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Out of the Pan: A Week's Worth of Treats From the Muffin Tin

Nov 20 2010 - 6:00am

Give the cookie sheet a rest! Lil ones love all things cupcake, so bring them to the kitchen and have them help whip up some special treats. From sweet breakfasts to savory hot dinners, the muffin tin helps mamas create perfectly portioned meals to fill up lil bellies. Best of all, tots will love the cupcake-like shapes that show up on their plates. Check out these breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert options that can all be made in the cupcake pan!

Breakfast Muffins

Blueberry and bran may be the muffins most people think of when it's time for breakfast, but tot favorites like pancakes and French toast [1] can easily be made in the tins, frozen, and reheated for special weekday treats!

Source: The Noshery [2]

Hot Lunch Muffins

Give the sandwich board a rest! Bring the kids into the kitchen and put the muffin tin to work creating fun-sized tacos and mac and cheese bites [3] in the cupcake pan.

Photo courtesy of: Hispanic Kitchen [4]

Dinner Muffins

Perfectly portioned dinners are just a muffin tin away! From mini lasagnas to meat loafs, savory dinner muffins [5] are a fun way to change up the dinner routine!

Photo courtesy of: Framed Cooks

Muffin Tin Desserts

Cupcakes aren't the only sweet treats to come out of the muffin tin. From chocolate peanut butter cups to mini pumpkin pies, check out these desserts [6] for some bite-sized sugar to end your meal!

Source: Flickr User jamieanne [7]

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