5 Muffins Worth Waking up for in Westchester

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If there’s anything worth waking up for on the weekends, we all know it’s food. Try one of these fresh muffins from local bakeries.

You could sleep in, or you could get yourself out the door and in front of one of these glorious, eye-opening muffins in Westchester County. Whoever said a muffin is not the breakfast of champions is no mate of ours!

Blueberry Granola Muffin at LMNOP Bakery

25 Katonah Ave, Katonah; 914.603.5420

It’s not baked on the daily, but when Anne Mayhew gets the urge, ya gotta get it. It’s the blueberry granola muffin from this mom-and-pop brick-and-mortar bakery that put itself on the map — and our radar, natch — as a bustling home-based bakery. The fluffy creation — with just the right ratio of crunch to chew — is baked by hand in-house, as is everything in the quaint, welcoming shop. It’s topped and filled with Mayhew’s signature house-made blueberry granola, and it’s sublime to the very last bite. See ya there!


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Blueberry Muffin at The Kneaded Bread

181 N Main St, Port Chester; 914.937.9489

One of the winners of our 2017 blueberry muffin taste test, these look-like-homemade muffins don’t have any bells and whistles to mask the basic facts: They’re fluffy, tender, just sweet enough, and chock-full of big, bursting berries. And a good morning to you, too!

Cruffin at Chantilly Patisserie

135 Parkway Rd, Bronxville; 914.771.9400

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If you’re a fan of the cronut, we suspect you’ll also love Chantilly’s signature cruffin. It’s flaky, buttery croissant dough shaped into a muffin and filled with creams and custards. (Say when.) The flavors change frequently, but expect playful options like Nutella, dulce de leche churro, and peanut butter fluff. Pro tip: Call ahead and get there early if you’re particular about your cronut crave.


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Jelly Donut Muffin at Red Barn Bakery

4 S Astor St, Irvington; 914.231.7779

On the banks of the Hudson (and the Metro-North tracks, for our traveling foodie friends), this artisanal bakery — focused on proffering wholly organic, local, and sustainable eats — conjures a creation that looks like breakfast, but goes down like, well, breakfast, but with a treat-like finish! It’s called the “jelly donut muffin” (read that again), and it’s brekkie and dessert rolled into one luscious, happy bite. Filled and topped with house-made raspberry jelly, we dare you to try and eat just one. Really, try it.


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Oatmeal Muffin at By the Way Bakery

574 Warburton Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson; 914.478.0555

Ditching dairy and going gluten-free never tasted so good at this Rivertown bakery founded and run by baker extraordinaire Helene Godin, and that includes the new oatmeal muffin. Wholesome and hearty, it’s baked with brown sugar and dotted with pecans up top for a little extra crunch to munch as you ease into the morn and the rest of your day. Enjoy and thank us later.


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