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The Best Muffin Recipes

February 25, 2019 (Last Updated: July 15, 2019)

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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. 

Homemade blueberry 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. 

Oatmeal banana muffin with an oatmeal crumb topping

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

Fresh Fruit

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. 



A Collection of Delicious Muffins

A collection of the best muffin recipes. This collection includes banana muffins and all types of berry muffins and more. #muffins

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    March 3, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    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!

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      March 5, 2019 at 5:02 am

      So funny about bananas! They are one of my favorite type of muffins. I guess everyone loves something different.

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    Kelly | Foodtasia
    February 26, 2019 at 8:49 am

    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!

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      February 27, 2019 at 4:59 am

      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.

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    Stacey @ The Sugar Coated Cottage
    February 26, 2019 at 5:35 am

    Great collection! That blueberry muffin is calling my name ๐Ÿ™‚ . Take care.

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      February 27, 2019 at 5:00 am

      Blueberry muffins are a favorite!

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    February 26, 2019 at 1:29 am

    A beautiful collection, the lemon and raspberry muffins would be the first on the “to bake list”. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.

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      February 27, 2019 at 5:07 am

      They do make a fun start to the day!

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    February 25, 2019 at 6:00 am

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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      February 27, 2019 at 5:10 am

      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!

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    Alexandra @ It's Not Complicated Recipes
    February 25, 2019 at 5:59 am

    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!

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      February 27, 2019 at 5:12 am

      That’s always the toughest part – once you choose, the rest is easy!

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    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    February 25, 2019 at 5:39 am

    One can never have enough muffin recipes! Such a treat for breakfast. Can’t wait to check them all out!

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      February 27, 2019 at 5:15 am

      I love them for breakfast or a snack!

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    February 25, 2019 at 5:34 am

    Oh man – I don’t know where to start! I’m a fan of all muffins! These look scrumptious!

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      February 27, 2019 at 5:15 am

      Thanks, Annie!

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    David @ Spiced
    February 25, 2019 at 5:20 am

    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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      February 27, 2019 at 5:17 am

      That’s a great deal on bananas! Sounds like it’s time to get baking!

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