12 great muffin recipe plus baking tips
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12 Great Easy Muffin Recipes You Can Make At Home

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If you love fluffy muffins, this roundup post is for you. With great flavor and all your favorite add-ins, these tasty, tender muffins bake up bakery-fresh in your kitchen. Nothing quite beats a perfect muffin pulled right from the oven and served while warm. Sink your teeth into the soft crumb while enjoying its unique flavor. I am sharing 12 great muffin recipes with you, along with some handy muffin-baking tips. 

​How Hard Is It To Make Muffins?

Muffins are a joy to make, especially when you realize how simple the process is. A basic muffin recipe can be whipped up using pantry staples. Just measure the dry ingredients-all-purpose flour, baking powder or soda, salt, and granulated sugar in a large bowl. Add the wet ingredients-usually dairy, vegetable oil, and an egg and blend until the lumps of flour disappear, leaving you with a smooth, luscious muffin batter. Pour this into a prepared muffin pan, and you’re on your way to baking perfection. 

You may think it requires special tools to mix the batter, but you can get away with a simple fork to blend the batter. Be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl as you work. Pay close attention to mixing right to the bottom of the bowl to avoid having unwanted clumps of flour when pouring the batter. 

Thick muffin batter can be spooned into the cups, while thinner batter can be poured straight from the bowl. 

making muffin tips

How to Prepare Your Muffin Tins.

There are a few ways to succeed when pulling homemade muffins out of the pan. One is investing in a high-quality, non-stick pan. But even the best non-stick pans can become seasoned over the years and take a beating. That doesn’t make them any less useful. In fact, you can often get muffins out easily without paper muffin liners simply by using cooking spray. This is my preferred method. 

If you are making muffins with a lot of heavier add-ins, though, you will likely want to use paper liners in your muffin tin. Why? This will help them come out because heavier cake-like muffins tend to pull apart when removed straight from the pan while hot, so leaving them to cool may be necessary. 

Using a combination of methods when you know the muffin tops will pop over like bakery-style jumbo muffins tend to do will help release the muffins from the pan more easily. There’s nothing worse than having the muffin top stick to the top of the pan while it cools to discover you have to rip it out after all your hard work.

​That’s where my biggest handiest tip comes in. After you’ve lined the tin, sprayed the top, and done everything you can to not have the muffin stick, it still happens. Using a butter knife, carefully loosen the top of the muffin from the pan. You can cut them apart if it’s conjoined with its neighbor. Carefully insert the knife by lifting the edge of the muffin top and then slipping down inside the base of the pan to release the moist muffin. 

If you make mini muffins, the same tips apply on a smaller scale. 

prepared muffin pan

How do I adjust baking time and temperature for mini or jumbo muffins?

Well, it’s true that it can be hard to know how to adjust the time. A general rule of thumb is that the smaller the muffin, the less likely it will take more than fifteen minutes to bake. For instance, if a regular-sized muffin recipe calls for 20 minutes at 350°F, you can try baking mini muffins at the same temperature but for a much shorter time, around 10-12 minutes. 

If you are baking a regular-sized muffin and the recipe calls for a higher heat to dome the muffins and then a reduced temperature to finish baking but wish to make mini muffins with the same recipe, leave off using the higher temperature. For a shorter time frame, your mini muffins will bake up just fine at the regular oven temperature of 350F. 

large and mini muffins

What is the best way to store muffins to keep them fresh for longer?

Storing muffins is pretty simple. Let them cool completely so that all the steam can escape. Then, put them in an airtight container and leave them on the counter for up to four days. If you have ingredients like fresh fruit or cream cheese in them, you will be better off storing them covered in the fridge. 

In fact, I like to make a batch of muffins for school or work lunches and wrap them individually in plastic wrap for transport. They can stay fresh for days, but I promise they won’t last long. 

If you wish to freeze muffins later, I suggest flash-freezing the cooled muffins on a baking tray. Flash-freezing is a process where you freeze the items individually before storing them together. This way, you guarantee they won’t stick together when in the plastic bag. To do this, simply place the cooled muffins on a baking tray and freeze them for about an hour. Transfer them to a zippable freezer bag. To enjoy, simply remove the muffin or muffins you want and let thaw at room temperature.

Let’s cut to the chase. You’re really here for your next family favorite. 

Without further adieu, here are the twelve muffins I promised. I am sure one will become one of your favorite muffin recipes. Be sure to stop by here the next time you’re in the mood for an easy muffin recipe with simple ingredients. 

Find the best moist muffins with all your favorite mix-ins like chocolate chips, cream cheese chips, and fresh or frozen fruits. There’s no limit to muffin flavors. In fact, I pride myself on coming up with a bunch of different flavors. So be sure to come back again for more tasty muffins that aren’t your average chocolate chip muffins. And remember to share your baking adventures with us! 

The Ultimate Milk Chocolate Muffins With Walnuts
This ultimate milk chocolate muffin has a secret ingredient making the creamiest flavor. Chocolate lovers dream dessert muffin.
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The Ultimate Milk Chocolate Muffin With Walnuts
Scrumptious Sweet Rhubarb Muffins With Zesty Lemon Streusel.
These rhubarb muffins with lemon streusel make an excellent addition to any breakfast or spring brunch spread, promising a burst of freshness and a hint of zest to start your day on a delicious note. Ready in just thirty minutes!
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rhubarb muffins with lemon streusel (1)
Mini Raspberry Muffins With Oatmeal Streusel
Frozen red raspberries are thawed and then added to this raspberry mini muffin recipe for sweet, tangy freshness. Each bite-sized muffin is moist with a spongy crumb topped with oat streusel for added texture. Pack a handful of these delicate mini muffins into your kid's school lunch, or pop one in your mouth for a quick on-the-go breakfast idea.
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mini fluffy raspberry muffins with oat streusel
Cherry Chocolate Oatmeal Muffins
Cherry chocolate chip oatmeal muffins are moist with a classic flavor pairing! They won't last long fresh out of the oven they are irresistibly delicious.
cherry chocolate chip oatmeal muffins
Easy Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Muffins With Whipped Cream Cheese
Lemon and blueberry are a classic flavor pairing; in these cheesecake-rich muffins, it’s out of this world! Each soft blueberry-packed muffin is made with a cheesecake batter base of whipped cream cheese and vanilla Greek yogurt. Moist and full of lemon zest flavor and cream cheese baking chips, these muffins are a flavorful burst of summer freshness mixed with a rich cheesecake dessert!
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lemon blueberry cheesecake muffins
Coffee Banana Oatmeal Morning Breakfast Muffins With Chocolate Chunks
These amazing eggless muffins make the perfect start to your day, packed with chocolate chunks from a large Dairy milk chocolate bar and a boost of caffeine from instant coffee powder. They make a hearty breakfast with nutritious banana and oatmeal mixed in for a moist, flavorful muffin you will love making!
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Coffee Banana Oatmeal Muffins With Chocolate Chunks
Sweet Taro Vanilla Cream Cheese Chip Muffins
Cream cheese chips make these two-tone taro vanilla muffins delicious mouthwatering sweet snacking! Each bite contains a sweet vanilla flavor from the taro and vanilla muffin crumb. These moist and flavorful muffins are as pretty as a cupcake when opened to reveal the two-tone light lavender and white inside.
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taro Vanilla Cream Cheese Chip Muffins
Aunty Carol’s Chocolate Muffins With Fresh Cherries
These chocolate cherry muffins are packed with real cherries and chocolate chips, more like a cupcake than a muffin. So sweet and delicious, each muffin is topped with half a sweet cherry for a pretty muffin that is perfect for chocolate lovers. The classic pairing of cherries and dark chocolate makes these muffins so delightful you won’t be able to eat just one!
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Aunty Carol's Chocolate Cherry Muffins
Easy Buttermilk Peach and Coconut Bakery Style Muffins
These buttermilk peach and coconut bakery style muffins are so light and fluffy! Packed with sweet summer flavor of juicy ripe peaches they are the perfect on the go snack. Light spongy muffins with texture from the coconut that makes each mouthful a delicious trip to the countryside!
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buttermilk peach coconut bakery style muffins
Easy Sweet Rhubarb Raspberry Jello Muffins
These fun and vibrant colored springtime rhubarb raspberry (jello) muffins are a delicious sweet snack when on the go. Each spongy raspberry flavored muffin has bits of real rhubarb fruit in every mouthful.
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rhubarb raspberry jello muffins (1)
Delightful Chocolate Orange Blossom Muffins
If you’ve ever had a Terry’s chocolate orange at Christmastime, you know the classic flavor behind this tasty chocolate orange blossom muffin.The deep chocolate flavor of this muffin pairs beautifully with the slightly floral taste of the orange blossom water.
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chocolate orange blossom muffin
Easy Apple Chai Streusel Muffins Without White Sugar
The easy apple streusel muffins use chopped apples to bring fresh baked apple flavor. Make a dozen beautiful domed apple chai spiced muffins for your next breakfast or brunch. 
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Easy Apple Chai Streusel Muffins Without White Sugar (1)

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