Boost Your Breakfast: What to Serve with Muffins

What to Serve With Muffins for Breakfast

If you love muffins as much as I do, you know that they’re the perfect breakfast treat!

They’re sweet, delicious, and easy to grab on the go. But have you ever wondered what to serve with muffins for breakfast?

While muffins are great on their own, pairing them with the right foods can make breakfast a whole new experience.

To help stimulate some ideas for you, we’ll explore some of the best options out there.

So, whether you’re hosting a brunch, looking for a quick breakfast option, or just want to switch up your morning routine, keep reading to discover some tasty and easy options for serving with your favorite muffins!

Savory Options

Bacon

For a tasty and fulfilling breakfast, consider pairing crispy bacon with a savory muffin.

Any type of savory muffin recipe would work well, such as cheddar and chive muffins or herb and garlic muffins.

Another option is to mix crumbled cooked bacon into the muffin batter for an added flavor boost!

Butter

Butter is a simple, yet delicious option to serve with savory muffins.

Spread a generous amount of butter on top of the muffin for a rich and creamy taste.

You can also mix in herbs or spices like garlic, thyme, or rosemary to give the butter an extra kick.

Cream Cheese

For a delicious breakfast option, try spreading a layer of cream cheese on top of your favorite sweet or savory muffin.

A great sweet muffin option is blueberry muffins, which complement the creamy texture of the cream cheese nicely.

For a savory option, try cheddar and herb muffins, which provide a nice contrast to the cream cheese. Add your favorite toppings such as smoked salmon, capers, or sliced tomatoes to complete the dish.

Eggs

For a protein-rich breakfast, eggs are a great option to serve alongside savory muffins.

Scrambled eggs, fried eggs, or an omelet can all be paired with any type of savory muffin, such as bacon and cheddar muffins or spinach and feta muffins.

For extra flavor, add some chopped vegetables like peppers, onions, or mushrooms to the eggs.

Sausage

To create a satisfying and hearty breakfast, cooked sausage is a great option to pair with savory muffins.

Any type of savory muffin would work well, such as herb and garlic muffins or corn and jalapeño muffins.

Breakfast Item Muffin Pairing Options Toppings/Flavorings
Bacon Cheddar and chive muffins, herb and garlic muffins N/A or crumbled into muffin batter
Butter Any savory muffin Herbs or spices like garlic, thyme, or rosemary
Cream Cheese Blueberry muffins (sweet), cheddar and herb muffins (savory) Smoked salmon, capers, sliced tomatoes
Eggs Any savory muffin Chopped vegetables like peppers, onions, or mushrooms
Sausage Herb and garlic muffins, corn and jalapeño muffins N/A

Sweet Options

Fresh Fruits

Fresh fruits are a healthy and refreshing option to pair with muffins for breakfast.

For a delicious combo, consider serving blueberry muffins or banana nut muffins with a side of sliced bananas, berries, or apples.

These fruits add a nice contrast to the sweetness of the muffins and provide a refreshing element to the breakfast.

Another option is to create a fruit salad with a variety of fruits, which can make for a colorful and tasty addition to your breakfast spread.

Fruit Compote

To elevate the flavor of muffins, consider serving them with a fruit compote.

A fruit compote is a mixture of cooked fruits and sugar that can be served warm or cold, and it adds a burst of flavor and texture to each bite of the muffin. Any fruit of your choice can be used to make the compote, such as blueberries, peaches, or cherries.

Lemon poppy seed muffins or cranberry orange muffins would provide a nice flavor contrast with the fruit compote.

Honey

Honey is a great natural sweetener to pair with muffins, providing a healthier alternative to sugar and adding a unique flavor to breakfast.

To complement the sweetness of the honey, consider serving it with whole grain or bran muffins.

You can drizzle honey over the muffins or spread it on top of butter for a simple yet delicious treat.

Jam or Preserves

Jam or preserves are a classic and delicious addition to muffins, providing a burst of sweetness to breakfast.

To complement the fruity flavor of jam or preserves, consider serving classic blueberry muffins or mixed berry muffins.

Maple Syrup

For a decadent breakfast treat, muffins can be served with maple syrup, which provides a rich and sweet flavor.

Cornbread muffins or pecan muffins would be a great choice to complement the taste of maple syrup.

Drizzle a generous amount of syrup over the muffins and add some butter to make it even more indulgent.

Breakfast Item Muffin Pairing Options Toppings/Flavorings
Fresh Fruits Blueberry muffins, banana nut muffins Sliced bananas, berries, or apples or fruit salad
Fruit Compote Lemon poppy seed muffins, cranberry orange muffins Any fruit of choice (e.g. blueberries, peaches, cherries)
Honey Whole grain or bran muffins Drizzle or spread on top of butter
Jam or Preserves Blueberry muffins, mixed berry muffins Classic fruity flavor
Maple Syrup Cornbread muffins, pecan muffins Drizzle over muffins, add butter for extra indulgence

Beverage Options

Coffee

Coffee is a classic breakfast beverage that pairs well with muffins.

The rich and bold flavor of coffee complements the sweetness of muffins. You can serve coffee in various ways, such as black, with cream and sugar, or flavored with syrups. 

Tea

Tea is another popular breakfast beverage that goes well with muffins.

The light and delicate flavors of tea pair well with the sweetness of muffins. You can serve tea in various flavors, such as black, green, or herbal. 

Milk

What about milk? Absolutely! The creamy and smooth texture of milk complements the texture of muffins. You can serve milk in various forms, such as cold, warm, or flavored. 

Juice

Juice is a refreshing breakfast beverage that pairs well with muffins.

The sweet and tangy flavors of juice goes well with the sweetness of muffins. Even better, you can serve juice in various flavors, such as orange, apple, or grapefruit!

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