Marvelous Muffin Recipes for Breakfast, Brunch, or Anytime
Rise and shine! Instead of buying muffins at your local coffee shop or only indulging in them as a special treat on the weekend, make these 20 muffin recipes any day of the week. We're serving up all of the classics—blueberry, chocolate chip, and banana—as well as seasonal specialties and a few healthy varieties as well, such as the Morning Glory Muffins pictured here.
Our blueberry muffin recipe is a textbook example of the perfect bite—it calls for two cups of fresh blueberries which burst with juiciness and a purple hue when baked. While most bakery-style blueberry muffins are 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. Another classic are our Lemon Poppy-Seed Muffins; Bright and fragrant, they're a cheerful way to eat breakfast.
When baking a batch of muffins for breakfast, consider adding seasonal ingredients to the batter. In summer, is there anything more delicious than Raspberry Muffins or Peach Muffins? Both show off succulent fruits—perfect after a day of picking at the local orchard. In fall, Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins hit 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 bite, make these Quinoa Muffins.
Can't decide on just one type of muffin to bake? This recipe for Better-than-Basic Muffins is completely customizable so you can prepare a combination of chocolate chip, bran-raisin, and corn muffins with one easy batter.
Your daily breakfast just got a whole lot more delicious.
Maple Muffins with Oat Streusel
A crumbly oat topping takes these moist maple muffins to the next level. They make a sensational fall breakfast.
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.
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 puree 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.
The oat-bran muffin gets a makeover with chewy, fiber-rich quinoa.
Jalapeno Corn Muffins
Give your corn muffins a kick with the addition of spicy jalapeno peppers.
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?
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.
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.
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.