We’ve collected the very best recipes for unique muffins, scones, and tea cakes to make any brunch truly special.
Are you hosting a shower or holiday brunch for the family? Looking for a tasty take-along for a potluck?
In this recipe roundup, you’ll find amazing recipes for muffins, scones, and tea cakes to fit any diet, like gluten-free, Keto, Paleo, vegan, as well as fiber-boosted whole grain.
Of course, we’ve included all the classics and traditional recipes as well. Check the table of contents to quickly find what you need.
Whatever baked bliss you choose, I highly recommend a pat of butter when they are fresh from the oven.
Table of Contents to Find it Fast
CLASSIC and TRADITIONAL Muffins, Scones, and Tea Cake
Classic muffin and scone recipes include common pantry staples like all-purpose flour, regular sugar, eggs, and dairy so you’ll find familiar ingredients with tons of delicious flavors.
Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake Muffins
Superstar Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Muffins
Fresh Strawberry Muffins
Blueberry White Chocolate Muffins with Streusel
Mango Bread Muffins
Strawberry Banana Muffins
Kid-Friendly Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
Pumpkin Apple Harvest Muffins (VIDEO)
Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins
Double Chocolate Banana Muffins
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Blueberry Chia Muffins with Lemon and Ginger
Carrot and Orange Oat Bran Muffins
Classic English Scones
Cranberry Almond Scones
Cranberry Orange Scones
Lemon Blueberry Scones
Apple Butter Bacon Scones
Ginger Pear Scones
Raspberry Almond Cream Scones
Morning Glory Scones
Festive Orange, Clove, and Rosemary Christmas Eve Scones
Strawberry Key Lime Scones
Savory Parmesan Pumpkin Scones
Irish Soda Bread Scones
Cheddar Jalapeno Bacon Scones
Blueberry-Cream Cheese Stollen
Cherry Swedish Tea Ring: “Christmas Stollen”
WHOLE GRAIN, SPROUTED, and SOURDOUGH Muffins and Scones
Here you’ll discover how delicious whole grain muffins and scones can be! In these recipes, regular flour is swapped out for whole-grain or cultured like sourdough, and regular sugar is substituted with unrefined sugar for whole food goodness.
Sprouted Wheat Banana Walnut Muffins
Pumpkin Pie Spice Sprouted Wheat Muffins
Sourdough Banana Nut Muffin Recipe (with a Vegan Option)
Healthy Oatmeal Rosemary Scones
Clean Eating Cinnamon Raisin Mini Scones
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Scones
Healthy Gluten Free Samoa Scones with Greek Yogurt
Seckel Pear & Pistachio Scones
GLUTEN-FREE Muffins, Scones, and Tea Cakes
This collection of gluten-free recipes make it easy to include GF options everyone will love. Simple recipes with easy-to-find flours like rice, oat, almond, and coconut, along with all the familiar flavors guests crave.
Blueberry-Carrot Cake Muffins [Grain-Free & Gluten-Free]
Pick Your Fruit Gluten-Free Oatmeal Muffins
Gluten-Free Banana Muffins
Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins (Vegan + Allergy-Free)
Easy Applesauce Bran Muffins
Gluten-Free Blackberry Muffins with Streusel Topping (Vegan + Allergy-Free)
Triple Ginger & Coconut Scones [Gluten-Free]
Orange Cranberry Scones [Gluten-Free]
Butterscotch Walnut Scones [Gluten-Free]
Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Glaze (Gluten, dairy, egg, soy, peanut and tree nut free)
Gluten-Free Lavender-Lemon Scones
Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Scones (Gluten Free)
Gluten Free Scones with Blueberries
Gluten-Free Cinnamon Apple Scones
Pumpkin Spice Tea Cake with Maple Candied Walnuts [Gluten, Grain, & Dairy-Free]
Orange Ginger Tea Cake: Gluten & Grain Free
KETO, LOW-CARB, and PALEO Muffins and Scones
No reason to let specialty diets hold you back from serving delicious options for everyone! These Keto, Low-Carb, and Paleo recipes bring more healthy options to the buffet table.
Cranberry Orange Muffins with Collagen [Low-Carb] [Dairy-Free]
Keto Cinnamon Cream Cheese Muffins
Keto Low Carb Paleo Blueberry Muffins Recipe with Almond Flour
Paleo Morning Glory Muffins
Paleo Pumpkin Protein Muffins with Chocolate Yogurt Frosting
Paleo Banana Muffins
VEGAN Muffins, Scones, and Tea Cakes
Make sure vegan and vegetarian guests have a seat at the table with these fabulous muffins, scone, and tea cake recipes!
Sandi Gaertner says
I can’t wait to give some of these recipes a try! Thanks for including some of my gluten free recipes.
Great gluten-free muffin, friends like them!
I would love this not just for brunch for anytime of the day
Look at all of those muffins!!!! They all look quite yummy, but the zucchini chocolate chip really caught my eye.
Carol at Wild Goose Tea says
Wow aren’t they lucky to have you for a friend. What a wonderful idea—-a muffin buffet! Awesome collection. I would say that I would be ‘grabbing’ the lemon poppy seed ones for sure!
Judy Purcell says
Hi Carol, we would grab the lemon together and make a pot of tea to share. 🙂
They all look fantastic, Judy! It would have been hard to choose just one, blueberry is usually my first choice but they all sound scrumptious.
Judy Purcell says
Hi Nancy, thanks for stopping by — yes, it was hard to choose just one, so I had to try them all. 🙂
Mandy - The Complete Book says
What wonderful muffins – not sure I could chose to enjoy just one though!
Have a wonderful day.
🙂 Mandy xo
Lizzy (Good Things) says
Hi there! Muffins are a treat from time to time at our place… I love blueberry muffins… what a lovely brunch idea! Yum.
John@Kitchen Riffs says
We don’t eat that many muffins, but love them when we do. And we’d love these! I’m a lemon freak and I love poppy seeds, so your recipe for lemon poppy seed muffins definitely got my attention!
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef says
I really like muffins but I’ve never seen so many for brunch! I love them all. I’m a total devotee of blueberry muffins but these others have certainly gotten my attention.
Judy Purcell says
Blueberry is the top muffin flavor according to polls I was sourcing, they are classic goodness, especially with big, fresh blueberries. 🙂