There could be variety of reasons depending upon the ingredients used - like a leavening gone paste the expiry date etc. But generally the three main reasons I think are:
  1. There is not enough wet ingredients in the batter -i.e too much flour. Mostly increasing a little liquid tends to rectify the problem. This arises due to the difference in type of flours (flour brands, humidity/climate etc).
  2. The batter was mixed or stirred hard and for long. In most cases, a gentle mix or a folding of ingredients is enough.
  3. Overbaking or baking at a higher temperature. To avoid such problems its better to invest in an oven temperature which accurately measures if your oven is registering the correct numbers
Try these techniques to make some delicious Muffins the next time around. Here are some Muffin Recipes for you to try

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