Top 20 Best Muffin Recipes

Cranberry Muffins With Pumpkin Seeds (Pepitas)
Cranberry Muffins With Pumpkin Seeds. Diana Rattray
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    Top 16 Best Muffin Recipes

    Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins
    Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins. Diana Rattray

    Like most people, I love muffins. They make a great quick breakfast or snack, a side bread with a meal or brunch, or a lunchbox treat.

    Whether you like fiber-rich, healthy muffins, savory muffins to go with chili or stew, or delicious, cake-like indulgences, you're sure to find a recipe among these favorites. 

    Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins

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    Vanilla Muffins

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    Serve these fluffy vanilla muffins with marmalade, preserves, or jam. Diana Rattray

     These vanilla muffins might seem plain and simple, but they are brimming with flavor. The muffins are fluffy, and they are wonderful with marmalade, preserves, or jam. Or bake them with a dab of preserves in the center. I topped a few of them with maple flakes.

    Perfect Vanilla Muffins

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    Pumpkin Oat Muffins with Dates

    Pumpkin Oat Muffins with Dates
    Moist Pumpkin Oat Muffins with Dates. Photo: Diana Rattray

     These moist pumpkin date muffins get extra texture from the oats and the simple streusel topping, Feel free to substitute raisins or dried cranberries for the dates in this recipe.

    Pumpkin Oat Muffins with Dates​

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    Carrot Muffins With Walnuts and Cream Cheese Spread

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    Carrot Muffins With Orange Cream Cheese Spread. Diana Rattray

    These carrot muffins are moist and full of flavor. The muffins are made with shredded carrots, chopped walnuts, and spices. These are excellent with an orange flavored butter or cream cheese spread.

    Carrot Muffins With Walnuts and Cream Cheese Spread

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    Sweet Potato Muffins With Cinnamon Sugar Topping

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    These sweet potato muffins are jazzed up with a cinnamon sugar topping. Diana Rattray

    These tasty muffins are made with sweet potato puree, pecans, and a cinnamon sugar topping. Add toffee bits or use walnuts instead of pecans.

    Sweet Potato Muffins With Cinnamon Sugar Topping

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    Cranberry Pumpkin Seed Muffins

    Cranberry Muffins With Pumpkin Seeds (Pepitas)
    Cranberry Muffins With Pumpkin Seeds. Diana Rattray

    These muffins are filled with flavor and texture. Fresh cranberries and pumpkin seeds make them perfect for fall and winter.

     Cranberry Pumpkin Seed Muffins

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    Raspberry Nut Muffins

    Raspberry Nut Muffins
    Raspberry Nut Muffins. Diana Rattray

    These delicious, moist muffins are such a great way to use fresh raspberries, and the chopped pecans or walnuts give them just the right amount of texture. I sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar or vanilla sugar just before baking.

    Raspberry Nut Muffins

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    Best Ever Chocolate Chip Muffins

    Best Ever Chocolate Chip Muffins
    Chocolate Chip Muffins. Diana Rattray

    These muffins are incredibly good, and they're loaded with chocolate chips. I used milk chocolate chips in them, but you could use semisweet or mini chips as well. 

    Best Ever Chocolate Chip Muffins

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    Apple Bacon Muffins

    Apple Bacon Muffins
    Apple Bacon Muffins. Diana Rattray

    The sweetness of the chopped apple and the saltiness of the cooked crumbled bacon make a unique and delicious combination. I love them as they are, but feel free to add about 1/2 cup of chopped pecans, walnuts, or sunflower seeds for additional crunch. 

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    Sour Cream Lemon Muffins

    Sour Cream Lemon Muffins
    Sour Cream Lemon Muffins. Diana Rattray

     Lemon zest and an easy lemon syrup topping give these fabulous muffins plenty of citrus flavor, and sour cream gives them a wonderful, delicate texture. The recipe makes 1 dozen moist, delicious lemon muffins.

    Sour Cream Lemon Muffins

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    Strawberries and Cream Muffins

    Strawberries and Cream Muffin Recipe
    Strawberries and Cream Muffin. Diana Rattray

    Strawberries and cream are combined to make these delicious streusel topped strawberry muffins, and the crunchy brown sugar topping makes them unforgettable.

    Strawberries and Cream Muffins

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    Date Muffins

    Great Date Muffins
    Delicious Date Muffins. Diana Rattray

    Dates are one of my favorite ingredients. These date muffins are delicious with or without the chopped walnuts. Add more dates if you like.

    Date Muffins

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    Surprise Filled Muffins with Preserves

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    Muffins with Preserves in the Center. Brian Macdonald/Photodisc/Getty Images

     These easy muffins are baked with a surprise filling in the center! Use your raspberry, strawberry, apricot, or your favorite preserves to fill the muffins.

    Surprise Filled Muffins with Preserves

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    Amazing Apple Crumble Muffins

    Apple Crumble Muffins
    Apple Crumble Muffins. Diana Rattray

    These tasty fresh apple muffins are topped with a lightly spiced brown sugar crumble.

    Use chopped pecans or walnuts in this recipe or add a little more chopped apple if you don't care for nuts. 

    Amazing Apple Crumble Muffins

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    Pumpkin Corn Muffins

    Pumpkin Corn Muffins
    Pumpkin Corn Muffins. Diana Rattray

     These moist corn muffins are lightly sweetened with brown sugar. They make a nice breakfast muffin, and they would make an excellent bread to serve with a bowl of beans or chili. Try them with whipped maple butter.

    Pumpkin Corn Muffins

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    Cranberry Orange Muffins with Pecans

    Cranberry Muffins
    Cranberry Muffins. James Baigrie/Photodisc/Getty Images

    A little orange zest adds fabulous flavor to these cranberry nut muffins. The fresh cranberry muffins are perfect for a fall or winter morning.

    Cranberry Orange Muffins

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    Pineapple Nut Muffins

    Pineapple Nut Muffins
    Pineapple Nut Muffins. Diana Rattray

     These moist, delicious pineapple muffins are made with chopped nuts in the batter and a spiced chopped nut topping. These are excellent muffins to make for a weekend treat or a morning meeting.

    Pineapple Nut Muffins Recipe

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    Savory Onion and Cheese Muffins

    Savory Cheese Muffins
    Savory Cheese Muffins. Diana Rattray

    Cheese and browned onions make up the savory combination in these great tasting muffins. Use a purchased or homemade biscuit baking mix for this recipe. top the muffins with butter and poppy seeds for extra crunchiness.

    Savory Onion and Cheese Muffins

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    Banana Nut Muffins

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    Banana muffins with chopped nuts. Benjamin Torode/Moment/Getty Images

    These moist banana muffins are a great way to start the day! Add some mini chocolate chips instead of nuts if you like.

    Banana Nut Muffins

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    Zucchini Muffins With Shredded Carrot

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    Zucchini muffins. Michael Himpel / Getty Images

    These tasty zucchini muffins would also be delicious with about 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts or pecans, either in addition to the carrots or to replace them. Coconut, raisins, or craisins would be excellent additions as well. 

    Zucchini Muffins With Shredded Carrot