8 Sweet and Easy Muffin Recipes

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Ditch those dense, dry, store-bought muffins and save countless dollars by whipping them up in your own kitchen. It's not as difficult as you think! Gather your ingredients, and in about 30 minutes, you can be savoring anything from classics like blueberry muffins to fun, new flavors like pumpkin spice latte muffins with mascarpone cream.

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Morning Glory Muffins

Carrot cake aficionados will find that these morning glory muffins are right up their alley. Cinnamon and brown sugar set up a cozy background for the flavors of shredded coconut, carrots, apples, raisins and walnuts.

Craving carrot cake? Morning glory muffins are a quick fix.
Craving carrot cake? Morning glory muffins are a quick fix. (Image: Julia Mueller/Demand Media)

Chocolate Stout Chocolate Chip Muffins

Chocolate stout chocolate chip muffins are the grown-up version of your childhood favorite. The stout provides a wonderfully fluffy texture and adds richness and depth to the muffin's flavor. This is the perfect muffin for bakers who don't like the cloying sweetness common in many breakfast pastries.

These muffins are a delicious way to enjoy some beer for breakfast.
These muffins are a delicious way to enjoy some beer for breakfast. (Image: Jackie Dodd)

Reduced-Guilt Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

Unsure of what to do with those overripe bananas that have been sitting on your counter? Don't throw them away! Use them for these reduced-guilt double chocolate banana muffins instead. They're a delightfully moist and indulgent breakfast treat that derives most of its sweetness from the fruit.

Banana provides most the sweetness, so have seconds.
Banana provides most the sweetness, so have seconds. (Image: Ashlae Warner)

Pumpkin Spice Latte Muffins With Mascarpone Cream

Sink into all the comforts of autumn with this incredible recipe for pumpkin spice latte muffins with mascarpone cream. Pumpkin puree is warmly spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice and cardamom and then slowly melded with freshly brewed coffee. A dollop of maple-sweetened mascarpone cream in the center and a sprinkle of pepitas finishes off this lovely breakfast goody.

Take a mouthwatering bite of your favorite fall beverage.
Take a mouthwatering bite of your favorite fall beverage. (Image: Shaina Olmanson)

Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins

Strawberry rhubarb muffins employ the classic combination of sweet, juicy strawberries and tangy, tart rhubarb for a scrumptious morning meal. Finish these off with a sprinkling of turbinado sugar on top for a delicate crunch with each bite.

For a healthier alternative, make these with almond milk and coconut oil.
For a healthier alternative, make these with almond milk and coconut oil. (Image: Jennifer Farley)

Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

Fill your home with the wonderful aroma of apple cinnamon streusel muffins baking in your oven. The time-honored pairing of apple and cinnamon is so simple, yet endlessly comforting and mouthwatering. The streusel topping provides a sweet crunch for a delectable finish.

Melt into the couch, and savor these muffins with a cup of coffee.
Melt into the couch, and savor these muffins with a cup of coffee. (Image: Jennifer Farley)

Blueberry Muffins

For breakfast or snacking, a classic blueberry muffin will never lead you astray. You will surely savor the moment you bite into one of these muffins, bursting with blueberries in a moist, fluffy and cake-like batter. For an extra-toothsome treat, finish these off with a homemade streusel topping.

Make two batches and share the love.
Make two batches and share the love. (Image: Julia Mueller)

Pumpkin Muffins

Nosh on pumpkin muffins all year long by using canned pumpkin puree. The pumpkin ensures that these muffins stay super moist. This recipe is one you can modify to meet dietary concerns and still get results, so experiment with ingredients such as applesauce, buttermilk and almond milk.

These pumpkin muffins are beautiful, moist and oh-so-comforting.
These pumpkin muffins are beautiful, moist and oh-so-comforting. (Image: Julia Mueller)
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