5 Genius Ways to Use a Muffin Tin to Cook Things That Aren’t Muffins

Video by Robert Arrasate for Spoon University.

Muffin tins are the superheroes of our generation. You may just see a plain old cooking tin on the outside, but muffin tins have a secret identity. There’s no kryptonite here, only the epic idea of flipping a tin upside down and making a bowl made of cookies. BAM.

Below are some of your muffin tin’s super powers you never knew existed. Even if you’re not a baker, jack Mom’s muffin tin and get cookin’.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cup strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 6 tablespoon evaporated milk
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter

Directions:

  1. Slice up the strawberries and add to blender.
  2. Add the honey to the blender.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, vanilla and evaporated milk until smooth.
  5. Pour the peanut butter mixture in a muffin tin and top with the strawberry puree.
  6. Freeze for about 4 hours.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: Varies

Ingredients:

  • Condiments of your choice

Directions:

  1. Add any condiments of your choosing to a muffin tin.
  2. Serve with your meal and give everyone easy access to condiments.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 3 bowls

Ingredients:

  • 1 pre-made cookie dough roll

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Turn a large muffin tin over and cover 3 bottoms with tin foil.
  3. Grab some cookie dough and roll or flatten out a 4 inch circle about 1/8 inch thick.
  4. Place your dough around the back of the muffin tin and bake for approximately 12 minutes.
  5. Put something delicious – like ice cream – in your bowl and enjoy.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: As many as you want

Ingredients:

  • Tortillas

Directions:

  1. Place your desired amount of tortillas in tin foil and heat up in the oven at 425°F until warm and pliable.
  2. Once warm, spray both sides of the tortillas with cooking spray.
  3. Turn a muffin tin upside down and press the tortillas in between the cup bottoms.
  4. Bake for about 8 minutes until golden brown.
  5. Fill the bowl with salad, taco fillings, etc.

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 6 eggs

Ingredients: 6 eggs

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Crack eggs into a cooking spray coated muffin tin.
  3. Bake until fully cooked and enjoy.

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