The Easiest Way to Make Muffins, Plus 23 Delicious Muffin Recipes

The Easiest Way to Make Muffins

I love it when I order something and then I forget about it. When a package comes I get to be surprised! What did I order? What did I get? What’s in the box?

It is especially silly that I do this even when ordering with Amazon Prime two day shipping. There are just too many things to remember from a Wednesday to a Friday, apparently.

Remember when I told you about the fun-shaped silicone muffin cups for a great price? I got me some of those, then I surprised myself with them two days later when the package came. “What’s in the box?” asked the boys. I have no idea. And then this was inside:


I think I squealed.

The 12 regular Muffin Rounds together with a set of 12 Stars is still on sale. You, too, could surprise yourself with a package.

Early this week I went with the freeze muffin batter for easy breakfasts ideaThe easy idea just got easier with these cups!

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See how easily the frozen batter pops out?

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To clean these, I simply rinsed them well in very hot water.

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I put all of the frozen batter shapes into a freezer bag for another day.

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Then I baked a few muffins for a snack. Not only do I sometimes forget what I order online, I also sometimes forget I have muffins baking in the oven. This is what timers are for, Laura. Ah well. So they are only slightly overdone. This is what milk is for, Muffins. But are those cute, or what?

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Well, I for one am very excited about my new toys. I also love the bright colors. Silly as it is, the rainbow of muffin cups made the stirring and the freezing and the baking more fun. It doesn’t take much for me, apparently. After all, I’m the one who squeals when I open a package that I ordered for myself.

Did you get yourself some of these? Check out all the varieties I found, along with the coupons some of them offer. (These circles and stars are the best deal though.)

Here’s a list of the 23 wholesome muffin recipes we have listed here at Heavenly Homemakers:

23 Kid Friendly Muffin Recipes

What are your favorite muffins? Please tell me you’ve tried the “freeze the muffin batter” idea. Did you get some of the fun silicone muffin cups? Think of all the fun we’ll have!

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  1. Kristi says

    Just a word of caution — I have read that the testing done for food safety on silicon has not been performed with heat. I don’t know if this is true or not, but if it is, it could be potentially unsafe to bake with silicon. I’m tempted by the convenience and cuteness of these muffin cups, but have decided to err on the side of caution just because in my experience, usually what seems to be too good to be true is, at least where man made items are concerned. The colors also make me question what fillers or other items beyond the silicon are present to potentially leach into food at high temps. Just my 2 cents :)


  2. Jocy says

    I did get that set too as soon as you posted about them last time! Since my son is in 1st grade I wanted to surprise him with a star shape cupcake :) I haven’t done the freeze-the-batter method, I prefer the bake-then-freeze method. It’s always fun to read your posts, i was very happy when my box came too. Thanks!


  3. Teresa Yb. says

    I did not buy these last time you posted because I was concerned they would be difficult to clean, especially the stars. Did they clean up okay after baking? I don’t want to scrub 2 dozen nooks and crannies. Also, did you have to grease them with anything either for freezing or baking, or is the silicon non-stick enough? Thanks.


    Laura Reply:

    They actually cleaned up very easily! I just used very hot water. Most of the muffin comes out of the cup, leaving it pretty bare. What is stuck on, I was able to easily rub off with my finger (and the hot water). :)


  4. Karen says

    I have been using silicone muffin cups for quite a while and understand them to be very safe to use. I much prefer them over paper. A nutritionist recommended them because they help to keep all the good coconut oil in the muffin instead of leaching into the paper.

    Thank you for the new muffin recipes! We go through so many muffins around here.


  5. Amy J. says

    Do you have to put the silicone muffin cups into an actual muffin pan or can you just bake in the cups freestyle on a baking sheet? Stars don’t seem like they’d fit a pan, which is what made me wonder.


    Laura Reply:

    When I use the round silicone cups, I use a muffin tin. When I use the stars, I just put them on a cookie sheet. :)


    Amy J. Reply:

    Thanks. I don’t really have muffin pans and I hate cleaning them, so was hoping I could use these to just avoid the whole pan thing entirely ;).


    Laura Reply:

    You can even do this with the round ones if you want! I just put the round ones in a muffin tin out of habit, then I rinse it off and put it away. :)

    Amy J. Reply:

    Fantastic! I know what’s going on my Christmas wishlist :D

  6. BUSY MOM IN AL says

    Hi Laura! Just wanted to share a quick tip for washing these silicone muffin liners.

    I dunk them in a bowl filled with warm water and a little dish soap. Make sure they are submersed and let them soak overnight. In the morning, they are SO much easier to clean and rinse. I set them out on a towel and let them air dry. It is better than trying to individually wash each one! :)


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