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31 Muffin Tin Recipes To Try

Various muffins, quiches, and cookies are just some of the spectacular goodies you can find in this list of muffin tin recipes

If you don’t bake often, chances are, your muffin tin is gathering dust at the back of your kitchen cupboard.

Egg Muffins with Tomatoes and Spinach
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But once you try any of these recipes, your muffin tin will never go back there again.

Naturally, there are a bunch of muffin recipes on this list, but you’ll be surprised at the many other things you can make in a muffin tin.

From pizza to quiche to shepherd’s pie: with just a bit of creativity, you can make individual servings of any food you can imagine.

Let this collection be your guide.

With a little help from a muffin tin, there’s “muffin” you can’t do! Let the baking commence. 

Homemade Blueberry Muffins

1. Blueberry Muffins 

Want to start your day with something sweet yet substantial? Go for these blueberry muffins.

Waking up to the scent of these muffins will definitely put a smile on your face.

These muffins are light and fluffy and filled with blueberries in every bite.

Topping them off is a wonderfully sweet and crumbly cinnamon streusel. 

Pair these with hot coffee and breakfast is served.

2. Muffin Tin Meatloaf  

In the mood for meatloaf, but pressed for time? The muffin tin is here to save the day.

With the muffin tin, you can make a bunch of mini meatloaf bites that are just as delicious, but less time-consuming.

Unlike a full loaf that takes almost an hour to bake, these meatloaf morsels only need less than 30 minutes. How awesome is that? 

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Pancake Muffins with Chocolate Candies

3. Pancake Mix Muffins 

This next recipe is the ultimate breakfast mash-up! If you can’t decide between pancakes and muffins, why not have them both?

These treats taste just like pancakes, but are shaped like muffins. Cute, am I right?

They’ll develop a mildly crispy outer crust during baking that contrasts beautifully with the muffins’ soft and fluffy interior.

Pancake and muffin purists may look down on the artificial boxed pancake mix, but this recipe will surely change their minds. 

4. Spinach Banana Muffins 

I’m not usually fond of leaves in my muffins, but this one’s an exception.

You’ll be surprised how delicious the combination of spinach leaves and banana makes!

These spinach banana muffins have a sublime combination of sweet and savory.

They have just the right amount of richness – not too bland, but not overwhelming, either.

Best of all, these guys are dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan-friendly. They’re meant to be enjoyed by everybody.

Stacks of Cornbread Muffins

5. Cornbread Muffins  

If it’s your first time making cornbread muffins, this recipe is a great place to start. When it comes to baking, Jiffy is a newbie’s best ally.

These muffins may come from a boxed mix, but trust me, no one will notice. The secret is to not follow the instructions at the back of the box.

Stick to this recipe, and you’ll be one step closer to sweet, buttery, and mouthwatering muffins that taste like they were made from scratch.

6. Muffin Tin Pizza Bombs 

Is it a muffin, a pizza, or a hand pie? Who cares? All that matters is that these pizza bombs are the bomb.

Individual-sized pies are filled with your favorite pizza toppings – marinara, mozzarella, and pepperoni.

Apart from being super adorable, what I love about these mini-pizzas is that you can make a variety of flavors in one batch.

Just raid your fridge for whatever toppings you can add! It’s a great way to put all those leftovers to good use.

Chocolate Chip Muffins

7. Chocolate Chip Muffins 

You can’t go wrong with freshly baked chocolate chip muffins. I don’t know anybody who doesn’t love them!

These muffins are soft, fluffy, and loaded with chocolatey goodness.

The best part? You don’t need to be a pro-baker to pull these off.

With a little help from Bisquick mix, you can whip up these decadent muffins in a breeze.

8. Cheddar Muffins 

I’m obsessed with all things sweet and savory. This flavor combo never disappoints.

Take these cheddar cheese muffins, for instance.

They’re moist and tender, but what makes them stand out is the delicious contrast between sweet bread and salty, savory cheddar cheese.

They’re a fantastic side dish to BBQs and soups, but delicious enough to be enjoyed on their own.

Banana Muffins

9. Banana Muffins 

These banana muffins are super soft, moist, and absolutely phenomenal.

Unlike other banana muffins that taste of artificial banana essence, these ones are bursting with genuine banana goodness.

The recipe calls for Bisquick mix, but believe me, no one will be able to tell.

Thanks to ripe bananas, your muffins will taste just as good as your grandma used to make them.

10. Crescent Roll Egg Cups 

These savory muffins are perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast.

While having a sit-down breakfast is more ideal, sometimes, there’s just not enough time.

So, for those days where you’re just too busy to have a decent meal, you can always count on these egg cups.

They’re rich, cheesy, and full of flavor. They’re also super hearty and can definitely satiate your hunger. 

11. Pumpkin Muffins  

These pumpkin muffins are the epitome of fall flavors.

Soft, moist, and sweet with a little spice, they’re the perfect way to warm you on a chilly morning.

Nothing screams fall better than the combination of pumpkin puree and warming spices, and these muffins have them all.

They’re also healthier than regular muffins, as they’re made with oats and whole wheat flour. They definitely get bonus points for that!

12. Breakfast Egg Muffins 

Think of these egg muffins as bite-sized frittatas. One recipe makes three different flavors.

Spinach, tomato, and mozzarella, bacon and cheddar, and garlic mushroom and peppers – I don’t know about you, but all these varieties sound phenomenal to me.

Thankfully, these morsels are low-carb, so you can definitely have all three. 

13. Mini-Shepherd’s Pie 

In the mood for shepherd’s pie, but there’s not a lot of people to share one whole pie with?

Just make mini-versions, eat what you can, and save the rest for another day.

That’s another great thing I love about using a muffin tin.

Whatever the recipe is, you’ll get individual portions that you can easily store for another time. 

14. Cheesy Mini-Potato Gratin Stacks

First of all, how adorable are these potato gratin bites?

They’re so cute, they’re worthy of any special occasion. They’re also easy enough to make any day. 

More importantly, they’re outrageously delicious.

After all, they’re made of stacks of thinly sliced potatoes filled with cheese, cream, garlic, and butter. You really can’t go wrong with that combination.

Serve this in the morning with eggs for a filling breakfast, or as a fancy dinner side dish.

15. French Toast Muffin Cups 

French toast in muffin form? I won’t say no to that!

This recipe is a wonderful way to enjoy the popular breakfast on the go.

These toasts are crunchy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside – just as any French toast should.

The streusel on top adds that extra sweetness and crunch, making these cups even more special than the classic.

But they’re in the form of a muffin, which makes them more charming and easier to eat.

16. Mac and Cheese Cups 

In this variation, you’ll take the classic mac and cheese to a whole new level of cuteness and deliciousness.

Shaping this ridiculously addictive pasta dish into muffin bites is a brilliant idea.

With mac and cheese cups, who needs a bowl and a fork? Just grab these portable treats by hand and enjoy.

17. Taco Cups 

Say hello to a mess-free taco experience with these taco cups! They taste just as good as any tacos, but they’re a lot easier to eat. 

This recipe calls for filling the tortilla cups with seasoned ground beef, tomatoes, cheese, lettuce, and sour cream.

But feel free to add whatever Mexican mix-ins you have on hand.

18. Baked Spaghetti Cups 

The classic spaghetti is always a crowd-pleaser, but if you care to make things more exciting, might I suggest molding it into bite-sized muffins?

The great thing about this recipe is that it forms a mildly crispy crust around the spaghetti cups.

It gives the traditional spaghetti a wonderful additional layer of texture.

19. Cheeseburger Biscuit Cups  

I’m a big fan of two-in-one recipes, and this is one of the best ones. Biscuits and cheeseburgers join forces to make these phenomenal cups.

Classic biscuits are filled with cheese and ground beef and baked to perfection.

This is the mash-up you didn’t know you needed. You’ll definitely want to add this to your weekly meal rotation.

20. Jalapeno Popper Wonton Cups 

How stinking cute are these wonton cups? The bacon bits make such a stunning pop of color against the white cream cheese backdrop.

From the look to the flavor to the texture, these wonton cups get an A+.

They’re crunchy on the outside and super soft and creamy on the inside. 

You’ll also get a nice smoky and savory flavor from the bacon, as well as a punch of heat from the jalapenos.

21. Mini-Quiche 

These mini-quiches will be your new favorite breakfast or brunch treat. I won’t be surprised if you also crave them for lunch and dinner.

Flaky bite-sized crusts are filled with various meats, veggies, and cheese, and baked until golden. 

This recipe is so versatile, you can add your choice of ingredients to the filling, and they’ll still turn out terrific.

22. Popovers

Popovers seem like a complicated treat to make, but they’re actually made of five basic ingredients.

They’re soft, puffy, and definitely delicious.

Serve them with your favorite jams and preserves for a sweet breakfast, or with a piece of fried egg, cheese, or bacon strips for a savory meal.

23. Stuffing Muffins  

Are you in charge of Thanksgiving stuffing this year?

Instead of the usual, make your contribution more interesting and whip up these stuffing muffins!

They’re just as delicious as any, but shaping the stuffing into muffins serves another purpose.

With these individual portions, everybody gets to enjoy your masterpiece.

Thanks to this neat portion control technique, there’s no possibility of running out.

24. Artichoke Dip Wonton Cups

Chips and dip are meant to be eaten together, so why not make an appetizer that already combines the two?

In these wonton cups, you’ll get a crunchy chip on the outside and creamy artichoke dip on the inside. Whoever came up with this deserves an award!

25. Muffin Tin Mini-Apple Pies

These are just as rustic and tasty as a homemade apple pie, but cuter. How charming are these bite-sized apple pies?

Eliminate the need to slice a whole pie by making individual ones!

With this recipe, everyone gets to enjoy one whole apple pie to themselves. After all, isn’t that what we all secretly desire?

26. S’mores Cookie Cups 

These s’mores cookie cups are everything you imagine them to be.

Buttery graham cracker crust is filled with beautifully toasted marshmallows and topped with a slice of chocolate.

This is what campfire dreams are made of.

27. Mini-Caramel Apple Cheesecakes

Can’t decide between caramel apple and cheesecake? Well, these two desserts taste great together, so why not just merge them into one?

Smooth and silky cheesecake is topped with chunks of soft and crispy spiced apples.

Finished off with a caramel drizzle, this caramel apple cheesecake will surely knock your socks off.

28. Brownie Bites 

Brownie in a muffin form? I’m listening.

They’re fudgy, chocolatey, and everything you can ask for in brownies.

Except, they’ll take the shape of muffins, giving them a crisp muffin top that makes them even more exceptional.

29. Cinnamon Roll Muffins 

These cinnamon rolls are pillowy, tender, and filled with ooey-gooey, sweet sugar-cinnamon. 

Don’t worry, this recipe won’t make you roll and knead yeasted dough. Instead, it’s an easier, newbie-friendly version with tremendous results.

Sweet Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

30. Peanut Butter Cup Cookies 

Want to take your cookies to the next level? This recipe has your name written all over it. 

The cookies are wonderfully soft and sweet, but the peanut butter cup in the center is what makes it stand out.

If you’re obsessed with peanut butter, you’ll fall in love with this dessert.

31. Dulce De Leche Chocolate Cups

Chocolate cups are filled with sweet dulce de leche, a caramel-like confection achieved by slow-cooking sweetened condensed milk.

If you’ve never had dulce de leche before, take this as the sign.

I love how the chocolate and dulce de leche both melt in your mouth, creating a sweet and salty flavor combination and a luscious mouthfeel.

It’s the ultimate definition of decadence.

30+ Things You Can Make in a Muffin Tin

From quiche to cookies to, of course, muffins, there are so many great muffin tin recipes out there. Which one will be your new favorite?


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Kim - InsanelyGood
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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