Whoa, Muffin, is that *really* you?
EC: 7 Muffin-Tin Breakfasts That Leave the Boring Muffin in the Dust
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So, I know you think breakfast muffins are boring. And although you may be partially right, I’m going to guess that you haven’t seen the new guard of breakfast muffin recipes that leave boring bran muffins in the dust. They’re sweet, filled with fresh fruits and creamy fillings, and savory, including eggs, nuts, herbs, and denser grains. And, as always, portable, mess-free, and delicious. And—hold up, curveball coming!—muffin-tin recipes don’t stop at actually muffins. There are plenty of other breakfasts you can make in a muffin tin, too. Excuse me if I just blew your mind.

Now that you’re on board the muffin train (yep, this is a thing), you’ll be glad, because making a batch of muffins is smart! You’ll always have ready-to-go breakfast muffins when you’re running out the door in the morning. Plus, these delicious recipes are also great for a crowd, so impress your friends with what you can make in a muffin tin for a weekend brunch. Don’t be surprised if they ask you for the recipes. They’re too good to forget.

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A truth universally acknowledged, chocolate and peanut butter are made for each other. These peanut butter and chocolate chip breakfast muffins are easy to take on the go and will satisfy your sweet tooth. Warm up the muffins in the microwave for a few seconds if you want a creamy, melted interior.

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Ditch the traditional cup of morning coffee and try one of these mocha-infused bran muffins for a sweet, caffeinated treat. They’re perfect on-the-go breakfasts for all those mornings when you accidentally hit the Snooze button one too many times.

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You know those mornings when you can’t decide between a muffin or French toast? With this recipe you get the best of both worlds. These cinnamon French toast muffins are easy to make and will surely impress a crowd. Drizzle with a bit of maple syrup for a dash of extra sweetness.

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These chocolate-chip muffins turn up the flavor with a combination of cherries and chocolate chips for a delicious breakfast muffin you can eat on the go. Be warned: You may need to bring extras to the office to share with your coworkers.

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Who says that you can only make eggs in a frying pan? Instead of making an omelet for breakfast, whip up an egg muffin recipe that’s both savory and hearty. Add ham, olives, and goat cheese for a fancy dish worthy of serving at your next brunch party.

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These broccoli cheese bites are a filling, protein-packed, and nutritious. You can eat this breakfast egg muffin on your way out the door and it will tide you over until lunchtime. Ditching a traditional omelet never felt so good.

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This is not your average cornbread. Instead of eating a sweet muffin to start the day, take the savory route and avoid the mid-morning sugar crash. These corn muffins contain protein-dense quinoa and flax seeds, which are high in good fats.