We hope you enjoyed the first batch of muffin tin recipes. Here are some more great ideas to try!
A quick yummy alternative to a pizza pocket type meal. Our kids loved them for a snack and on their lunch.
- Pizza Dough (pre-made or your own favourite recipe)
- Marinara Sauce
- Pizza Toppings of your choice- does not take a lot of toppings
- Grated Cheese
Grease muffin tins. Roll out dough and cut out a circle using an average cup size. Lay in bottom of muffin tin. Spread marinara sauce on bottom then fill with toppings of choice.
Cut a smaller circle for top. Then attach sides together to make pocket using a fork. Dough should be connected on all sides. You can brush with a little olive oil and sprinkle with Parmesan on top for added flavour.
Bake at 400 for approximately 20 minutes.
Serve with marinara sauce for dipping.
This recipe makes the best tasting leftovers! Our favourite way to get the kids to eat a meat and potatoes type meal.
- 1lb ground beef
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup milk & 1 1/2 slices bread, crumbled (mix milk and bread together so bread disintegrates- then add to meat mixture)
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1/4 cup shredded carrot
- 1/2 cup grated cheese
Mix all ingredients together (I use my hands) and divide between 12 greased muffin tins. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes to 1 hour - till meat is brown on inside.
Serve with mashed potato "icing" on top.
A quick and fun way to serve up a burger type meal suited to each family member.
Ingredients (to make 12 muffin cups):
- 6 - Whole wheat hamburger buns
- 1lb ground beef - browned
- Grated cheese
- Burger toppings of choice - pickles, hot sauce, onions, relish, mustard, etc.
Grease muffin cups. Push 1/2 a bun into bottom of tin. Divide hamburger between the cups. Place whatever other toppings you would like heated on top of meat. Place cheese on top. Bake at 350 for 7-9 minutes or until cheese melted. Top with any additional toppings and enjoy.
Healthier Rice Krispies
A better choice when making your own Rice Krispie squares.
- 4 cups Rice Cereal (look for one with no sugar added)
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup peanut butter (or soy butter to take to school)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
Place peanut butter, honey and vanilla in bowl to place in microwave or pot for stove. Melt peanut butter so easy to stir in rice cereal.
Stir in rice cereal and press into greased muffin tins. You really need to push these down to get them to stick together. Use a piece of parchment paper over while pressing down so it does not get sticky on hands. We like to make little nests out of them and add some fresh fruit to them.
This is not really a recipe - but this idea has seriously changed our life.
Use your muffin tins to put a variety of snacks in to please everybody in the family. Or when serving condiments for burgers, sandwiches, use a muffin tin so it is all in one serving dish.
Cool ideas to make your life a little easier.