• Muffins were most popular during the 19th century, when muffin men traversed the town streets at teatime, ringing their bells.
  • The term Muffin-top originated as Australian slang in mid-2003. Soon it became popular throughout the English speaking world. The word roughly “describes the roll of excess flesh spilling out primarily in front but possibly all around ones waist.”
  • The word Muffin likely derives its name from the an Old German word Muffen, the plural of Muffe meaning a small cake.
  • American muffins are similar to a cupcake in size and cooking methods, the difference, cupcakes almost always are made with cake batter.
  • The blueberry muffin is the official state muffin of Minnesota, the apple muffin is the official state muffin of New York and the corn muffin is the official state muffin of Massachusetts.
  • Muffins come in both savory varieties, such as corn or cheese muffins, or sweet varieties such as blueberry or banana.
  • The largest muffin weighed 146.65 kg (323 lb) and was baked by Schär and NIP food in Milan, Italy, on 16 october 2015.