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Best Muffin Recipes

Everyone loves a good muffin. Here are some of our Best Muffin Recipes ready for your table. They’re perfect for breakfast, with a salad for lunch or dinner with a cup of soup!

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Nothing beats a good homemade muffins recipe!

I love to have a slightly sweet bakery item with something savory. That makes a good homemade muffin perfect with bacon and eggs for breakfast or alongside a bowl of soup.

What’s the difference between a homemade muffin and a cupcake?

DifferenceMuffinCupcake
FlavorSweet or SavorySweet
Topping None, streusel, glaze Frosting
CrumbDenserLight, Soft
ServedBreakfast, with mealDessert

The crumb is what truly sets muffins apart from cupcakes. To establish the proper crumb, the leavening is adjusted to support the flour and other ingredients.

Leavening in muffins is baking soda and/or baking powder. Their use is determined by other other ingredients such as if we are also adding acidic ingredients such as buttermilk.

It’s also measured according to how much flour is used in the recipe.

Don’t sweat the science, I’ve done it for you with these amazing recipes!

These Homemade Muffins Recipes have something for everyone!

Whether you like your muffins very basic, whole grain, loaded with fruit or spices, I think you’ll find one of these recipes that you’ll love.

Homemade Basic Muffin Recipe
A great Homemade Basic Muffin Recipe makes any meal special.  This recipe is quick and easy and you can flavor them any way you want.
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Toasted Coconut Pear Muffins from Scratch
Toasted Coconut Pear Muffins are tender and delicious. Vanilla glaze with toasted coconut gives them a delectable crunch.
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Warm Cinnamon Ginger Mango Muffins with Vanilla Bean Glaze
Warm Cinnamon Ginger Mango Muffins with Cream Cheese are soft and tender with an explosion of juicy mango and a vanilla bean drizzle.  This over-the-top delicious muffin will be your new favorite.
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Home Baked Lemon Pistachio Muffins
Home Baked Lemon Pistachio Muffins have a soft and tender crumb and glazed with a fresh lemon drizzle. They're the perfect bakery treat when you're craving something a little sweet.
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Crystallized Ginger Spice Mini Muffins
Crystallized Ginger Spice Mini Muffins are warm, tender and delicious with a nice amount of sweetness and spice. They’re the perfect size for sharing!
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Big Batch Whole Wheat Harvest Muffins
Big Batch Whole Wheat Harvest Muffins are warm, tender and delicious.  They’ll feed a crowd and freeze well making them a perfect make-ahead anytime muffin.
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Rhubarb Oat Muffins with Cinnamon Butter Crumble
Rhubarb muffin recipe makes a moist sweet and tender muffin loaded with fresh rhubarb under a warm and crunchy brown sugar cinnamon streusel topping.
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Pumpkin Spice Muffin Recipe
Pumpkin Spice Muffins recipe is loaded with warm spices and creamy pumpkin. They're tender, moist, and easy to make.
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Sweet Magnolia Banana Chocolate Chip Espresso Muffins
Sweet Magnolia Banana Chocolate Chip Espresso Muffins takes about as long to say as it does to devour this soft delicious treat.  They’re perfect with a cup of soup or afternoon snack. 
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Loaded Blueberry Muffin Recipe
This Loaded Blueberry Muffin recipe says it all. It isn’t overly sweet and is definitely all about the berries. It’s perfect for breakfast, snack or with any meal when you’d like a slightly sweet addition.
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Blueberry Muffin Recipe
Cranberry Orange Muffins Recipe
A soft and buttery Cranberry Orange muffin that is quick and easy. This muffin is perfect for breakfast, brunch or for any occasion.
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Very Vanilla Muffins Recipe
Vanilla Muffins will fill your tastebuds with the essence of vanilla. There's nothing plain about this simple quick and easy muffin recipe.
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Cherry Almond Muffins with Almond Flour
Cherry Almond muffins are naturally sweet with a smooth almond flavor. These Cherry muffins with almond flour are very moist, tender, and delicious.
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Double Chocolate Muffin Recipe
Double Chocolate Muffins are loaded with deep dark chocolate in a moist and tender muffin. These easy homemade muffins are easy to make and less than 20 minutes to bake.
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Sourdough Blueberry Muffin Recipe with Discard
Serve these tasty sourdough blueberry lemon muffins as a stand-alone fast breakfast on your way out the door or make a batch to have as part of a delicious brunch for guests or family.
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Apple Cinnamon Muffins Recipe
Apple Cinnamon Muffins are fluffy, airy, and not too sweet but extremely satisfying. They are perfect for breakfast, a quick snack in the afternoon, or as a pick-me-up before sports practice.
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Easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe
This Easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe is soft, tender, and so moist. It's a quick and easy chocolate pumpkin muffin with warm spices and rich chunks of dark chocolate.
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Pumpkin Banana Muffins Recipe
Beautifully ripe banana and pumpkin puree become gorgeous homemade pumpkin banana muffins with a soft, airy texture and rich flavor.
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A few items that you need to make the perfect Homemade Muffins Recipe!

  • Muffin Pans – I love these 12-cup muffin pans. I believe you need at least two because most recipes make more than 12.
  • Cooling Racks – I love these large racks. I can get an entire batch of cookies on one and they’re tough enough to hold large loaves of bread. It fits into my half-sheet pan for baking bacon too!
  • Scoops – Ever wonder how every cookie, meatball or muffin is the same size? Scoops! I use them a lot and own this set. I’ve had them for years!

Here’s a few more great recipes from the friends of Hostess At Heart!

What’s your favorite muffin? Give me a shout-out in the comments below. You ARE my inspiration!

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