Everything is better bite-sized and these mini muffin recipes are no exception. Find tons of inspiration here for adorable, poppable mini muffins that are sure to please everyone, from kids to adults.
With a child in the house, we love mini muffins. They’re a great size for little hands but they aren’t the only ones who like them! There’s something fun about popping a little muffin in your mouth, which is why I rarely stop with just one.
So today, I’m giving you all the inspiration you need to whip out that mini muffin pan and get baking. Below you’ll find tons of adorable bite sized cuties that are just begging to be baked.
How to Make a Muffin Miniature
These recipes are designed with the exact measurements and bake time to fit those mini muffin pans perfectly, but what about that old favorite you’ve been dying to make miniature? Here are some tips that can help you transform a traditional muffin into a bite-sized version.
- Reduce bake time – smaller muffins, less bake time! This ones pretty easy, start at half the bake time and check every few minutes after that.
- Skip the liners – no mini muffin cups in the cupboard? No need, use a nonstick baking spray or a simple coating of butter and a dusting of flour to keep your muffins from sticking.
- Chop the bits smaller – if your recipe calls for fresh fruit or nuts, chopping them a little smaller for mini muffins is a good idea. It keeps the chunks evenly distributed throughout the batter.
With these tips you can take those classic blueberry muffins or your favorite lemon iced ones and make them into poppable minis easily.
1. Healthy Strawberry Mini Muffins
These healthy strawberry mini muffins are made with whole wheat flour, rolled oats, and honey roasted strawberries that pack summer flavor into every bite. With just two bowls and a baking sheet, these muffins come together fast and freeze well for easy breakfasts and snacks.
Recipe by: Yummy Addiction
2. Mini Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting
Tender one-bite mini gluten-free carrot cake cupcakes, made with almond flour and coconut flour, filled with carrots and naturally sweetened with pineapple and maple syrup. Serve these grain-free mini carrot cake cupcakes plain or top with delicious maple cream cheese frosting!
3. Pumpkin Spice Donut Muffins
There’s a lot to love about these pumpkin spice donut muffins! Baked with real pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices and coated with cinnamon sugar, they’re packed with delicious fall flavor. Plus they’re quick and easy to make and bake in a muffin pan (recipe includes instructions for both regular-sized or mini muffins)!
Recipe by: Always Eat Dessert
4. No Bake Cheesecake Bites
These no bake mini cheesecake bites with crunchy graham cracker crusts are perfect for when you don’t want to turn on the oven or just want to whip up quick bites of cheesecake for individual servings. Top with your favorite sauces, curds, jams, fruits, or whipped cream.
Recipe by: Fresh April Flours
5. Mini Chocolate Chip Muffins
Tender mini muffins made with whole grain flour, Greek yogurt and mini dark chocolate chips.
Recipe by: The Gourmet RD
6. Flourless Peanut Butter Banana Mini Muffins
These Simple Flourless Peanut Butter Banana Muffins whip up in under 25 minutes! More than likely you have everything you need in the pantry to make these mini muffins today! Pop everything in the blender and bake–kid friendly and delicious!
Recipe by: Lemons + Zest
7. Mini Hawaiian Butter Mochi Recipe
Mini Hawaiian Butter Mochi recipe lightly sweetened with condensed milk with hints of vanilla & coconut and baked in a muffin tin to maximize the crispy edges on the outside and still have a satisfying chewiness on the inside.
8. Easy Chocolate Brownie Bites
These super easy Mini Chocolate Brownie Bites are the perfect small dessert to bring to a party – if they can last until then! Made with Dark Chocolate, they are an absolutely delicious little sweet treat that makes the perfect afternoon tea bite.
Recipe by: A Baking Journey
9. Sugar Cookie Donut Muffin Recipe
Sugar Cookie Donut Muffins are light and fluffy donut muffins topped with frosting and sprinkles. They’re a delicious cross between a cookie and a cake donut and a muffin.
Recipe by: I Heart Eating
10. Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Banana Muffins
These whole wheat sweet potato banana muffins are perfect for breakfast or as a healthy snack. Smear with butter or drizzle with some quality honey. Best served warm!
Recipe by: Running to the Kitchen
11. Simple Chai Muffins
These mini chai muffins are gluten-free, dairy-free, fluffy, and packed with amazing Chai flavor. You will love them!
Recipe by: The Healthful Ideas
12. Vegan Coconut Mochi Bites
These coconut mochi bites are made with rice flour and coconut milk. They have a thin & crispy shell with a soft, chewy texture inside. It’s the perfect snack or dessert for when you’re craving something sweet!
Recipe by: Drive Me Hungry
13. Cinnamon Breakfast Muffins
Delicious, easy Cinnamon Donut Muffins. These popable bites are perfect paired with your morning coffee–and they freeze beautifully, too! Rolled in butter and cinnamon sugar, they make the tastiest breakfast.
Recipe by: Shugary Sweets
14. Banana Zucchini Muffins
These banana zucchini muffins are made with half oat flour and half whole wheat white flour for a healthy bite-sized end of summer snack and perfect for back to school lunch boxes.
Recipe by: Running to the Kitchen
15. Raspberry Citrus Burst Mini Muffins
Bursting with raspberries and citrus these mini muffins are the perfect summer breakfast!
Recipe by: Soul & Streusel
1. Cheeseburger Muffins
These tailgate treats are stuffed with your favorite burger toppings! Delicious dipped in ketchup and mustard.
Recipe by: Simply Stacie
2. Corn Dog Mini Muffins
These supremely snackable baked Corn Dog Mini Muffins are perfect for anyone who loves fair food or always stops at Hot Dog-on-a-Stick at the mall! They are great for lunches, as an easy and unpretentious party appetizer, or fun afternoon snack! Plus, they freeze great so you can always have some on hand!
Recipe by: House of Nash Eats
3. Cheese Tartlets Recipe
A rustic but elegant appetizer these cheese tartlets are an updated and simplified version of a Julia Child classic.
Recipe by: Biscuits & Burlap
4. Easy Low Carb Mini Pizza Muffins Recipe With Zucchini
This low carb pizza muffins recipe with zucchini is so easy to make. They make perfectly portable zucchini pizza bites for healthy snacks, appetizers, even breakfast or lunch.
Recipe by: Wholesome Yum
5. Mini Quiche
This is the perfect mini quiche recipe! Using store-bought crust, eggs, bacon, and cheddar, you get the best tasting mini quiches every time!
Recipe by: Bake & Bacon
6. Mini Egg Muffins With Bacon & Potatoes
Mini egg muffins make the perfect breakfast for busy moms. I’m excited to be share how potatoes help to make these bite size eggs deliciously easy!
Recipe by: Fun Money Mom
7. Mini Crab Puff Pastry Quiches
These easy, cheesy Mini Crab Puff Pastry Quiches may be bite-size but are loaded with jumbo lump crab meat and full of flavor. An addictive, make-ahead appetizer perfect throughout the year!
Recipe by: Give it Some Thyme
8. Turkey and Cranberry Filo Tarts
These Turkey and Cranberry Filo Tarts are full of flavor – chopped leftover turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce in one delicious, crunchy bite. They are perfect party food!
9. Crustless Jalapeno Mini Quiches
These Crustless Jalapeno Mini Quiches are the perfect bite-sized holiday appetizer to serve at your next family gathering!
Recipe by: The Girl on Bloor
10. Spinach & Asiago Mini Quiche
This Spinach & Asiago Mini Quiche made with spinach and fresh Asiago cheese is perfect for breakfast or as an appetizer.
Recipe by: Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen