How To: 11 Delicious Culinary Uses for Muffin Tins Besides Just Cupcakes & Muffins

11 Delicious Culinary Uses for Muffin Tins Besides Just Cupcakes & Muffins

Using a metal or silicone muffin tin, you can bake, freeze, or whip up a wide variety of snacks, appetizers, and desserts that aren't just cupcakes and muffins.

They can be savory appetizers or single-portion meals, like meatloaves, quiches, pizzas, and mini-lasagnas. Or, they can still be desserts, but in the form of mini-pies, yogurt popsicles, smoothies, and peanut butter cookies (or even just peanut butter cups).

Though not exactly a meal, you can also use muffin tins to make ice cubes containing fresh slices of fruit, just like you can with ice cube trays, to keep the liquids in a pitcher or a party bowl cold. They're perfect for parties and outdoor gatherings.

For some inedible uses for your muffin tin, you can also make soothing vapor shower disks or use it as an easy painting palette.

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u can wrap bacon on around the outer ring and put an egg in the center, makes a great sandwich I also put some cheese.

Rather than let milk go bad, I will freeze 1/4 cup amounts in foil muffin sleeves placed inside the the muffin tin. When frozen, I throw them in a zip-loc bag. Works great when cooking mac & cheese, soups, gravies, etc. Plus, being pre-measured you know exactly how many you need for each recipe. Better than pouring the milk down the drain and saves a little dinero!

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