Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.
Muffins are heralds of the morning. Craggy and misshapen, they line up in bumpy rows like so many bed-headed mini breakfasts. My favorite part about a muffin is its overhanging lip—the "muffin top" of a muffin—because let's face it: no one wants a fit muffin without pudge.
The muffins at Ted and Honey in Cobble Hill have a nice pinchable bulge and a wonderfully delicate crumb that will get any morning off to a good start. There is a rotating array of choices, but on any given day you can nab lemon blueberry, banana dark chocolate chip, or a lemon poppy seed with a zingy lemon glaze. My favorite muffin, however, was an anomaly in muffin anatomy: it has no muffin top. The Morning Glory I tried was gloriously sunken, heavy with healthy things like carrots, apples, zucchini, bran, raisins of all colors (well, yellow raisins and raisin-colored raisins) and pecans.
All of those things together may sound scary to anyone who's not a fiber junkie, but never fear— just because it's good for you doesn't mean it has to be rock-dense and cakey. And really, it probably isn't that good for you.