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!

A photo of blueberry muffins with the text overlay "The Top 10 Most Popular Muffin Recipes".

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:

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

10. Oatmeal Muffins with Dates, Cranberries & Pecans

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.

A broken open oatmeal muffin with cranberries, dates, and pecans on a plate with two other muffins.

9. Cornbread Muffins

These savory corn muffins are loaded with corn flavor and are the perfect accompaniment to chili or your favorite stew.

Cornbread muffins in a pan after being baked with two turned sideways.

8. Chocolate Chip Muffins

One of my freezer staples – a super simple, sweet breakfast treat!

A chocolate chip muffins broken in half on a white plate with the liner on the plate.

7. Banana Muffins

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!

Two banana muffins stacked on top of each other on a teal and white dish towel.

6. Honey Muffins

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.

A batch of honey muffins piled into a white bowl.

5. Morning Glory Muffins

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!

Morning glory muffins on a wire cooling rack.

4. Triple Chocolate Muffins

These chocolate muffins have cocoa powder and dark chocolate in the batter, with chocolate chips added to the batter.

A triple chocolate muffin sitting on a counter in a white liner, with more muffins in the background.

3. Apple Muffins with Cinnamon-Sugar Topping

These apple-cinnamon muffins have a huge flavor thanks to apple cider and chopped apples, with a fabulous cinnamon-sugar crunch on top.

Apple cinnamon muffins in a basket lined with a pink napkin. One muffin is broken in half on top.

2. The Best Blueberry Muffins

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. 

Blueberry muffins on a counter, two of them stacked on top of each other.

1. Raisin Bran Muffins

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!

Three raisin bran muffins on a white serving platter.

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