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 Cover muffin pan loosely with aluminum foil, and place on a large rimmed baking sheet. People Staff,, 31 July 2022 Back at the coffee shop, Carlos and Miguel finished their muffin. Henry Alford, The New Yorker, 4 July 2022 Cool in the muffin pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then remove the muffins from the pans and finish cooling on the wire racks. Katie Workman, USA TODAY, 12 Apr. 2022 Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners or grease with nonstick cooking spray. Washington Post, 10 Dec. 2021 Prepare your mini muffin pans with cooking spray or liners (48 total). Robin Miller, The Arizona Republic, 13 Aug. 2021 Denise, 66, is sitting at a table in the shelter’s makeshift living room, formerly the bar, while picking at a muffin and drinking tea. Globe Staff,, 15 Feb. 2022 Right now, Cuisinart's nonstick muffin pans are just $9 apiece. Jessica Leigh Mattern,, 5 Dec. 2021 Before hitting the slopes, fill up with a breakfast sandwich or a fresh-baked muffin from a local-favorite eatery, the Lift. Breanna Wilson, Forbes, 4 Nov. 2021 See More

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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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“Muffin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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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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