How to Make Scrumptious Muffin Tops Without a Special Pan in 6 Easy Steps!

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Today we are showing you how to make scrumptious muffin tops in 6 easy steps without the use of a muffin top pan! That’s right, muffin tops without a special muffin top pan!

This is going to be fun, so let’s get started.

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But Why Bake Just Muffin Tops?

Oh my gosh, you guys! Muffin tops are my absolute favorite, although I’m sure everyone in my house thinks I’m nuts.

I don’t bake muffins all that often, but when I do… I make some pretty delicious muffins!

But the tops, oh the muffin tops, they are the absolute best and oh, so delicious. Since it is frowned upon for me to eat all the muffin tops off of everyone’s muffins, I decided it was time I took matters into my own hands.

There I was sitting there wondering to myself: How do I make muffin tops without a muffin top pan?

And that my dear friends, is the story of how I came up with the muffin tops hack!

How to make muffin tops without a muffin top pan!

Alright, who’s with me? Are you ready to find out how to make my super easy muffin tops?

This is the ultimate most quick and easy hack to making any of your favorite muffins into the most scrumptious muffin tops!

6 Easy Steps to Perfect Giant Muffin Tops!

Mix your favorite muffin recipe

Don’t forget to preheat your oven!

The first step is to mix up your favorite muffin recipe as you normally would. No extra ingredients and no fuss.

Just your favorite easy recipe.

Here’s a yummy Gluten-free recipe I found over on Betty Crocker. Looks so good: Gluten-free Strawberry muffin recipe.

chocolate chip banana muffins

I used my Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe without the chocolate chips. It’s my personal favorite muffin recipe. Because I was doing my seasonal baking, I doubled the recipe and made 18 mini muffins first.

Once you have the muffin batter mixed up, you can do like I did and make a few mini muffins or you can make a couple of giant muffin tops.

Simply pour a portion into a greased pie pan or cookie sheet (<- that’s the best cookie sheet I’ve found). You want about a half-inch lining the bottom of your pan.

Bake at the temperature provided in your recipe but reduce time by approximately half.

Test the giant muffin tops with a toothpick in the center to see if they are done. The toothpick should come out clean.

If the toothpick does not come out batter-free then return to the oven and continue to check them in 5-minute intervals.

Once the toothpick test ensures the muffin tops are fully cooked, remove them from the oven and allow the muffin tops to cool.

Once cool, remove the muffin tops from the pan.

Now, this is key to maintaining moisture!

Store your fresh muffin tops in a plastic sealable container! This will keep them soft and fresh and ever so moist… oops, hope we don’t have any ‘moist’ word haters here!

And now you know how to make muffin tops without a muffin top pan!

Enjoy your quick and easy muffin tops! Yep, that’s it, that’s all there is to it! No special pan, no special recipe, just perfect giant muffin tops!

Want to make muffin tops with a muffin top pan?

But hold up, did you know that they actually make and sell muffin top pans? They sure do! So if you don’t like sharing your giant muffin tops then you can purchase a muffin top pan that makes smaller individual-sized muffin tops.

cuisinart nonstick muffin top pan

The muffin top pan from Cuisinart makes baking perfect, uniform muffin tops easy every time! Featuring a non-stick finish means you don’t need to worry about greasing the pan.

Simply slide your cooled muffin tops right off into your sealable plastic container and you’re good to go!

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Now that you know how to make muffin tops without a muffin top pan, are you going to give it a try? Let me know in the comments below!

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Amanda is a mom of 4 living a mostly crunchy lifestyle outside of Atlanta, GA with her husband, 2 dogs, and a cat. As a former special education teacher who also has her personal training certification — Amanda really enjoys teaching others how to do things!

When she’s not working, Amanda enjoys DIY projects, exercising, photography, hiking, and long walks through Target.

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  1. I used jiffy corn meal mix according to box. Sprayed unlined regular muffin pan with Pam baking spray made with flour. Barely a TBS per cup, took about 18 minutes at 400F with pan on second from top shelf position. Muffins came out golden and crispy ALL around and made great substitute for not having a muffin top pan.

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