Baked on the Bright Side

The Many Uses of Muffin Tins

October 16, 2015

Muffin tins are can do so much more than just bake muffins. Here are just some of the many uses, in and out of the kitchen.

Mini Frittatas

Muffin tin frittatas are a great make-ahead breakfast that can easily be reheated when you’re on the go. They are also a perfect appetizer before brunch! All you need is eggs, milk, cheese, vegetables and meat of your choice, and some seasoning, Bake in a lightly greased muffin tin for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees F and you will have a little cup of fluffy, baked heaven!

Deep Dish Mini Pizzas

We love anything mini, especially mini pizzas! These are a great snack for kiddos (and for you too!) Preparation is simple; all you need is tomato sauce, cheese, a refrigerated pizza crust, and toppings of your choice. Press small squares of the crust into the muffin tin and spoon in your toppings. Bake at 400 degrees F for 10-15 minutes. Try these at your next birthday party or bake sale and watch them disappear!

Taco Cups

One of our favorite ways to make tacos is in a muffin tin.  Use a cookie cutter to cut circles out of a Rudi’s Organic Bakery Spelt Tortilla and steam inside a damp paper towel in the microwave for about 10 seconds. Press the circles into the muffin tin, and layer with cheese, veggies, and meat of your choice! Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes, and then top with lettuce and sauces for a crunchy new take on a classic.

Specialty Ice Cubes

Get jumbo ice cubes by freezing water in a muffin tin! This works great for large pitchers, especially when making iced tea. You can also customize your ice cubes by freezing in fruit, like lemons or strawberries, or herbs for a DIY infused drink.

Single Servings

Muffin tins are great for prolonging the life of your favorite homemade soups and sauces. Pour them in and put in the freezer for easy, single-serving reheating! You can also use muffin tins to serve snacks or lunch to those kiddos who HATE when their food is touching (you know who we’re talking about.)


It turns out muffin tins are useful both in and outside the kitchen! You can use them to store and separate jewelry, craft supplies, small hardware like nails and screws, and anything else you can think of! It’s a great way to keep things organized and easily put them back when you are finished.