9 magnificent muffin recipes

Who doesn't love muffins? They're the perfect size and shape for holding, packing and snacking and can be stuffed with tons of delicious ingredients.

By Today's Parent
9 magnificent muffin recipes

Photo: Roberto Caruso

When you’re a parent, there is arguably no easier and tastier snack than a muffin. What other food item can pack such a variety of flavour and fit in your hand, your pocket… or your toddler’s pocket? Serve these muffin recipes fresh, freeze em’, pack em’ or grab one as you’re rushing out the door!

Yummy muffin recipes

Ultimate Cornmeal Muffins

Everyone should have a great cornmeal muffin recipe in their back pocket. Why? Because it’s a bit of a flavour chameleon—it can be savoury or sweet depending on how you feel. Dunk it in chili or slather it with a thick schmear of butter and jam. Or do both! Get the recipe from Chatelaine: Ultimate Cornmeal Muffins 

cornmeal muffin recipePhoto: Erik Putz

Bran Muffins

OK, bran muffins aren’t the most exciting of the lot (because: fiber). Nevertheless, they’re a mighty fine way to start the day, and make an excellent vehicle for fruit. Get the recipe from Chatelaine: Bran Muffins

bran muffin recipePhoto: Erik Putz


Bakery-Style Chocolate Chip Muffins

Get over here and look at these muffins! Studded with chocolate chips and bits of coarse sugar, you may never have to buy a coffee shop muffin again. Oh, and they come together in just 30 minutes. Get the recipe from Chatelaine: Bakery-Style Chocolate Chip Muffins

chocolate chip muffin recipePhoto: Erik Putz

Streusel-Crunch Spiced Carrot Cake Muffins

You read that right: These are carrot cake muffins. Muffin trumps cake, therefore totally appropriate for breakfast. Good morning indeed! Get the recipe from Chatelaine: Streusel-Crunch Spiced Carrot Cake Muffins

carrot cake muffin recipePhoto: Erik Putz

Blueberry-Ginger Muffins

These muffins are such showoffs. They’ve got whole wheat flour for nuttiness, plain yogurt for a moist crumb, sweet pops of blueberries and two kinds of ginger—freshly grated and candied—for zip! Get the recipe: Blueberry-Ginger Muffins

blueberry muffin recipePhoto: Roberto Caruso


Peaches and Honey Muffins

These are cleverly disguised bran muffins. Buttermilk keeps them moist, chunks of peach give that perfect bit of squish and pecans even it out with a hit of crunch. Get the recipe: Peaches and Honey Muffins

peach honey muffin recipePhoto: Jodi Pudge

Chocolate-Zucchini Muffins

No dry, crumbly muffins allowed. Grated zucchini adds tons of moisture (and nutrition) while cocoa and chocolate chips keep these muffins feeling totally indulgent. Get the recipe from Chatelaine: Chocolate-Zucchini Muffins

tin filled with chocolate muffinsPhoto: Erik Putz

Good Grain Basic Muffins

If you’re going to eat wholegrains, you might as well have a good time doing it. These fruit-filled muffins will feel like a party in your mouth. Get the recipe: Good Grain Basic Muffins

fruit muffins in bright wrappersPhoto: Jodi Pudge


Peach Muffins

We’re into peaches. These dense muffins pack the perfect punch thanks to two entire peaches, sliced up between 12 muffins. Get the recipe: Peach Muffins

A peach muffin cut in half on a plate with a stack of muffins in the backgroundPhoto: Emily Cummings

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This article was originally published on Sep 23, 2018

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