Mini muffin baking time


I would like to bake mini muffins using recipes for regular-sized muffins, and am wondering how to adjust the cooking time. I've looked all over the internet for help and found many suggestions, all of them different. So, finally, I'm turning to KA for help. :)

Is there a tried-and-true formula for calculating the baking time of various sizes of muffins, based on the original recipe?

Thank you!

badge posted by: AuntJenny on January 19, 2012 at 11:45 am in Baking, misc.
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reply by: pammyowl on January 19, 2012 at 12:10 pm

I don't know about a formula, but I bake mine at 350 for 17-20 mn. Hope this helps!

reply by: KIDPIZZA on January 19, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Good morning. I do not think there is any formulas for the answer you are seeking. You see the temp. that the baked product you are seeking information about would depend on the recipe ingredients. EX:, if the recipe contains say honey ,molasses,barley malt, you would consider baking that product 25, degrees less because of the carmelization effect that these aforementioned ingredients lend to. Most of this type of baked product employ 350 degrees oven temp. But depending on the various ingredients the baking time could vary by a few minutes. Sooo, the best way is to understand a few simple rules. If your deserrt has chemical leaveners in it, do not open the oven door for about 13, minutes, because we do not want to interfere with the leaveners. Re~arrange your pans in order to insure even baking at this time & then bake for another 5, minutes. From there you can judge how much more time just by the browning effect on the product tops. You then can insert a tooth pick & if that comes out clean your product has baked...remove from the oven on to cooling racks. "Do not use the tooth pick test on cheesecakes there it doesn't work.

I hope this info will help guide you.

Enjoy the rest of the day.


reply by: AuntJenny on January 19, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Thank you for your replies. Seems that the best rule of thumb is to bake a test batch of mini muffins for at least 13 minutes, then start checking for doneness with a toothpick, and continue baking for small increments until done. Then, bake the remaining batter for that amount of time, and record the total baking time on the recipe for future reference.

reply by: Irene@KAF on January 19, 2012 at 12:28 pm

For mini-muffins that measure 2 tablespoons per cup, bake at the same temperature as your recipe for 10 - 15 minutes. Happy Mini Baking! Irene @ KAF

reply by: Mike Nolan on January 19, 2012 at 1:23 pm
Mike Nolan

I make mini banana muffins a lot, I drop the temperature by 25 degrees (to 350) and the baking time down to about 15 minutes.