Muffin tins are perfect for making more than just cupcakes and muffins. Try one of these 7 delicious muffin tin recipes. The best thing about these recipes is that if you’ve got picky eaters at home, you can change any of the recipes to take out things they don’t like and add the things they like!
1. Bacon, egg and cheese cups
This is one of my favorite go-to breakfast meals! It is easy, quick and it looks very appealing! For this muffin tin recipe you need one bowl and the tin itself. Ingredients:
- 8 eggs
- 12 strips of bacon
- 1/2 cup of shredded cheese
- A pinch of pepper, salt, garlic powder (optional), and onion powder (optional)
Grease lightly your muffin tin. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wrap bacon strips around the inside of cups so that they’re lining the walls. Now scramble the eggs and add the seasonings and fill every cup of the muffin tin ¾ of the way and top with shredded cheese. Put in your oven and bake for 30-35 minutes.
2. Mini apple pie
I love everything sweet and my hubby hates anything sweet, and every time when I bake confectionery delights I end up eating the whole thing. That’s why I always make a mini-version of everything, using the muffin tin, since these sweet treats are the perfect size for me!
- 2 or 3 apples
- Store bought or homemade pie crust dough
- 1/4 cup of brown sugar
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 1/2 tsp. of nutmeg
- 1 tsp. of cinnamon
- 1 tbs. of flour
- Pinch of salt
- 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
Peel and chop or dice 2 or 3 apples. Mix together brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, salt, flour, nutmeg, and vanilla extract. Add to your chopped apples, and then stir until they’re good coated. Now lay the pie crust dough flat. Take a cookie cutter or a cup to cut circles in the dough to fill the muffin tin cups. Put into ungreased tin, remove excess from the top, poke holes in the bottoms with a fork and fill with apple mixture. Take the leftover scraps of dough, cut thin strips and put them over the top of the mini pie so that you could create a lattice work crust. Bake the cupcake tin for about 35-40 minutes at 375 degrees or until they brown on the top.
3. Chicken Alfredo pasta pie
Chicken Alfredo pasta pie is a quick and easy recipe I love most of all. I strongly recommended you to try this recipe!
- 2 cups of chopped cooked chicken
- 1 cup of cooked penne pasta
- 1 jar of Alfredo pasta sauce
- 1 box of frozen spinach
- 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 1 can of refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix chicken, pasta, spinach and Alfredo sauce. Separate dough into eight biscuits, flatten them and press one into every cup of ungreased tin. Fill with chicken mixture, sprinkle with shredded cheese. Bake until golden brown (28-30 minutes), cool and then remove from pan.
4. Cookie bowls
Do you know that muffin tin recipes can be made outside the tin as well? Try this cookie bowl recipe. It’s such a delicious and fun way to do something more creative with your food! However, you can’t make these with each type of cookie dough. You should take the firm dough to use the cookie cutters on it.
- 2 3/4 cups of flour
- 1 tsp. of salt
- 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar
- 1 cup of unsalted softened butter
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp. of almond extract
- 1 1/2 tsp. of vanilla extract
Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Turn muffin tin upside down, spray them with non-stick spray. Take a medium bowl and combine salt and flour. Take a large bowl and beat sugar and butter with electric mixer until fluffy and light. Beat in one egg and almond and vanilla extracts. 1 cup at a time, add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, mixing after every addition.
Roll out dough on floured surface, cut circles from dough and lay over every up-ended cup in the tin. Bake until golden brown (11-13 minutes). Allow to cool and remove bowls from the tin using a knife or spatula. Fill with anything you want and enjoy!
5. Mini German pancakes
I like everything about breakfast foods. They’re warm and comforting and they can range from savory to sweet, allowing for a wide range of choices. This muffin tin recipe is amazing because it will give you a perfect base that you can top with whatever you wish! Ingredients:
- 1 cup of flour
- 1 cup of milk
- 1/4 cup of melted butter
- 6 eggs
- Dash of salt
- 1 tsp. of vanilla
Heat your oven to 400 degrees. Grease muffin tins. Blend all ingredients in a blender. Make sure your batter is blended well. Bake for 15 minutes. Allow your pancakes to cool and fill with anything you want. I usually fill with strawberries and whipped cream, so delicious!
6. Mini meatloaves
This is another tasty muffin tin recipe to try! When meatloaf is made in muffin tins, it comes out crisp on the outside and delicious and juicy on the inside! Ingredients: For meatloaf:
- 1 1/2 lb. meatloaf mix (veal, beef, pork)
- 1 packet of dry onion soup mix
- 2 cups of bread crumbs
- 3/4 cup of ketchup
- 1 egg
- Onions and mushrooms sautéed in butter
- Garlic powder and onion powder (optional)
- 1/4 cup of ketchup
- 2 tbs. of yellow mustard
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup of brown sugar
- 1/4 cup of BBQ sauce
Combine all of meatloaf ingredients in a large bowl. The sautéed onions and mushrooms must be tender before you add them to the meatloaf mixture. If you’re not using nonstick muffin pans, then grease the inside, and fill every cup ¾ of the way with the mixture. Take a small bowl, combine all ingredients for the glaze. Brown sugar should be added last and added enough so that it becomes thick. Spoon a good amount of glaze onto mini meatloaves. Bake for 30 minutes in a 375 degree.
7. Jalapeno popper cups
I love spicy foods and ‘jalapeno popper cups’ is one of my favorite recipe. I’m sure that when you try it, you’ll love them as well!
- Wonton wrappers
- 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
- 4 ounces of softened cream cheese
- 1 tbs. of hot pepper sauce
- 2 seeded and chopped jalapeno peppers
Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease muffin tins. Place one wonton wrapper into each of the cups. Stir together cheddar cheese, cream cheese, hot sauce, and jalapenos in a bowl, then spoon the mixture into wonton wrappers. Bake until golden brown (15-20 minutes) and serve warm.
What do you cook in your muffin tin? Do you know any delicious muffin tin recipes? Share your thoughts, please!