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Help with muffins!

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Ok, I admit I'm not much of a baker (I can't stand to measure ingredients), but I do like muffins, of all kinds. I especially like them when they're fresh out of the oven, just cooled enough to handle, but still hot. Why, tho, do my muffins insist on clinging to the paper baking cups? I have this problem no matter what kind of muffins they are. They only peel neatly after they've cooled substantially. Otherwise, I end up with half my muffin stuck to the paper.

How can I keep the muffin intact when I remove the baking cup?

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  1. the only way is to actually let them cool before taking the wrapping off. but, if you want to eat them warm again, i'd just pop them back in the oven at a low temperature before eating, or even in the microwave or toaster oven.

    1. or maybe try the silicon muffin cups. I've never used them, but they might help!

      1. i make muffins all the time without those pesky little papers. just grease the tins liberally (i use Pam) and they'll pop right out, so you can eat 'em warm.

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        1. re: funkymonkey

          ditto....no need at all for those annoying paper cups....(I also use Pam)

        2. are they lowfat muffins? those always stick to the paper.

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          1. re: piccola

            Nope...I don't do lowfat...and it shows!

            It doesn't seem to matter whether I'm making corn muffins or some variation on a basic muffin recipe.

          2. I have found no need to use those papers either. Just butter the pan well and you will be on your way.

            P.S. A good thing to do for muffins, when warm roll in melted butter then in sugar or cinnamon sugar. Heaven!!!

            1. I don't recommend the silicone baking molds. Even though the muffins release from the mold perfectly, the silicone imparts a disturbing fragrance/taste that I find distracting and unpleasant (something between airfreshener and soap). If you use the paper liners, let the muffins cool, then peel and reheat those you plan to eat right away in the toaster oven. Or, just use a metal baking pan and grease grease grease!