Sweet or savory, miniature or majorly decadent, these muffins take the cake.
Photo: David Prince
This multitasking muffin includes your daily dose of chocolate—plus the added espresso leaves no need for a coffee run.
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These muffins are everything you love about carrot cake with plenty of cinnamon and cloves for added spice.
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Parmesan and fresh rosemary combine together for a major flavor profile in each tiny muffin.
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The sharper the cheddar, the more intense the flavor will be. Experiment with different cheeses to find a perfect match.
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These pumpkin muffins were made for the perfect first bite—crumbly streusel topping with a melted cream cheese morsel right in the center. No butter spread necessary.
Check baking powder expiration dates: Old powder prevents batter from rising correctly.
Have all ingredients at room temperature for best blending. For example, ice-cold milk will harden melted butter and keep it from blending evenly.
Don't overmix the batter—it's okay if it's a little lumpy when it goes into the muffin liners. Stirring flour and liquids too much can create tunnels in the batter, which makes the final product tough. Add wet ingredients to dry, mixing just until moistened.