A collection of amazing muffins
I’ve put together a collection of the best muffin recipes! I make a lot of muffins.
When the kids were younger I would make muffins every weekend. I still make a lot of muffins, but not quite as many as I used to .
We tend to eat muffins for breakfast and then snack on the remaining the rest of the day. We often have a few left to carry us through to the next day too.
I don’t know if I have a favorite muffin. A lot of the muffins are seasonal and are based on the fruit I have on hand or on what I have in the freezer.
My most popular muffin recipe is my oatmeal banana muffin. It’s a delicious combination of banana bread and oats. It really is a delicious muffin.
Tips for making muffins
- Read all directions before beginning
- Assemble all ingredients
- Measure ingredients carefully
- Do not over mix batter
- Use paper liners or spray muffin pan
- Let muffins cool for 3-5 minutes in pan and then continue cooling on a baking rack
To make mini muffins
Mini muffins are fun to make and to eat. I will often make mini muffins when I need to share with a crowd.
- Do not make any changes to muffin recipe
- Use a mini muffin pan
- Spray pan before using or line with mini muffin liners
- Reduce baking time to 10-11 minutes
Almost any fresh fruit can be used in a muffin. If substituting the fruit in a recipe, try to find a similar type of fruit. Think about the amount of juice in the fruit and the texture of the fruit.
- Blueberries for huckleberries
- Apples for pears
- Raspberries for blackberries
- Strawberries for raspberries or blackberries
How to Use Frozen Fruit
- Don’t thaw fruit
- Use same amount of fruit called in
- Increase cooking time 5-7 minutes
Paper liners or no paper liners?
I don’t usually use paper liners for my muffins. It really is a personal preference. I like the smooth side from no liners. If you don’t use liners, you need to grease your muffin pan.
If you are serving muffins on a buffet, liners are handy when placing the muffins on a platter. You can handle the muffins just by touching the paper liner and not the muffin itself.
Paper liners can also be fun to match a color or a theme. They can help add to a festive feeling.
Oatmeal Banana Muffins
Banana Muffins with Oatmeal and an oat crumb topping
Whole Wheat Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Poppy Seed Muffins with a touch of lemon
Banana Walnut Muffins
Banana bread in a muffin
The tart taste of rhubarb is delicious in a muffin
Pears add a subtle touch to these muffins
Triple Berry Muffins
Blueberries, strawberries and raspberries
Classic blueberry muffin
Raspberry Lemon Muffins
Delicate muffin with raspberries and lemon
This muffin is bursting with blackberries
Fresh sweet cherries in a delicious muffin