Monday, May 31, 2010

Paper Pans


A few weeks ago, my friends over at Cake Art gave me a sample pack of some paper pans in a plethora of shapes and sizes. They thought I might like them. But, I don’t. I love them. You can bake and then turn right around and take your goodies to someone special. Either that or display them at home and turn your kitchen into a coffee shop which could be fun, too.


These tiny ones make me happy. The size. The color. The slightly scalloped edge. Happy.


And so do these tee-niny ones. Eeeeek!


They have cylinder-shaped baking molds and regular muffin cup styles, too. Both of these are sturdy enough that you don’t need a muffin tray to bake them in. Just arrange them on a baking sheet and go.


And look at these cuties. They have lids. Perfect to bake and take.

Since I had all these pans, I had to put something in them.


I went for blueberries and bananas…


… and made some yummy muffins.

Yummy Bananaberry Muffins

2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter, room temperature
2 eggs
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (or two medium-sized bananas)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup fresh blueberries (rinse and pat dry)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line tray with muffin cup papers.
Sift flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together with a wire whisk.
Add butter, eggs, bananas and vanilla.
Mix on low until just combined.
Fold in blueberries. Reserve some to place on the tops.
Bake for about 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Serve while still warm with butter.

Makes 12-15 muffins.


Add a little butter while they’re still warm and your tummy will say thank you.


Then tear right in.


I had enough batter to try them out in all of the smaller size pans for fun. The large round paper cake and loaf pans would have to wait for another day.

But you don’t. Cake Art was sweet and gave me a second sample pack. So who wants it? Anyone?


Try and control your excitement and enter for a chance to win a bunch of paper. ; )

Just leave a comment on this post and answer the following question.

What is your favorite muffin? (I know. Tough, huh.)

Deadline to enter is Tuesday, June 1 at 5 pm ET. Sorry, Time’s Up. Winner announced below.

One winner will be chosen at random and announced sometime Tuesday evening.

Good luck.

P.S. Cake Art has pans available in large and small quantities. Sorry, they don’t have photos… just descriptions. But here’s a site with more pan options and pictures.

Wow. I really didn’t expect so many people to want to win paper pans. Super surprised. And now I wish I had scored more sample packs from Cake Art. Maybe I’ll get more the next time I make a trip. Until then, we have a winner. I’m excited to announce this one too, because finally a low entry number one. Low like commenter #5! Yay!


Gretta said...

I love blueberry coconut muffins the best. Then again, I love any muffin that includes fresh blueberries! :)

May 31, 2010 01:12 AM
Angie said...

Ohhhh… very cool!

Favorite muffin… oatmeal and fruit. Raspberry, strawberry, apple – pretty much any type will do!


May 31, 2010 01:13 AM
Alison L. said...

My favorite muffin has to be the blueberry cream cheese muffin with crumbles on top!

May 31, 2010 01:14 AM
Shauntel said...

I love bran muffins. There is a hotel close to home that has them in the coffee shop. So good!

May 31, 2010 01:14 AM
Katie&Wags said...

Banana. No other flavours are invited either, it has to be plain and therefore perfect :)

May 31, 2010 01:14 AM
Michelle B. said...

Rhubarb with a crunchy cinnamon topping

May 31, 2010 01:15 AM
Susan Deedrick said...

My favorite muffin is banana nut!

May 31, 2010 01:15 AM
Caitlin said...

Definitely lemon poppy seed. Ohhh goodness, now I’m hungry for muffins.

May 31, 2010 01:15 AM
Sayaka H. said...

any fruit kind with streusel topping.

May 31, 2010 01:16 AM
Amy Johnson said...

My FAVORITE muffin is homemade raspberry, with the help of my six-year old who wants to be a chef. He likes to top them with a sprinkling of coarse sugar before baking to give them a little crunch on top. Amazing muffins, because they’re made with love.

May 31, 2010 01:17 AM
Laura said...

Definitely blueberry! Thanks for the chance to win!

May 31, 2010 01:17 AM
Bethany @ More Fruit Please said...

Carrot muffins with walnuts! I can pretend that they’re healthy for me even after I put half a stick of butter on one! ;-)

May 31, 2010 01:17 AM
Michelle said...

chocolate chip!

May 31, 2010 01:18 AM
Alexandra said...

I love strawberry chocolate chip muffins!! mmmmm

May 31, 2010 01:18 AM
Natalie Adams said...

favorite muffin? raspberry cream cheese with crumbles. can’t go wrong.

May 31, 2010 01:18 AM
Susiane said...

Honey Bran Muffins!!

May 31, 2010 01:18 AM
Emily D. said...

Oh this is a hard one, my new favorite is lime blueberry I love the balance of sweet and tart. But I do love banana blueberry too! In fact i just baked up some banana bread and muffins a few hours ago, i was super excited to see this post. I love those little pans too! I need these :)

May 31, 2010 01:19 AM
Lisa (bakebikeblog) said...

Wow what awesome pans! LOVE THEM!
My favourite muffin would have to be raspberry or apple :)

May 31, 2010 01:19 AM
Jocelyn Lykins said...

I love cinnamon streusel muffins!

May 31, 2010 01:19 AM
maud amanda said...

banana-granola. used granola once since i had no nuts, and even with tons of butter i like to think the combo is still healthy.

May 31, 2010 01:20 AM
Carlene said...

The best muffin I have had was a carrot cake muffin with cream cheese icing….soooo moist and delicious!! Yummy!! :)

May 31, 2010 01:20 AM
Tracy said...

Bakerella I love these too! I love cinnamon sugar muffins! Yum!! Thank you for this giveaway!!!

May 31, 2010 01:20 AM
Jamie said...

I love blueberry muffins! I definitely want to try your recipe, too!

May 31, 2010 01:20 AM
Quinn said...

Definitely good morning muffins for me. Served with jam and cream, they are not exactly the healthiest of all breakfast, but definitely very yummy!

May 31, 2010 01:20 AM
Nini said...

banana nut … or anything chocolate :)

May 31, 2010 01:21 AM
Desiree Wong said...

i LOVE pumpkin spice muffins! anytime, anyplace!

May 31, 2010 01:21 AM
Ashley Crown said...

Blueberry… YUM!! I think I will go make some for the morning…

May 31, 2010 01:21 AM
Amber F. said...

Banana chocolate chip!

May 31, 2010 01:21 AM
Joanna Kenney said...

I make a pumpkin apple muffin in autumn. It’s great, my favorite that I make. Hope I win.

May 31, 2010 01:21 AM
karen said...

definitely blueberry. and if they have struesel on top, even better!

May 31, 2010 01:22 AM
Lena said...

I love chocolate chocolate chip!

May 31, 2010 01:22 AM
Bethany Koch said...

My mom used to make these French Breakfast muffins, covered in cinnamon sugar…yummy goodness.

May 31, 2010 01:22 AM
Jen said...

I love, love, love blueberry muffins. I also make a mean babana bread. I can’t wait to try your Bananaberry muffins!

Oh yummy, yum yum!

May 31, 2010 01:22 AM
Charlotte Cheng said...

My favorite muffin is the classic blueberry muffin sprinkled with crystallized sugar on top. . mmmm

May 31, 2010 01:23 AM
iliana said...

Banana with chocolate chip!

May 31, 2010 01:23 AM
Silke said...

I just adore ricotta lemon muffins.
They are so creamy but with a little touch of acid… men they are good!!!

May 31, 2010 01:23 AM
Andrea in Chicago said...

Banana Nut muffin with butter. Great, now my mouth is watering.

May 31, 2010 01:23 AM
Mindy said...


May 31, 2010 01:23 AM
Traci said...

I do! I do! And the simple yet delicious blueberry muffin is the way to go.

May 31, 2010 01:23 AM
Emma said...

How cool is that stuff! I bake for others all the time, these would be great to have.

I think my favorite muffin is cinnamon streusel, all buttery and sweet and cinna-nummy. Mmm.

And would it be embarrassing to admit my second favorite is raisin bran?

May 31, 2010 01:24 AM
shelley said...

If it is a muffin, I love it.
But if I must choose, I would say my ultimate favorites are double chocolate banana AND lemon poppy seed. Mmmm.
I think Monday may be a marvelous day to make muffins.

May 31, 2010 01:24 AM
Danielle said...

Lemon muffins are delicious!

May 31, 2010 01:24 AM
Michelle said...

Carrot raisin…. so moist and yummy!

May 31, 2010 01:24 AM
Emily said...

My favorite muffins are…well, there is a tie lol. I love carrot muffins and I love cranberry muffins. They are both my favorites!

May 31, 2010 01:24 AM
chemicalpink said...

Blueberry. Though I may have to try your blueberry and banana muffin.

May 31, 2010 01:25 AM
Echo said...

These are so cool! I want a thousand of them! Lol.

I love apple cinnamon muffins, but I may have to stray and try these, they look scrumptious!

May 31, 2010 01:25 AM
Melissa said...

My favorite muffin is a tie between poppy seed and chocolate chocolate chip from Costco. They’re huge and AMAZING! :)

May 31, 2010 01:25 AM
Kathie said...

Well I say these are pretty darn nifty!!!

May 31, 2010 01:25 AM
Corie said...

I am a chocolate lover, so defiantly chocolate chip!!!

May 31, 2010 01:25 AM
Rina said...

Banana! (no nuts in my banana bread or muffins please)

May 31, 2010 01:25 AM
Ceci said...

Favorite muffin? So hard to decide! Um… blueberry or orange. No, even better- orange muffins with blueberries!

May 31, 2010 01:25 AM
Katie said...

My favorite muffins are blueberry. I will have to try the recipe you posted!

May 31, 2010 01:25 AM
Kristy F said...

I Love Banana muffins. Those pans are so cute!!

May 31, 2010 01:25 AM
Jessie said...

Banana Nut is my favorite! Yumm

May 31, 2010 01:26 AM
Min said...

Yes, please! I spent the day baking and would love to use these for gifting.

May 31, 2010 01:26 AM
Patsy said...

Chocolate-chocolate chip. Because muffin for me is another word for dessert :)

May 31, 2010 01:26 AM
Tricia Honea said...

I love Bran muffins. Plain and simple. They are my favorite because they are hearty with only a touch of sweetness. Everyone else in my family loves blueberry with just a touch of butter.

May 31, 2010 01:26 AM
Angie said...


May 31, 2010 01:26 AM
Gwen said...

I have to go with the classic blueberry with the strusell topping. Warm with a little butter or room temp with a little butter. Maybe it’s the butter I love and the flavor of the muffin is less important to me. :)

May 31, 2010 01:26 AM
Lisa Mack said...

Blueberry with streusel!

May 31, 2010 01:26 AM
kari n. said...

Blueberry with streusel topping…Mmm!

May 31, 2010 01:26 AM
Rachel said...

Lemon Blueberry! Delicious! Also, I have a pretty healthy recipe…so you can eat more! ;-)

May 31, 2010 01:27 AM
Shannie B said...

My favorite is banana ginger with a cinnamon crumb topping.

May 31, 2010 01:27 AM
Ariel Marie said...

Double choco-chip banana!

May 31, 2010 01:27 AM
Shrey said...

My favorite muffins are pineapple-carrot-nutmeg muffins. My sister and I made them (accidentally!) while trying to recreate a muffin we had at a coffee shop nearby, and they turned out AMAZING! With coarse brown sugar on top, they’re just toooooo yummy to resist <3

May 31, 2010 01:27 AM
Courtney S. said...

Any muffin w/cinnamon and “coffee cake” in the name wins my heart! I’m also a big fan of banana bread muffins.

May 31, 2010 01:27 AM
laura said...

favorite muffin hmmm chocolate chip chocolate. yummmy

ps how many berries for the receipe above

May 31, 2010 01:27 AM
Elle said...

My favorite is pumpkin with cream cheese frosting! YUMMY!

May 31, 2010 01:27 AM
GinaG said...

Have to be blueberry!!

May 31, 2010 01:27 AM
irene said...

pumpkin chocolate chip! or banana chocolate chip! or anything chocolate chip but maybe that’s more of a cupcake now….LOVE the paper muffin cups!!

May 31, 2010 01:27 AM
Christine said...

Banana chocolate chip! My mom never made them when I was a kid. And as much as I do loves me some blueberry muffins, I’m kind of done. ^-^

May 31, 2010 01:27 AM
Victoria said...

Favorite kind of muffin? You mean there is a kind other than blueberry? lol

The paper pans are so cute!! They make it look fancy and you don’t even have to try. Definitely the coolest thing.

May 31, 2010 01:27 AM
Missy said...

Pumpkin with a big blob of cream cheese baked in the middle. So rich and tasty!

May 31, 2010 01:28 AM
Emily H. said...

My favorite muffin is either a double chocolate chip or some kind of cinnamon streusel. By the way, I’ve seen those paper baking pans before and love them! Good to know they work too!

May 31, 2010 01:28 AM
Tammi said...

It has to be cream cheese or chocolate chip. Those are the best! I love your site! So many wonderful ideas!

May 31, 2010 01:28 AM
karyn said...

i love sour cream poppy seed, but blueberry and corn are a close second and third. congratulations on your upcoming book : )

May 31, 2010 01:28 AM
Jenni B said...

No contest…the ones I make all the time for my kids and their teachers…banana choc chip : )

May 31, 2010 01:28 AM
Ashley said...

Blueberry muffins will always be my favorite. Those or chocolate chip muffins. So good!

May 31, 2010 01:28 AM
Elga said...

My favourite muffin is with meringue, strawberries and white chocolate drops:) Springfully!
Beautiful post ;)

May 31, 2010 01:29 AM
Katie said...

My favorite kind of muffin is banana but I always add a little something extra to it. Banana with white chocolate chips and walnuts is delish! (with a little spread of cream cheese frosting on the top)
These paper baking cups are amazing!

May 31, 2010 01:29 AM
Alex said...

Cranberry and dark chocolate

May 31, 2010 01:29 AM
AnneF said...

I think I love all muffins…but ones with cranberries are my favorite!

May 31, 2010 01:29 AM
Erica said...

My favorite muffins are pumpkin, but now that I think about it, I don’t think I have ever come across a muffin I didn’t like! Blueberry, strawberry, blackberry, banana walnut, cranberry bran, chocolate, chocolate chip……Now I want a muffin!

May 31, 2010 01:29 AM
Demetria said...

oh… wee… I LOVE LOVE Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins… they are so great! Thanks so much for the chance!

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May 31, 2010 01:29 AM
susie~q said...

I love pumpkin muffins…they would look oh so pretty in these paper pans…and then I would have more to eat, too! ;)

May 31, 2010 01:29 AM
Andrea said...

I will always be a sucker for an apple cinnamon muffin. Mmm.

May 31, 2010 01:29 AM
Shannon Wiedener said...

I love blueberry/cranberry muffins. I love the little bursts of tartness.

May 31, 2010 01:29 AM
Heather Paullus said...

Chocolate Chip!

May 31, 2010 01:30 AM
Randi said...

Banana nut ?

May 31, 2010 01:30 AM
Tara said...

Pumpkin apple muffins with a streusel topping. They make me think of Thanksgiving morning growing up. Plus, I could eat almost anything if there is streusel is on top!

May 31, 2010 01:30 AM
Abi said...

definitely blueberry!

May 31, 2010 01:30 AM
Mindy said...

probably a banana/chocolate muffin with a crunchy top mmmm….

May 31, 2010 01:30 AM
Jamie said...

Favorite muffin – Banana barley with chocolate chips added in (source:Baking Bites). YUM!!

May 31, 2010 01:30 AM
karen said...

blueberry with honey whipped butter!

May 31, 2010 01:30 AM
BJ said...

My favorite muffin is pumpkin walnut, but since not a lot of places have that, I usually get a blueberry muffin :)

May 31, 2010 01:30 AM
sue said...

my fav muffin is double chocolate chip! basic & yet absolutely delicious when warmed up and eaten together with a mug of hot coffee.. mmm :)

May 31, 2010 01:31 AM
jen f. said...

Banana Chocolate Chip!!

May 31, 2010 01:31 AM
Anonymous said...

lemon sourcrem

May 31, 2010 01:31 AM
Geneva said...

Blueberry muffins from souplantation. So good!

May 31, 2010 01:31 AM
Margaret said...

Favorite..banana nut or maybe cinnamon pecan or blueberry. Or something with coconut???

May 31, 2010 01:32 AM
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