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How to Turn a Bread Recipe into a Muffin Recipe

How to Turn a Bread Recipe into a Muffin Recipe

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In order to turn a bread recipe into a muffin recipe, you will want to…

  1. Raise the temperature you bake the bread at. Typically you will raise it at least 25 degrees Fahrenheit. For example, my banana bread recipe bakes at 350 F, so for muffins, I bake them at 375 F. Most bread bakes at 350 F so a general rule is to bake muffins at 375 F.
  2. Shorten baking time. My zucchini bread recipe bakes for 60 minutes; I bake my zucchini bread muffins for 27 minutes or so. My banana bread bakes for 45 minutes; my banana bread muffins bake for 20 minutes.
  3. Watch for signs of ‘muffin-doneness.’ To know if the muffins are done, begin after about 12 minutes, to watch for light browning on the edges. Once the edges look light-golden-brown, test the tops. Open the door and push down slightly on the top of the muffin, if it springs back up it is done.

Other notes:

A recipe that makes one loaf of bread will typically make 12 muffins. Double the batter just as you would make two loafs and you will end up with enough to make 24 muffins.

I hope you enjoyed this quick tip on how to convert a bread recipe into a muffin recipe!

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Wednesday 8th of July 2020

The zucchini harvest has just begun in my husband's community garden plot and I thought muffins would be a nice change from bread (easier to freeze and take out individual servings). Thank you for the tips!! Exactly what I was looking for.


Thursday 16th of July 2020

Heather, I'm glad this helped you!


Saturday 20th of August 2016

Great tips! I don't always change the temperature, but will try it out!

Anita Fowler

Monday 22nd of August 2016

Thanks for stopping by.

Maria Brittis

Friday 19th of August 2016

Its true you can make any bread recipe into muffins!I love doing that for a change. Have you tried it with zucchini bread recipe. Maria

Anita Fowler

Friday 19th of August 2016

Thanks for stopping by.