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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There are also sweets: cinnamon rolls, muffins, pie, cookies and some light lunch options such as a gluten-free frittata and a chicken salad croissant. Jennie Key,, "Lots of options: West Siders have eat-out options and more are coming," 13 July 2018 San Diego Comic-Con is the Mecca for pop culture fans, but its in-house food offerings of muffins, coffee carts and cold sandwiches leave much to be desired. Pam Kragen,, "San Diego Comic-Con 2018: Best places to grab a bite near this year's Con," 12 July 2018 Build your own pasta Mornings are dedicated to cold brew coffee, lattes and Americanos paired with baked goods like muffins, cinnamon rolls and biscotti. azcentral, "Italian restaurant Maui Pasta in Scottsdale is a story of love, loss, pasta," 6 July 2018 On Friday, the restaurant will serve a whole fried chicken platter ($40), complete with roasted potatoes and cornbread muffins, easily shared with a group. Joseph Hernandez,, "Weekend to-do list: Brunch with your dog, check out a Mexican design pop-up and eat fried chicken along the river," 5 July 2018 On the menu: bacon muffins, spiny lobsters, nachos, lamb burgers and a local cocktail called Buffalo Milk. Chuck Barney, Detroit Free Press, "TV highlights for the week of July 1-7," 30 June 2018 Try adding it to granolas, blending it into smoothies, baking it into pancakes, muffins, or waffles. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "Here's How to Make Any Kind of Nut Milk," 28 June 2018 The baking possibilities with this versatile berry are limited only by your imagination; think blueberry pie, coffeecake, doughnuts, pancakes, waffles, muffins, scones and more. Ashleigh Spitza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'Little blue dynamos,' blueberries pack in flavor and nutrients," 11 June 2018 Refrigerate for at least an hour before using on muffins., "These Vanilla Cupcakes Are Made With Cauliflower—and You’d Never Know It," 10 July 2018

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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


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Kids Definition of muffin

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

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