Muffin recipes can make an easy breakfast on the go, a great snack, or part of a well-rounded lunch, but there are so many to choose from! Some muffins are dessert-like, some are a great source of protein, or they can be slightly fruity, there are so many options! We've narrowed down our top muffin recipes so you can choose from the best of the best and find your family's new favorite muffins!
The Best Muffin Recipes
There's nothing more convenient than grabbing a muffin to munch while you're on the go. They are one of the few foods that can be enjoyed as snacks, breakfast, lunch, and even dessert!
Muffins are incredibly easy to make in advance, so a batch can last you quite a while. Plus, there's a muffin recipe for almost any flavor combination you can think of!
- The Best Muffin Recipes
- 1. Protein Powder Chocolate Banana Muffins
- 2. Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins
- 3. Raisin Bran Muffins
- 4. Strawberry Yogurt Muffins
- 5. Banana Nut Muffins
- 6. Whole Wheat Blood Orange Muffins
- 7. Apple Oatmeal Muffins
- 8. Banana Blueberry Muffins
- 9. Apple Banana Muffins with Streusel Topping
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If you're searching for a new grab-and-go favorite for the family, any of these amazing muffin recipes will do. So take a look at our favorite muffins below, you are sure to love them just as much as we do!
1. Protein Powder Chocolate Banana Muffins
For an extra boost of protein or a pre/post-workout snack, try these protein powder chocolate banana muffins! The banana and chocolate flavors pair wonderfully, and the muffins are so fluffy and rich that you wouldn't know they are made with protein powder!
2. Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins
Who knew zucchini and pumpkin spice went so well together? These breakfast muffins are extra moist and totally fluffy.
They are a great way to get your day started, and an easy way to squeeze some extra veggies into the kiddos!
3. Raisin Bran Muffins
Everyone's favorite raisin cereal turned into fluffy, delicious muffins! The muffins themselves are laced with cinnamon and the bran flakes add a nice texture in contrast to the tender chunks of raisin.
Make the batter in advance and you can have breakfast ready to go whenever you need it!
4. Strawberry Yogurt Muffins
Slightly tangy, sweet, and fruity, these strawberry yogurt muffins have it all! The yogurt keeps them flaky and moist after baking, and they are a great way to use up any yogurt that may soon be going to waste!
Best of all, you can use fresh or frozen strawberries!
5. Banana Nut Muffins
When I think muffins I think banana nut. These classic muffins are always a hit!
The rich banana flavor is so satisfying at breakfast time and the nuts add a lovely texture. Any time your bananas are starting to turn, forgo the banana bread and whip up a batch of these instead!
6. Whole Wheat Blood Orange Muffins
If you're looking for something unique and a bit more healthy, whole wheat blood orange muffins are the way to go. You can even make them sugar-free!
The citrus gives them a nice, bright flavor, and you can feel good about eating them day in and day out! These muffins are incredibly easy to customize to your dietary needs, so give them a try today!
7. Apple Oatmeal Muffins
Apple and oatmeal is another classic breakfast flavor combination that will never steer you wrong! Fresh apple and applesauce provide extra sweetness, then you get the chunks of granola and oatmeal that make them oh-so-satisfying.
8. Banana Blueberry Muffins
These muffins are the perfect blend of sweet, fruity flavors with bright undertones of citrus! A batch of banana blueberry muffins is guaranteed to get your day started right.
They are incredibly easy to make and are sure to be a hit with the whole family!
9. Apple Banana Muffins with Streusel Topping
If dessert for breakfast sounds enticing, these apple banana muffins with streusel topping are just the thing you need! Fresh baked apples and crumbly brown sugar streusel smell heavenly in the morning, and there's nothing better than enjoying them warm right out of the oven!
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Best Muffin Recipes: Banana Nut Muffins (+More Great Muffins To Bake!)
- 1 cup sugar
- ? cup butter (salted, 1 stick - softened at room temperature)
- 3-4 large bananas (overripe)
- 2 large eggs (at room temperature)
- 2 tablespoon milk (whole milk)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 cups all-purpose flour (divided, reserve ? c flour to coat the nuts)
- ? cup crushed black walnuts
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and either coat your muffin tin(s) with non-stick cooking spray or line with cupcake papers.
- In a large mixing bowl, or the bowl of your stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar. Add the overripe bananas and mash into the creamed butter and sugar.1 cup sugar, ? cup butter, 3-4 large bananas
- Add the eggs, milk and vanilla, then mix until combined (wet batter will be very lumpy from butter and bananas).2 large eggs, 2 tablespoon milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Add baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt and stir into the batter. Then add the first portion of divided flour amount (1 ? cups) and mix just until the flour is incorporated into the lumpy batter.1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 pinch salt
- In a small ziploc bag, combine the remaining flour portion (? cup) with the crushed black walnuts. Shake until well coated, then add to the batter and fold in gently to distribute evenly throughout the batter. *You can add mashed bananas at this step too (vs. earlier), if you like larger chunks of banana in your muffins.2 cups all-purpose flour, ? cup crushed black walnuts
- Transfer batter to prepared muffin tins, and bake at 375°F (190°C) for 18-20 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean from the center of the muffins.
- Remove to a wire cooling rack and allow the banana nut muffins to cool in the muffin tins for a few minutes before turning the muffins out. Serve muffins warm or at room temperature.
Angela is an at home chef that developed a passion for all things cooking and baking at a young age in her Grandma's kitchen. After many years in the food service industry, she now enjoys sharing all of her family favorite recipes and creating tasty dinner and amazing dessert recipes here at Bake It With Love!