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

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Thanks to the gluten-free trend, there is now a glut of G-free muffins, pies, cakes, and pizzas with relatively little nutritional merit. Allure, "Do Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, or Low-Carb Diets Actually Work?," 16 May 2018 Coat 6 cups of nonstick muffin tin with cooking spray. Chrissy Teigen, Good Housekeeping, "Croissant Bread Pudding Ham Cups," 14 Jan. 2019 Gently press 3-inch pastry circles into muffin tins. Kathleen Squires, WSJ, "What Your Holiday Table Has Been Missing," 12 Dec. 2018 Preferably using silicone standard-sized muffin tin liners (alternatively, use 4-ounce oven-proof ramekins), divide dough equally between eight cups. Anna Thomas Bates, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Strawberry pie cups give a sweet twist to summer treat," 27 June 2018 Here’s how to do it: Add 1 cup of pulp per 1 ½ cups of flour to your favorite muffin recipe. Amy Gorin, NBC News, "9 delicious ways to cut down on food waste," 14 May 2018 The following seven egg muffin recipes run the gamut from savory to slightly sweet, and use a variety of different ingredients. Christine Byrne, SELF, "7 High-Protein Muffin Tin Breakfasts That Are Perfect for Meal Prep," 12 Mar. 2018 Sizemore even does away with the separate bowls for something like muffins by using the food processor to pulse the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Becky Krystal, The Seattle Times, "Meet your favorite kitchen helper: The food processor," 23 Oct. 2018 For the first two weeks of the study, 10 participants ate a control breakfast while the other 10 ate one containing 25 grams of powdered crickets in muffins and shakes. Michelle Gant, Fox News, "Eating crickets helps with gut health, study finds," 9 Aug. 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


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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