Whipping up mini muffins gives you more bang for your buck -- the pan typically holds up to 24 -- and allows you to indulge in a sweet treat without going overboard, the way a regular sized muffin may do. Luckily, it's easy to bake mini muffins using a regular muffin recipe. The only thing to keep in mind when converting your recipe is that baking times differ depending on the size of the muffins, so make sure to keep an eye on the clock.

Preheat oven as directed by your muffin recipe.

Mix ingredients according to the recipe.

Line mini muffin pan with liners and grease as directed.

Pour batter into the liners.

Place the pan into the oven.

Set the timer for 8 minutes less than the recipe recommends.

Begin checking the muffins when the timer goes off by sticking a toothpick into the thickest part of the muffin. If the toothpick comes out clean, the muffins are done.

Warning

Mini muffin pans call for a 5 to 8 minute decrease in cooking times. The full muffin recipe will typically make two mini muffin pans worth of muffins. If you only want one tray of mini muffins, cut your recipe in half.