muf·​fin | \ ˈmə-fən \

Definition of muffin

: a quick bread made of batter containing egg and baked in a pan having cuplike molds

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In second was the first photo of baby Miles (sweet chubby-cheeked muffin) and third was their ingenious Halloween costume: Chrissy as the Queen, and Legend as Prince Philip. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "John Legend's Top Nine on Instagram Is Full of "Love and Lactation"," 28 Dec. 2018 Program closes with a community building circle at 11:45 a.m., and muffins from the Green Gulch Bakery. San Francisco Chronicle, "Kids events for May 31-June 3," 1 June 2018 Bolo de arroz, otherwise known as rice muffins or cupcakes, from Padaria Ribeiro, another treasured bakery of Porto. Carmen Rosy Hall, Vogue, "The Prettiest Pastries of Portugal, and How to Recognize Them," 16 May 2018 Grab Blue Fire coffee, muffins, granola, and fruit. Kara Baskin,, "$3 empanadas in Union Square and a new roof deck opens in Salem," 21 June 2018 The Savory Pastry Beets star in galettes at North Bakery in Providence, sea buckthorn sneaks into the muffins at Kantine in SF, and everything spice tops these doughy knots from The Bakery at Fat Rice in Chicago. Leah Mennies, Bon Appetit, "Technicolor Croissants and More Glimpses Into the Future of Pastries," 3 Apr. 2018 Coat three 12-cup muffin pans (disposable aluminum pans will work fine for this) with cooking spray. Fox News, "Christine Avanti's comfort food diet," 18 Jan. 2013 Lighter portable snacking options include vegan and gluten-free zucchini muffins, banana bread, and coconut granola too. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "This Delicious Vegan Bodega Just Opened in the West Village—Here's What to Try First," 1 Oct. 2018 Prepare muffin mix with the egg and milk as package directs. Woman's Day, "Cranberry-Pistachio Muffins," 24 Jan. 2012

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First Known Use of muffin

1703, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for muffin

probably from Low German muffen, plural of muffe cake

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English Language Learners Definition of muffin

: a small bread or cake that is usually eaten at breakfast


muf·​fin | \ ˈmə-fən \

Kids Definition of muffin

: a bread made of batter containing eggs and baked in a small cup-shaped container

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