, buttery, brown sugar topping.
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15. Coffee Cake Muffins

Coffee cake muffins are genius. You get all the flavor of this classic sweet bread in portable form.

The lightly spiced cake comes with a crumbly, buttery, brown sugar topping. They’re just like the real deal, except in miniature form. 

Grab a cup of coffee and treat yourself. These goodies are also great for brunches, potluck desserts, and more.

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16. Cheddar Cheese Muffins

Cornbread, biscuits, and dinner rolls are all great sides. But if you want something different, try these cheddar muffins.

They’re light and tender with a hint of sweetness. As a bonus, there’s lots of yummy cheddar dotted throughout. 

They also freeze well. So you can save the leftovers for a quick breakfast on-the-go.

Bunch of muffins with dates.
Source: Mondaysundaykitchen.com

17. Healthy Date Carrot Muffins

Did you know that dates are considered nature’s candy? They’re a natural sweetener that’s good for you and your muffins, too. 

Add shredded carrot and oats, and you’ve got the healthiest muffin on the list. I know they don’t scream decadent, but trust me, these are delish.

These muffins are also nut-free. Just in case someone has an allergy.

Pepperoni pizza cooked in muffins molders.
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18. Pepperoni Pizza Muffins

I’m the kind of person who could eat pizza all day. And thanks to these muffins, it’s totally acceptable.

Loaded with pepperoni, gooey cheese, Italian seasoning, and pizza sauce, they’re the perfect pizza nibble. 

Pack these in the kid’s lunches or grab one out the door. They’re great any time of day.

Stack of Cornbread Muffins

19. Jiffy Cornbread Muffins

Jiffy cornbread mix is a classic! It creates lightning-fast muffins you won’t know came from a box.

The extra sour cream and melted butter guarantees these come out insanely moist. They’re perfectly sweet and ridiculously scrumptious.

Plus, they’re inexpensive and versatile. Add mix-ins if you like. These pair with just about any meal.

Bunch of Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins

20. Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins

If you love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, you’ll love these muffins!

The flavor is similar while the texture is delightfully chewy, fluffy, and soft. The addition of applesauce makes them super moist too. 

So put down that breakfast cookie I see you sneaking. Instead, pick up one of these healthy-ish muffins.

Orange muffins with cranberries on a cooling rack.

21. Cranberry Orange Muffins

Orange and cranberry together always remind me of the holidays. Put them in a muffin and the two get even better. 

They give these tender treats a burst of citrus and sweet tanginess. Not too sugary and far from bland, they’re perfect. 

But why wait? Bake these muffins whenever cravings strike.

Avocado muffins with chocolate chips on cooling rack.
Source: Runningtothekitchen.com

22. Avocado Muffins

Avocados are soft, spreadable, and bursting with nutrients. So they’re the ideal superfood to add to your muffins.

Sweetened with banana and packed with chocolate, these taste like banana bread. And the avocado? You don’t even taste it!

Finally, a chocolate muffin you can feel good about feeding the family.

Bunch of mini donut muffins coated with sugar.
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23. Cinnamon Sugar Mini-Donut Muffins

Butter and cinnamon sugar makes anything super yummy. Including these treats!

The sugary coating and tender muffin combined tastes like mini donuts. Except they’re so much easier to make. 

So consider yourself warned. These muffins are so addicting that you can’t stop at just one!

Pieces of bacon, egg, and cheese mini muffins.
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24. Breakfast Egg Muffins 3 Ways

Now here’s a breakfast idea that’s worth meal prepping! 

These little breakfast egg muffins are low-carb, easy to make, and freezer-friendly. Not to mention they pack a lot of flavor into such small bites. 

Plus, you’ve got options! I’m partial to the tomato spinach mozzarella. But the garlic mushroom and bacon cheddar are super yummy too.

Bunch of muffins with currant on a wire basket.
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25. Irish Soda Bread Muffins

Irish soda bread is a classic quick bread. It’s easy to make, especially in muffin form.

These are sort of like a cross between a muffin and scone. They’re dense, tasty, and great with cream and jam.

Lightly spiced and packed with currants, they’re a wholesome treat.

A Stack of Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

26. Starbucks Pumpkin Muffins (Copycat Recipe)

You know what I love most about pumpkin season? These baked goodies!

They have such a fragrant warmth from the blend of spices. And I just love that signature orange hue. 

But you know what I love most? The decadent cream cheese center! Even pumpkin naysayers can’t resist these.

Bunch of mango muffins on a bowl with coconut shred on top.
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27. Mango Coconut Muffins

I adore mango, and I love finding new ways to use it. If you do too, you need these muffins in your life.  

There’s a hint of lime with a touch of cinnamon. They do wonders to enhance that sweet, sweet mango. 

Bonus points for the crispy coconut on top. It gives them such a lovely added texture.

Mini muffins with swirl of jam.
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28. Peanut Butter and Jelly Mini-Muffins

I made these just for the pictures. Then I took a bite and had to bake another batch!

The swirl of jam on top makes them so unique. Of course, the incredibly nostalgic flavor will have you reaching for seconds. 

Naturally sweetened and loaded with protein, you’ll never believe they’re gluten-free.

Muffins with marshmallow creme and chocolate chips.
Source: Tasteofhome.com

29. S’mores Muffins

Mid-morning craving or late-night snack, these are perfect!

They’re full of marshmallow creme and chocolate chips. What makes them even more authentic are the crushed graham crackers.

They’re super easy too. So forget building a fire, turn the oven on instead. The kids will love helping as much as they love eating.

McDonald’s Sausage and Egg McMuffin

30. McDonald’s Sausage and Egg McMuffin Recipe

Fast-food lover or not, these Egg McMuffin copycats will cause your stomach to growl.

They’re filling, salty, and way healthier than an egg and cheese bagel. Plus, you can make them at home to save yourself a trip.

Did I mention these freeze well? So add them to your meal prep day. You can skip the drive-thru all week!

30 Best Muffin Recipes

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These muffin recipes are so good, you’ll want to make a different flavor every day of the month. And these lemon poppyseed muffins should be at the top of your list.


  • For the Muffins:
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

  • 2 eggs

  • zest from 2 lemons

  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds

  • 1/2 cup buttermilk

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • For the Glaze:
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line 10 muffin cups with muffin liners.
  • In a bowl, sift flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the poppy seeds.
  • In a separate large bowl, beat sugar and oil over medium speed. Beat in the eggs and lemon zest until well combined.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture alternately with the buttermilk and lemon juice. Mix gently just until smooth. Stir in the vanilla.
  • Spoon the batter into the lined muffin cups. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, or until the tops bounce back when lightly pressed.
  • Cool the muffins in the tin for 10 minutes, then cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Meanwhile, make the glaze. Whisk together the powdered sugar and lemon juice until smooth. Drizzle over cooled muffins.
  • Serve and enjoy!


  • Use room-temperature ingredients to ensure a smoother batter and even baking.
  • Avoid overmixing the batter to keep your muffins light and fluffy.


  • Calories: 227kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 27g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Fat: 13g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 38mg
  • Sodium: 86mg
  • Potassium: 120mg
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 23g
  • Calcium: 71mg
  • Iron: 1mg
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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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