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 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.
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.
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.
Muffin 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.
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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.
For easy release of your recipes, consider buying a silicone muffin tin. I use silicone mats for baking too. They really do work well.
Cheesy Muffin Tortilla Cups
This is one of my favorites. These cheesy muffin tortilla cups from Hot Eats and Cool Reads make a super quick, easy and delicious dinner recipe and look so tasty.
I’d also serve them for a Game Night.
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.
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.
Muffin 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More muffin tin recipes
For more creative ideas for cooking with muffin tins, why not try one of these ideas?
Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins
Pint Sized Upside Down Pineapple Cakes
Muffin Tin Mango Meatloaf Cups
Kid Friendly Thanksgiving Stacks
Pumpkin Spice Cake Cookie Cups
Cheeseburger Meat Loaf Muffins
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.
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