Muffin Recipes

Whether you like fruity, chocolatey, or another flavor profile, this collection of muffin recipes has something for you! Muffins make the best on the go snacks.

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A collage of muffin recipes

THE ULTIMATE ON THE GO SNACK!

Muffins are a go-to, portable favorite in our house.

They are perfect for snacks, breakfast and even dessert.

Whether you like fruity or spiced, I have the perfect muffin recipes for you! Make these mini or large, either way they are perfect grab-and-go bites for the busiest family. They freeze well too, so don’t be afraid to whip up a big batch, or two!!

Before I even get into the recipes, I have LOADS of muffin making tips for you…

A basket of blueberry muffins - one of our favorite muffin recipes

General Muffin Making TIPS

Keep these tips in mind while making muffins:

  • Baking is a science so measure accurately and combine the ingredients as stated in the recipe. Seemingly simple changes can affect the outcome. 
  • Be careful using substitutions. Some may affect the final outcome. 
  • No electric mixers needed. Most muffins can be easily mixed by hand. This also helps make sure that you don’t overmix your muffins.
  • Mixing the dry ingredients together separately helps ensure that you don’t overmix the batter.
  • If the recipe doesn’t state otherwise, a good rule of thumb is to fill your muffin cups ⅔ full.
  • The toothpick test is the easiest way to test if your muffins are done. Simply insert a toothpick into the center of the muffin if it comes out with just a few mist crumbs, then it’s done. You may need to retest if you insert it into a more liquid part of the muffin such as a blueberry. 

Liners: For a crispier muffin, then don’t use a liner. Simply spray the muffin tin with cooking spray and add the batter directly into the pan.

I generally use liners because they make cleaning up a lot easier. Good quality paper liners peel right off the muffin without taking a layer of muffin with it. You can also invest in reusable silicone liners. 

If you want to make Jumbo muffins, but don’t have a large muffin pan, you can easily use free standing paper baking cups. They can be placed on a cookie sheet and they’ll keep their shape. 

Glazed lemon poppyseed muffins on a white plate

Muffin Additions

Easy to add delicious ingredients: Once great thing about muffins is how easily they can be to add more delicious flavors and textures. 

  • One favorite is to add chopped nuts or toasted coconut to the top of the batter before baking.
  • Baking chips  are also easy to add. Here are many different flavors and sizes you can choose from.
  • Dried Fruit adds great flavor and texture without changing the batter.

Adding Fresh Fruit: Many recipes call for fresh fruit, mostly fresh blueberries. If a recipe doesn’t call for fresh fruit I would hesitate adding it. The liquid from the fruit will change the way the batter behaves. You can’t just add fresh fruit without adjusting the other ingredients to compensate. 

When a recipe does call for fresh fruit one tip I have found is to toss the fruit in a bit of flour. A quarter cup of flour for every 2 cups of fruit should work. The theory behind this is that the layer of flour helps keep the fruit from suspended in the batter and not sinking down to the bottom.

Chocolate chip muffins on a cooling rack

Adjust the size

Mega muffins, regular (cupcake size) muffins and mini muffins can generally be made from any muffin recipe. 

  • Mini: Mini tins require about 2 tbsp of batter. Generally mini muffins bake for 8-10 minutes. This is about 5-8 minutes less than what is called for in the standard sizes recipe.
  • Regular: Regular tins require about ⅓-½ cup of batter. Standard size muffins usually require 18-22 minutes.
  • Mega: Jumbo Muffins require about 1 cup of batter. Mega muffin can take about 20-24 minutes. You can also add about 8-13 more minutes to the time listed in the standard size recipe.

Storing Muffins

Storage: Muffins tend to be moist and so I will place a paper towel at the bottom of the container before adding the muffins. This will help keep the tops of your muffins from getting moist and sticky. 

Freezable: I love having muffins in the freezer. I can pull a few outright when I get up and they’ll be ready to heat for  breakfast. I also love being able to toss one into my kids school bag for a snack. Once the muffins have cooled I wrap each muffin with plastic wrap, or place each one in a foldable sandwich bag. Then, I place them all together in a freezer Ziploc. They generally last in the freezer for about 3 months.


Double chocolate muffins in a basket

Best Muffins

The most classic and popular flavors of muffins are all on this list! From blueberry to chocolate, and a little pumpkin in between, I guarantee these will be the BEST muffin recipes!

Breakfast Blueberry Muffins Recipe
These soft, delicious Blueberry Muffins are simple and perfect for breakfast, snack or after-school treat. They’re filled with blueberries and topped with coarse sugar making them irresistible.
Total Time: 45 minutes
4.91 from 21 votes
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Breakfast Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe
Delicious Bakery-Style Chocolate Chip Muffins – so delicious!
Total Time: 21 minutes
4.93 from 13 votes
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Breakfast Lemon Crumb Muffin Recipe
Soft and delicious Lemon Crumb Muffins are topped with buttery crumbs and a delicious lemon glaze, making them irresistible!
Total Time: 30 minutes
4.8 from 10 votes
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Breakfast Chocolate Muffin Recipe
Chocolate muffins loaded with semisweet chocolate chips and dark chocolate chunks, then topped with more chocolate chips and sprinkles.
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 16 votes
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Bread, Breakfast Banana Muffins Recipe
Everything you love about banana bread in muffin form! Moist, fluffy banana muffins sprinkled with a little cinnamon and sugar on top.
Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 12 votes
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Bread, Breakfast Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe
You can never have just one of these soft and delicious Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins. After trying several recipes, this one is our favorite!
Total Time: 27 minutes
5 from 18 votes
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Bread, Breakfast Easy Pumpkin Muffins Recipe
These Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Muffins are so moist and full of cinnamon, sugar, and pumpkin. Top them with cinnamon sugar, or with a delicious cinnamon buttercream spread!
Total Time: 32 minutes
4.67 from 3 votes
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Bread Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Fluffy and flavorful Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are topped with a tasty glaze making them simply irresistible.
Total Time: 30 minutes
4 from 2 votes
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Breakfast Mini Glazed Pumpkin Donut Muffins Recipe
A donut muffin filled with pumpkin and cinnamon flavors, topped with a spiced white chocolate glaze. These mini glazed pumpkin donut muffins are totally irresistible!!
Total Time: 13 minutes
5 from 2 votes
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Breakfast Monkey Bread Muffins Recipe
If you like monkey bread, you'll LOVE these Monkey Bread Muffins! They're a cinch to put together and are ready to eat in under 20 minutes. 
Total Time: 19 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Bread, Breakfast Sweet Honey Muffins Recipe
These simple sweet honey muffins are sweetened with a little bit of agave (or honey). They are melt-in-your-mouth good!! 
Total Time: 17 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Bread Mini Applesauce Muffins Recipe
These Mini Applesauce Muffins are the perfect snack for the whole family! Deliciously moist muffins filled with applesauce, and dipped in an irresistible cinnamon sugar topping.
Total Time: 21 minutes
4.73 from 11 votes
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Coffee Cake Muffins on a wire rack

Breakfast Muffins

While ALL muffins can be eaten for breakfast, these muffins are specifically a spin off of other breakfast foods, making them perfect to eat first thing in the morning. 😉

Breakfast, Dessert Donut Muffin Recipe
These muffins taste just like a donut, with just the right hint of nutmeg and cinnamon, and are topped with the most delicious glaze!
Total Time: 32 minutes
5 from 2 votes
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Breakfast, Dessert Mini Donut Muffins Recipe
Mini Donut Muffins are coated in cinnamon sugar and topped with a DELICIOUS cream cheese frosting. It's hard not to eat the whole batch!!
Total Time: 23 minutes
4.5 from 2 votes
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Dessert Coffee Cake Muffins Recipe
Tender & sweet glazed coffee cake muffins filled with a brown sugar streusel are the perfect breakfast treat!!
Total Time: 40 minutes
4.25 from 4 votes
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Breakfast Cinnamon Roll Muffins Recipe
Delicious Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Muffins with a glaze on top! Soft, buttery, and full of cinnamon flavor with a glaze made from powdered sugar!
Total Time: 28 minutes
4 from 2 votes
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Breakfast French Toast Muffins Recipe
These French Toast Muffins are easy to make, using things you already have in your pantry! Your choice of bread, cubed and covered in egg and vanilla mixture, topped with a delicious sugary topping, and baked until golden and crispy.
Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 11 votes
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Healthy zucchini muffins stacked on a white plate

Healthy Muffins

While there may be few to choose from, these recipes are lighter and have healthier ingredients. You can also make any muffin recipe a little healthier by trying the following:

  • Replacing butter/oil with applesauce
  • Reducing the amount of white sugar.
  • Using whole wheat flour instead of white flour, or a mixture of the two.
  • Add fresh fruit or vegetables. You may need to add a bit more flour to compensate for the added moisture, as well as increase the bake time just a little.
  • Add chopped nuts which are high in Omega 3 fats
Bread, Breakfast Zucchini Muffins Recipe
These soft and flavorful zucchini muffins are sweet and topped with a delicious glaze. The kids will never even know they’re filled with zucchini!
Total Time: 26 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Breakfast Apple Cinnamon Muffin Recipe
Apple cinnamon muffins are moist & tender. With chunks of apples and a cinnamon sugar topping, they're perfect for breakfast or a snack. 
Total Time: 45 minutes
4.94 from 15 votes
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Bread, Breakfast Healthy Apple Muffin Recipe
Delicious and Healthy Apple Muffins filled with oats, bran, and cinnamon. These muffins are not only simple but are great for breakfast and after-school snacks.
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 13 votes
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Breakfast Banana Crumb Muffins Recipe
Delicious and simple Banana Crumb Muffins are Perfect to use up those over-ripe bananas. The whole family goes crazy for these muffins!
Total Time: 26 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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