10 Muffin Tin Recipes for Every Occasion

10 Muffin Tin Recipes for Every Occasion


10 Muffin Tin Recipes

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!

Individual Baked Oatmeal

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.

Mini Lasagnas

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.

Chicken Pot Pie 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.

Muffin Tin Taco Cups

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!

Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese

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.

Bacon Egg and Toast Cups

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.

Cauliflower Pizza Bites

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.

Fruity Ice Cubes

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.

Thanksgiving Muffin Tin Meal

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.

Mini Pumpkin Pies

Are you going to start using a muffin tin for your recipes? Which one of these eats are you most excited about?



  1. I’m always reducing recipes since I lie alone, so a lot if things that should be in bigger pans do make their way into muffin cups. I have individual silicone ones so I don’t have to haul out the whole pan, and since I got into cocktail-ing and mixology I confess I’ve been using them to make giant ice cubes a lot. It makes such a difference in terms of not diluting a drink!

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