Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Make your own Non-Stick cooking spray. I found this many years ago in a great cookbook. MAKE YOUR OWN CONVENIENCE FOODS by Don & Joan German. What I love about it is, "No propellents, no chemicals, no waste. And it lasts a long time.


  1. We've all seen PAM and other sprays for Non stick cooking.
  2. Now you can make your own at a fraction of the cost and no additives at all. Just pure liquid Lecithin which is a derivitive of Soy Beans.
  3. You can buy Liquid Lecithin in most health food stores.
  4. Pour Vodka into a jar with a screw on lid. Add the lecithin and shake to dissolve. That's it!
  5. If the idea of Vodka bothers you, you can use vegetable oil, corn oil or canola oil. But the oils will not dissolve the lecithin completely.
  6. As your pan heats the alcohol will evaporate leaving nothing but a thin coating of lecithin. NOTHING sticks! And it's easy to wash up.
  7. You can apply this with a basting brush, or a small spray bottle. I find a square of clean paper towel works best.
  8. Use only as much as needed to cover the bottom of a pan. A little goes a long way. No refrigeration required.
  9. Personally, I LOVE IT.
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This is a super recipe. I used it for pan coating for a pound cake and it released effortlessly. And the cake browned beautifully.

pearlyvictoria_5006528 June 11, 2014