Brunch-Worthy Muffin Recipes

From freshly baked muffins that are bursting with fruit to ones that are studded with toasty nuts and sweet chocolate chips — these delicious recipes make it easy to rise and shine!

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Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

Ready to eat in less than 40 minutes, Ina's light, fluffy muffins are made with tangy sour cream, which she says "makes [them] really moist."

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Banana Nut Muffins

Bananas serve a dual purpose in Tyler’s fan-favorite muffins: pureed bananas add moisture and chopped bananas add in texture, leaving you with a doubly delicious treat.

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Good Morning Muffins

Rise and shine with Ree's sweet orange muffins, which are finished with a cinnamon-sugar topping for a caramelized crust.

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Honey Cornbread Muffins

Gina uses honey to sweeten her cornbread muffin recipe, which she likes to pair with savory barbecue and spicy shrimp.

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Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

Stir chocolate chips into chocolate batter for a muffin that’s twice as nice.

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Vegan Blueberry Muffins

These vegan muffins are just as satisfying as the standard variety, with the same sweet, tender crumb. You can use fresh or frozen blueberries; the fresh may make the muffins slightly moister.

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Apple Muffins

Ellie’s secret for excellent muffins? Applesauce — the liquid adds tons of moisture to the batter while boosting the flavor of her chopped fresh apples.

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Strawberry Muffins

No one does brunch better than Ina. She serves these muffins warm, but they’re equally delicious the next day.

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Pumpkin Muffins

Instead of relying on fat for flavor, Ellie’s better-for-you muffins get their distinctively warm spiciness from molasses, dark brown sugar and a total of four ground spices: cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg. Low-fat buttermilk, canned pumpkin and just a touch of canola oil instill a moist tenderness in each of these wholesome pumpkin seed-flecked muffins.

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Corn Muffins

Whip up a batch of Ina’s easy corn muffins — that only take 5 minutes of prep work before they're ready to bake.

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Mini Sweet Potato Muffins

No one will suspect they’re getting an extra dose of good-for-you ingredients with these sweet-and-delicious, chocolate chip muffins.

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The Best Blueberry Muffins

This recipe guarantees plenty of blueberries with its secret batter ratio that creates the right amount of support for the weight and moisture that comes when adding fruit to your baked goods.

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Cauliflower Cornbread Muffins

Whipped egg whites make this gluten-free cornbread rise just like the real deal, and the consistency is right on, thanks to cauliflower rice. We spiced it up further with cheddar and jalapenos.

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Vegan Banana Muffins

These moist banana muffins are free of both eggs and dairy — but are loaded with delicious flavor.

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Whole-Wheat Raspberry Muffins

Need to revamp your breakfast muffin routine? Instead of adding blueberries, try tart raspberries!

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Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Trisha takes one of our favorite recipes — banana bread — and turns it into an individual-size breakfast treat, complete with chocolate chips!

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Keto Cinnamon Bun Muffins

No need to miss out on those cinnamon bun flavors, even if you're following a keto diet plan.

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Cranberry Orange Muffins

Before folding the dried cranberries into the batter, gently simmer them in orange juice until they become plump and extra juicy. With a little orange zest woven into each bite, these golden-brown muffins are tangy, bright and topped with a sprinkling of sugar.

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Banana Bread Muffins

We keep it classic with these super-flavorful muffins: banana, dark brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and walnuts. What could be better than that?!

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Blueberry-Corn Muffins

When you can’t choose between two combine these classics for a must-try muffin mashup!

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Shoo-Fly Muffins

If you love shoofly pie, then you’ll adore these inspired breakfast muffins. Bobby uses molasses and light brown muscovado sugar (along with a pinch of allspice and little vanilla) to recreate the classic flavor.

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Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Muffins

Using melted ice cream is a baking shortcut that makes sense — in one ingredient you get cream, sugar, cookies and vanilla. Mix it with self-rising flour for the ultimate easy muffins. And a cookie in the middle is a sweet surprise!

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Cranberry-Eggnog Muffins

Make the most of your winter produce and leftover eggnog with these seasonal muffins.

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Lemon Blueberry Muffins

The key to keeping these sweet, blueberry-studded muffins tender is to not overmix your batter. Once you combine the wet and dry ingredients, keep the stirring to a minimum.

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Healthy Carrot Muffins

Grated carrots and crushed pineapple add naturally sweet flavor to these muffins, which are made with a mix of whole-wheat and all-purpose flours. They're perfect for a busy morning or an after-dinner treat.

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Morning Glory Muffins

These muffins are jam packed with all sorts of flavor and textures that include carrots, apple, pineapple, pecans, coconut and raisins. The best part? You can totally make the batter a day ahead and store in your refrigerator until you're ready to bake.

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Put-An-Egg-In-It Ham and Cheese Corn Muffins

With these super-stuffed muffins, you get a full breakfast in one grab-and-go package. All that’s missing is a cup of coffee!

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Chocolate-Chip Sunflower-Butter Muffins

Lucky for busy parents, these muffins actually improve after a stay in the freezer. So make a batch on Sunday, freeze them, then pop one straight into a lunchbox for a moist, tender and delicious midmorning or late afternoon snack.

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Mini Doughnut Muffins

There’s nothing subtle about Ree’s decadent treats. Each muffin is dipped in melted butter and rolled in a mixture of cinnamon, sugar and cocoa. Serve with tea for an afternoon pick-me-up.

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Zucchini Muffins

Stir golden raisins into the batter for little bursts of sweetness throughout these moist (but better-for-you!) muffins.

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Banana Cherry Custard Muffins

Frozen cherries are key for Valerie’s creamy muffins — the fruit comes already pitted, which saves tons of time in the kitchen.

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Blueberry Bran Muffins

Ina sweetens up her bran muffins by adding blueberries and replacing some of the granulated sugar with honey. The result? A better-for-you breakfast that’s irresistibly delicious.

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Spiced Mini Corn Muffins

These tiny muffins are packed with a variety of spices like paprika, cinnamon, cumin and cayenne that bring a special zing to their subtly sweet flavor.

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Pecan Pie Muffins

Just like the classic dessert, Trisha’s single-serve version of pecan pie are gooey and delicious. The batter, which makes nine regular muffins, works equally well for mini-muffins; just shorten the bake time by five minutes!

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Cheesy Cornbread Muffins

Ree knows how to start her mornings right — with subtly sweet cornbread muffins that hold a cheesy surprise.

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Creamy pumpkin and warm ground cinnamon are the perfect combination in a tender muffin. But we upped the ante by adding a decadent cream cheese filling and sweet crumb topping for an over-the-top muffin you’ll want to make all season long.

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Peach Cobbler Muffins

Enjoy peach cobbler as a breakfast on the go with these ultra-moist, peach-filled muffins. The buttermilk and sour cream create a super tender muffin, while the pecan crumble topping gives a nice crunch. If you are using frozen peaches, they will be easiest to chop and slice when still partially frozen.

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