An overhead view of Lemon Ricotta Muffins in a wooden bowl with wax paper under the muffins

Lemon Ricotta Muffins

I often have leftover ricotta cheese when I make dishes like gluten-free baked ziti, and I hate letting it go to waste. Baking with leftover ricotta is my favorite way to use it. Planning multiple recipes with a single ingredient is also a great way to reduce food costs.

A front view of the mocha muffins in a baking tray with parchment paper underneath the muffins.

Mocha Muffins

Rich, chocolate muffins are easy to make with little fuss, and taste just as good as those from a bakery. The key is buttermilk for a tender crumb. An inexpensive substitute for the buttermilk in this recipe is ½ cup milk + 1½ teaspoons white vinegar. Mix, then let sit for 5 minutes before using. I use Dutch-processed cocoa powder in this recipe, which I buy in bulk at Costco which is currently under $8 for a 25-ounce bag.

Front view of a Banana Muffin with two banana muffins out of focus to the right on a riser.

Banana Muffins

Bananas are one of the most inexpensive ingredients you can buy. I like to buy them in bulk so I can have some on hand for eating and then some that get too ripe and are perfect for baking with. This recipe doesn’t call for nuts, which makes these muffins more budget friendly.

Closeup of Cranberry Orange Stuffing in a square white ceramic casserole dish on a wood table with orange slices and cranberries surrounding it

Gluten-Free Cranberry Orange Stuffing

When you’re on a gluten-free diet, sometimes you’ve got to get creative when it comes to making gluten-free versions of traditional foods. Like using sweet potato planks as toast or polenta rounds as crostini “bread” or pre-made gluten-free muffins in

White bowl with white and royal blue stripped napkin with Beer Bread Muffins inside and a can of gluten-free beer in the background

Beer Bread Muffins

Beer Bread Muffins are a buttery, savory muffin with a drop biscuit consistency and flavored with gluten-free beer. They’re wonderful paired with comfort foods like chili, soups, or stews.

Green Chile Corn Muffins Recipe in a picnic basket with blue and white checkered napkin inside

Gluten-Free Chile Cheese Corn Muffins

Want to spice up that box of gluten-free cornbread mix that’s been sitting in your pantry? Look no further than this delicious Gluten-Free Chile Cheese Corn Muffins recipe. Simple to make and easy to enjoy, these muffins pair

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