Don’t get us wrong, we love muffins. But like so many tools and appliances in your kitchen, your muffin tins can do a whole lot more than just make muffins. Take a look at some of our favorite ways to use this unique bakeware:

1. Pizza Muffins

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Your kids will love this creative take on pizza. And these babies only take about 30 minutes to make.

2. Loaded Breakfast Nests


Use a muffin tin to make these adorable little breakfast nests that everyone will want to wake up to.

3. Sloppy Joe Bites

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Try this less sloppy version of a classic.

4. Mini Blueberry Pies

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If you can’t be trusted with a traditional pie, make these cute little bite-sized ones instead.

5. Baked Parmesan Hash Brown Cups

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These are the perfect snack for game day or any day when you have guests over.

6. Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

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Reese’s peanut butter cups have nothing on this homemade version.

7. Stuffing Muffins


You don’t have to wait until Thanksgiving to make these stuffing muffins. Try using these in place of hot rolls with a chicken dinner.

8. Make Better Stuffed Peppers

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Muffin tins will help you keep peppers upright when you’re making stuffed peppers.

9. Pao de Queijo (Cheesy Bread)

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Mix the dough up in a blender, then bake this amazing cheesy bread in a muffin tin.

10. Crunchy Taco Shells


11. Cookie Bowls


This may be the most fun way to eat your ice cream.

12. Use as a Storage Solution


Use muffin tins, with their handy compartments, to hold odds and ends like crafting items, jewelry or office supplies.

13. Use as a Condiment Holder


Having a barbecue? Use a muffin tin to easily lay out condiments, toppings and garnishes.