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Mixed Berry Muffins in Parchment Paper Wrappers


Crisp parchment paper wrappers give these berry muffins a ‘just from the bakery’ feel.

Berry Muffin with parchment wrapper

I have a love affair with muffins from a bakery.  I don’t make them at home too often, and I’m not sure why….other than I think I’m a sucker for how they look in the bakery case.  I drool over the big jumbo sized muffins, and how gorgeous they look when they are presented in a brown parchment wrapper.

A few weeks ago, I picked up a jumbo muffin pan and decided to to be a real wizzard in my kitchen and whip up a batch of my own “bakery style” muffins, lining them with parchment paper wrappers, thanks to some tips I found from the queen of the kitchen……..Martha Stewart.

Jumbo Muffin Tin

MY! aren’t you gorgeous!

Muffin Wrappers How To

I love the look of unbleached parchment paper (but you could use white as well)- cut 5-6″ squares for the jumbo size muffins

Spray muffin tins with a little cooking spray (this will help hold them in place)
Place one square of parchment into one cup of the muffin tin, pressing the folds to crease (it’s not going to be perfect, just do the best you can) – repeat with each muffin cup.
Fill cups 2/3 full with batter and bake.
After they cool, tie with a piece of twine or ribbon to make them extra pretty

DIY Parchment Paper Wrappers at TidyMom

Crisp Muffin Wrappers from Martha Stewart

I had picked up a bunch of yummy berries at Sams Club the other day……..so I decided on mixed berry muffins.

Berry Muffins recipe

Mixed Berry Muffins in Parchment Paper Wrappers

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 6

Mixed Berry Muffins in Parchment Paper Wrappers


  • 1 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 eggs
  • 3/4 cup berries, cleaned and cut if needed


  1. Preheat the oven to 400° F.
  2. Line jumbo muffin pan with paper liners.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt with wire whisk.
  4. Make a well in the center of dry ingredients and add buttermilk, oil, extract and eggs. Stir just until combined.
  5. Fold in berries.
  6. Fill muffin liners 2/3 full with batter.
  7. Bake for 22- 25 minutes for jumbo muffins or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Remove from muffin tray and cool on a rack.


Handle the batter as little as possible – too much handling will cause the muffins to be tough.

Variations: use any berries or combination of berries you like.


Berry Muffins recipe

These wrappers would be perfect for a brunch or for gifting muffins!  They look so cute and elegant, they would even work for cupcakes.

Find my supplies:
jumbo muffin pan

unbleached parchment paper

red and white paper straw from Sweet Baking Supply

More Muffin Recipes

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Cinnamon & Sugar Doughnut Muffins

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Triple Chocolate Muffins

Banana Espresso Muffins

Blueberry Muffins


How to make DIY Parchment Paper Wrappers at TidyMom.net

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46 Responses to “Mixed Berry Muffins in Parchment Paper Wrappers”

  1. Simple Girl posted on June 15, 2011 at 7:57 am (#)

    Those rustic wrappers are adorable! They definitely elevate the humble muffin!

  2. Amy | She Wears Many Hats posted on June 15, 2011 at 8:02 am (#)

    I’m totally gonna try those wrappers like that.

  3. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel posted on June 15, 2011 at 8:17 am (#)

    Thank you for this neat idea! Love it. Now I’ve got to find some unbleached parchment. I’ve never seen it anywhere in stores. I’ll be on the lookout for sure now. :)

  4. Deb posted on June 15, 2011 at 8:23 am (#)

    how hard is it to get unbleached parchment paper??

    And i love the straw, I even looked to see if it was like the ones I have but NOT. So tell me about them, also.

    This looks so inviting.
    THANKS for the inspiration

  5. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen posted on June 15, 2011 at 8:25 am (#)

    I love those cute little wrappers, especially with the little piece of twine around them.

  6. Robyn | Add a Pinch posted on June 15, 2011 at 8:25 am (#)

    I am loving those wrappers like that! Gorgeous!!!

  7. bridget {bake at 350} posted on June 15, 2011 at 8:27 am (#)

    I am SO going to try that! And can you believe I don’t have a jumbo size muffin tin? Everyone in Texas should have Texas size muffins!

  8. shelly (cookies and cups) posted on June 15, 2011 at 8:43 am (#)

    Those wrappers are so great! Leave it to Martha :)
    The photos are really pretty too Cheryl! ?

  9. megan @ whatmegansmaking posted on June 15, 2011 at 9:09 am (#)

    I love those parchment paper wrappers – so cute and bakery like! Plus the muffins sound delicious :) I need to get a large muffin tin one of these days…

  10. Cookbook Queen posted on June 15, 2011 at 9:10 am (#)

    Gorgeous!! They look fabulous, can’t wait to try the recipe :)

  11. Sweetsugarbelle posted on June 15, 2011 at 9:52 am (#)

    You absolutely positively 100% did an amazing beautiful job on these!!!! Gorgeous!

  12. Amanda Padgett posted on June 15, 2011 at 10:21 am (#)

    Love the way the parchment paper does double duty – ease of clean up and makes a great presentation. Thanks for sharing with us, definitely doing this next time I make muffins for someone!

    Funny thing – I have parchment paper in my drawer and never use it, but I will now! LOL

  13. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles posted on June 15, 2011 at 10:29 am (#)

    So very pretty – and fun!! And with berry season ready to burst, I can’t wait to try your muffins – thanks, Cheryl!

  14. Tiffany posted on June 15, 2011 at 10:51 am (#)

    I think I may be the only person who leaves my muffins naked. I just spray the pans and go for it. I like the way the outsides taste with no papers. But those parchment liners are pretty.

  15. Paisley Tulip posted on June 15, 2011 at 11:09 am (#)

    Now I am contemplating this very idea for my Smores Cupcakes I am making this week for my sister’s Wedding Shower. They say “camping” theme far better than cupcake wrappers! Perfect timing, thank you…

  16. Marci@OvercomingBusy posted on June 15, 2011 at 4:03 pm (#)

    Thanks for the great idea! I actually needed a good muffin recipe and a way to gift it pretty. This will work great!

  17. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction posted on June 15, 2011 at 4:16 pm (#)

    These look great… I love the look of the bakery style wrappers, but buying them is quite expensive. I’ll definitely give this a try.

  18. Kristen posted on June 15, 2011 at 4:32 pm (#)

    Loving those muffin wrappers! Such a great idea. I always wondered how you all did that.

  19. Wenderly posted on June 15, 2011 at 6:28 pm (#)

    I can’t wait to try those muffin wraps! Adds such charm!

  20. Lauren at Keep It Sweet posted on June 15, 2011 at 6:55 pm (#)

    Such a fun way to serve muffins!

  21. Michelle (What's Cooking with Kids) posted on June 15, 2011 at 9:44 pm (#)

    Adorable – I had no idea something like that existed! xoxo Michelle

  22. Katie | GoodLife Eats posted on June 16, 2011 at 9:22 am (#)

    YUMMY! These are beautiful pics, too!

  23. Dawn Farias posted on June 16, 2011 at 12:33 pm (#)

    Cheryl – I can’t get over how CUTE those wrappers are – especially tied with the twine. Great, great idea!

  24. Amy @ A Little Nosh posted on June 16, 2011 at 2:11 pm (#)

    Why am I not smart enough to have thought of this???

  25. Maria posted on June 16, 2011 at 3:13 pm (#)

    Delicious! I love how they are packaged too! So fun!

  26. Sue posted on June 16, 2011 at 3:45 pm (#)

    They do look gourmet, that’s for sure! Love jumbo size:)

  27. Claire @ Claire K Creations posted on June 16, 2011 at 6:33 pm (#)

    They’re so cute. I know what you mean… I can’t seem to replicate bakery muffins no matter how hard I try. It’s strange because most things I prefer the home-baked version.

  28. Jamielyn posted on June 16, 2011 at 10:56 pm (#)

    Oh my goodness. I love this idea! Gave it a thumbs up and pinned it. Thanks for the yummy inspirations!

  29. Jamie | My Baking Addiction posted on June 16, 2011 at 11:35 pm (#)

    I don’t make nearly enough muffins, these looks absolutely amazing. I am such a big fan of parchment liners, they are so beautifully natural looking.

  30. Paula posted on June 18, 2011 at 1:59 pm (#)

    I love the parchment paper wrappers! They just scream *home-baked goodness tucked inside*

  31. Angie @ Bigbearswife posted on June 20, 2011 at 11:44 am (#)

    What a great way to bake and serve the muffins!

  32. Meg @ NutMeg Place posted on June 22, 2011 at 11:21 am (#)

    So I tried these last night. :-) They looked gorgeous until I tried taking them out of the muffin pan… the parchment paper worked a little TOO well!! My muffins fell right out of the paper! It didnt stick at all! :-( They were delicious, but I was sad the paper wrapper didnt stick. What did I do wrong??

  33. Erin posted on April 25, 2012 at 10:40 pm (#)

    So I made these tonight and tried to tie the twine (mine is cotton, not sisal or jute), and it just slips down since the muffins taper. Any quick tips to get the twine to stay up? I’ll try them again in the morning when they are completely cooled and see if I have any luck!

  34. kim anderson posted on September 10, 2014 at 5:49 pm (#)

    So this is such a brilliant idea. I am so thankful you posted this parchment paper liner idea. I’ll never waste money on liners again especially for gifts!

  35. LH posted on November 24, 2014 at 2:07 pm (#)

    I too loved that you explained how to use the parchment paper…but here I am with GORGEOUS muffins (I made chocolate-chocolate chip….oohhh my!), and there is no way this twine is staying.  I noticed someone else asked the same question, but I can’t find your answer :(.  Maybe you tied them tightly and indented the muffin a bit, to get them to stay?  But that seems like it will be a two-woman job, because they are sliding so much on me!

    Thanks again for the fun post!

    • TidyMom replied on November 25th, 2014 at 2:18 pm

      I’m sorry, I didn’t really do anything special, I just tied them and they stayed.

  36. Parchment Muffin Cups posted on November 15, 2015 at 7:39 am (#)

    I am impressed. I don’t think Ive met anyone who knows as much about this subject as you do. You are truly well informed and very intelligent. You wrote something that people could understand and made the subject intriguing for everyone. Really, great blog you have got here.


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