Our Best-Ever Muffin Recipes

From brunch to busy weekday mornings, our favorite quick and easy muffin recipes will keep your crowd happy. We've picked our favorites for you to try, including classic double chocolate muffins, blueberry muffins, pumpkin muffins, and irresistible peanut butter streusel muffins.

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    Cinnamon-Sugar Bourbon-Pumpkin Muffins

    Breakfast, dessert, and after-dinner drinks merge in this pecan-topped and bourbon-laced muffin recipe. Since it uses a whole can of pumpkin puree, you don't have to fuss about what to do with the excess. (Although we have plenty of ideas if you ever run across that "problem"!)

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    Citrus-Topped Double Blueberry Muffins

    Wake up to a batch of beautiful blueberry muffins loaded with fresh, juicy blueberries and swirled with blueberry preserves. Don't skip the sugary lemon zest topping.

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    Apple, Cheddar, and Bacon Scuffins

    Satisfyingly dense, like a scone, yet still a bit fluffy, like a muffin, these cheddar-topped muffins will be a hit at your next brunch gathering. Apples and bacon make for an unexpectedly delicious duo.

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    Zucchini-Banana Flaxseed Muffins

    Banana bread is delicious. Zucchini bread is tough to beat come summer. So why not combine the two—with an oat and flax fiber boost—in one handy palm-sized package?

    Tip: For the lightest, most tender muffins, don't overmix. It's okay for batter to be slightly lumpy as you spoon it into the pan. You want to stir just enough to incorporate all ingredients together.

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    Blue Cheese Cornbread Muffins

    Whether you serve them in the morning or with a barbecue dinner, these easy, cheesy muffins are absolutely best while warm. That way, you’ll bite into melted pockets of tangy blue cheese and tender pieces of sweet corn.

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    Blueberry-Oat Financiers

    "I've never served these to a guest who didn't love them," raves BH&G fan Luan. With nutty brown butter, light-as-air egg whites, and sweet, fresh blueberries, these French-inspired treats are ideal for brunch or afternoon tea.

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    Make-It-Mine Muffins

    Our time-tested muffin recipe lets you get creative with your favorite mix-ins and flavors. You can bake the perfect batch for any crowd with just a few extra ingredients. Want savory? Try Monterey Jack cheese. Something festive? Go with chopped cranberries.

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    Pumpkin Spice Latte Mug Muffin

    Cure your baked good craving without having 11 leftovers (or temptations) with this single-serving mug muffin that cooks right in the microwave. A pinch of espresso powder and pumpkin pie spice perk up the baking mix and canned pumpkin base.

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    Toasty Whole Grain Orange Muffins

    This sweet morning muffin has as much protein as an egg! Chopped walnuts and cooked quinoa make it possible, while plenty of orange zest and juice (plus a half cup of sour cream) make it delicious.

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    Curried Squash Muffins

    Capture your favorite autumn flavors year-round with this nutty muffin recipe. Unique spices such as cayenne pepper and curry powder lend a warm bite to each batch.

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    Orange-Chocolate Chip Muffins

    What's more sunny than citrus? Shredded orange peel, orange juice, and semisweet chocolate pieces join forces in this moist muffin recipe your whole family will love.

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    Gluten Free Pumpkin-Walnut Streusel Muffins

    Layered with a crunchy walnut streusel, then drizzled with a cream cheese glaze, you won't feel like you're skimping on a thing with these wheat-free pumpkin muffins. Pumpkin pie spice, brown sugar, and vanilla give each bite fall pie vibes.

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    Bacon-Egg Muffins

    Two brunch classics meet in the middle for one irresistible breakfast offering. Fluffy cornmeal muffins are topped with crispy bacon and melted cheddar cheese, then baked to perfection. They're even better with a splash of warm maple syrup.

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    Eggnog Muffins

    A cup of eggnog stands in for the milk in these nutmeg-scented muffins. A half teaspoon of rum extract is all you need to make the whole pan of baked goodies taste like the quintessential Christmas drink.

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    Double-Chocolate Muffins

    Treat yourself to chocolate for breakfast. The combination of rich cocoa powder and semisweet chocolate pieces makes these indulgent cocoa muffins hard to resist.

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    Peanut Butter Streusel Muffins

    Peanut butter-lovers will adore these gooey breakfast treats. They're made with both peanuts and peanut butter, then topped with crumbly peanut streusel.

    Tip: Beat the clock on busy mornings by baking these ahead. You freeze them up to 3 months!

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    Pumpkin Praline Muffins

    With a crunchy praline crown, these pumpkin muffins are a sweet way to start your day. Try them slathered with honey butter, vanilla Greek yogurt, or almond butter.

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    Gingerbread Pear Muffins

    Don't be fooled by the richly-colored molasses. These pear muffins feature dark chocolate, too! Finish each fruity delight with a sprinkle of coarse sugar to balance out the bittersweet chocolate.

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    Sour Cream-Raspberry Muffins

    These breakfast beauties hide a sweet surprise: a filling made with layers of fresh raspberries. The addition of sour cream gives this muffin recipe smooth texture and extra zip.

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    Gluten Free Zucchini Muffins with Greek Yogurt Frosting

    A carton of Greek yogurt transforms into a rich and creamy frosting with the addition of a few spoonfuls of powdered sugar and a dash of vanilla. Spread it on top of these gluten free zucchini muffins that, with both applesauce and shredded squash in the mix, are remarkably moist.

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    Little Pumpkin Cakes

    Delicious for breakfast, a snack, or dessert, these little muffinlike mini cakes are filled with pumpkin spice and hazelnut flavor. Don't skip the cream cheese frosting!

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    Ginger-Pear Muffins

    Pieces of fresh, juicy pear and chopped walnuts make these low-calorie muffins a delicious way to start your day. They're packed with satisfying ingredients, too, like rolled oats and oat bran.

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    Maple Crunch Muffins

    With a sweet topping of maple-cream cheese frosting and crunchy almond granola, these breakfast muffins will make a standout addition to your next a.m. entertaining affair.

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    Chocolate-Glazed Ginger-Pumpkin Muffins

    Candied ginger adds a touch of spice to these fall-inspired pumpkin muffins. Spread our pretty chocolate glaze on top of each for  irresistible, dessertlike flavor.

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    Seriously Scrumptious Brunch Breads

    Bust out the mimosas -- it's brunch time! Including ooey-gooey rolls, best-ever banana bread, bread puddings, and fancy toast ideas, these brunch bread recipes round out the brunch menu and dress up the table in delicious style. You'll never have to hit the town for brunch again.
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