Making a muffin is like growing a flower—after planting the seed in a special pot and baking it at 400 degrees, you're rewarded with a beautiful blossom that tastes like cake. Pluck a flavorful flower with today's Groupon: for $11, you get a dozen large, gourmet muffins at My Favorite Muffin in West Des Moines. Fans of postoven muffin batter are bestowed with a bounty of cup-wrapped cakes at My Favorite Muffin. The full-service deli crafts its muffins from scratch and prepares them with soybean oil, creating tasty pastries whose cake parts contain less cholesterol than their butter-packed brothers. Mix and match your dozen with a list of 22 tempting flavors, including cherry cheesecake, banana nut, pumpkin spice, bran, and boston cream pie.
My Favorite Muffin
In 1988, My Favorite Muffin started with a secret muffin recipe—one that remains a secret to this day. Ask even one of the loyal regulars, and you'll find that they know little about the process behind the bakery's cake-like muffins, beyond the fact that it involves soybean oil instead of butter.
With results this delicious, the bakery can't be blamed for keeping its secrets closely guarded. Baked fresh daily, the muffins come in flavors ranging from cinnamon swirl to chocolate cheesecake. Guests can also opt for a warm, extra-large bagel, though nothing is stopping anybody from dunking their muffin in the caramel-apple cream cheese.