How to Keep Muffins From Sticking to the Cupcake Wrappers

By Vanessa B

Homemade muffins are a delicious treat, and can be a healthy dessert when the right ingredients are used. Many home bakers have a problem with the muffins sticking to the pan, so they use paper cupcake wrappers to line the pan. But muffins sometimes stick to the paper wrappers, too. There are several steps you can take to prevent this problem from happening.

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Homemade muffins
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Homemade muffins

Step 1

Spray the inside of the cupcake wrappers with nonstick cooking spray before pouring the muffin batter into them. Or, brush a very light coast of vegetable oil onto the insides of the paper liners with a pastry brush, making sure to get oil inside all the creases.

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Woman holding tray of fresh muffins

Step 2

Let the baked muffins cool completely before taking the wrappers off.

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Muffins on plate

Step 3

Pull the wrapper off slowly, little by little.