Muffins are an easy, versatile recipe—you can enjoy them for breakfast with a smidge of butter, bring them with your on-the-go for a quick, portable snack, or even serve them in the evening as a delectable dessert.
The possibilities for how to serve muffins are endless—and so are the flavor options! There are hundreds of recipes to choose from to satisfy your craving for moist, fluffy muffins—from decadent and sweet to fresh and fruity! However, even we can’t deny that certain muffin recipes stand out above the rest. Here are the five most popular types of muffins we guarantee your family will love.
1. Blueberry Muffins
There aren’t many baked goods tastier than a tender, buttery blueberry muffin. Blueberry muffins are filled with sweet, juicy blueberries that burst with delicious flavor when you take a bite, and they help to keep the muffins incredibly moist. To give your blueberry muffins a bakery-style taste and appearance, top your treats with coarse sugar or a classic streusel topping for a sweet, crumbly texture.
2. Banana Nut Muffins
Looking for the best way to use up the overripe bananas sitting on your kitchen counter? Look no further than banana nut muffins! These moist muffins are a nutritious recipe for breakfast or snacks because they are loaded with potassium and healthy fats. Not to mention, they are naturally sweetened by the overripe bananas, so you can enjoy a muffin (or two!) completely guilt-free.
3. Chocolate Chip Muffins
Nothing will transport you back to childhood more than a warm, homemade chocolate chip muffin with a cool glass of milk. Chocolate chip muffins are soft, fluffy, and bursting with sweet, melty chocolate chips. You can use semi-sweet chocolate chips to make the classic, kid-friendly favorite or decadent dark chocolate to give your muffins an adult makeover. For bite-sized treats, make your chocolate chip muffins in a mini-muffin pan. They’ll taste ten times better (and healthier!) than the store-bought packages with the same childhood nostalgia.
4. Pumpkin Spice Muffins
Step aside, pumpkin spice lattes. Flavorful, tender pumpkin spice muffins are the way to go for a warm autumn treat! Made with pumpkin puree, maple syrup, brown sugar, cinnamon, and cloves, pumpkin spice muffins include all the cozy tastes of fall in one delicious treat. It’s no wonder they are one of the most popular muffin recipes to make at home! Not to mention, pumpkin muffins provide an excellent base for additional add-ins and topping. Mix with some pecans, walnuts, or chocolate chips to add some crunch to your muffins, or top with a delicious cream cheese frosting or filling for an unbeatable dessert.
5. Apple Cinnamon Muffins
Apple is a popular ingredient in tons of classic desserts, like apple pie, apple cobbler, and applesauce. But apples are also the key ingredient in a popular muffin recipe—apple cinnamon muffins! Though you can make them year-round, apple cinnamon muffins are especially popular during fall—the prime apple-picking season. The fruit in these muffins make them a healthful breakfast option, but they’re also a delicious dessert—especially with a crumb topping and drizzled with homemade caramel sauce