It should be a rule that all kitchen tools and appliances should have to do double duty. There’s just not enough space for a tool that can only slice strawberries or cut hotdogs. If your muffin pan has only ever met blueberries, it’s definitely being underused. So take it beyond the muffin, and try these 20 delicious recipes that will help you justify owning that specialty pan.


Bacon & Avocado Hash Brown Egg Cups

Start the morning with these bite sized cups.

Garlic Knots

An easy appetizer for the Big Game and beyond.

Buffalo Chicken Cups

Wonton wrappers make an crispy cup for delicious contents.

Mini Potato Gratin Stacks

Great as a party for or even a fancy dinner.

Make-Ahead Egg Muffins

An easy breakfast on-the-go.

Spinach, Tomato, Eggwhite Breakfast Bites

A bite-sized breakfast that will let you stick to your New Year’s resolution.

Crunchy Taco Cups

Fun to top and full of flavor.

Muffin Tin Bacon Cheeseburgers

No drive-thru needed for these on-the-go burgers.

Cranberry Brie Tarts

Possibly the most delicious flavor combination ever to hit a muffin tin.

Fajita Steak Cups

Your go-to for awesome appetizers.

Muffin Tin Mac & Cheese

Great for the little ones, but who are we kidding. Mac and cheese is a food group for all ages.

Stuffing muffins (Stuffins)

Mix up that traditional Thanksgiving side dish, and serve it anytime throughout the year.

Mini Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf Cupcakes

Tasty dinner from your muffin tin.

Muffin tin sushi cups

Because that whole rolling part never turns out as well as you think it will…

Mini Spinach Lasagnas

Customize your lasagna for all those picky eaters in your life. Make some meatless, some veggies, some with more cheese — the options are only limited to the number of cups in your pan.

Mini Pumpkin pies

Because muffin pans are masterful at dessert making.

Mini apple pies

These adorable mini-pies have all the flavor of pie but the simplicity of cookies.

Chocolate Chip cookie cups

Why didn’t we think of this sooner?

Banana and Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cups

Great for breakfast or a healthy sweet snack.

Monkey Bread Muffins

An easy alternative to a giant pan of monkey bread — these adorable single serving monkey breads are just as tasty.


Also see, 10 Naughty Hot Chocolate Recipes.


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Meghan is a full-time writer exploring the fun facts behind food. She lives a healthy lifestyle but lives for breakfast, dessert and anything with marinara. She’s thrown away just as many meals as she’s proud of.