43 Unexpected Muffin-Tin Recipes You've Never Tried

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Let's be honest: Your muffin tins are probably gathering dust on an impossible-to-reach shelf in the pantry right now. But if you've only been using them for muffins, you're in for a surprise. There are a ton of recipes you can make (and the meal prepping options are endless). So dust off your pans and try one of these 43 muffin-tin recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert.

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1. Oatmeal Chocolate-Chip Breakfast Cups

Who said you can't have milk and cookies for breakfast?

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2. Vegetarian Sushi Cups

No chopsticks required.

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3. Muffin-Tin Lemon Meringue Tarts

The sweet treats look like they belong on a bakery shelf, but we promise they’re easy enough to whip up at home (with the help of your trusty muffin tin, of course).

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4. Stuffing Muffins

Get ready for Thanksgiving, year-round.

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5. Easy Mini Pot Pies

The easiest pies you'll ever make.

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6. Ice-Cream Cupcakes

You’re welcome.

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7. Poached Eggs

Does poaching eggs seem like a daunting task? With the help of your muffin tin, now you can offer them to a crowd.

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8. Seven-Ingredient Vegan Key-Lime Pies

Pies have never been easier.

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9. Cheesy Polenta Bites with Brussels Sprouts and Pancetta

How to seriously up the app’s ante.

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10. Bacon-Wrapped Eggs

Two of your favorite breakfast foods, reinvented.

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11. Egg and Toast Cups

Certain to vanish almost instantly.

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12. Mini Vegan Pumpkin Pies

Comfort food is honestly the best food.

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13. Homemade Tater Tots

With cheese and bacon, of course.

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14. Spinach Puffs

Easy, cheesy, crowd-pleaser!

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15. Low-Carb Zucchini Pizza Muffins

Not your average healthy snack.

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16. Five-Ingredient Chocolate Coconut Butter Cups

We've just found our new favorite dessert.

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17. Mini Vegetable Lasagnas

You won't miss the meat, we promise.

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18. Keto Cheesecake Bites

Low-carb deliciousness.

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19. Vegan Peanut Butter Mousse Cups

You haven't tried mousse until you've tried peanut butter mousse.

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20. Huevos Rancheros Tortilla Breakfast Cups

Your favorite brunch recipe is now portable.

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21. Brown Sugar Peach French Toast Cups

Delicious french toast, zero technique required.

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22. Mini Lasagna Cups

Everything we love in one bite.

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23. Easy Cheese and Prosciutto Croissants

Hooray for mash-ups.

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24. Spinach Goat Cheese Mini Quiches

Introducing the star of your next potluck.

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25. Vegan Aussie Bites

A healthy cookie-muffin hybrid.

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26. Cranberry Brie Bites

Fall vibes, year-round.

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27. Baked Oatmeal Cups

If you thought oatmeal was boring, think again.

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28. Cheesy Chicken and Quinoa Enchilada Meatloaf Muffins

A creative way to use up leftover quinoa.

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29. Ham and Egg Cups

A breakfast recipe the whole family will love.

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30. Buffalo Chicken Cups

And next up in our perfect-for-football-Sunday category…

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31. Baked Mac-and-Cheese Bites

We dare you to just have one.

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32. Mini Meatloves

Make these whenever someone says “I don’t like meatloaf.”

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33. Mini Garlic Monkey Bread

This is the stuff dreams are made of.

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34. Crispy Cheesy Potato Snacks

At last.

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35. Spinach and Artichoke Cups

It’s important to eat your veggies.

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36. Mini Taco Salad Cups

The crispy layers are so addicting.

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37. Garlic Bread Mini Pizzas

Our favorite vehicle for sauce and cheese.

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38. Spicy Muffin Tin Chicken Tostadas

They’ll never guess these are made with store-bought tortillas.

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39. Crispy Hash Brown Haystacks

Basically a potato living its best life.

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40. Mini Quiche with Kale, Roasted Red Peppers and Feta Cheese

A timeless classic.

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41. Five-Ingredient Caprese Phyllo Cups

Fresh, easy, light.

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42. Mini Lasagnas

Way easier to whip up than the O.G. dish.

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43. Mini Corn Dog Muffins

Even tastier than pigs in a blanket.

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