If you know me, you know I have a serious love for all types of muffins. Chocolate, banana, lemon, double chocolate, gluten free, with nuts, without nuts. I love them all. I have a soft spot for muffins too, because they were the first baked good recipe I made when I started my blog in 2018. My recipe development and baking skills have improved quite a bite since then, and I've loved making new and delicious version of my base muffin recipe.
Muffins are a classic bakery recipe: made with a balance of dry and wet ingredients, and whichever add ins you desire. I am a huge fan of lemon in muffins, so two of the recipes in this round will include lemon-flavored muffins. The other three will incorporate different flavors, all equally delicious and excellent for a quick breakfast or snack.
There's a few handy tips I'd like to share with you prior to diving into the actual recipes in this muffin round up:
Okay okay, so... without further ado, here's my top five muffin recipes, perfect for meal prep!
You know the kind: fluffy, moist, delicate, with a perfect dome and lemon:blueberry ratio. Yeah. These are those kind. These are my favorite because they tie in a classic fruit and the zesty flavor of the lemon. These are excellent for meal prep because they can be prepped ahead of time on a weekend, and as the kids get ready for school (or spouse ready for work), you can hand a muffin over and breakfast is served. They've been a big hit with my friends and family, and I know they will be with yours, too!
I am obsessed with these muffins. Not only are they incredibly tender, they are packed with the perfect amount of sweet from the banana and honey. The texture in these muffins is exactly the texture you want in a muffin, plus they pair really well with a nice cup of coffee or on a breakfast board for Mother's Day. These are great for meal prep because you can make them on a Sunday morning and have them as a quick grab and go for the kiddos out the door to school.
I can't say enough how amazing these blueberry muffins are. They freeze well, they're perfect for breakfast, and they pack an entire cup of fresh blueberries in a whole batch. Blueberries provide antioxidants, and these muffins are the perfect vessel for them. I love making a double batch so that I can throw some in the freezer for another day, especially on days when the weather is chilly, or we have a packed agenda.
This is probably my most unique muffin recipe on the blog. It's a fall-inspired recipe, married with all of the chai spices such as clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon. The orange zest and fresh squeezed juice packs a beautiful citrus aroma and flavor, and when paired with the warm spices, these will instantly transport you to a pumpkin patch or a cider mill. These are moist, velvety, and are great for any occasion. These orange chai muffins are also a great way to add spice and different flavors for kids, but feel free to only add cinnamon in if you desire.
I recently made a batch of these muffins for a client shoot, and I fell in love all over again. This base recipe calls for all purpose flour, but you can easily swap out with some gluten free flour and they'll be just a delicious. Any combination with lemon and a fruit is a win in my eyes, so it's no surprise these lemon raspberry muffins have become popular on my site, and in homes of many friends that've tried them already.
I can't wait to hear what you think about my top five muffin recipes, which are literally perfect as a meal prep, breakfast, brunch board, occasion treat, and anytime snack! These are going to not only fill your bellies, but bring beautiful memories for those who make them with you. Enjoy!
Hungry for some easy, delicious, and kid-friendly breakfast inspo? Look no further, because I gotchu covered in this top five muffin recipe round up. These muffin recipes are excellent to meal prep and grab during the week. I promise you'll like what you read.
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