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Muffin Tin Recipes – 35 Foods You Can Make in a Muffin Tin

Are you looking for the perfect bite sized portions of your favorite recipes? The muffin tin recipes below make portion control a breeze.

Muffin tins are not just for muffins anymore.  There are loads of creative ways to use your ingredients and then cook them in a muffin tin. 

The finished recipe is a handy size that is perfect for either portion control or a meal on the run. 

I have put together a round up of 35 delicious recipes, all of which can be made in a muffin tin.  Many of these would make a super easy breakfast, and the size also makes them perfect for appetizers.

Muffin tins are not just for muffins! See my collection of 35 awesome muffin tin recipes -

Muffin tin recipes are super easy to make

Grab a cup of coffee and see what we have for muffin tin recipes. Your waist line will thank you!

Egg Cup Muffins

My scrambled eggs baked in a muffin tin are a fast and super tasty way to start your day. See how I make these egg muffins here.

Scrambled eggs in a muffin tin from
Taco Muffin Cups

Jennifer from Penny Pinching Jennie has a great recipe for those that love Mexican food.  For her muffin tin recipe she makes taco muffins. 

They look really good Jennifer!  See how to make taco muffins here.Taco muffin cups

Another egg muffin cup recipe

Here is another breakfast idea for people with limited time in the morning. These gluten free egg cups can be made ahead and reheated in the microwave. 

Customize them to your favorite toppings too.  See how to make them here.

Gluten free egg cupsMuffin Tin Mashed Potatoes

I love this idea from Simply Stacie.  To cook her mashed potatoes, Stacie has a new taking on cooking them and uses muffin tins. 

It is a fabulous way to use up left over potatoes too!  See how Stacie makes her muffin tin mashed potatoes.

Muffin tin mashed potatoes from

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Experiment with muffin tin Sizes

When making your muffin tin recipes be aware that muffin tins come in all sizes now. 

You can adapt many of these recipes for appetizers, using a mini muffin tin, or put them into a jumbo muffin tin to feed the hungriest of appetites.

Pouring batter into muffin tins.

For easy release of your recipes, consider buying a silicone muffin tin.  I use silicone mats for baking too.  They really do work well. 

Chili Bites in Mini Cornbread Cups

These tasty bites from The Kitchen is My Playground are perfect for appetizers.  Find out how to turn chili into Finger food here.

chili Bites in mini cornbread cups from

Loaded Mashed Potato Cups

This looks like a super Game Day recipe.  The mashed potatoes are loaded and then baked in muffin tins for a bite sized appetizer that the guys will love.

Shared from Cents Less Deals.  Get the recipe for these loaded mashed potato cups.

Loaded mashed potato cups baked in a muffin tin from centslessdeals.comMuffin tin recipe – Mini Shepherd’s Pie

My husband would go nuts over these. He is English and adores shepherd’s pie. 

Get the recipe for these mini shepherd pies at Thrifty Jinxy.

Mini Shepherd's Pie - cooked in a muffin tin! from

Fresh Fruit Cheesecake Cups

So colorful and fresh looking. These fresh fruit cheesecake cups make a lovely dessert that won’t break the calorie bank. The idea is shared from Two Kids and a Coupon.  Get the fresh fruit cheesecake cup recipe.

Fresh Fruit Cheesecake Cup from

Skinnygirl Hummus Cupcakes

Perfect for an appetizer or a small meal for one of your vegetarian friends. These hummus cupcakes from Newlywed Survival are easy to make and a perfect size for a cocktail party.  See the recipe here.Skinnygirl hummus cupcakes from

Turkey Taco Biscuit Cups

This recipe from Just us Four combines Pillsbury biscuits with Turkey and spices for a delicious Mexican style flavor. 

See how to make these taco biscuit cups here.

turkey Taco Biscuit Cups. Made in a muffin tin from

Chicken Cups Recipe

Gina from Captain Fussy Buckets has a great recipe to make chicken.  She combines a savory mix of chicken and some other special tastes and then tops them with cheese and bakes them in a muffin tin.

See how to do them here.Chicken cups made in a muffin tin from

More muffin tin recipes

For more creative ideas for cooking with muffin tins, why not try one of these ideas?

French Toast Muffins

Meat and Potato Muffins

Meatloaf in a Muffin Tin

Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins

Pint Sized Upside Down Pineapple Cakes

Mini Pizza Bites.

Grain free Pizza Muffins

Muffin Tin Mango Meatloaf Cups

Kid Friendly Thanksgiving Stacks

Stuffing Muffin Cups

Mini Deep Dish Pizzas

Mac and Cheese Muffins

Swiss and Bacon Mini Meatloaf

Taco Cups

Pumpkin Spice Cake Cookie Cups

Stuffing Muffin Cups

Cheeseburger Meat Loaf Muffins

Ground Beef Lasagne Cups.

What interesting recipes have you cooked in a muffin tin?  Please leave your comments below.

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Wednesday 20th of September 2017

Yummy, it looks so yummy and I would like to taste them. I will definitely try to this at home.I am checking regularly this page because there is many good recipe available hope I see more. thanks.

Lori Hart

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014

Love all the ideas!! Thanks for sharing


Tuesday 2nd of December 2014

My pleasure Lori. Thanks for submitting your recipe to the round up. Carol

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