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    11 Winter Muffin Recipes You Have to Try

    by Ann Ferguson

    Who doesn't love muffins? They're a filling treat that you can have for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert! And there are so many varieties to make, from sweet to savory.

    So, if you're ready to test your cooking skills and explore new muffin horizons this National Muffin Day on February 20th, we've got you covered! These recipes will surely be your new favorite go-to snacks!

    1. Winter Wake-Up Muffins

    Winter wake-up muffins

    You know what every breakfast platter needs? These winter wake-up muffins! You can make them with grated zucchini, snipped dates, dried prunes, dried apples, chopped bananas, apples, fresh cranberries, or dried — any choice is a delicious pairing for any breakfast meal!

    2. S'mores Monkey Bread Muffins

    What's not to love about the combination of s'mores and monkey bread? Especially with this s'mores monkey bread muffin recipe! This ooey-gooey goodness in bite-size treats is sure to be a real crowd-pleaser!

    3. Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Muffins

    Sweet potato muffins

    Whether you or someone in your family has special dietary needs, these gluten-free sweet potato muffins are a tasty treat everyone can enjoy! Plus, finding sweet potatoes at this time of year is a cinch! And they're relatively easy to make, taking about a total of an hour for a dozen.

    Pro Tip: You can use canned pumpkin instead of sweet potatoes if you prefer!

    4. Perfect Butternut Squash Muffins

    A no-fuss muffin recipe that is also low in sugar? Sign us up for these perfect butternut squash muffins! This recipe yields ten muffins, but you can easily double the recipe. And if you want to adjust the ingredients to your taste, go ahead — delicious results await you either way!

    5. Breakfast in a Muffin

    Breakfast in a muffin

    Sometimes a savory muffin feels like just the thing, and this breakfast in a muffin is just the ticket! And if you want to make it extra savory, you can add some sausage instead of, or as well as the bacon for an extra breakfast treat!

    6. Vegan Morning Glory Muffins

    There's no way you can have a super healthy muffin that still tastes good, right? Wrong! These vegan morning glory muffins fit the bill and more, with raisins, apples, carrots, and fresh date paste creating an unforgettable flavor!

    7. Egg-Free Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

    Bananas and chocolate always go together, so why not combine them into muffins? Not only will you finally have another recipe to use those ever-brown bananas, but the taste is so good. And the best thing about these double-chocolate banana muffins is that they are egg-free, so they're safe for anyone allergic!

    8. Sausage Cheese Muffins

    Sausage cheese muffins

    If you think baking takes extra time and effort, you'd be wrong — these sausage cheese muffins take just under an hour to make! With just five ingredients and simple instructions, this savory treat is the perfect addition to any brunch, party, or office treat!

    9. Sausage Pancake Muffins

    Making pancakes every morning isn't always feasible, so why not make some sausage pancake muffins ahead of time? You'll have the best of everyone's favorite breakfast, pancakes with sausage, but in a quick savory treat! You can make these ahead of your weekly schedule, freeze them, then microwave each muffin on high for up to 30 seconds when you're ready to serve.

    10. Bacon-Peanut Butter Cornbread Muffins

    Bacon, peanut butter, and cornbread — too much or just enough? With this muffin recipe, you tell us! The toppings make a delicious sweety but salty crunch in every bite. But if you don't have peanut butter baking chips, you can swap them for chocolate chips with chocolate syrup topping instead. The flavor might be different, but the level of deliciousness stays the same!

    11. Breakfast Egg Muffins

    Breakfast egg muffins

    You can do a lot with scrambled eggs, including turning them into breakfast egg muffins! In just half an hour, you'll have a new staple in your house: the perfect filling breakfast. And the recipe is incredibly adaptable, so if you're not in the mood to follow the recipe strictly, you don't have to!

    Muffin' To It!

    As you can see, there are plenty of muffin recipes to celebrate National Muffin Day with full, happy bellies all around! But if you don't have a fully working oven, you might miss out on the full potential of every dish. So, if you've been having problems with your cooking appliances, stop by Leonardi Appliance for an upgrade! We have a wide variety in stock and available.

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