Monday, May 31, 2010

Paper Pans

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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.

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

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And so do these tee-niny ones. Eeeeek!

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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.

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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.

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I went for blueberries and bananas…

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… 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.

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

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Then tear right in.

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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?

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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!

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Toni said...

I agree with a couple other ladies: Lemon Poppy Seed is my all-time fave.

May 31, 2010 01:47 AM
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Whitney said...

Hands down, lemon poppyseed! :)

May 31, 2010 01:47 AM
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Erin said...

Blueberry! Or cranberry-orange muffins, which are also delicious!

May 31, 2010 01:47 AM
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shelby said...

ooohh yummy um blueberry!! no………..chocolate chip!!!………..no wait, these yummy espresso struesel muffins my mom made with a yummy cinnamon sugar cream cheese spread! oh yummy!!!

May 31, 2010 01:47 AM
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Krystal said...

TOUGH!
I’d have to say either: Pistachio walnut, orange cranberry or this delicious, amazing piece of muffin heaven from a place called Claire’s in New Haven, CT It’s lemon, blueberry, coconut. to die for.

May 31, 2010 01:48 AM
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Leesa said...

Definitely blueberry :)

May 31, 2010 01:48 AM
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Lorraine said...

Cranberry walnut!

May 31, 2010 01:48 AM
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Katie said...

Favorite muffin ever — def lemon poppy seed! Or maybe a chocolate-chocolate.. I just seriously love muffins, I can’t make up my mind. :)

May 31, 2010 01:49 AM
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shiras said...

Chocolate chip!

May 31, 2010 01:49 AM
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alisa said...

I love cranberry orange muffings! Another favorite is raisin bran muffins!

May 31, 2010 01:49 AM
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Melissa Blewitt said...

I’m a banana chocolate chip sort of person. And these are adorable!

May 31, 2010 01:49 AM
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Jodie said...

can’t go past chocolate, i use Lindt chocolate , its fantastic!

May 31, 2010 01:49 AM
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Stephanie said...

Currently my favourite muffin is this banana muffin recipe I found with a crumble that caramelizes on top while cooking (yum!), but I’m having a go at some sour cream and rhubarb muffins tomorrow and those may win out the top spot!

May 31, 2010 01:49 AM
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Lee said...

My favorite is any kind my wife makes.. and she could make a lot with all of these!

May 31, 2010 01:49 AM
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Charis said...

How cool! Hmm, favorite muffin…Cinnamon &sugar, probably (I am a sucker for cinnamon and sugar)

May 31, 2010 01:50 AM
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Nida said...

Since we don’t get blueberries here, I would have to say Banana. Or Chocolate Chip. Both. Together. Yes, that’s it, Banana Chocolate Chip!

May 31, 2010 01:50 AM
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Jaymee said...

blueberry!

May 31, 2010 01:50 AM
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Emily Small said...

I love a good blueberry muffin! I’ll have to give these muffins a try.

May 31, 2010 01:50 AM
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crystal price said...

lemon blueberry is my favorite…with raw sugar sprinkled on the top…yummy!

May 31, 2010 01:50 AM
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Yvette said...

I don’t have a favorite… Blueberry, carrot, zucchini, bran…I love me my muffins ;o)

May 31, 2010 01:50 AM
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Monica R said...

Blueberry moffins….:D delicious!!

May 31, 2010 01:51 AM
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Jessica said...

My favourite muffin is banana chocolate chip!

May 31, 2010 01:51 AM
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Esther said...

Blueberry muffins. They’re the ones I always make.

May 31, 2010 01:51 AM
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Emily said...

Pear and ginger! Or pumpkin spice… mmm perfect in the fall!

May 31, 2010 01:52 AM
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lilpocketninja said...

Blueberry! Especially the giant ones from my local bakery because I don’t have to make them!

May 31, 2010 01:52 AM
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Chrys said...

I love love love chocolate chip muffins!!!!

May 31, 2010 01:52 AM
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Nadia said...

My favorite muffin has got to be the muffin top. Definitely the best part of the muffin. If you want flavors, lemon poppy and banana chocolate are delish!

May 31, 2010 01:52 AM
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lovey said...

Peanut butter muffins with chunks of pineapple and raisins are wonderful!

May 31, 2010 01:52 AM
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Anna N. said...

Strawberry vanilla. With poppy seeds. Yum!

May 31, 2010 01:52 AM
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Stephanie said...

Mine could switch on a daily basis…right now it would have to be something with strawberry!

May 31, 2010 01:53 AM
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mandy Gross said...

Pumpkin all the way!

May 31, 2010 01:53 AM
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Yen said...

Blueberry Muffins hands down my favorite.

May 31, 2010 01:53 AM
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Joan said...

BANANA NUT MUFFIN! no contest theres! XDD

May 31, 2010 01:53 AM
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terry galbraith said...

Bannana Nut! That is my favorite!

May 31, 2010 01:54 AM
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baalem said...

I love cranberry orange cream muffins. Lemon poppyseed is delicious as well.

May 31, 2010 01:54 AM
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Melinda said...

LOVE blueberry muffins :)

May 31, 2010 01:55 AM
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Tiffany said...

Those pans are adorable!!! I love to give food as a thank you or a I’m thinking of you or just because. I would have to say my favorite kind of muffin would be chocolate chocolate chip. Yummm, it’s a dessert and a breakfast all in one. : )

May 31, 2010 01:55 AM
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Holly Fidanzo said...

Blueberry… no, wait … APPLE Struesel… Oh.. Dang… BLUEBERRY! Grrrrrrr.

May 31, 2010 01:55 AM
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Gina said...

Such a difficult question! My mom used to make some amazing corn muffins that were the best breakfast with a pat of warm butter on top…Failing that my default would have to involve chocolate :)

May 31, 2010 01:55 AM
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Erin Wilson said...

I know its prob a little weird, but I kind of love bran muffins :)

May 31, 2010 01:56 AM
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Erika said...

Hmm,, I love most all of them. But I’m going to have to go with pumpkin. Yum.

May 31, 2010 01:56 AM
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Lori@Not Always Charming said...

Pumpkin muffins dusted with a little powdered sugar! MMmmmm

May 31, 2010 01:56 AM
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Leischen said...

Lemon Poppyseed. Yum

May 31, 2010 01:57 AM
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Debbie said...

Those pans are fantastic!

My favorite is vanilla chocolate chip, although blueberry is a close second!

May 31, 2010 01:57 AM
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Kate b. said...

Peanut butter chocolate chip! Yummm!

May 31, 2010 01:57 AM
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Kirsten said...

YUMMMMMMIEST ever are the Oatmeal, carrot & vanilla yogourt muffins my four year old and I created. Her four year old cousin ate 14 mini -muffins for breakfast while they were visiting.

May 31, 2010 01:57 AM
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Angie said...

cranberry orange nut muffins are delish!

May 31, 2010 01:58 AM
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robert said...

my girlfriend’s blueberry muffins :)

May 31, 2010 01:58 AM
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Mandy said...

Poppyseed is my favorite! (Well, it’s my favorite batter at least…hahaha.)

May 31, 2010 01:58 AM
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Miss Happy said...

Blueberry :x

May 31, 2010 01:58 AM
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Tiffany S. said...

Orange cranberry muffins are the best!!

May 31, 2010 01:59 AM
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ashley said...

I love white chocolate raspberry muffins!!

May 31, 2010 01:59 AM
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Anahi said...

i love love love chocolate chip muffins :)

May 31, 2010 01:59 AM
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LaceyNB said...

My favorite muffin is blueberry with a sugared top. I just love the way the berries burst open when baked and spread the blueberry flavor throughout.

May 31, 2010 02:00 AM
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noodle said...

Hmmm, my favourite muffin? Definitely double chocolate chip!

May 31, 2010 02:01 AM
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Evelyn Martin said...

I love lemon poppyseed. It’s so simple and it makes me think about Spring and sunshine and fields of, well, poppies. And i like the little crunch from the seeds as well. There’s just enough of it to make it a little more interesting than just a lemon muffin

May 31, 2010 02:01 AM
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Tagyn said...

I love lemon with poppy seeds! Those pans look very cool:)

May 31, 2010 02:01 AM
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Kellie Yeates said...

I’m still in search of my favorite muffin, I know it probably would be a blueberry of some kind, but I haven’t found the one yet. I have a new blueberry sour cream recipe to try but haven’t had a chance to make it yet. Here’s hoping its the one!

May 31, 2010 02:02 AM
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Kerstin said...

That is easy. Chocolate, with chocolate chips inside.

May 31, 2010 02:02 AM
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Baking Monster said...

I would have to say blueberry for sure!

May 31, 2010 02:02 AM
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Sarah said...

Chocolate Chip muffins! So good :) Or anything with chocolate!

May 31, 2010 02:03 AM
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Amanda said...

I can’t pick a favorite!! I love chocolate chip, blueberry, and orange cranberry! All so good!!!

May 31, 2010 02:03 AM
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Jodie said...

Double choc banana! mmmmm but your recipe looks so good….hmm wonder if I have time to make some tonight..yummy!

May 31, 2010 02:03 AM
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Kayla said...

banana nut or something with berries like orange raspberry or blueberry…… mmmm muffins *drool*

May 31, 2010 02:05 AM
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sara said...

it is a tough one! its a tie between blueberry and banana nut!

May 31, 2010 02:05 AM
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Ilene said...

key lime muffins from Sweet Tomatoes

May 31, 2010 02:05 AM
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Kim said...

Double chocolate chip muffins… and if I’m being especially bad… double chocolate chip muffin with a smear of peanut butter on the top. Mmmm!! nom nom nom.

May 31, 2010 02:05 AM
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chris said...

banana crumb muffins!

May 31, 2010 02:06 AM
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dani said...

Blueberry is def my fav!

May 31, 2010 02:06 AM
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patti said...

lemon blueberry…yummmmm

May 31, 2010 02:08 AM
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Kelley @ Magnetoboldtoo said...

OMG they are adorable!

Favourite muffin? Cannot go past lemon and poppyseed. Full of awesome.

May 31, 2010 02:08 AM
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QuynhV. said...

I love Cinnamon Banana Muffins w/ a crumb topping! Delish!

May 31, 2010 02:08 AM
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Erica Evans said...

Blueberry muffin by far. And it’s the one that my girls love as well. can’t go wrong!

May 31, 2010 02:09 AM
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Emily Teeter said...

I pink puffy heart blackberry muffins with fresh blackberries!

May 31, 2010 02:10 AM
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Belinda said...

Blueberry Muffins are my favorite! This post made me want one ( or a few) really bad!

May 31, 2010 02:10 AM
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Tori said...

Cranberry-orange. That is one good muffin!

May 31, 2010 02:10 AM
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AllisonK said...

I had not idea there were paper pans!! How fun!!!
I love blueberry muffins!

May 31, 2010 02:11 AM
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elena said...

I like all kinds of muffins but my favourite are definitely the first muffins I ever tried: the classic blueberry!
Elena

May 31, 2010 02:11 AM
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Kendra said...

Blueberry is a great standby, although, there are lots of others I love as well. This is making me hungry!

May 31, 2010 02:11 AM
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Alisha said...

Mmmm, so may to choose from. I guess I’ll go with simple banana with pecans.

May 31, 2010 02:11 AM
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Ladytink_534 said...

Oh it’s a major toss up between blueberry and orange sugar.

May 31, 2010 02:11 AM
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Michelle said...

Mt favourie is dark chocolate with plus banana. ;)

May 31, 2010 02:11 AM
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Ming said...

Blueberry!

May 31, 2010 02:13 AM
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April said...

Until I was 14, I thought there was only one flavor of muffin: blueberry. Then I took an out-of-state trip with my grandparents, when I was introduced to the wonder of chocolate chip muffins. I never looked back.

May 31, 2010 02:14 AM
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Diana Elizondo said...

i loooooveeeeeeeee bananaa muffins! and i would be glad if i won this

May 31, 2010 02:14 AM
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Jennifer said...

Anything with Lemon! My favorite is Lemon Blueberry.

May 31, 2010 02:15 AM
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Sienna said...

My favorite has to be double chocolate chunk muffins. They are to die for!

May 31, 2010 02:15 AM
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Alyssa said...

Blueberry muffins are my favorite!! I have to say I never liked them before until I tried those enormous ones at Costco. OH EM GEE!!! Soooo moist and delicious! Now, I’m constantly craving their muffins. As a matter of fact, we just finished a batch from Costco today and I have plans to stop by tomorrow to buy more :)

May 31, 2010 02:15 AM
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ariel mallon said...

Chocolate Chip! :D

May 31, 2010 02:16 AM
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Panya said...

When I used to work at a gas station we sold these huge, unbelievably moist apple cinnamon muffins. They were awesome.

May 31, 2010 02:17 AM
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Becky said...

chocolate muffins!

May 31, 2010 02:17 AM
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C.D. said...

Blueberry!

May 31, 2010 02:17 AM
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Tammie said...

Lemon poppy seed are the best, with a light glaze.

May 31, 2010 02:18 AM
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sarah said...

it’s a tie between pumpkin spice and oatmeal blueberry…both equally delicious!

May 31, 2010 02:18 AM
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jennifer said...

duh.. chocolate chocolate chip. yummmmmmmmmmmm!!!!

May 31, 2010 02:18 AM
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Taylor said...

you just can’t beat chocolate chocolate chip! im a chocolate lover!

May 31, 2010 02:19 AM
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Mryia said...

I love all types of muffins, especially those with fruit in them. My favorite though has to be blueberry!

May 31, 2010 02:19 AM
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Rachel said...

My favorite muffin would be Alaskan Blueberry Buckle….. Oh my mouth is water just typing this!

May 31, 2010 02:19 AM
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kq said...

cheddar & black pepper. mmmmm….

May 31, 2010 02:20 AM
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Kristin said...

Banana muffins or Buttermilk Spice muffins. MMmmmmm!!

May 31, 2010 02:21 AM
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