Whether sweet or savory, for breakfast or a snack, the muffin is one of our favorite go-to treats.
The word “muffin” was derived from the French word, “moufflet” meaning soft bread, and evolved over time to mean a small bread-like tea cake that was slightly sweet, containing various ingredients that differed from baker to baker, country to country. From the mid-18th Century to today, muffins have come in all shapes and sizes, and contain all sorts of different flours, nuts, fruits and flavors. Bakers have gotten creative over the years, adding additional items from the garden to create truly unique goodies, everything from apples to parsnips to zucchini.
The Farmers’ Almanac is looking for the most interesting muffins out there. Beyond blueberry and corn, what do your favorite muffins consist of? We’re running our first-ever unique muffin baking contest and our test kitchen wants to try out your recipe. So get baking!