Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

I can't take credit for inventing this. I found it on Fiona Hayne's Low Fat Cooking blog. It's so easy to put together, and it works just as well as Pam.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil (or olive oil for olive oil spray)
  • 1 cup less two tablespoons water


  1. Buy a new plant mister bottle. Wash thoroughly before using.
  2. Add two tablespoons of canola oil followed by 1 cup less two tablespoons of water.
  3. Use these sprays the same way you would use commercial cooking sprays. Just make sure you shake it before each use.


Most Helpful

Hello,Pam! Can't get it here so this was a great substitute and it works like a charm.Thanks for sharing this.

littlemafia April 14, 2010

I ran out of parchment paper for a recipe and searched around for a non-stick spray without lecithin. Saw this, made it was skeptical (it was very watery) but it worked perfectly! I used olive oil (healthier then canola). Since I didn't have an empty spray bottle on hand I shook it vigorously in a container and just brushed it on. Just in case you were wondering, this makes 1 cup of spray. 1 cup less two tablespoons means to minus two tablespoons of water from the measured cup.

CoconutGirl February 01, 2010

This worked so great!! I love this homemade "Pam"! It worked just as well as a boughten can of cooking spray, and I like that it's not aerosol. Thanks for the keeper! Made for your football pool win :)

Shelby Jo November 10, 2009

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