What are the best alternatives for parchment paper?
Some people find silicone baking mats and silicone muffin pans work as a good alternative to parchment paper. Some people have also had success using magazine pages cut to size. A few people recommend that you grease the pan before you bake since any food residue gets cooked into the pan instead of being soaked up by parchment paper like with paraffin “paper” or non-stick cooking spray, so it’s easier for anything stuck on the bottom to come off. Many simply prefer not using parchment at all because they find it too disposable after repeated use, where boiling water may suffice instead.