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Healthy Muffin Tin Recipes and Cooking Tips

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Apple-Cheddar Quinoa Muffins

In this savory quinoa muffin recipe, grated apple adds moisture, quinoa adds protein and sharp Cheddar cheese makes these healthy muffins a perfect pairing for soups and stews. To make these quinoa muffins gluten-free, use a gluten-free flour blend in place of the whole-wheat flour.

» Apple-Cheddar Quinoa Muffins

Baked Eggs in Prosciutto-Hash Brown Cups

Wow your brunch guests with this adorable muffin-tin recipe of baked eggs in a “nest” of prosciutto and hash browns. Make sure you really wring out as much liquid as you can from the potatoes before you bake them—it will prevent the cups from sticking in the muffin tin.

» Baked Eggs in Prosciutto-Hash Brown Cups

Breakfast Blueberry-Oatmeal Cakes

This oatmeal-meets-muffin-tin cake recipe is perfect for having a healthy breakfast available on busy weekdays. Make a batch on the weekend and keep them in your freezer. For a grab-and-go breakfast, reheat the oatmeal cakes in the microwave for about 40 seconds.

» Breakfast Blueberry-Oatmeal Cakes

Asparagus-Mushroom Mini Lasagnas

Although not conventional, wonton wrappers are the perfect stand-in for noodles in this muffin-tin mini lasagna recipe. Once you get the hang of making this healthy vegetarian lasagna recipe in your muffin tin, experiment with different fillings to suit your fancy.

» Asparagus-Mushroom Mini Lasagnas

Southwest Quinoa Cakes

This healthy quinoa cake recipe is packed with protein from the black beans, eggs, cottage cheese and quinoa. We like to serve the quinoa cakes with a mouthwatering and incredibly easy blender salsa; if you don’t like the heat, leave out the chipotle pepper. We like the look of red quinoa, but any color quinoa will work just as well.

» Southwest Quinoa Cakes

Mini Rum-Raisin Bread Puddings

This raisin- and pecan-studded bread pudding recipe is made in a muffin tin. The cute little mini bread puddings will have all your friends and family swooning and asking for the recipe. Country bread with a solid crust gives the bread pudding a nice toothsome texture. If you don’t care for rum, use apple cider in its place.

» Mini Rum-Raisin Bread Puddings

Mini Strawberry-Rhubarb Pies

This muffin-tin recipe for strawberry-rhubarb pies is cute as can be and delicious too! These mini strawberry-rhubarb pies have a special crust made from almonds and white whole-wheat flour. Make sure you let the baked pies cool in the pan for the full 30 minutes so the filling has time to set. Serve with fresh whipped cream or a dollop of Greek yogurt.

» Mini Strawberry-Rhubarb Pies


Use your muffin tin to create perfectly-portioned servings.

The one must-have tool you must keep in your cooking arsenal, whether your kitchen is small or not, is the muffin tin. It just may be one of the coolest tools you own. Obviously, your muffin tin is great for muffins—but they’re not the only thing it's good at making. Muffin tins are a versatile tool for making perfectly portioned and irresistibly cute dinner recipes too. Using a muffin tin instead of a loaf pan saves you from having to eyeball the appropriate size to cut (plus it reduces baking time and the little loaves make an easily packable lunch).

Plus, by flipping your muffin tin over and nestling a tortilla into the creases between four cups, you can turn softened tortillas into little bowls. Fill the bowls with an easy-to-whip-up filling of chicken and your favorite healthy taco toppings for a delicious and easy Mexican meal.

Get out your muffin tin and let the magic begin. From sweet and savory recipes for lasagna, quiche, spinach cakes and meatloaf to sumptuous mini pies and desserts, these foods get a whole new look.

Healthy Muffin Tin Dinner Recipes

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Healthy Muffin Tin Dessert Recipes

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Healthy Muffin Tin Breakfast Recipes

This oatmeal-meets-muffin-tin cake recipe is perfect for...
Wow your brunch guests with this adorable muffin-tin recipe...
This cranberry-pecan cinnamon roll recipe is a cinch to put...
These carrot-flecked, whole-grain morning glory muffins can...
These lemony cranberry-studded muffins crunch lightly with...
The slight acidity of buttermilk tenderizes and moistens...

Healthy Muffin Tin Side Dish Recipes

In this savory quinoa muffin recipe, grated apple adds...
If you like spinach-cheese pie, try these simple but...

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