How to Freeze Muffin Batter
Discover the best way to freeze muffin batter and how to bake it when you're ready for a batch of fresh muffins!
Hot, delicious muffins are a delicious way to start a healthy morning. Baking fresh treats can be a way to show love or bring cheer to your office. If you're like many of us, though, your time for baking may be limited. Making a large batch of muffin batter and freezing it can help you enjoy fresh, hot muffins anytime – simply defrost as needed and bake! But, stored incorrectly, your tasty muffin mix can end up getting spoiled or freezer burned.
Today, we're helping freeze muffin batter like a pro.
Can You Freeze Muffin Batter?
Yes! Freezing muffin batter is quite simple. Frozen muffin batter will keep up to 3 months in the freezer. Make sure that you use an airtight container to store or pour into individual cups and store in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag. Any flavor of muffin batter can be frozen, so if you want to preserve the freshness of seasonal fruit or spices, this is the best way.
What Is the Best Way To Freeze Muffin Batter?
While you can freeze the entire batch of muffin batter and thaw it out later, the thawing process can take several hours, if not a full day. Instead of freezing the whole bowl, freeze individual muffin portions. This way, you can cook them whenever you want a fresh, hot muffin, without the waste and mess of defrosting a big lump.
Freezing the batter is simple. First, portion your batter into paper muffin cups that are placed in a muffin tray. Fill each one about 2/3 of the way full. Then, place the entire pan into the freezer, making sure that it's sitting completely flat.
Let the muffins freeze overnight, then remove them from the freezer. Pry the frozen muffins from the tin (you may wish to use a strong, slim rubber spatula or a knife with a rounded tip) and place in a Ziploc bag with the date and flavor written on the outside. The muffins can be stacked on top of the other since they're solid.
Press the bag to remove all the air, then seal and replace in the freezer.
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How Do You Use Frozen Muffin Batter?
Frozen muffins can be cooked straight from the freezer – no need to defrost. Simply remove the muffins you need from the Ziploc bag and place them in the tin, then bake at the normal oven temperature, usually about 350-375 degrees.
If you're using thawed frozen muffins, you can bake the recipe lists for the amount of time. However, if you're baking your muffins directly from the freezer, add a few more minutes to the baking time. Be sure to check your muffins for doneness if you do this.
How To Bake Frozen Muffin Batter
You can bake frozen muffin batter the same way you bake fresh muffins. Depending on how many muffins you bake at one time, you may need to keep a close eye on the oven ensureure they don't burn. For example, if you're just cooking a couple, they may not need as much time as a full tray.
When they're done, serve and enjoy!
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