Muffin tin recipes are easy, adorable and make for the perfect bite-sized snacks for kids. Because they’re so simple to make, kids can get in on the preparation, too, making them even more appealing to mom and dad. Check out this list of 10 kid-friendly snacks that can be made in a muffin tin.
1. Muffin Tin Pot Pies
Is there anything better than a warm pot pie on a cold day? These super-simple mini pot pies use crescent dough and cream of chicken soup, two things you probably already have in your kitchen. Whip them up as an after-school snack on a frigid winter day. Get the recipe at Super Healthy Kids.
2. French Toast Cups with Sausage and Apples
French toast is a perennial kid favorite, and this muffin tin version ups the fun factor by making them bite-sized and portable, perfect to bring to school for an on-the-go breakfast on a busy morning. Get the recipe at The Noshery.
3. Mini Maple Pancake Muffins
There’s a lot going on in these muffin tin snacks that could pass as breakfast or even as just an anytime snack. These muffins combine the flavors of classic pancakes, maple and chocolate chips for one delicious treat. Get the recipe at Bakerella.
4. Lasagna Cupcakes
This delectable muffin tin creation combines two of your favorite comfort foods: lasagna and cupcakes. Wonton wrappers sub in for lasagna noodles for a delightfully crispy twist on a classic. Get the recipe at Framed Cooks.
5. Mini Deep Dish Pizzas
Pizza seems to be the one go-to food any mom or dad can expect even their pickiest eaters to wolf down. While traditional deep dish pizza can be time-consuming to make, this muffin tin version makes it a breeze. Get the recipe at Tammy’s Times.
6. Barbecue Biscuits
Utilizing simple staples like ground beef and refrigerated biscuit dough, these barbecue biscuits will quickly become an easy weeknight favorite. Get the recipe at Buns In My Oven.
7. Individual Parmesan Hashbrown Cups
Hashbrowns are the perfect accompaniment to any breakfast meal, and making them in a muffin tin makes them that much more fun. Get the recipe at The Yummy Life.
8. Mini Cherry Pies
Nothing says home like a warm piece of cherry pie. Whip up these mini muffin tin versions and serve them with a dollop of vanilla ice cream for a perfect summertime (or anytime) dessert. Get the recipe at Sweet Pea’s Kitchen.
9. Pita Cups with Homemade Hummus
Chips and hummus are always a crowd pleaser (even with kids), and these pita cups feature homemade hummus already inside the pita. Genius! Get the recipe at E is for Eat.
10. Spinach and Feta Swirls
What parent isn’t trying to sneak more veggies into their kids’ diets? With these tasty spinach and feta swirls, your kids will scarcely notice they’re downing anything nutritious. Get the recipe at Healthy Tasty Chow.