How to Freeze Muffin Batter

muffin batter in a baking tin

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Everything you need to know to freeze muffin batter so you can bake them later! 


  • Paper liners
  • Muffin/cupcake tin
  • Your favorite muffin recipe
  • Freezer-safe container or bag


  1. Place paper liners in your muffin/cupcake tin.
  2. Follow your muffin recipe, and mix the ingredients well.
  3. Scoop out your muffin batter into the paper liners.
  4. Place the entire muffin tin in the freezer (on a flat surface) and freeze until solid (at least 2 hours).
  5. Once the muffin batter is completely frozen, take the paper liners out of the tin and place them in a freezer-safe container or bag.
  6. Return the batter to the freezer.
  7. When you’re ready to bake the muffins, place the liners inside the muffin tin as needed, and bake accordingly (adding a few minutes to the baking time if taken immediately from the freezer)


Muffin batter can be stored up to 3 months in the freezer.
Using a large ice cream scoop can ensure that you divide the batter equally for each muffin.