7 (Extraordinary) Ideas To Make Use Of Your Leftover Muffins

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Muffins are a great breakfast food, but they’re not always easy to make in large batches.

If you’ve got extra muffins around, don’t worry! There are plenty of things you can do with them.

Whether you want to freeze them or use them for another delicious meal, it’s easy to take your leftovers from boring crumbs into something new and exciting.

Freeze them

If you want to use your muffins again, you can freeze them.

This works well if you’re baking in batches and want to save the extras for later.

To freeze muffins, store them in an airtight container or freezer bag.

You can keep them up to 3 months before using again! When ready to thaw, remove from the freezer and allow at least 10 minutes per muffin on your countertop (or 20 minutes if frozen solid).

Once defrosted, these are best eaten within a day or two otherwise they will become bland and dry.

If you have leftover muffins, store them in an airtight container or freezer bag.

You can keep them up to 3 months before using again! When ready to thaw, remove from the freezer and allow at least 10 minutes per muffin on your countertop (or 20 minutes if frozen solid).

Once defrosted, these are best eaten within a day or two otherwise they will become bland and dry.

If you have leftover muffins, store them in an airtight container or freezer bag.

You can keep them up to 3 months before using again! When ready to thaw, remove from the freezer and allow at least 10 minutes per muffin on your countertop (or 20 minutes if frozen solid).

Once defrosted, these are best eaten within a day or two otherwise they will become bland and dry.

Make ice cream sandwiches

Let’s get real here: Ice cream sandwiches are always the best.

If you’re not a fan, I don’t even know what to say to you.

You’ve never had a good one? Really?

Well, this is your chance! All you need is some leftover muffins and some ice cream.

First, cut the muffin in half with an egg/cookie cutter (or use whatever cookie cutter you have around).

Then fill it with ice cream of your choice—we recommend vanilla or chocolate chip if it’s summertime and mint chocolate chip for winter (you can also use any other flavor that sounds delicious).

Freeze the filled muffin halves for a few hours until they’re frozen solid but still soft enough to bite into without hurting your teeth too much (and trust me—you will want to bite into them).

Serve with chocolate sauce or caramel sauce on top of both halves so they look extra fancy while eating them in front of people who think they’re fancy themselves but really aren’t more than just regular folks like us!

Make a bread pudding

A bread pudding is a sweet dessert made with bread, milk, eggs and sugar.

If you have leftover muffins that are starting to go stale (it happens!), don’t discard them! Instead, use them in this delicious treat.

Beat four eggs with two cups of milk and one cup of sugar in a large bowl until well blended.

Stir in the stale muffins and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 Celsius).

Serve hot or cold topped with ice cream or whipped cream if desired.

The pudding will keep for a day in the refrigerator and can be reheated.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

The pudding is easy to make and very delicious.

It’s a great way to use up stale muffins and will keep for several days in the refrigerator.

Crumble them on top of yogurt

The next time you have muffins left over, add them to plain yogurt.

You can also add fruit, granola, and nuts if you’d like!

If you have an extra muffin that’s too stale for your liking but still edible (which is rare), crumble it on top of a smoothie.

If you want to make your muffins last longer, store them in the freezer! This will keep them from going stale and prevent them from getting moldy.

If you’re using a toaster, place the muffin in the toaster and toast it on “bagel” setting.

This will soften up the outside of your muffin without drying out the inside.

Toss the crumbs in a salad

Muffin crumbs are an excellent substitute for croutons, and they’re a great way to add texture to your salad without breaking the calorie bank.

Try sprinkling them on top of a Caesar salad, or toss them with greens and roasted brussels sprouts for a healthy lunchtime treat.

If you’re still not convinced, just know that muffin crumbs are also perfect for breading chicken tenders before frying them in oil or butter!

If you’re looking for a way to use up stale bread and muffins, consider making croutons.

They’re even more versatile than you might think! You can use them as a crunchy topping on a salad or soup, or simply snack on them straight from the bag.

They’re a great way to use up stale bread and muffins, and they add some much-needed crunch to your favorite dishes.

Croutons are also perfect for breading chicken tenders before frying them in oil or butter!

If you’re looking for a way to use up stale bread and muffins, consider making croutons.

They’re even more versatile than you might think! You can use them as a crunchy topping on a salad or soup, or simply snack on them straight from the bag.

They’re a great way to use up stale bread and muffins, and they add some much-needed crunch to your favorite dishes.

Make French toast with them

  • Tip the leftover muffin mix into a bowl.
  • Add milk to the mixture—how much depends on how moist you want your French toast, but start with 2 tablespoons of milk and add more if needed.
  • Mix well and let sit for 5 minutes (5 to 10 minutes will be even better).
  • Dip each slice of bread into the muffin crumbs, then dip it again in some more milk if necessary to get it evenly coated.
  • Don’t worry about being too heavy-handed—you’ll want plenty of crumbs on there!
  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet or frying pan until shimmering hot but not smoking (about 350 degrees Fahrenheit), then cook as many slices as possible at once until golden brown on both sides, about 5 minutes total per batch (depending on how thick your bread is).

Add them to pancakes

So your muffins are stale and you’d like to put them to use.

We have a few ideas:

  • Add a few crumbles to the batter when making pancakes.
  • This is an easy way to get some extra flavor and texture into your breakfast, though it’s important not to add too much—you don’t want your pancakes to be tough or dry.
  • Sprinkle some crumbs on top of the pancake once it’s cooked (this works especially well with blueberry muffins).
  • Add some crumbs into the batter before cooking (this makes for something similar in texture and taste as adding them after cooking).
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Conclusion

So, there you have it! You now have plenty of ways to use up those leftover muffins.

Hopefully, we’ve inspired you to get a little more creative with your leftovers and come up with some new recipes for them.

Let us know if any of these ideas work for you in the comments below!

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