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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?