20 Sweet or Savory Recipes you can Make in a Muffin Pan

Did you know there are plenty of recipes you can make using your muffin pan, from savory to sweet treats that you can easily take on the go? Here are 20 Sweet or Savory Recipes you can Make in a Muffin Pan for either breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

There are various recipes you can choose from, from custard recipes to potato side dishes, mini tarts appetizers, quiche recipes, breakfast healthy muffins or decadent chocolaty treats, seasonal recipes, cupcakes or frozen desserts.

Sweet Muffin Pan Recipes

On the sweet side, muffins are one of the most popular dishes that you can prepare in a muffin pan. They can be made with a variety of ingredients such as fruits, nuts, chocolate chips, and more. 

Breakfast Muffins - Refined Sugar Free Muffins
Breakfast Muffins – Refined Sugar Free Muffins
I have tried to come up with a refined sugar free muffins recipe and I am really pleased with how these breakfast muffins turned out. The muffins are soft and fluffy, sweetened with banana and honey, and packed with berries and oats.
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the best double chocolate brownie muffins with chocolate chips on top
Double Chocolate Brownie Muffins
These Double Chocolate Brownie Muffins are by far THE BEST chocolate muffins you can ever make. They are moist, and fudgy, with an intense chocolate flavor that all chocolate lovers will adore.
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Easy Blueberry Muffins
Easy Blueberry Muffins
These Blueberry Muffins are simply out of this world. Soft and fluffy, bursting with flavor, with a delicious crispy buttery topping, it’s hard not to fall in love with them. The recipe is easy and quick to prepare and they are made with basic ingredients you usually have in house.
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Peach Crumble Muffins
Peach Crumble Muffins
These Peach Crumble Muffins are simply amazing. Soft and moist inside, full of peach pieces, with crispy crumble on top, they are by far one of the best treats you can get alongside your morning coffee.
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pumpkin muffins
Pumpkin Muffins
These amazing rich pumpkin muffins are perfect for a quick breakfast or snack on the go. It is a good way to use walnuts and have kids eat pumpkin and walnuts in one bite.
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Cupcakes are a bit more sophisticated and are perfect for various occasions like birthday parties, anniversaries, or holiday tables.

Christmas Chocolate Cookie Cups
Christmas Chocolate Cookie Cups
These Cookie Cups consist of a chocolaty and chewy soft cookie crust filled with chocolate ganache and topped with a smooth and creamy Mascarpone and pistachio filling that makes them simply irresistible.
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Chocolate Cupcakes with Irish Cream Frosting
Chocolate Cupcakes with Irish Cream Frosting
The perfect recipe for chocolate cupcakes – they are rich, chocolaty and with a divine moist interior. The cream cheese frosting with a hint of Irish cream tastes amazing and is perfect for St. Patrick's Day
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Cups
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Cups
Cookie cups are an incredible idea for making single-serving desserts for any occasion. They look and taste amazing not to mention they are quite easy to prepare. The chocolate chewy soft cookie crust filled with the smooth and creamy peanut butter filling is simply heavenly.
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Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes
Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes are one of the best summer cupcakes ever. Fruity and refreshing, with a moist crumb, a delicious homemade strawberry filling and a creamy lemon and strawberry swirl frosting.
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Chocolate Mint Cupcakes
Chocolate Mint Cupcakes
Chocolate Mint Cupcakes are a refreshing dessert perfect for winter holidays and any other occasion. Picture a chocolate moist base, filled with a white chocolate mint ganache, topped with cream cheese and mascarpone frosting which is simply incredible, creamy, and flavorful and holds its shape well.
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Pumpkin Mocha Cupcakes with Toasted Meringue
Pumpkin Mocha Cupcakes with Toasted Meringue
Invite fall aromas right inside your kitchen when whipping up a batch of these amazing Pumpkin Mocha Cupcakes. Textures of pumpkin spice crust , moist chocolate cake and light and fluffy toasted meringue, mingle in this dessert in surprising ways, making this a delightful experience for your taste buds. Coffee notes bring in a more complex flavor to these cupcakes without being too overpowering.
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You can even make popovers using a muffin pan, and they are absolutely amazing, either sweet or savory.

Muffin Pan Popovers
Muffin Pan Popovers
Popovers are a classic breakfast treat that are known for their light and airy texture, crispy exterior, and delicious taste. While they are traditionally baked in a popover pan, it is possible to achieve the same result using a muffin pan.
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These Pasteis de Nata are one of the best custard tarts you can ever prepare and you can easily use the muffin pan for creating these special treats.

Pastéis de Nata - Portuguese Custard Tarts
Pastéis de Nata – Portuguese Custard Tarts
Pastéis de Nata – Portuguese Custard Tarts are a popular Portuguese dessert loved worldwide. It consists of a crispy flaky buttery crust filled with a smooth creamy custard filling dusted with cinnamon and powdered sugar as a final touch. It is an incredible and amazing experience for your taste buds and you can hardly stop from eating only one tart.
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You can even use puff pastry to create amazing sweets in a muffin pan. Like these amazing nectarine roses. Feel free to use different fruits, like plums or apples if nectarines are hard to find in your area.

Nectarine Roses
Nectarine Roses
Nectarine Roses – Just imagine, buttery, flaky and crispy puff pastry rolls with layers of flavorful fruits, served warm sprinkled with a bit of powdered sugar. Totally irresistible dessert that takes only few minutes to prepare and also looks so beautiful.
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You can also use yeast dough to create these amazing brioches with either fruits or chocolate.

Easy Chocolate Brioches in Muffin Pan
Chocolate Brioches
These Chocolate Brioches with their crispy exterior and buttery, soft, chocolatey interior are a fantastic treat either for breakfast alongside a cup of coffee or milk or simply as a snack all day round. 
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Peach Brioches
Peach Brioches
These freshly baked Peach Brioches with a peach and cinnamon flavor interior, and a crunchy sweet exterior are simply out of this world, perfect to start your day with along a cup of milk, coffee or tea or as a snack during the day.
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You can also make frozen desserts like this delightful Marbled Strawbery Parfait.

Marbled Strawberry Parfait
Marbled Strawberry Parfait
This marbled strawberry parfait recipe is easy to prepare and turns into a delicious, creamy summer dessert, very refreshing and sweet. Perfect for romantic dinners.
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Savory Recipes

On the savory side, you can use muffin pans to make savory dishes such as breakfast cups, quiches, potato stacks, mini savory tarts or cheese muffins. 

Filo Mini Quiches
Filo Mini Quiches
This filo mini quiches can make a great appetizer or snack that looks quite amazing. Made with filo sheets for a crispy shell with a flavorful egg and pancetta filling they will definitely won’t pass unnoticed.
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Parmesan Potato Stacks
Parmesan Potato Stacks
These Parmesan potato stacks make a great side dish or appetizer that your family and guests will definitely enjoy. They are also very flavorful because of the thyme, garlic and parmesan which I always love to pair when cooking potatoes.
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Cheese Muffins
Cheese Muffins
Quick and easy recipe for one of the most savory cheese muffins, fluffy, cheesy inside with a great crispy top, perfect near a good fresh salad or soup.
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Mini Tarts with Chicken
Mini Tarts with Chicken
These Mini Tarts with Chicken are nice and small, delicious and full of flavor and makes a perfect appetizer. You can replace chicken with mushrooms for vegetarian dish. 
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You can even make some of the recipes in advance and freeze them for later. As they are in individual portions it is really easy to freeze and thaw when needed.

A muffin pan is a great tool for making a variety of sweet and savory dishes that are easy to make and perfect for on-the-go. Whether you’re looking for a quick breakfast, a party appetizer, or a fun and easy dinner option, a muffin pan has got you covered.

Hope you will try these recipes, and don’t forget to let me know which one is your favorite. Tag me on Instagram if you have the chance. Enjoy!

For more recipe ideas you can prepare and take on-the-go check our 40 Best Back-to-School Recipes.

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