“What’s the difference between a muffin and a cupcake?”
As I stammered and stalled for time my seven year old piped up; “I know! muffins are more muffiney and cupcakes are more cakey!”
“Um yes” I replied as his sister’s eyes just about rolled out of her head.
“But Mum, what is the real difference?” she asked.
“Well… er… a muffin is denser, more like bread, and a cupcake is lighter and fluffier, more like cake.” I said.
“See! I was right!” exclaimed Morgan.
“Yeah… well.. who cares.” retorted his sister suddenly totally uninterested “They all taste good.”
Ah yes, we have such deep and meaningful conversations at our house.
And now you all really want a muffin don’t you? Or is that just me?
Here’s a whole heap of great, family friendly, muffin recipes to tempt you into the kitchen.
Sweet Muffin Recipes.
Apple Streusel Muffins made with our Homemade Muffin Mix.
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins from Mama Miss
Choc Banana Muffins (gluten dairy and nut free) from Planning with Kids.
Banana Weetbix Muffins from The Organised Housewife.
Chocolate and Raspberry Muffins (using Stevia instead of sugar) from Planning With Kids
Fruit Oat Breakfast Muffins (made with gluten free home-made oat flour)
Egg Free Muffins from The Organised Housewife.
Healthy Banana Date and Coconut Muffins (dairy free) from Veggie Mama
Maple Cinnamon Muffins from Octavia and Vicky
Savoury Muffin Recipes.
Bacon and Egg Muffins from Childhood101
Ham and Corn Muffins from The Organised Housewife.
Easy Pizza Muffins from Inspired by Familia
Cheddar Cheese and Olive Oil Savoury Muffins from Averie Cooks
Ham Cheese and Spinach Muffins from Learn With Play At Home
Mac and Cheese Muffins from Inspired by Familia
Easy Cheesy Chicken Muffins from Kids Activities Blog
Would you like to weigh in on the debate?
What’s the difference between a muffin and a cupcake?