Is it just me, or does tiny food seem to taste better? I mean, pizza is great and all, but put it in a pint-sized puff, and toss it in the oven, and it's pretty much like Nirvana in a bite. Individual serving sizes make meals more fun to eat, and the best tool in your kitchen for tiny noms is actually a muffin tin. Seriously — there are so many things you can make in a muffin tin, you won't even know where to get started.
If you're only using your muffin tin to make muffins or cupcakes (which are really just muffins with frosting), it is time to step up your game. The cool part is that these muffin-sized yum yums aren't just limited to appetizers — you can get super creative with meals, drinks, and desserts, too.
Making foods in a muffin tin rocks for convenience, portion control, healthy eating, portability, and, OK, major cuteness. Fact: put the word "muffin" after anything, and it automatically sounds cuter (and maybe even a little tastier).
Whether you are running late to work for the third time this week and need an easier on-the-go breakfast, or you just want to impress your dinner party guests, here are seven delicious foods you can make in a muffin tin.
1. Egg muffins
Make these cute little egg cups by A Pretty Life In The Suburbs for a quick, to-go breakfast in the morning.
2. Mini pot pies
These pint-sized pot pies from Taste and Tell are almost too cute to eat. Almost.
3. Pitcher-sized ice cubes
These muffin tin ice cubes by The Kitchn are perfect for a pitcher of frosty sangria at your next dinner party.
4. Smoothie cups
No time to cook in the mornings? You need these smoothie cups from The Kitchn in your life — just toss one in your blender, and go.
5. Cookie cups
These are like tiny cookie cakes... in a muffin pan. Don't thank me for this amazing recipe, thank Table for Two.
6. Corn dogs
These little corn dog muffins are the perfect, old-school party app.
7. Lasagna muffins
It's hard to be dainty while eating lasagna, but these lasagna cups from Damn Delicious nix the mess without sacrificing taste.
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