Marvelous Muffin Recipes for Breakfast, Brunch, or Anytime
These delicious muffin recipes are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or as a snack. Whether you usually reach for blueberry, bran, banana, chocolate chip, or pumpkin, you'll find plenty of delicious options to make at home right here.
Rise and shine! Instead of buying muffins at your local coffee shop or only indulging in them as a special treat on the weekend, we advocate for enjoying the delicious baked good any day of the week. If you're on board with that plan, you'll be pleased to know we have 24 tasty recipes to suit any mood or occasion. We're sharing all of the classics—blueberry, chocolate chip, and banana—as well as seasonal specialties and a few healthier varieties, such as the Morning Glory Muffins you see here.
Our blueberry muffin recipe is a textbook example of the perfect bake—it's a sweet but not-too-sweet muffin with a light cakey texture that is packed with two cups of fresh blueberries. While bakery-style blueberry muffins are often topped with a coarse sanding sugar for crunch and sweetness, we've taken it to the next level with a brown sugar and cinnamon crumb topping. When baking a batch of muffins for breakfast, consider giving the little quick breads a seasonal spin. In summer, is there anything more delicious than Raspberry Muffins or Peach Muffins? In fall, bake Apple-Oatmeal Muffins or go with Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins, a unique treat that hits the sweet spot between two of our favorite breakfast treats.
There's plenty of healthy muffin recipes here as well. Take these Gluten-Free Banana-Walnut Muffins for example. Mashed bananas offer plenty of potassium and brown rice flour is high in protein. For a supercharged breakfast, make our Quinoa Muffins. Still can't decide which muffin to bake? Our recipe for Better-Than-Basic Muffins comes with lots of options, so you can prepare chocolate chip, bran-raisin, and corn muffins from one easy batter.
If you ask us, your daily breakfast (or snack) just got a whole lot more delicious.
Maple Bran Muffins
You've never had a bran muffin like this before. We've revamped the breakfast underdog with maple syrup for delicate sweetness, plain yogurt for moisture, and two forms of bran (cereal and wheat) for structure and fluffiness. At long last, this wholesome hero is stepping into the light.
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Chocolate chips make these banana muffins an extra-special breakfast or anytime treat.
Lemon Poppy-Seed Muffins
Fragrant, lemony muffins get a pleasing crunch from poppy seeds.
Banana Nut Muffins
The best banana nut bread is even quicker to make when you bake it in muffin-size portions.
Apples, cinnamon, and a crunchy oat topping make these muffins hard to resist.
Zucchini Cornbread Muffins
Adding shredded zucchini elevates these cornbread muffins. They're moist and delightful for breakfast, at lunch, or as a mid-afternoon snack.
Lemon Blueberry Muffins
Sweet, juicy blueberries balanced with the tang of lemon zest add sunshine to your morning.
The crunchy coating of sugar on top of these buttermilk muffins provides the perfect counterpoint to tangy raspberries.
Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins
With a cake-like interior and sugar-coated exterior, these treats capture the essence of doughnuts without the mess of deep-frying. Buttermilk and pumpkin purée make them melt-in-your-mouth moist.
Made with buttermilk and loads of fresh berries, these lightened-up muffins are delicate and moist.
Gluten-Free Banana-Walnut Muffins
With fiber-filled rice flour, potassium-rich bananas, and cholesterol-fighting walnuts, these gluten-free muffins trump breakfast bars.
Maple Muffins with Oat Streusel
A crumbly oat topping takes these moist maple muffins to the next level. They make a sensational fall breakfast.
The oat-bran muffin gets a makeover with chewy, fiber-rich quinoa.
One basic batter lets you choose your own breakfast adventure. Are you in the mood for blueberry, chocolate chip, bran-raisin, cherry-pecan, or corn muffins? You can prepare any (or all) of these options with this recipe.
Buckwheat muffins get their sweetness from banana, honey, and diced apple.
Blackberry-Oat Bran Muffins
Moist buttermilk muffins studded with blackberries and oat bran ensure you start your day with a healthy (and delicious!) dose of fiber.
Yes, you can show off summer's best fruit in a batch of moist muffins.
Pecan Pie Muffins
Pie for breakfast? Make the dream a reality with these little beauties, whose blend of pecans, brown sugar, and vanilla make them taste just like pecan pie.
At once sweet and tart, these lemony muffins will put a spring in your step.
Chewy, fiber-packed oats turn blueberry muffins into a stick-to-your-ribs breakfast.
Jalapeno Corn Muffins
Give your corn muffins a kick with the addition of spicy jalapeño peppers.
Healthy Morning Muffins
Banana shares the spotlight with carrots, raisins, and oats in these hearty, low-fat muffins.
These picture-perfect muffins are studded with fresh blueberries and capped with crunchy sugar and crumb toppings.