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Oct 27, 2006 07:53 PM

Hey all---How long can homemade muffins last in the fridge? Thanks!

I'm curious---I've had some in the fridge for over a week & I really want one, but scared!

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  1. what would happen? if there is no mold on them, they're fine. I mean, you're not going to get sick. They'll just suck.

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    1. re: chow_gal

      lol, that's what I was thinking. They are not going to taste good. I think 1 day in the fridge would ruin a muffin.

    2. They've probably reached their limit. Check for mold.

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      1. re: lvecch

        Break one open and check the inside for mold too.

      2. If they're not moldy, a few minutes in a moderate oven will perk them up.

        1. They wont be good. One or more of these: stale/moldy/dry/texture will have changed & not be great, flavor as well. When I make muffins (or someone gives me some homemade muffins, storebought too), I wrap each muffin individually in plastic wrap, then all of them go into a freezer bag and, you guessed it, into the freezer as soon as possible. Then take out one at a time, microwave slightly and enjoy. Or let it come to room temp. & warm in toaster oven. If you are going to have one or two later or the following day, leave it (them) out unrefrigerated. The rest should be frozen to preserve their fresh taste & texture.

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          1. re: morebubbles

            I'm with you, this is just what I do. They freeze really really well and thaw quickly.

          2. Apart from mold, I don't see what would be so horrible about a week old muffin, let alone a day old one. It may, of course, be stale or dry. Warming helps. But the keeping qualities of quick breads also varies with recipe. For example a fruit bread (banna, pumpkin, etc) keeps longer. The use of honey as the main sweeten also makes a difference.