Baking Tip: Using Cooking Spray When Measuring

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I’ve been toying with the idea of starting a monthly post on Barbara Bakes featuring baking tips. Today I’m teaming up with PAM Cooking Spray to bring you a baking tip I use often.

When my daughter bakes with me, she is often surprised by the little things I do that aren’t written in the recipe. They’re little tips that I’ve learned over the years that make baking easier. Today’s tip using Cooking Spray when measuring is one of those. 

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When you’re measuring sticky liquids like agave, corn syrup or honey, spray your measuring cup with PAM Cooking Spray before you measure the ingredient. The sticky ingredients won’t stick to the cup. Instead, it beads up and runs out of the cup.

Using the cooking spray also helps make clean up easier.


My Chocolate Zucchini Muffins are made with whole wheat pastry flour and agave syrup. Before I measured the agave, I sprayed the measuring cup.

I also used PAM Cooking Spray to spray the muffin cups before I added my muffin batter. I always use a paper towel to make sure each cup is completely coated with cooking spray, including the top rim.

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins made with whole wheat pastry flour and agave instead of sugar. A delicious way to start or end the day.

My daughter’s next project is baking a layer cake for her son’s birthday. She asked me to share my layer cake baking tips with her, and I’m working on a post to share them with you too. So stay tuned.


Disclosure: This post is sponsored by PAM Cooking Spray, but all opinions expressed are always my own. 

PAM leaves 99% less residue than margarine or bargain-brand cooking sprays too.


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