15 Muffin Tin Breakfasts for Easy On-the-Go Meals
Strawberry Cream Scuffins
What do you get when you cross scones and muffins? Scuffins! These strawberries-and-cream delights are topped with fresh strawberries (and there's some in the batter, too!). It's a make-ahead muffin tin breakfast worth making on repeat.
Coffee and Cream Bread Puddings
Drink your coffee and eat it, too. Bread pudding goes portable in this easy muffin tin breakfast. We love these sweet bread pudding cups topped with a dab of cream cheese frosting and chopped coffee beans for crunch (and extra caffeine!).
Asian Egg and Rice Cups with Plum Sauce
If you have leftover rice in the fridge, this is the time to use it. Our Asian-inspired muffin tin breakfast idea features a savory blend of ham, eggs, rice, and fresh veggies. Dipped in a homemade sweet-and-sour plum sauce, it'll be hard to stop at just two (which is the serving size) of these delicious egg cups.
Berry-Orange Coffee Cakes
It's always a good day when you can start the day with cake. Here it's possible even on the busiest of mornings with this make-ahead muffin tin breakfast recipe. The mini coffee cakes would also be an excellent treat to serve at brunch during the holidays, too.
Trail Mix Granola Cups
Breakfast Ham and Egg Cups
This all-in-one breakfast in a muffin tin with ham features the deli meat as the base of your portable meal. A dollop of basil pesto and halved cherry tomatoes add a delicious fresh element. Just one of these egg cups has 11 grams of protein and is less than 200 calories, so it will be the perfect healthy start to the day.
Citrus-Topped Double Blueberry Muffins
A twist on a classic blueberry muffin is the perfect way to start your day. Orange and lemon peel are delicious, bright additions to this muffin pan breakfast. Make this easy breakfast with fresh or frozen blueberries all year-round.
Oatmeal-Raisin Donut Holes
Donut holes in a muffin tin? You bet! These easy donut holes are baked not fried, and they pack your favorite cookie flavor into a poppable treat size. We kept this a healthy breakfast recipe by using whole wheat flour, fat-free yogurt, and nutritious rolled oats to make the batter.
Buy It: King Arthur Flour Unbleached White Whole Wheat Flour ($4, Target)
Italian Quiche Cups
Serve these muffin tin breakfast quiches as an easy brunch starter (or perhaps even on a brunch board!). You can also pair them with a piece of fruit or yogurt parfait for a complete breakfast. Bonus: They freeze wonderfully for up to a month!
Fruit, Nut, and Brown Sugar Freezer Oatmeal Cups
With just a quick zap in the microwave, these fun make-ahead breakfast cups turn into a hearty bowl of oatmeal. We left the recipe name generic so you can choose to create your muffin tin breakfasts to suit your taste or whatever's in the fridge. Stir in some milk to add creaminess.
Can't choose between a sweet or savory breakfast? Make both! Our mix-and-match muffin tin breakfast recipe allows you to pick healthy sweet or savory stir-ins such as banana, applesauce, zucchini, or Greek yogurt. All-purpose flour and buckwheat flour, pumpkin pie spice, canned pumpkin, and chopped apple is one of our favorite combos.
Stacked biscuits baked in muffin cups and sweetened with cinnamon sugar are an impressive breakfast treat that comes together with only a handful of staple pantry ingredients. They're easy to make, but also an elegant addition to a brunch buffet.
Upside-Down Waffle and Egg Cups
You really CAN have it all! Enjoy your favorite breakfast foods combined in one convenient cup thanks to adorable frozen mini waffles as the base. Remember a generous drizzle of maple syrup. This muffin tin breakfast is going to be a family favorite.
Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes
Cinnamon rolls turned into cupcakes are another great way to enjoy dessert for breakfast. An easy nut filling and creamy butter frosting take these cupcakes above and beyond. You can adapt them to make honey buns if you desire.