Just spray the metal pan with cooking spray, or use canola oil to grease the pan, and don't use paper liners. But I imagine they still might not be totally non-stick. 1. What’s Your Best Bet? Not using liners at all and just greasing the tin? The pan is easy to wash, and you will save the expense of the paper liners. This might be incredibly stupid, but I'll ask anyways. If your muffins are presently not coming out of their pans, all is not lost. Another reason that cupcakes don't stick is because they are served at room temp, but homemade muffins are usually served warm. So I have this problem when I bake muffins with paper liners in the tins--when I peel them off, they take a lot of the muffin with it, including the nice brown part! Unless your batter is super greasy, the muffin will almost always stick to a paper liner. The muffins are still tasty but it does seem like a shame to waste. it might be time to get a new one :-p . 2. I’ve tried about every method out there for non-sticking ability. Just use a non stick muffin pan. They stick cause you're cooking them at a low temperature. discussion from the Chowhound Home Cooking, Muffin Pans food community. One reason that muffins stick to paper (and cupcakes don't) is the batter; cupcakes usually contain more fat. Isn't the point of them to NOT have to grease my muffin tin? Greasing the liners themselves? Here are some baking tips to help prevent this issue. The muffins will be standing proud on their own. Join the discussion today. Cook them at 350*-375* degrees for about 20 minutes. 0 1. There are techniques that can prevent muffins from sticking, but these are of little assistance if sticking has already occurred. You can do one of 2 things. I tried to make muffins from scratch (How To Cook Everything, Basic Muffins with chocolate chips) and used paper liners. If the muffins are still warm when you remove the paper liner, the muffin will probably stick. Skip the muffin cups. Step 1 Place the hot muffin pan on a wet towel for a few minutes. Are paper cupcake liners supposed to be greased before filling them? The muffins will tip right out after resting about 2 minutes from the oven. if your pan is really old, and dirty (lots of burnt on stuff)it will make things stick. Before you throw out the entire batch and start all over, try some simple steps to help salvage all of your hard work. Spray your pan – Before you put the ingredients into the pan, spray the pan with a no-stick cooking spray. Wait until the muffins are completely cooled, or spray a very small amount of Pam or similar non-stick baking spray onto a paper towel and wipe the muffin liner with it. I’ve yet to try the parchment liners. Yukiyummy. Read the Silicone Muffin Pans--Sticking? Stupid sticking cupcake/muffin cups. Microwaved Tofu! Does anyone have a solution for this? Lv 6. Regards, Dan 1 decade ago. Make sure you spray that also. It works much better than butter or margarine and leaves you with an exceptionally shaped muffin that maintains a delicious taste.