Do you know the Muffin Man? We suggest you get to know him…or at least get to know your muffin tin.
We use baking sheets and baking pans, pots, plates and bowls, but our muffin tin collects a lot of dust. It wasn’t until recently we realized all of the perfectly portioned meals that we could create using the baking tool we saved only for birthday cupcakes.
Cooking in a muffin tin feeds our obsession for all things miniature. Baby corn, miniature containers of Vaseline (that hardly fit a pinky finger but had to be purchased anyway), miniature horses—we will take one of each. And one of each of these mini recipes of our favorite meals.
Grab your muffin tin and start drooling over these 10 muffin tin recipes:
1. Personal Sized Baked Oatmeal from Sugar Free Mom
Start your morning off right with an oatmeal muffin—you pick the toppings!
2. Mini Vegetable Lasagnas from Oh My Veggies
These petite lasagnas will bring you all the flavors of the classic dish with half of the work. Plus you have leftovers as easy as 1, 2, 3.
3. Chicken Pot Pie Cupcakes from Quick Dish
This is comfort food at its finest. No joke, we might trade these babies in for regular cupcakes.
4. Taco Cups from Redbook Magazine
In the mood for Mexican? Grab your muffin tin! It will be the easiest Tuesday Taco Night you ever cook.
5. Buffalo Chicken Man & Cheese Muffins from Emily Bites
Making a main course muffin size is a great way to indulge in sinful comfort food without the guilt. Bring on the mac & cheese muffins!
6. Bacon, Egg and Toast Cups from Think Eats
Have breakfast in a cup day or night with this muffin recipe that combines all of your breakfast favorites in one bite you can pick up. Heaven.
7. Cauliflower Pizza Bites from Damy Health
These remind us of the good ‘ol days of after school snaking on Bagel Bites, but much healthier.
8. Fruity Ice Cubes from Martha Stewart
Just in time for picnic season, these festive ice cubes will keep your outdoor beverages cool and beautiful.
9. Mini Thanksgiving from Food of my Affection
Thanksgiving is several months away, but we think this muffin pan feast is the BEST idea for a small family Thanksgiving. We love it so much, we might have Thanksgiving early just because.
10. Mini Pumpkin Pies from Make and Takes
Now that we are completely in the mood for a Thanksgiving meal, we thought we would finish it off with this mini pumpkin pies because a) they are adorable and b) pumpkin pie should not be saved for late November. Just think of all the pie creations you can make in your muffin tin. Endless possibilities.
Are you going to start using a muffin tin for your recipes? Which one of these eats are you most excited about?