12 interesting ways to use your muffin tin other than baking 23



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Muffin tins… we all have plenty of them! They’re great for baking but surely you can do something else with them?

Yes, you certainly can! Here’s 12 of the best ways.

1. As a shadow box

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2. Freeze soups

If you’ve made too much soup or you want to make some for later, you can freeze multiple portions in a muffin tray.


3. Oven baked eggs

Okay, we know it’s baking but it’s not muffins! Have a lot of guests? You can bake a batch of eggs in the oven in no time. Simply pre-heat oven to 180 degrees and grease each muffin section with cooking spray or butter. Crack one egg into each muffin section. Place in oven and cook for 15-20 minutes.


4. Store office supplies

Place a muffin tin inside a desk drawer and use it to hold your office supplies such as paper clips, erasers, rubber bands, glue sticks, coins and other supplies that need organising


5. Snacks tray

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6. Save lemon slices for water jug

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7. Use as a planter

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8. Hold your jewellery

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9. Candle holder

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10. Rainbow play foam

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If your grandkids are over and want something to play with, take out the muffin tray and fill with shaving cream. Mix with food colouring and let the kids play!

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11. Bath bombs

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What you need:

  • food colouring
  • flower petals or body glitter
  • sweet almond oil
  • scented oil such as lavender oil
  • ten tablespoons of bicarbonate of soda
  • three tablespoons of citric acid
  • two large mixing bowls
  • one large muffin tray
  • one small glass jar
  • rubber gloves
  • spoon


  1. Grease the sides and bases of a large muffin tray with a small amount of almond oil. Use an alternative oil if allergic to nuts.

  2. Place the citric acid and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl. Mix the ingredients together well, to form the base mixture.
  3. Scoop out about half a cup of this mixture and put it in into another bowl. This will make about one or two bath bombs (depending on the size of the holes in your muffin tray). You could also use old plastic containers or anything that will hold a shape.
  4. Add the flower petals or body glitter to the base mixture.
  5. In the small glass jar, mix together 6 drops of your scented oil, 5 teaspoons of sweet almond oil and about 10 drops of food colouring.
  6. Gradually pour the oil mixture into the half cup of the base mixture. While wearing rubber gloves, quickly mix it all together. The mixture is ready when it stays together in your hands without crumbling too much.
  7. Spoon the mixture into the muffin tray. Press it down firmly.
  8. You can use the rest of the mixture with other types of scented oil or food colouring to make more bath bombs.
  9. Leave the bombs in the tray to set for a few days.
  10. Carefully up-end your bath bombs to remove them from the moulds.
  11. Run a bath, hop in and drop a bomb. Watch it fizz!




12. Organise craft supplies

Glue or use self-adhesive magnetic sheets and secure clear plastic cups into each section of a jumbo size muffin tin. Fill the cups with various craft supplies such as scissors, paintbrushes, glue sticks, markers and crayons.

Starts at 60 Writers

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  1. I’m going to try poach egg and cook it in the steam oven .Its handy when there is a few visitors .

  2. I used them to stand small seedling pots in to keep together and water.
    I also like the idea in number 1.

  3. Put slice of ham in each and crack a egg in each, put in oven and cook till egg is done. They are really and so easy when you have lots for breakfast. Then just cook toast. Breakfast done. Easy peasy.

  4. Half fill each compartment with cake/muffin mix.
    Spray the bottom of another tray, place on top of the first and lightly press down.
    Cook as usual.
    Remove upper tray carefully, then remove cake bowls from lower tray.
    Fill with ice cream, thick custard or filling of your choice.

  5. If your dog wolfs it’s food, place small portions in each muffin cup and this will slow him/her down.

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    • My daughter start her dog on this when she was 8. My dog sniffs at everything before eating. You can put breakfast down at 6am and he might eat it at lunch time, or he might eat it sooner. Funny little dog. If you hand feed him, he still checks out every bite. But then, he has no competition.

  6. In tomato season I pick, peel, par boil them quickly then put them in muffin tins, freeze them then put them in small zip plastic bags, 4 to a bag and have tomatoes all winter for casseroles, soups etc.

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