Make Your Muffin Trays Multi-Purpose Using These 6 Ways
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Muffin trays are versatile kitchen tools that can be used in creative ways beyond just baking muffins. Like most other baking tools that lend themselves to other cooking tasks in the kitchen, muffin trays could also do with a bit of innovation in terms of utility. From meal prepping for children to preparing breakfast for a large batch of people, here are six creative ways to use muffin trays in the kitchen.

Portion Control Freezing

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Use your muffin tray to freeze individual portions of sauces, soups or broths by pouring the liquid into the muffin cups and freezing them overnight. Once frozen, pop out the portions and store them in a freezer-safe bag. This makes it easy to defrost and use exactly the amount you need without thawing an entire container, which also works perfect for when you’re cooking a meal for toddlers.

Cooking Eggs

Create mini quiches or frittatas for a large group of people, by filling each muffin cup with a mixture of beaten eggs, vegetables, cheese, and seasonings. Perfect for brunches, snacks or packed lunches, egg cups or quiches made in a muffin tray do not require someone to constantly keep an eye on them, allowing you to pay attention to other tasks on hand and giving the idea of being the perfect host!

Freeze Yoghurt

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Make healthy frozen treats by filling muffin cups with Greek yogurt and topping them with diced fruits, berries, and a drizzle of honey. Freeze until firm for a refreshing and nutritious dessert. You could also use your muffin tray to set chocolate-covered treats like strawberries, peanut butter cups and yoghurt bites – for a sinfully sweet snack with no mess.

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Custom Ice Cubes

Use muffin trays to make large ice cubes infused with herbs, citrus slices, or berries that can be added to drinks, like water or cocktails, to infuse them with subtle flavours as they melt. You could also use these ice cubes to cool large batches of cocktails or drinks for a party, without having to keep making trips to the freezer for multiple refills of ice.

Making Pies

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Craving dessert while you’re alone or want to make individual portions for an intimate date night? Skip the large pie dishes and grab your muffin tray to make cute, bite-sized jam tarts, apple pies or lemon tarts that you can share and eat without bits of food going all over the place. Moreover, small-sized pies and tarts also look aesthetically pleasing, making them perfect to save up for later and enjoy with a cup of tea.

Sushi For Amateurs

While sushi making is an art that only a fortunate few have mastered, you don’t have to miss out on the experience of assembling sticky rice, fish and seaweed into a sequence of your choice and enjoy it in the comforts of your home. Muffin-tray-assembled sushi is also the perfect kind of small bites to pass around at a gathering and get creative with toppings like caviar, avocado, tuna, salmon, fried chicken or poached shrimp.