You may associate muffin tins with, well, muffins. And cupcakes. But did you know you can make your breakfast, lunch, and dinner using them? Talk about easy. Below, you’ll find 12 simple-yet-delicious meals to bake—and desserts, too!
1. Omelette Muffins
In less than 20 minutes, you can bake these omelette muffins. We guarantee everyone will want seconds—or thirds—so you should probably make a double batch. Also, even though the recipe calls for certain ingredients, feel free to spice things up: add peppers, salsa, whatever gets your taste buds going in the morning.
2. Pop Up Pancakes
These are the cutest pancakes I’ve ever seen, and perfect for kids and adults alike. For these, you use regular pancake ingredients, like milk, flour, and eggs, and bake them for just 15 minutes. Then, you can add toppings to your heart’s content, like fresh berries or jam. Yum.
3. Blueberry Baked Oatmeal Muffin Cups
Oatmeal has never been so fun, once you make these blueberry-oatmeal muffins. In less than 25 minutes, you’ll be saying, “More, please.” And we don’t blame you.
4. Pizza Cupcakes
Kids will LOVE these, and they’ll also love to help making them. I suggest having multiple toppings on hand, so each child—or adult—can make the exact pizza flavors they want. In under 18 minutes, dinner will be served, and all from your muffin tin. Easy!
5. Tuna Muffins
In under 15 minutes, you can be feasting on these tuna muffins, made with just a few ingredients, including rice, cheddar cheese, and onions. Even kids who say they don’t like tuna will like these, trust us.
6. Peanut Butter And Jam Cups
These peanut butter and jam cups actually go into the freezer instead of the oven, and for about four hours. So you can whip them up in the morning and then remove them in time for lunch, or make a batch before bed. The recipe calls for homemade raspberry jam, though you can make strawberry or buy whatever flavor you’d like.
7. Meatloaf Muffins (Barbeque Sauce Optional)
Meatloaf seems to be a winter staple, and once you make these, they’ll become a go-to on your dinner recipe list. In under 20 minutes, you’ll go from thinking about eating them to having them ready to eat.
8. Spaghetti & Meatball Cups
These spaghetti and meatball cups are very clever and great for company, too. Basically, they look like bird nests with a meatball in the middle. You cook the meatballs and spaghetti first, then combine and bake them for 15 minutes.
9. Chicken Pot Pie Cupcakes
There’s not much heartier than a pot pie in these cold winter months, and these cupcake-sized ones are perfect—and will be on your dinner table in under 15 minutes. The Pillsbury biscuits combined with the chicken and pot pie ingredients make them filling, though it’s impossible to have just one.
10. Tiny Pecan Pies
Anyone who’s had a regular-sized slice of pecan pie knows how delicious it is, and these little ones are the perfect solution to indulging without overindulging. In under 25 minutes, your whole house will smell like sweet pecans, so get ready. Also get ready for everyone to ask you to bring them to their next party.
11. Peanut Butter Chocolate Cups
Everyone seems to love peanut butter and chocolate together, and this recipe could not be simpler. Plus, all it requires is refrigeration for a couple hours and you’ll soon be on your way to peanut butter-chocolate heaven.
12. Mini Fruit Pies
In under a half-hour, these little fruit pies will be yours, and all you need is three ingredients—Pillsbury pie crusts, pie filling, and an egg. Of course, you may want to make more than one flavor—that’s more fun, right?—but no matter which kinds you make, these are sure to be a hit with your family and friends.