muffin pans means: There are many shapes and sizes of muffin pans, including “muffin tops”. A muffin pan that is used in most recipes will have 6 to 12 cups and a top measuring 2 1/2 inches. Line the cups with parchment liners to get the best results. The mini-muffin muffin tin, commonly known as “tea muffins”, is available in sizes 12-cup to 24-cup. You can also see the Insulated, Nonstick and Baking Pans glossary. (in Cooking Dictionary)