Muffins are a favorite breakfast treat for lots of people. If you bake and sell your own muffins, then you know the demand for this sweet treat is high. However, people will want to eat something that looks good. So even if your typical customers don’t request a muffin, they might start to do so if they’re fluffy and pretty enough. We have the easiest hack for getting fluffier muffin tops—along with other tips—to help you out below.
Fluffy Muffin Top Hack
Since you’re trying to increase supply, you probably completely fill your muffin tin: each cup gets a liner and batter before you slide it into your oven. You’ll get uniform muffins this way, which is great, but they won’t look as fluffy as other muffins. Why? The muffin tops don’t have enough room to spread out.
The easy and surprising hack for those perfectly fluffy domes is to only fill up half your tin with muffin batter. That’s right: you need to skip every other cup if you want fluffy muffins. Doing so will allow the tops to get heat from all sides and spread out as much as they want to create delicious, fluffy perfection.
Another easy way to help your muffins turn mountainous is to let the batter rest. Resting batter gives the gluten in that batter extra time to relax. When gluten relaxes, the rising agents you add to your batter can stretch better. That means those agents are ready to go once you pop them in the oven, and they can help the muffins fluff up even more. Just let your batter rest for roughly one hour at room temperature to see that extra rise.
Your muffins will rise better if you start them at a higher temperature. This jumpstarts the rising process just like resting the batter does. Start the oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for best results. Some people prefer to start at a lower temperature—such as 400—and then drop it to 350 to make sure they bake fully inside without burning the outside. However, the extra heat at 425 is what makes those spectacular muffin tops, so start your oven there. Consider using a steam oven or combination oven to easily reach that high temperature.
Combining these three easy hacks allows you to get fluffier muffin tops with little effort. And if you need commercial steam ovens for your muffins and other treats, DSL can help you find the right one. We sell combination ovens in various sizes, so you can always find what you need. Browse our product selection or contact us today to get started!