A muffin is a type of quick bread that is baked in small portions, in individual molds. Quick bread muffins really need to be baked in molds because they are made with a batter rather than a dough. As opposed to a yeast muffin, like an English Muffin.
The derivation of the word muffin comes from the French word moufflet which is often times applied to bread and means soft. Many types of muffins are somewhat like a small cake although they usually are not as sweet as cupcakes and are generally lacking frosting. Muffins can also be of the savory variety, such as corn muffins.
Muffins generally fit in the palm of an adult hand, and are intended to be consumed by an individual in a single sitting and are often eaten for breakfast.
There are many varieties and flavors of muffins made with specific ingredients such as blueberries, chocolate chips, banana, cinnamon, pumpkin, date, nuts, lemon, orange, peach, strawberry, raspberry, cucumbers, zucchini, carrots and yogurt, healthy muffin recipes use whole grain ingredients. We have listed just a small amount of variety examples, really the choices are plentiful. Whatever you choose to make your muffins with, the choices are baked into the muffin.
We love muffins and think they are wonderful. We have a lot of fun thinking up combinations and flavors. Muffins are quick to make and easy to take with you for a breakfast on the go. We typically think there should be a difference between a cupcake and a muffin and think that muffins shouldn’t be so sweet, although there are some exceptions:)
If you really enjoy eating muffins or are looking for some new muffin recipes, check back over the next seven days and give one of the featured recipes a try!
Carrot Pineapple Muffins
C and C Dish
Camala and Christine