Muffins are small portions of bread or cake, baked in a distinctive shape. They are usually made of cornmeal in the United States, or wheat flour elsewhere. English muffins are very different to the apple muffins in the photo. Muffins are often flavoured with something else. The most common are chocolate muffins, blueberry muffins and choc chip muffins, but people have come up with almost every combination imaginable, from cinnamon to peach to banana muffins. Which varieties have you tried?