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If you’ve ever lived in a small space then you’ll know the frustration of cooking in a tiny kitchen. There never seems to be enough space for essentials like baking pans. That’s when finding multiple uses for muffin tins can really come in handy.
Muffin tins are versatile by nature. They are great for making muffins and cupcakes, of course, and other fun treats like mini frittatas, mini meat loaves and little phyllo cups. But they can do so much more.
Here are our five favorite unexpected uses for muffin tins:
Fun Uses for Muffin Tins
Next time you are entertaining and need to carry a handful of drinks reach for a muffin tin. Depending on the size of your pan it may fit anywhere from 6 to 12 glasses.
This is a nice tip for serving large crowds: use a muffin tin to contain condiments like ketchup, mustard, relish, diced onions and barbecue sauce. You can squeeze the condiments right into the pan and provide serving spoons.
Serving snacks or hors d’oeuvres? Consider serving them in a muffin tin. These pans are great for serving finger foods like cherry tomatoes, cubed cheese, olives and nuts.
Taco Shell Holder
Love homemade tacos? Flip a muffin tin upside down and you have the perfect taco shell holder. No more taco spills!
Freeze Ice Cubes
Try freezing sliced lemons, herbs or edible flowers in muffin tins. Use them to perk up pitchers of iced tea, lemonade, sangria and other summer drinks.