Hard Crust

Here are some helpful solutions for the common causes:

  • Oven too hot

    Baking muffins at too high temperatures can cause a hard crust to form. Follow recipe directions for the correct temperature to bake the muffins. To insure the correct temperature each time you bake, always use an oven thermometer.

  • Muffins baked too long

    The best test to determine doneness is to insert a wooden pick into the center of one of the center muffins before removing the pan from the oven. If it comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs clinging to the pick, the muffins are done. Begin testing muffins 5 minutes before the minimum time indicated in recipe.