If you haven’t tried baking a mini muffin before, where have you been? Not to be dramatic, but it will change your snacking life. Below you’ll find 20 of the best, most delicious mini muffin recipes out there.
Often we grab a snack out of boredom or a craving rather than a real hunger pang. Mini muffins satisfy our desire for something sweet without giving us a dreaded sugar crash. They are also an awesome addition to any party spread.
This round up also includes some fantastic savory options, so if you’re more into salty than sweet, the mini corn dog muffins or mini pizza muffins will be for you.
1. Peppermint hot chocolate mini muffins
Perfect for the festive season, these seasonal flavors will take away any winter blues! A fantastic alternative to a trendy sugar loaded peppermint hot chocolate, whip up a batch of these to fulfill that sweet craving.
With only 30 calories per muffin, maybe you could justify a homemade hot chocolate too!
2. Peanut butter banana chocolate mini muffins
Put the spoon down and step away from the jar. With this mini muffin recipe, there is no longer a need for binging on the PB. They are enough to fulfill that craving without adding inches to the waist, and the bananas add a subtle sweetness.
3. Mini corn dog muffins
To satisfy a carnival food craving without compromising your healthy lifestyle, check out these corn dog mini muffins. Great as a snack or part of a kid’s lunchbox, they also compliment a vat of chili beautifully.
To amp up the healthiness, turkey or chicken hot dogs can be subbed.
4. Mini blueberry funfetti pancake muffins
Your inner child will be obsessed with these rainbow treats.
Whether you choose to eat them for breakfast or dessert is up to you, after all you’re an adult now!
These are also fantastic as a sweet offering when hosting a brunch for friends and family.
5. Mini peanut butter chocolate chip muffins
Is there anything peanut butter doesn’t go well with? There’s a reason it’s basically America’s number one food.
These mouth watering mini muffins are not only delicious, but satisfying, due to the high protein content in the peanut butter.
With this recipe in your back pocket, you can put the Reese’s cups back on the shelf!
6. Mini pepperoni & bacon pizza muffins
Superbowl parties, kid’s birthdays or even just because it’s Monday, there is no occasion these mini muffins aren’t suited to.
They only take about 30 minutes from start to finish, taking all the delicious flavors of pizza and transforming them into a bite size muffin.
7. Mini apple crumble muffins
Don’t be caught out when apple picking season is upon us again, look no further than this cute muffin recipe. Honeycrisp apples are an excellent choice, giving these bite size snacks a sweet yet tangy flavor.
Since they are fruit-based, it means you can have them as snack throughout the day and not just as dessert. Right?
8. Mini banana s’mores muffins
With barely any added white sugar, most of the sweetness comes from apple sauce and bananas, you can have your sweetness fix without the junk.
These mini muffins plump up so much in the oven, it makes 50 calories taste like 150!
9. PB&J mini pancake muffins
While making 24 PB&J sandwiches ahead of time might seem ridiculous, making PB&J mini muffins is not!
This recipe is so easy, even a toddler could master it, and voila!
You have the cutest breakfast for the whole family.
10. Mini blueberry oatmeal muffins
The addition of oats and fruit to these mini muffins give you a nice slow release of energy, making them ideal to have as a mid-mid-morning or late afternoon snack.
The trick when baking these is not to have too many blueberries per muffin, or else you’ll end up with a mouthful of jam!
11. Mini banana nutella muffins
The swirl of Nutella atop these beauties takes these mini muffins to a whole new level.
They are sweet enough that you’ll be able to stop at just one, instead of chowing down on four to make opting for the mini version pointless (let’s not lie, we’ve all done it).
12. Mini trail mix breakfast muffins
Packed with goodness, these fabulous mini muffins are filled with nuts, seeds and raisins, and can be eaten throughout the day for a slow-burn energy boost.
Whether you’re hiking, taking a leisurely stroll or need something to get you through the rest of the day in the office, bake a batch of these bad boys to last you the week.
13. Mini strawberry chocolate chip muffins
The combination of strawberry and chocolate – you either love it or hate it! The good news, if you love it, then these mini muffins are an excellent alternative to sticking your hand in the candy jar.
Bake for 18-20 minutes and you’ll have 24 mini muffins for your jar instead.
14. Mini monkey bread muffins
Monkey bread is possibly one of the most fun foods to have ever been invented, these mini muffins are just as fun to make as they are to taste.
This recipe takes a store-bought biscuit dough and transforms it by adding a sprinkling of sugar, cinnamon and applesauce.
15. Mini oatmeal chocolate chip muffins
Oats, applesauce and almond milk give this recipe a nice nutrient boost, while the chocolate chips add an indulgent quality.
These mini muffins work as an on-the-go breakfast, or as a snack for adults and kids alike, any time of the day.
16. Double chocolate espresso oatmeal muffins
A little secret is divulged in this recipe. Adding espresso to a chocolate cake recipe doesn’t make it taste of coffee, but makes the chocolate flavor so much richer!
These mini treats are ideal for an afternoon pick me up. They freeze well, meaning you don’t have to eat them all in a few days, no matter how tempting that may be!
17. Mini peppermint cheesecake bites
Debatably these mini muffins combine all the best things in life – the festive peppermint flavor, Oreos and cheesecake.
Nothing more needs to be said, except that you need these in your life.
Only 42 calories per bite, means it wouldn’t be obscene to have a few in one sitting…
18. Mini Chocolate Chip Muffins – THIS IS NOT DIET FOOD
The key to this recipe is to use mini chocolate chips so the muffins aren’t overwhelmed with chocolate. With enough ingredients to make 48 muffins, these mini muffins will be a guaranteed crowd pleaser if you’re hosting brunch or a gathering.
19. Mini Cinnamon Muffins: an easy 15-minute breakfast
These are a good choice if you’re pressed for time but want to whip up something homemade.
They are ideal for the morning, not only because of speed, but the cinnamon flavors give them a subtle sweetness, but not anything with a dessert feel.
20. Banana Bread Mini Muffins Recipe
A true family recipe, these mini muffins freeze well so you can bake them ahead of time and be ready for the busy week.
With only eight ingredients, it’s likely you’ll already have them in your pantry. A traditional banana bread usually takes a long time to bake, this mini muffin version means it’s ready in a fraction of the time.
Now to decide, which recipe will you bake first?
20 Mini Muffins Recipes That Will Make You Smile
- Peppermint hot chocolate mini muffins
- Peanut butter banana chocolate mini muffins
- Mini corn dog muffins
- Mini blueberry funfetti pancake muffins
- Mini peanut butter chocolate chip muffins
- Mini pepperoni & bacon pizza muffins
- Mini apple crumble muffins
- Mini banana s’mores muffins
- PB&J mini pancake muffins
- Mini blueberry oatmeal muffins
- Mini banana nutella muffins
- Mini trail mix breakfast muffins
- Mini strawberry chocolate chip muffins
- Mini monkey bread muffins
- Mini oatmeal chocolate chip muffins
- Double chocolate espresso oatmeal muffins
- Mini peppermint cheesecake bites
- Mini Chocolate Chip Muffins – THIS IS NOT DIET FOOD
- Mini Cinnamon Muffins: an easy 15-minute breakfast
- Banana Bread Mini Muffins Recipe
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