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.
A collection of amazing muffins
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
- Preheat oven
- Assemble all ingredients
- Measure ingredients carefully
- Do not overmix 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.
How to freeze muffins
I often freeze muffins and pull out a few at a time to eat.
- Allow muffins to fully cool before freezing
- Place in a single layer in a freezer container or a freezer safe zip top bag
- Freeze for up to one month, for best results
- To use, simply pull out the amount of muffins you'd like and thaw at room temperature
Ripe bananas and oatmeal are the stars of these muffins. They are topped with an oatmeal crumb topping which makes the muffins bakery quality!
Chocolate and bananas are a match made in heaven and are perfect in these muffins!
Another delicious banana muffin. This one has been paired with walnuts.
These bran muffins are from an old fashioned refrigerator muffin recipe. They've been revamped and made a touch healthier. Make up a batch and store the batter in the fridge. An easy way to have freshly baked muffins everyday!
A poppy seed muffin made with a white whole wheat flour.
Celebrate spring with fresh strawberry filled muffins.
A delicate muffin filled with raspberries and a touch of lemon.
Wild blackberries are added to this tasty muffin. Use fresh or frozen berries.
Can't decide which is your favorite berry? Use all three in these muffins made with strawberries, blueberries and raspberries.
A classic muffin made with fresh or frozen muffins.
Wild huckleberries are the star of these muffins.
Fruit Filled Muffins
Use fresh or frozen rhubarb in this delicate muffin topped with cinnamon and sugar.
Enjoy these muffins all year long. This recipe uses canned peaches and the flavor is amazing!
Made with fresh cherries, these muffins are a perfect summertime muffin.
A light muffin with fresh pears and a touch of cardamom seasoning.
Classic pairing of cranberry and orange makes a delicious combination.
You don't have to wait for fall for these tasty muffins. Made with fresh apples and pumpkin puree and lots of warm spices.
Three types of chocolate makes these muffins perfect for dessert, but don't let that stop you from having one for breakfast too!
You'll never be able to tell that there's zucchini in these muffins.
A cornbread muffin with a touch of heat and smokiness from chipotle peppers!
Yum! All looking good. I almost always have pumpkin chocolate chip muffins in the freezer, but I like to mix it up with fruit muffins too. I just bought frozen cranberries. I was planning to make orange cranberry muffins but somehow the weekend got away from me! The only type of muffin I don't like is banana anything. I love bananas, but not if they've been baked into something. Bananas got to be fresh for me. I've only recently started freezing bananas that are getting too ripe for my smoothies, but even that's a tough one for me to do. Though I'll take a frozen banana over a baked one any day!
So funny about bananas! They are one of my favorite type of muffins. I guess everyone loves something different.
Kelly | Foodtasia says
Kathy, I used to make my kids muffins every morning for breakfast when they were younger. As a homeschooling family we had the luxury of late morning breakfasts, and muffins are just about the quickest thing to whip up. I sure wish I had your recipe for the oatmeal banana muffins. They look wonderful!
It's not too late to make them! We still enjoy a lot of muffins. I just don't make them as often as when the kids were younger.
Stacey @ The Sugar Coated Cottage says
Great collection! That blueberry muffin is calling my name 🙂 . Take care.
Blueberry muffins are a favorite!
A beautiful collection, the lemon and raspberry muffins would be the first on the "to bake list". 🙂 I make lots of muffins for the kids as well, but never for breakfast, the idea is not popular in Europe, muffins are only seen as a dessert. But I am sure that my children would be more than happy to find a muffin in their breakfast school box in the morning.
They do make a fun start to the day!
Such a yummy collection, Kathy! Where to start, where to start? Love to grab one right from my screen right now to have with my coffee 🙂
Thanks, Dawn! Just start at the top and work your way down. One muffin recipe per day would get you in muffins for quite awhile!
Alexandra @ It's Not Complicated Recipes says
I love muffins, so this is definitely the recipe collection for me.
They all sound delicious - I don't know which one to try first!
That's always the toughest part - once you choose, the rest is easy!
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen says
One can never have enough muffin recipes! Such a treat for breakfast. Can't wait to check them all out!
I love them for breakfast or a snack!
Oh man - I don't know where to start! I'm a fan of all muffins! These look scrumptious!
David @ Spiced says
This is a great collection of muffin recipes, Kathy! I love muffins, and I used to make a batch every Saturday morning. I've kinda fallen off on that tradition lately, but this post is inspiring me to get started again. I just picked up a bunch of bananas at the store this past weekend for 10 cents a pound (10 cents!). That oatmeal banana muffin sounds like it's calling my name now! 🙂
That's a great deal on bananas! Sounds like it's time to get baking!