What did you have for breakfast? Coffee and a muffin. That sounds so much healthier than Coffee & Cake but there's not much of a difference.
The base of both is usually butter(or oil) and sugar with an egg some flour, raising agents and a selection of flavoring ingredients ranging from dried fruit, seeds, cocoa, chocolate etc. Read more for 6 tips on making healthier muffin choices.
A comparison of a blueberry muffin to a slice of blueberry & walnut cake from a leading supplier showed the two had equivalent calories.
6 Tips when considering Muffins
Mentally and verbally call a muffin what it is ... cake!
Choose wholemeal/wholegrain options.
Never choose a muffin/cake with icing.
Avoid any with chocolate, caramel or cream cheese
Consider savory options - they'll have less sugar but watch out for high fat ingredients like bacon and excess cheese.
Check the calorie count on a food tracker like My Fitness Pal.