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How Long to Bake Mini Muffins at 350

How long to bake mini muffins at 350 in the oven so they are fluffy and moist inside. Use timing for chocolate, banana, pumpkin zucchini muffins or any breakfast recipe of your choice.

How Long to Bake Mini Muffins at 350

Let’s talk about how long to bake mini muffins in the oven so you can make bite sizes as well as regular too. We have a lot of the best muffin recipes on our site but sometimes like smaller sizes for little mouths. (affiliate links present)

How Long to Bake Mini Muffins 350

There would obviously be a difference when using this smaller muffin tin. Many times when we make any version of our basic muffin recipe we will make half as regular sizes and some into little bites. That way we can enjoy some quicker and they are great for grabbing on the go snacks.

What Temperature Should I Bake my Muffins?

You may get a different answer depending on whom you ask on this. I personally prefer a lower temp. for a bit longer bake time so they remain moist on the inside. 350 F is way better than 400 for sure. Don’t be in a rush, you’ll love them more with a few extra minutes tacked on.

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Copycat Little Bites Mini Muffins

You may have bought a box of these before. Little Bites is a popular brand with several different flavors. Yes they are convenient with a few in each bag but full of preservatives too. If you tested homemade vs. store bought like this next to one another there is a huge difference.

Packaged is quite a bit more dry even with all of the additives in it to last a long time on a shelf. Fresh or after day one is by all means the best of the best. The only difference is the pan you’re going to use.

What Size are Mini Muffin Tins?

The size of the hole across is 1″ inch which is half as big as a “regular” or standard size muffin and almost 2 inches smaller than a jumbo style. You can find them in your grocery store, Walmart or here online.

What can I use instead of a mini muffin tin?

If you did not have one of these metal pans with small holes in it you could use silicone cups in this size and set on a flat baking sheet. You can find small paper liners set inside stiffer aluminum that set well on a sheet pan as well. Other than that you could use oven safe ramekins but the smallest I’ve seen is 1.5 oz.

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Best Mini Muffin Flavors for Kids

This would be different depending on whom you ask. Any batter can be baked in smaller forms, it doesn’t matter what type is your favorite. Personally some are more dense and rich so smaller is better. Use whatever is your favorite blend but here are a few of our favorites;

No matter what type you make I highly suggest lining the holes with paper liners. You can alternatively spray the insides with non stick cooking spray but papers will ensure that nothing will stick. If you don’t it is best to use a teaspoon to scoop out each one.

Once out of the oven set pan on a wire rack to cool for at least 5 minutes. Then enjoy your tiny baked goods one at a time popped into your mouth.

How Long to Bake Mini Muffins

Baking Time for Mini Muffins vs. Regular

Yes there is a difference because of course there is more batter to bake. Regular size muffins take from 18-22 minutes generally. The difference varies because some ingredients in say our bran muffins are more dense and take longer to cook thru to the center. Also there is a slight variation in oven temperatures.

And if you wanted to make jumbo blueberry muffins those would of course take the longest. Mix it up and see which your family loves the most, different is just fun right?

Can I make mini-muffins using a regular size muffin pan?

I mean you could but you would need to use the mini paper liners and fill in the gaps in between. You could do this with wadded up aluminum foil to keep the smaller cup in place so it doesn’t move around. May be more trouble than it is worth but it would be a good alternative.

As with any other baked good combine dry ingredients in one bowl, sour cream, butter eggs and other wet ingredients in another. If you’re mashing bananas I would do that first with a fork. Then slowly incorporate flour mixture into the wet until combined.

Time needed: 11 minutes

How Long to Bake Mini Muffins 350

  1. Prepare

    Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line 24 mini muffin pan wells with paper liners and set aside. Prepare your batter in a large bowl, whether it is from a box or homemade the timing will not matter. Fill each liner 3/4 of the way full. Typically you can make a total of 36 mini muffins vs. 12 regular sizes.

  2. Bake

    Put filled pan on middle rack in oven and bake for approximately 11 minutes or until the middle springs back when gently touched in the center of the muffin.

Baking Time for Mini Muffins vs. Regular

How to Store Mini Muffins

If you don’t eat all of these babies in one sitting you’ll want to keep them fresh. The best way to do that is to slide them into a freezer bag in one layer. Zip the top 90% of the way closed and then suck all the air out and seal. Remove one at a time to enjoy later and follow this same advice every time it is opened.

It is best if they are consumed within 24 hours of being baked for ideal freshness. Any longer and they will begin to dry out as well as the bag will begin to stick to the tops. Warm in the microwave for 10 seconds and enjoy with a bit of honey butter if desired.

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How Long to Bake Mini Muffins

How long to bake mini muffins at 350 in the oven to moist and tender. A delicious bite size breakfast or dessert with cake mix or homemade muffin batter.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword mini, muffins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Servings 36
Calories 73kcal
Author The Typical Mom




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl mix cake mix, eggs and oil until you get a thick batter. In a small dish mash bananas, leave a little chunk for texture if you'd like.
  • Dump mashed bananas into batter and gently fold together. If you want to add 1/2 cup of crushed nuts or chocolate chips fold those in too.
  • Line mini muffin pan with paper liners and fill 3/4 of the way full. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until middle springs back when touched in the center gently.
  • Remove from pan and set on cooling rack.
Nutrition Facts
How Long to Bake Mini Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 73 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0.4g3%
Trans Fat 0.03g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.2g
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 110mg5%
Potassium 71mg2%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Friday 7th of July 2023

Thank you! This was very helpful!

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Saturday 28th of January 2023

Geez, you have to read through the whole life story to get to the answer. Cook mini muffins 11 minutes.


Saturday 4th of May 2024

@Jane Dough, thank you!


Monday 19th of February 2024

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Sunday 20th of August 2023

@Jane Dough,

Thank you! I never would have found the answer without you! Pam

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