Learn how to freeze muffins (and reheat them) for the freshest taste. With just a few quick steps, you can have warm, fluffy muffins for an easy breakfast or snack.

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How to Freeze Muffins

Freezing muffins might just be one of the best hacks out there for a quick homemade breakfast or snack. Blueberry Avocad Muffins, Spinach Muffins, Applesauce Muffins, Pumpkin Muffins, Yogurt Muffins, you name it – freezing muffins work equally well for practically any type!

Not only does freezing muffins save you time in the kitchen, it’s also more cost-effective compared to buying store-bought muffins or mixes. Plus, you get to choose the ingredients you put into them for maximum flavor and nutrition. 

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Step-by-Step: How to Freeze Muffins

  1. Let Cool: let your cooked muffins cool on a wire rack until room temperature.
  2. Store: in a ziplock or stasher bag, place the muffins in a single layer.
  3. Press Out Air: starting at the bottom of the ziplock bag, gently press out any air. Close the ziplock bag all the way.
  4. Freeze: place the ziplock bag in the freezer and let freeze for up to 3 months.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you freeze muffins so they don’t get soggy?

Ensure your muffins are fully cooled before storing them to prevent them from getting soggy. Once you remove the muffins from the oven, leave them in the pan for a few minutes and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

How long can you freeze muffins?

Muffins will typically taste the freshest when frozen for up to 3 months.

Do muffins taste good after freezing?

Yes! Again, the trick is to make sure your muffins are fully cooled before freezing. Plus, storing them in a double layer of freezer bags (ie. place in an airtight freezer bag, squeezing out excess air, and then placing that freezer bag into another freezer bag) will help prevent freezer burn and dryness.

A close-up shot of frozen muffins in a Ziploc bag.

How to Thaw Muffins

There are a couple of different methods you can use to reheat muffins to keep them moist and fluffy.

Fridge

Place the number of muffins you want to defrost in an airtight container in the fridge overnight. In the morning, place on a microwave-safe plate and heat for 10-15 seconds until warmed through.

Microwave

Take muffins directly out of the freezer and place on a microwave-safe plate. Cover muffins with a piece of damp paper towel and microwave for 15 seconds. Check your muffins, and then continue to heat in 10-second intervals until warm.

Best Tips

  • Let the muffins cool fully before storing them.
  • Removing as much air as possible from the freezer bags will reduce the potential for freezer burn and sogginess when reheating.
  • Microwaves vary greatly, so start with a lower power/shorter amount of time when reheating muffins this way, so they don’t get too chewy.

Favorite Muffin Recipes

Here are some of our favorite family-friendly muffin recipes.

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20 Minute Spinach Muffins for Kids & Toddlers

4.78 stars (40 ratings)
Nourishing, veggie-filled muffins coming right up! These homemade Spinach Muffins are easy and quick to make with the help of a high-powered blender. They’re made with fresh spinach, applesauce, and no refined sugar—they’re a great option for breakfast, a healthy snack, and perfect for school lunch boxes, too! Great for 9+ months and up!
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Healthy Mini Pumpkin Muffins

5 stars (79 ratings)
These mini pumpkin muffins are the perfect treat for the fall! Quick and easy to make, they are a hit with toddlers and kids, and the adults too! Made with no refined sugar they are a healthy and delicious snack!
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Blue kids plate with blueberry muffins pilled high and blueberries scattered around.

Blueberry Avocado Mini Muffins

4.99 stars (155 ratings)
These Blueberry Avocado Mini Muffins are loaded with fruit, healthy fats, and whole grains. Their mini size makes them perfect for small baby and toddler hands, and they are great for baby-led weaning. Yum!
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Small kids hand holding a plate of mini applesauce muffins made with whole wheat or gluten free flower.

Applesauce Mini Muffins

5 stars (36 ratings)
These muffins are perfectly wholesome and delicious muffins for toddler and kids! Made with white whole wheat flour, applesauce and a big spoonful of cinnamon for the ultimate muffin your little one will devour.
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Yogurt muffins on a purple plate with a purple napkin.

Quick-Baked Muffins with Greek Yogurt (Kid Friendly!)

5 stars (16 ratings)
Delicious, protein-filled muffins coming right up! These homemade Yogurt Muffins are easy and quick to make, plus you can customize them with a variety of fun toppings! 
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Easy 30-Minute Pancake Muffins

5 stars (6 ratings)
Move over french toast, waffles and cereal, there’s a fun new option for breakfast: pancake muffins! These homemade breakfast muffins for kids are healthy, easy to make, customizable—I share lots of mix-in ideas below!—and a great muffin option in a packed school lunch. They freeze wonderfully, too!
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Learn how to freeze muffins (and reheat them) for the freshest taste. With just a few quick steps, you can have warm, fluffy muffins for an easy breakfast or snack.

Ingredients 

  • 2+ Muffins

Instructions 

  • Let Cool: let your cooked muffins cool on a wire rack until room temperature.
  • Store: in a ziplock or stasher bag, place the muffins in a single layer.
    Two hands putting fresh muffins into a Ziploc bag ready to be frozen.
  • Press Out Air: starting at the bottom of the ziplock bag, gently press out any air. Close the ziplock bag all the way.
    Two hands gently pressed in the air out of Ziploc bag full with freshly made homemade muffins.
  • Freeze: place the ziplock bag in the freezer and let freeze for up to 3 months.
    A Ziploc bag full of frozen muffins against a white background.

Notes

Tips:
  • Muffins can be frozen for up to 3 months. 
  • Let the muffins cool fully before storing them.
  • Removing as much air as possible from the freezer bags will reduce the potential for freezer burn and sogginess when reheating.
  • Microwaves vary greatly, so start with a lower power/shorter amount of time when reheating muffins this way, so they don’t get too chewy.

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