muf·​fin | \ ˈmə-fən How to pronounce muffin (audio) \

Definition of muffin

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

Examples of muffin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So this smaller muffin will have a larger surface-area-to-volume ratio and will cool off faster. Rhett Allain, Wired, 7 Apr. 2021 If flour were used, the muffin dough would absorb it, likely giving you a dense brick of bread instead. Sara Tane, Good Housekeeping, 15 Mar. 2021 Mix up a batch of brownie batter, portion it into a muffin tin, and bake as directed. Zoe Denenberg, Southern Living, 21 May 2021 Remove muffin pan from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool. Star Tribune, 19 May 2021 Meal combos, such as chitterlings, oxtail stew or fried catfish, served with corn muffin, sides and drinks. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, 28 Apr. 2021 Line a 12-cup standard muffin pan with cupcake liners. Kate Merker, Country Living, 27 Apr. 2021 My go-to breakfast is an Ezekiel english muffin with sliced avocado, lemon, salt and pepper. Tatjana Freund, Marie Claire, 15 Apr. 2021 Market resemble mini quiches with a more muffin-like texture but are, in fact, neither. Brandon Schultz, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2021

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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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5 Jun 2021

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“Muffin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce muffin (audio) \

Kids Definition of muffin

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

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