Cake-y or Crumbly: How Do You Like Your Muffins?

We found ourselves in a fix this weekend.

We had exactly one pint of blueberries, purchased at the Saturday farmer's market and carried lovingly home. Everyone in our household was agreed: we would make blueberry muffins.

And that's when the arguing started. Some of us wanted a simple breakfast muffin--not too sweet and just a little crumbly. Others wanted cake. Or rather cake in the shape of muffins. (Guess which side of the camp we fall on!)

And what about you, dear readers? Which side of the Muffin Debate do you take?!We're reminded of a quote we read a while back in a New York Times article on this very subject, "Spicy Little Cakes Disguised as Muffins." Journalist Melissa Clark quotes a pastry chef as saying:

''Muffins are just an excuse to eat cake for breakfast."

Ironically, after hearing this statement, Clark decides to embrace her own love of the muffin-cake and begins converting all her favorite cake recipes into muffin form.

The moral of the story is: No matter what kind of muffin you crave with your coffee, just enjoy it! Love it whole-heartedly! No judgment, we swear.

And, as always, there's a muffin for everyone. Here are a few:

Peach and Spice Tea Muffins
Coffee in a Muffin: Three Recipes
Mini Blueberry Lemon Muffins
Pear Ginger Raisin Muffins
Almond Muffins with Gooey Fig Center

What's your favorite kind of muffin?

Related: Good Question: Replace Metal Muffin Pans with Silicone?

(Image: Faith Hopler for the Kitchn)

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