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!


Mary-Frances C. said...

My favorite is chocolate..yummy!

May 31, 2010 01:32 AM
Lyndsay said...

I was going to go with a traditional blueberry muffin… but then I thought of the coffee shop in town and their pistachio muffin… YUMMMMMY… okay now I cannot wait until morning to go and get one :-)

May 31, 2010 01:32 AM
Jennifer said...

A place I used to work would have fresh cranberry walnut muffins. I could not get enough!

May 31, 2010 01:32 AM
melanie said...

Easiest question ever…our local paper posted a recipe about 3 years ago and I’ve been addicted ever since…Lemon Cheesecake Poppyseed…they would look gorgeous in those teeny tiny loaf pans!!!

May 31, 2010 01:32 AM
Nikki B said...

My favorite is either yummy corn muffins (with kernels in them) or blueberry muffins with sugar on top!

May 31, 2010 01:32 AM
Heather Crane said...


May 31, 2010 01:32 AM
Lindsay Keith said...

My favourite muffin is a carrot muffin! MMMmmmmmmmm Yummy!

May 31, 2010 01:32 AM
Carolina said...

My favorite muffin is “white chocolate chip and raspberry”!
The paper pans are so cute…

May 31, 2010 01:32 AM
KJ said...

I think my favorite muffins are banana chocolate chip muffins or blueberry muffins. Think I might have to make some muffins for breakfast tomorrow.

May 31, 2010 01:32 AM
Jani said...

At the risk of sounding geriatric, bran. Preferably with honey, raisins and buttermilk. May have to make some tomorrow!

These pans look great – thanks for the contest.

May 31, 2010 01:33 AM
Lynette said...

Straight up banana. Love those paper pans, perfect for gifts – but giving away baked goods is always hard for me!

May 31, 2010 01:33 AM
Ces said...

I like chocolate chip and banana nut muffins.
I love your site. I’m not a great baker but this site inspires me to try!

May 31, 2010 01:33 AM
Jessica said...

Mmmmmm…double chocolate chip!
I love all of your recipes and ideas!
Thanks for the chance to win!

May 31, 2010 01:33 AM
Tiffany E said...

I am a boring, plain gal. I love Blueberry or Chocolate Chip. Mmmm…

May 31, 2010 01:33 AM
Christie said...

I love love love double chocolate muffins.

May 31, 2010 01:33 AM
Emma said...

i love love love orange muffins!

May 31, 2010 01:33 AM
Jeni said...

Blueberry tops the list, but Apple cinnamon comes in a close second!

May 31, 2010 01:34 AM
elyssa said...

Rasberry and white choc – yummo.

May 31, 2010 01:34 AM
Joanna said...

Good ole fashion banana bread muffins are my favorite..with a few chocolate chips. Mmmm!

May 31, 2010 01:34 AM
Laura said...

Mmmm. Muffins! I’m a choc-banana fan! Makes me feel like at least I’m a LITTLE bit healthy…haha.

May 31, 2010 01:34 AM
Kelly said...

hmmmm, blueberry chocolate chip… I am thinking a combo is in order. These pans are super cute.

May 31, 2010 01:34 AM
Jaya K said...

Apple spice muffins, definitely! Not that I’d honestly turn down blueberry… or chocolate… or cinnamon streusel… or corn muffins… or really any muffin, ever!

May 31, 2010 01:34 AM
Kayla said...

Blueberry, hands down no questions asked!

May 31, 2010 01:34 AM
Brenda said...

bananuuh! nuts, no nuts. nommy! :)

May 31, 2010 01:35 AM
Yolanda said...

My favorite muffins are brown butter blueberry muffins from Joy the Baker.

May 31, 2010 01:35 AM
Tracy said...

A tie between a spicy muffin with a crunchy struesel top or a triple chocolate (cocoa and chocolate chips in batter with thin chocolate glaze drizzled on top).

May 31, 2010 01:35 AM
Amber said...

Definitely chocolate chip. Follows my theory that if it’s not chocolate, not worth eating.

May 31, 2010 01:35 AM
Tiffeny said...

These look like so much fun. My favorite muffin is Carrot Cake w/raisins in them and cream cheese frosting drizzled over them….yummy!

May 31, 2010 01:35 AM
Savannah said...

My favorite muffins to bake and eat are apple cinnamon. So good!

May 31, 2010 01:35 AM
Marcy said...

Apple Struesel – YUM!

May 31, 2010 01:35 AM
Kristin said...

I like Banana Nut, with Apple Cinnamon a close second. Blueberry or Poppyseed are good, too. It’s just too hard to choose. I like them all!!

May 31, 2010 01:35 AM
Renee' Simmons said...

Chocolate chip muffins… mainly because I love cake & cupcakes but can’t have all that sugar from frosting. So I get my chocolate fix with Chocolate chip or chocolate cake muffins. Of couse I like banana nut, apple & so many more!

May 31, 2010 01:35 AM
Marion said...

Pumpkin chocolate chip! Yum.

May 31, 2010 01:36 AM
Kimberly said...

I once had a raspberry muffin filled with lemon curd. To.Die.For.

May 31, 2010 01:36 AM
Jessica said...

More adorableness!

May 31, 2010 01:36 AM
Michelle said...

Pumpkin muffins all year long!

May 31, 2010 01:36 AM
Mai said...

Blueberry muffins are my favorite, they’re such a classic

May 31, 2010 01:36 AM
Trish said...

My fave is blueberry!

May 31, 2010 01:36 AM
living eventfully said...

Pumpkin Cream Cheese!

May 31, 2010 01:36 AM
Kacie Petty said...

the only muffins i eat are blueberry muffins! i love them! but, its weird, i dont eat blueberries any other time at all.

May 31, 2010 01:36 AM
Susan said...

Favorite muffin: anything with cinnamon and/or cream cheese

May 31, 2010 01:36 AM
Devi said...

I just recently found a recipe for banana crumb muffins and I fell in loooove! So delicious :)

May 31, 2010 01:36 AM
meagan columbia said...

blueberry! it has to have a crumble topping though….and butter. yum!

May 31, 2010 01:36 AM
Audrey said...

Blueberry muffins are my favorite! They are my perfect breakfast, especially with some butter.

May 31, 2010 01:37 AM
Jessica said...

Who doesn’t love the blueberry muffins from Starbucks…so freakin good!

May 31, 2010 01:37 AM
2paw said...

Mmm, a muffin with lemon zest and juice, with some home made lemon curd as a surprise inside and a swirl of meringue on top, using the egg whites left over from the curd. Served with a nice cup of Lady Grey tea.

May 31, 2010 01:37 AM
Emily said...

Hmm. . . I can’t decide between chocolate chip, poppy seed, or cream cheese. How about a hybrid? :)

May 31, 2010 01:37 AM
Doree said...

Almond Poppy Seed! The best!

May 31, 2010 01:38 AM
Katie said...

FUN! Love those! My favorite muffins that I make all the time are black and blueberry muffins :) They are delish and also (somewhat) healthy. Thanks, Bakerella!

May 31, 2010 01:38 AM
magdalena vargas said...

My two favorite muffins would have to be apple & poppy seed they are SO YUMMY!!!

May 31, 2010 01:38 AM
Brittney Crabtree said...

Haven’t met a muffin yet that I didn’t like….especially if it has some kind of strudel on top. Yum.

May 31, 2010 01:38 AM
Rain said...

Mmm! I love blueberry with a crumb topping! But I’m not too picky and will take just about any muffin handed to me.

May 31, 2010 01:38 AM
Ashley Marie said...

Hmm. Definitely Banana Nut… with real bananas and plenty of walnuts. Mmmm. I hope I win so I can make some in those cute paper pans!

May 31, 2010 01:38 AM
His said...

I’d love to win a bunch of paper :)
My favourite muffin? Chocolate muffin with chocolate chips, yummmm!

May 31, 2010 01:38 AM
Janet said...

Hands down I love blueberry muffins!

May 31, 2010 01:38 AM
Laila Røde Cave said...

My favorite muffins are the black bottomed cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Delicious!

May 31, 2010 01:38 AM
Tami said...

LOVE these paper pans! My favorite muffin is blueberry!

May 31, 2010 01:39 AM
Kellie Choi said...

I Love any kind of muffins with chocolate in it~!

May 31, 2010 01:39 AM
Kimberly said...

Chocolate Chip!

May 31, 2010 01:39 AM
Melissa said...

I love cinnamon streusel muffins! They’re my absolute favorite. But I think I might like ANYTHING baked in these darling paper pans and cups!

May 31, 2010 01:39 AM
Lisa said...

My favorite is Banana or Blueberry. I’ve never had them together in one muffin, so I’m making your recipe next!

May 31, 2010 01:39 AM
Nicky H said...

I often make goodies for bake sales for charities in our area. Some of those would be so perfect!
I’m going with banana nut muffins. :)

May 31, 2010 01:39 AM
Natalie said...

Almond poppyseed. I had them as a kid and LOVED them. Can’t find a good recipe as an adult though…

May 31, 2010 01:40 AM
tony m. said...

I LOVE these and especially the fact they have cute little lids! My favorite muffin is cinnamon struesel. Now I am so hungry, I think I’ll go bake some! lol

May 31, 2010 01:40 AM
Tabby McCarthy said...

Just plain old banana muffins for me :) Sometimes add choc. chips for the kids!

May 31, 2010 01:41 AM
Cassie said...

Apple muffins with crumble topping.. Delicious!
I may have to go make some now…

May 31, 2010 01:41 AM
Hannah said...

Pumpkin muffins with a cream cheese spread… or maybe carrot muffins… or blueberry… or lemon poppyseed…. too many good types of muffins. :)

May 31, 2010 01:41 AM
jamie said...

lemon poppyseed

May 31, 2010 01:41 AM
Dezirae said...

i have the weakness for those double chocolate muffins, with chocolate chips on top…hmmm…when they are really moist and fluffy! man now i have to get some !

May 31, 2010 01:41 AM
Swooz said...

Zucchini muffins! Delicious….they can be savory or sweet – yummy!

May 31, 2010 01:41 AM
Ellysa said...

BLUEBERRY! Always has been, always will be. I even have an adorable little story with my boyfriend about them. :)

Also, I love that this post came on the SAME day that I bought a pound cake from the store, in a paper pan, and wondered if they were as awesome as they seem. Apparently so!

May 31, 2010 01:41 AM
Lee said...

LOVE these paper pans! What great shapes!!
Seriously, you find the coolest stuff!
My favorite muffin is pumpkin cheesecake….
… and now I am craving one!!!

May 31, 2010 01:42 AM
Lotus Ren said...

Double Chocolate chip!!

May 31, 2010 01:42 AM
Brittany said...

I love blueberry muffins with sugar topping…either that, or double chocloate chip muffins…YUM!

May 31, 2010 01:42 AM
MELISSA said...

My favorite muffin was this bran muffin I had at a small beach town diner that was grilled and served with a dollop of butter. . . I’m not even a bran-girl but it was heavenly!

May 31, 2010 01:43 AM
Esther Carrera said...

My favorite muffin is banana nut chocolate chip. Sooo very delicious. I think I might just have to make some now!

May 31, 2010 01:43 AM
Bianca said...

My favourite muffin? I have no idea… In the Netherlands we (I) don’t eat muffins that much, so I think I haven’t had them yet :-o
I suspect chocolate strawberry will be good though =D (or else something with lemon, coconut or pecan) I’ll have to test it soon; luckily it’s my birthday, so I have an excuse to try some this weekend (party) ;-)

May 31, 2010 01:43 AM
Justina said...

I love love love cinnamuffins that a local cafe makes. Cinnamon roll + muffin = DELICIOUS!

May 31, 2010 01:43 AM
Annie Kaiser said...

Cinnamon Chip muffins!

May 31, 2010 01:43 AM
andrea said...

squeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! So cute!!

lemon crumb cake muffins are my very favorite :-)

May 31, 2010 01:43 AM
bev said...

Blueberry all the way!!

May 31, 2010 01:44 AM
SaraC said...

orange-cranberry is my favorite, with blueberry-lemon a close second :)

May 31, 2010 01:44 AM
Candee Jackson said...

Hands down, blueberry…with tons of butter to eat it with. However, since my Aunt Peg died and I don’t get to pick berries from her grove anymore, they just never taste the same…

My daughter, however, will eat any flavor. She’s two. This week her favorite are banana chocolate chip. If you don’t believe me, ask her what she wants for breakfast. She’ll tell you “Nanna Choco-wit Cakies, Pwease…it’s my fav-wit”

i never had cinnamon pecan like in post 100…those i’d love to try!!!

May 31, 2010 01:44 AM
Angela said...

Apple and Cinnamon! :D Mmm

May 31, 2010 01:44 AM
Helen said...

I absolutely love orange cranberry muffins! I worked at the coffee shop on campus my freshman year of college where they sold them. I wish I would’ve gotten the recipe from them before I left!

May 31, 2010 01:44 AM
Madison said...

I’m gonna have to go with chocolate ship. Can’t beat em (:

May 31, 2010 01:44 AM
Kara said...

I usually go for banana nut

May 31, 2010 01:45 AM
Darci said...

It would have to be poppyseed or maybe blueberry but then I do like a good bran muffin….really I have to pick just one.

May 31, 2010 01:45 AM
Shannon said...

Pumpkin spice. Shhhh…I love them with a bit of whipped cream on top so that they taste like the most delicious pumpkin pie! (Did i just admit that?!?!)

May 31, 2010 01:45 AM
Hannah said...

Boring but I loooove blueberry!

May 31, 2010 01:45 AM
Samantha Wayment said...

Ohh man — I love chocolate chocolate-chip muffins. Isn’t that so bad?! But ohhhh so very good ;)

May 31, 2010 01:45 AM
Pamela Ellis said...

S’more muffins, with crushed graham crackers instead of flour, chopped Hershey bar mixed in and mini marshmallows on top. Men and children go nuts for them! As do most of the women I know.

May 31, 2010 01:45 AM
Wendy in California said...

My fav is poppy seed. Nope, make that banana nut. Then again, there’s chocolate chocolate chip. Muffins are muffelous! Thanks, Bakerella for the new recipe – gotta try it soon!

May 31, 2010 01:45 AM
m i c h e l l e said...

very cool paper pans!!!

Fave muffin: banana!!!

May 31, 2010 01:45 AM
Lindsey said...

My fav is probably a coffee cake type muffin with cinnamon.. yumm.. pumpkin being a close 2nd!

May 31, 2010 01:46 AM
Brittanie said...

Blueberry muffins with sugary topping are my favorite.

May 31, 2010 01:46 AM
Sylvia Morales said...

Honey Bran muffin with raisins! Yummmmm

May 31, 2010 01:46 AM
Erin said...

Eeee, those pans are so cute! =D
I’d have to say my favorite muffin is something along the lines of blueberry with lemon cake or lemon glaze, yummy either way. Basically anything with blueberries + lemon is a winner in my house =)

May 31, 2010 01:46 AM
Amy E. said...

Lemon Poppyseed!

May 31, 2010 01:47 AM
Melissa M Parker said...

My favorite Muffin is good old blueberry. I grew up in Massachusetts and a local store called Jordan Marsh use to sell the best Blueberry muffins in the world. They had huge tops that were covered in sugar. If you google Jordan marsh you will find tons of rip of recipes but I haven’t found one that comes close to the orginal.

I love the little brown loaf pans I bought some last week for banana bread I am going to sell at a bake sale I am holding at work to benefit the NH SPCA.

May 31, 2010 01:47 AM
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