Why do my muffins fall after coming out've the oven?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by MeatKing, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. MeatKing

    MeatKing Songster

    The look great for the first 5 min, then they shrink.. They still taste good, but why the shrinkage?

    Thank-you everyone [​IMG]
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    Are they made from scratch?
  3. MeatKing

    MeatKing Songster

    yes, always..
  4. lemongrass

    lemongrass In the Brooder

    Mar 16, 2011
    Maryland, US
    After some research, I found these reasons why muffins may deflate:

    -over-mixing. Muffin batter should be lightly mixed.
    -cooling too quickly. Let them cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to slow down the cooling time.
    -air trapped in the pan when you pour the batter in. Try gently dropping the pan on the counter to chase out the air bubbles before baking.

    I've never made muffins from scratch though, so that's just stuff I found online. Good luck!
  5. bigmike&nan

    bigmike&nan Songster

    All the points lemongrass made are right, people tend to overmix the batter, they see lumps they feel they gotta mix it better - not so, as with pancakes and corn muffins you WANT it a little under mixed.
  6. MeatKing

    MeatKing Songster

    Thank-you Lemongrass and bigmike

    I think my problem after reading this is cooling to quickly.. Most often the get pop out've pan right away, and into freezer to cool off.. My girls want then yesterday after there done licking out the bowl ect.

    Thank-you again!!!
  7. jenny_kap

    jenny_kap Songster

    Feb 20, 2011
    or maybe it is not enough flour in the batter. try to add one more spoon next time.
  8. I agree with all comments....but they have to cool for ten minutes in the pan, then fully cool on a rack (not a solid surface) or they will get steam trapped on the bottoms....which can make them soggy on the bottom.

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