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My boys are obsessed with muffins. In fact, they are the only thing they have eaten for breakfast before school for the past year. Now I am not a super health food Mom but I do believe in a good breakfast so I have opted to make their muffins from scratch.
Why does it seem to be that you are either good at baking or cooking but not both? 🙂 I am a decent baker but am not a good cook. Maybe it is because I am pretty good at following a recipe exactly?? I don’t have many (if any) recipes on my blog because this just isn’t a huge skill of mine but over the past year of making muffins for the kids I think I have perfected the crispy edge.
Whenever I eat a muffin I like to break off the edge of the muffins and eat that part first. To me it is the best part of the muffin. I finally figured out 2 tricks to make the crispy edge every time.
2 Tips to Make a Crispy Edge on your Muffins
- Use a baking cooking spray to spray your pan. I was using regular cooking spray but once I switched to the cooking spray that has flour in it and it helped to make the edges crisp up.
- When your muffins are done cooking pop them out of the pan. You can see in the picture of my muffins that I just popped them up out of their little cup so that the edges can cool without touching the sides of the pan. This really helps. I usually take the pan out of the oven and wait about 5 mins and then take a butter knife and pop them out of the cups. If I wait 5 mins I can handle them a little better. Here is the mini muffin pan I use in my kitchen.
Here is my favorite banana muffin recipe. I cut the recipe in half and make it into mini muffins. Do you have a favorite muffin recipe?
Didn’t even know there was baking cooking spray with flour in it and I’m such a baker. Genius! Cool post.
Allison Jones says
I don’t bake very much but I love crispy edges on muffins. If I ever do make any, I’ll definitely utilize this technique.
Rebecca Bryant says
The crispy part is the best part. I now know the secret to getting it every time.
Mrs. AOK says
I thought it was just me! I love the crispy edges, especially with my coffee. 😉 Thanks for sharing your tip! I’ll have to pass this on to my baker…(my daughter the 14 yo).
Cara (@StylishGeek) says
I have to admit that the crispy edges off the muffin are absolutely my favorite part! Thanks for your tips! I’ll try it when I get to baking them 🙂
Terri Steffes says
I like the crispy edges, too. I didn’t know there were ways to make sure you got them. I usually just burned them a little. I like your way better. 🙂
Cynthia @craftoflaughter says
I love crispy edges on my muffins too! Now I know how to get that desired effect the next time I bake them
This is wonderful! Those muffins look so yummy!
Great post! Most often the only way to get my picky eater kids to eat is baking up a batch of muffins with hidden veggies. Now I’ll be able to guarantee a like!
Amanda Love says
I love crispy edges but I don’t usually get them all done that way. I would love to be able to get them all done that way so now I do know. Thanks for the tip.
Awesome tips! The crispy edges are my fave part too but I never knew how to get them! Then again baking is not my forte’ :))
I love enjoying crispy edges on muffins. I think it makes them taste better when you enjoy them with a cold glass of milk.
Crispy edges are the best. 🙂 Thanks for the tip, I’ll have to try this next time I bake muffins.
The crispy part is the best! I bake muffins all the time so this will help! Thank you
jill conyers says
I love crispy edges on my muffins. Thanks for the tips.
Inspiring Kitchen says
Ah, so these are the tricks to make the muffin edges crispy. I will try this.
I have never really thought about the crispy edges on the muffins. Now I am going to have to make a batch and compare and see if I like them!
Let me know if you can tell a difference. 🙂
What a good hack! I think muffins taste better with the edges crispy!
laura londergan says
I will give this a try the next time I do muffins as my family has me bake them all of the time. These look so good too and bet they taste even better 😉
I didn’t know crispy edges were a thing or that people were so pationate about it! Although to be fair I am not a muffin person.
I’m horrible at following a recipe! But, I love baking 🙂 My kids are huge on muffins as well. Something that they will eat, and is relatively easy, good for me!
I love crispy edges! muffin tops are my favourite!!
You may want to invest in a good IR temperature reader, to get an accurate reading of how hot your pan is to assist with the experimentation.