Our 10 Best Muffin Recipes
Muffins make a fantastic breakfast! They are quick and easy to make, easily portable, freeze like a dream, and the flavors are endless. From classics like banana and blueberry to savory options and hearty morning glory, there is a muffin here for everyone!
Muffins are one of my favorite breakfast (and snack, and lunch) options. They are filling, fast to get on a plate, and there are flavors to please everyone (kids especially love them)!
The list below features the ten recipes that have been visited over and over again, garnering thousands of five-star reviews from readers, and are time-tested favorites. They include classic recipes like banana and blueberry, but also other creative and unique flavors that you are going to LOVE!
Before we get to the list, I’ve also rounded up all of my favorite equipment for making muffins so you can arm yourself with the best tools.
Favorite Muffin Tools
Part of making fabulous muffins is having the right tools for the job! Luckily most muffin recipes are quite simple in terms of preparation, but below are my recommendations for the best equipment for making delicious, beautiful muffins:
- Regular Muffin Pan: USA 12-Well Muffin Pan
- Mini Muffin Pan: USA 24-Well Mini Cupcake and Muffin Pan
- Liners: I usually stick to classic white paper liners.
- All-Purpose Whisk: An 11-inch balloon whisk is perfect for any job.
- The Best Spatula: 11-inch silicone spatula
- Mixing Bowls: I love a classic mixing bowl set for various sizes.
- Carrier: Store or transport muffins in a sturdy carrier. This collapsible carrier can hold 24 muffins or up to a 10-inch round cake.
Now, let’s get on to this list! I’ve been sharing muffin recipes since 2007, and these are the ten that have risen as the best of the best and most beloved among readers. Enjoy!
Our 10 Best Muffin Recipes
A hearty breakfast muffin studded with chopped dates for sweetness, dried cranberries for a little bit of tartness, and chopped pecans for a wonderful crunch.
These savory corn muffins are loaded with corn flavor and are the perfect accompaniment to chili or your favorite stew.
One of my freezer staples – a super simple, sweet breakfast treat!
These have been a favorite of mine for nearly 20 years. It’s one of the first recipes I started baking over and over again. They’re sweet and delicious – breakfast or dessert!
These remind me of the fabulous honey muffins thrown into the bread basket at one of my favorite restaurants. I love them slathered with sweetened butter.
Healthy and indulgent all at once, these fabulously hearty muffins are full of carrots, pineapple, apple, raisins, walnuts, and flavored with ground toasted coconut. Breakfast dressed up like carrot cake is something I can get behind!
These chocolate muffins have cocoa powder and dark chocolate in the batter, with chocolate chips added to the batter.
These apple-cinnamon muffins have a huge flavor thanks to apple cider and chopped apples, with a fabulous cinnamon-sugar crunch on top.
These easy blueberry muffins mix together quickly for a perfect morning treat. Soft and tender from sour cream and bursting with blueberries (use fresh or frozen!), these muffins have been a long-time family favorite.
One of my oldest and most-loved nostalgic recipes! Raisin bran cereal (use any brand you want!) is mixed right into muffin batter and baked up into absolutely delicious muffins. I hope you’ll make a batch soon!
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