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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Arie and Becca enjoy a post-coital, pre-inappropriate confrontation by an ex-boyfriend breakfast of fruit and muffins in the sand. Molly Fitzpatrick, Bon Appetit, "All of the Tragically Untouched Food on 'The Bachelor' This Season," 6 Mar. 2018 The owner of Miracle Mattress issued an apology yesterday, via Facebook: Another Twitter user shared a photo of a Marriott offering complimentary coffee and muffins to commemorate the morning of 9/11. Cory Stieg, Good Housekeeping, "Walmart's 9/11 Coca-Cola Display Is Causing Pure Outrage," 9 Sep. 2016 Swap anything made with refined white flour (like white bread, noodles, and muffins) for complex carbs like brown rice, beans, lentils, or whole-grain pasta and bread. Betsy Stephens, Redbook, "Get Your Body Back With Our Wedding Dress Challenge," 1 Jan. 2013 That leftover corn? Anoint each muffin with corn and a sprinkle of flaky salt. Jesse Sparks, Bon Appetit, "These Extra-Corny Cornbread Muffins Are No Joke," 21 June 2018 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

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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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The first known use of muffin was in 1703

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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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