Learn how to freeze muffins the easy way to ensure they are just as good as freshly baked when you pull them out of the freezer. I’ll share tips on the best storage bags and how to thaw and heat muffins, too.

peach muffins in freezer bag on countertop

How to Freeze Muffins

Knowing how to freeze muffins is key to ensuring your family gets to eat all of those delish muffins you bake—whether you bake them ahead or just wind up with a few left over. This method is easy and keeps the muffins fresh in the freezer until you’re ready to enjoy them.

Supplies You Need

To freeze muffins, you need a freezer bag. You can use disposable plastic freezer bags or you can use a reusable silicone or plastic bag. The reusable ones may save you money in the long run since you don’t have to keep buying them, but they both work similarly.

Stasher makes nice reusable bags, and Target also sells inexpensive versions.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Here’s a look at how you’re going to freeze your muffins:

  1. Let the muffins cool fully. (If they are warm, they will release steam which will get trapped in the bag and could cook the muffins further and/or add moisture—that can freeze as ice crystals.)
  2. Add to your freezer bag.
  3. Remove as much air as possible. You can press the bag down gently around the muffins or seal it almost all the way to the edge and suck out the air as a sort of DIY vacuum seal.
  4. Seal the bag and pop into the freezer.
peach muffins on toddler plate with slices mango and cubed cheese

How long can I freeze muffins?

You can store muffins in the freezer as described above for up to 6 months.

How to Thaw Muffins

To thaw your muffins, there are a few options.

  1. Transfer the entire bag to the fridge and thaw overnight. Warm in the microwave for 15 seconds to warm.
  2. Remove one muffin at a time and either thaw overnight in the fridge or heat in 15-second increments in the microwave until warmed through.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you freeze already-made muffins?

Yes, simply let them cool fully then you can freeze them in a freezer bag. Remove as much air as possible and seal. Freeze for up to 6 months.

Can you freeze muffins in plastic containers?

Yes, though you may wind up with more ice crystals in the container as there is more air circulating You can wrap them in plastic wrap or foil first, them freeze in a plastic container to reduce that.

How do you freeze muffins so they don’t get soggy?

If you remove as much air as possible, you will limit the potential for ice crystals forming around the muffins. This will reduce the moisture around the muffins, reducing the potential for sogginess.

Best Tips for Success

  • Let the muffins cool fully before storing.
  • Try to remove as much air as possible from the bag before sealing to help reduce potential ice crystals.
  • Thaw overnight in the fridge or on the counter at room temperature as desired.
  • Freeze for up to 6 months.
  • Heat in the microwave for 15-30 seconds to warm through and serve. (You can also serve them at room temperature.)

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peach muffins in freezer bag on countertop

How to Freeze Muffins (the Easy Way)

Learn how to freeze muffins so they're just as good pulled out of the freezer as they are right out of the oven.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Freezing Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Muffins
Calories 19kcal
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 6 -12 muffins

Instructions

  • Let the muffins fully cool.
  • Add to a freezer bag. Press out as much air as you can, or seal almost all the way closed and suck out the air like a DIY vacuum sealer. (You can use a straw if you prefer.) Seal.
  • Freeze for at least 4 hours and up to 6 months.
  • To thaw, transfer the bag or individual muffins to the fridge to thaw overnight or room temperature for about an hour.
  • Serve or warm in 15-second increments in the microwave.
  • You can also warm a muffin straight from the freezer. Place it onto a heat-safe plate and warm in 15-second increments until heated through. (Do not overheat, as muffins can get very hot very fast.)

Notes

  • Let the muffins cool fully before storing.
  • Try to remove as much air as possible from the bag before sealing to help reduce potential ice crystals.
  • Thaw overnight in the fridge or on the counter at room temperature as desired.
  • Freeze for up to 6 months.
  • Heat in the microwave for 15-30 seconds to warm through and serve. (You can also serve them at room temperature.)

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffin, Calories: 19kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 35mg, Potassium: 20mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 1IU, Calcium: 25mg, Iron: 1mg
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