Have you ever wanted to make something but you didn’t have the kitchen supplies for it? Have you ever wanted to make something without putting in all the effort of making it? The answer to all your problems lies in the muffin tin. No matter what time of day or what kind of food, there’s a muffin (and a recipe) to save the day. Here, we get you started on the best foods to make into a muffin.

1. Eggs


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If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of making (or cleaning up eggs), there are plenty of ways to make your life easier via muffins. You can use a muffin pan to make hashbrown or bacon cups and bake the eggs in them, or you can just pour the eggs in.

2. Waffles/Pancakes


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Craving waffles but don’t have a waffle maker? The struggle may be real, but there’s a simple solution. Just pour your regular waffle batter into a muffin pan, bake, and enjoy the same rich waffle taste as a muffin, with maple syrup and butter to top it off.

3. Mac & Cheese


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Even if mac & cheese is a college student’s go-to, that doesn’t mean we don’t get tired of it from time to time. To change things up, leave behind the microwave and try making this favorite in muffin tins.

4. Pizza


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If you love pizza and don’t have a pan for it, we’ve got you covered. If you don’t love pizza but love muffins, give this recipe a try. With the combination of biscuits, pizza, and muffins, this is truly a dish for everyone.

5. Tacos


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For those of you looking for more spice in your life, look no further. With the ease of a muffin pan and the savoriness of a taco, taco muffins give you crunch, flavor, and the satisfaction of a different take on the classic Tex-Mex dish.

6. Doughnuts


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Let’s face it, we all wish we could have doughnuts in the middle of the night — and now we can. You don’t need any doughnut-shaped baking supplies to deliver the flaky, sweet taste of a doughnut. As long as you’re okay with it being shaped differently, a doughnut muffin is a win-win.

7. Pies


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There’s no more need to worry if you don’t have access to a pie tin. In muffin form, not only are pies easy to bake, but they’re also perfectly sized with just enough to satisfy your sweet tooth and not so little that you feel unsatisfied.