Brunch-Worthy Muffin Recipes

Whether stuffed with chocolate or bursting with fruit, these yummy muffins are worth waking up for.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cranberry-Eggnog Muffins

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