What's the Secret to Light, Fluffy Muffins with Delicious Crusty Tops?

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Q: What's the secret to making light, fluffy muffins (with those delicious, crusty tops!)? I've tried every recipe with all different techniques, and they always turn out tasty but really doughy and thick. And not long after I take them out of the oven does their puffed-up top start to fall. Any advice?

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.