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!


Theresa said...

Favourite muffin is white choc and raspberry, fruity and chocolate, bliss!

May 31, 2010 02:21 AM
Izzie said...

Such a great idea. No more left behind containers and then trying to wrangle those later!

May 31, 2010 02:21 AM
Sharon said...

Banana nut muffins are my favorite! :] These little pans are too cute!

May 31, 2010 02:22 AM
Kat said...

Oh my goodness, you read my mind! My Fairy God Daughter and I have been talking about muffins all weekend!
My favorite is Poppy seed …not lemon poppy seed…Almond Poppy seed!

May 31, 2010 02:22 AM
Amy I. said...

There’s nothing better than a fresh blueberry muffin done right!

May 31, 2010 02:23 AM
Rebecca said...

Chocolate chip I think :) Though soon with recipes like these it would be the muffin top people will see cause my pants are too tight.

May 31, 2010 02:23 AM
Martine said...

I guess my favorite is one of the first recipes I have tried and the one I made for the first picnic I went to with the man I’m going to marry next month : White Chocolate and Raspberry Muffins. We were eating them when he told me he loves me.

First recipe, first picnic and first time he said he loves me : yes, definitely my favorite muffins.

May 31, 2010 02:23 AM
linda nguyen said...

My favorite muffin has to be the bluberry muffin with the dollop of cream cheese baked at the top of the muffin!! I get them at diletante’s!

May 31, 2010 02:23 AM
Lesley said...

Sour Cherry, Lemon and white chocolate!!

May 31, 2010 02:23 AM
Ashley said...

I love the paper pans! They are so cute and I have been meaning to try them forever!

My favorite muffin is from a recipe I found in the Hay Day Country Market Cookbook. They are corn muffins filled with raspberry jam. So tasty.

Of course, I would never say no to a good blueberry or chocolate chip muffin, either.

May 31, 2010 02:23 AM
Alex said...

chocolate chip!

May 31, 2010 02:23 AM
Ine said...

Love it! My favorite muffin has to be a chocolate muffin. To die for.

May 31, 2010 02:24 AM
Crystal thompson said...

Coffee Cake muffins. Yum!

May 31, 2010 02:25 AM
Ellen said...

Lemon poppyseed!

May 31, 2010 02:26 AM
janice said...

costco blueberry muffins, haha. i’m so classy.

May 31, 2010 02:26 AM
Divya said...

Vanilla Muffins with Chocolate chips)

May 31, 2010 02:26 AM
Stefi said...

Raspberry – nice and simple.

May 31, 2010 02:26 AM
Rachael said...

My favorite muffin is a lemon strawberry with sugar sprinkled on top! Completely delicious and perfect with lemonade or tea!

May 31, 2010 02:26 AM
Kathy said...

Gotta be blueberry!

May 31, 2010 02:26 AM
Corinne said...

banana-nut! especially when they are in little-bite form ^_^

May 31, 2010 02:27 AM
sara said...

call me old and boring but I love bran & raisin muffins.

May 31, 2010 02:27 AM
Stacy Zane said...

I love banana chocolate chip muffins!!!!

May 31, 2010 02:27 AM
Deniseeyy said...

blueberry :D

May 31, 2010 02:27 AM
Jordan said...

I am definitely a sucker for a good chocolate chip muffin. Though I do love blueberry ones too!

May 31, 2010 02:27 AM
Vanessa said...

My favorite is a raspberry muffin!!

May 31, 2010 02:28 AM
Ellie g said...

I like blueberry. I know, I KNOW. That could not be a more mundane answer. And yet, it is indeed, my true answer. If you judge me…well…I am rubber you are glue….

May 31, 2010 02:28 AM
Jessica said...

I love Rose Levy Beranbaum’s Blueberry Muffin recipe in The Bread Bible. It’s simple but the best muffin I’ve had. :)

May 31, 2010 02:29 AM
Brooke said...

That’s a tough one! Probably a cream cheese streusel muffin–yum!

May 31, 2010 02:29 AM
Marcia H said...

my favorite muffin is banana-dried cranberries muffin!

May 31, 2010 02:30 AM
Stacey said...


May 31, 2010 02:32 AM
Anjie B. said...

Costco’s HUGE blueberry muffins that taste more like blueberry cake are my favorite. I don’t have them very often, but they are delish!

May 31, 2010 02:32 AM
Jennifer said...

Carrot or Carrot Pineapple Muffins! So delicious.

May 31, 2010 02:33 AM
Sher said...

The only muffin I like eating is blueberry! Although those pictures make me want to try the blueberry/banana :)

May 31, 2010 02:34 AM
susan said...

chocolate and bananas…hands down!

May 31, 2010 02:34 AM
RebeccaG said...

Now I want some blueberry muffins!

May 31, 2010 02:35 AM
Robin said...

gotta be pumpkin!

May 31, 2010 02:36 AM
val said...

peanut butter + chocolate!

May 31, 2010 02:37 AM
Lindsey B said...

Those are fantastic!
I always make cupcakes, cookies etc. for my friends at school but then I have to transport them and its impossible! I have several disaster stories of my attempts to transport things, I have tried two pie tins taped together, paper plates with plastic wrap, and it looks either ugly or they smoosh in the container, I think this paper products are the solution!
Thanks for the idea!

Oh, and my favorite muffin is lemon poppy seed :)

May 31, 2010 02:37 AM
Leslie said...

Banana nut have always been my absolute favorite, but cranberry orange come in second!

May 31, 2010 02:38 AM
Erin said...

i think my favorite would have to be ginger pear muffins with a streusel topping. actually, just about any fruit muffin with a streusel topping would be good!

May 31, 2010 02:38 AM
KelseyP said...

Chocolate Chip for sure!

May 31, 2010 02:38 AM
Arjan said...


May 31, 2010 02:40 AM
Jen K said...

Oh my goodness, those are too adorable!!

I made my first batch of Cranberry Orange Muffins a few weeks ago so I have to say those are my favorites. It was the first time I’d ever made a muffin from scratch and they were DIVINE!

May 31, 2010 02:41 AM
Amanda said...

cappuccino chocolate chip

May 31, 2010 02:41 AM
Melinda said...

My favourite: orange-chocolate muffin.

May 31, 2010 02:41 AM
Annie said...


These pans look like too much fun. Thanks for the giveaway!

May 31, 2010 02:41 AM
Lisa said...

Sweet Potato w/ a cream cheese dollop… to die for!!!

May 31, 2010 02:41 AM
Avital said...

Trying to pick one and can’t => blueberry / rich dark chocolate

May 31, 2010 02:42 AM
Gina said...

Most definitely lemon blueberry! YUMMM! Right now I am on a bit of a lime kick though, so I need to try something with lime. Hmmm…..

May 31, 2010 02:43 AM
anonymous said...

cute but not very eco-friendly

May 31, 2010 02:43 AM
Noël Stout said...

Blueberry or Lemon Poppy Seed. Num num num!

May 31, 2010 02:44 AM
Virginia said...

Banana Nut or Chocolate Chocolate Chip, or if I can mix the two then it is an even better party in my mouth. LOL

May 31, 2010 02:45 AM
Brenna said...

Lemon cream cheese muffins on a hot summer day with a cup of black coffee always makes me happy.

May 31, 2010 02:45 AM
vanessa said...

muffins, muffins…too many to choose from, but blueberry muffins always come out on top

May 31, 2010 02:46 AM
Wendy said...

My Favorite………… would have to be Blueberry muffin or Chocolate Chip!

May 31, 2010 02:46 AM
Diane said...

Banana nut muffin is my fav. I would bake some pronto if i won these! (:

May 31, 2010 02:47 AM
Krista said...

I love chocolate chip muffins. Or pumpkin chocolate chip is great too!

May 31, 2010 02:48 AM
Leslie said...

Blueberry muffin… still warm from the oven, yum

May 31, 2010 02:48 AM
karen said...

blueberrry muffins :)

May 31, 2010 02:48 AM
maryann bloomquist said...

carrot muffin with cream cheese frosting

May 31, 2010 02:48 AM
Kristen said...

omg Baking Bite’s Sugar Donut Muffins, hands down.

I’ve made them twice so far. Two days in a row.

May 31, 2010 02:48 AM
Monique said...

I love love love blueberry muffins and will definitely be trying the blueberry banana ones. I never thought to put banana in with blueberrys. sounds tasty.

May 31, 2010 02:49 AM
Daryl-Ann Heinrich said...

blueberry muffins are my all time favorite. but i currently live in a country that doesn’t grow blueberries….so, here, i go w/ my second fave…cinnamon pumpkin apple. :)

May 31, 2010 02:49 AM
Marie said...

I adore blueberry muffins! But I’ll cheat on them for a streusel-topped anything. :)

May 31, 2010 02:49 AM
Simone said...

Nothing can beat a still-warm-straight-from-the-oven chocolate chip muffin! An oldie, but a goodie : )

May 31, 2010 02:49 AM
Amanda said...

Definately, definately… TRIPLE CHOCOLATE. A chocolate muffin, with dark choclate and white choclate chips. Ooey, gooey and deliciously CHOCOLATE.

May 31, 2010 02:49 AM
Jasmin said...

I love my sister’s frozen chocolate muffins. She makes regular dark chocolate muffins, but remove them from the oven when they’re barely crusted over, so the inside is all runny an delicious. The muffins are put in the freezer, and taken out rght before consumption. Fantastic ice cake treats!

May 31, 2010 02:50 AM
Ellie said...

Awww. So adorable. I’d have to say that my favorite muffin is a blueberry muffin. Although UCLA has a really good pumpkin spice muffin that’s pretty good as well.

May 31, 2010 02:50 AM
SailorWifey said...

My favorite is blueberry muffins. Muffins are the one food I don’t really feel adventurous about.

May 31, 2010 02:50 AM
Noreen said...

Amish Friendship Bread

May 31, 2010 02:50 AM
Nic said...

Raspberry sour cream!!!!!

May 31, 2010 02:51 AM
Michelle said...

Any kind of megamuffin from Choco-latte in Edinburgh. It’s almost more of a huge chunk of cake than a muffin….and they usually have truffles on top…and chocolate drizzle. But it’s called a muffin, so I’m goin’ with it

May 31, 2010 02:51 AM
Tausha said...

Paper idea is genius! My fave will ALWAYS be my grandmothers cinnamon-sugar muffins. I’ve been making them for my hubs for years and he loves um’ too :)

May 31, 2010 02:51 AM
Lora Brock said...

I have never heard of these….must try!

May 31, 2010 02:52 AM
Rebecca said...

pumpkin muffins with cinnamon cream cheese frosting =0

May 31, 2010 02:52 AM
Ashley said...

AHHHHH! I LOVE THESE! Banana Nut muffins are my absolute fave!!!!!!

May 31, 2010 02:52 AM
Clohee said...

banana nut!

May 31, 2010 02:53 AM
Memoria said...

To Die For Blueberry Muffin on allrecipes

May 31, 2010 02:53 AM
sara said...

zucchini walnut!

May 31, 2010 02:54 AM
Jetrina said...

i loooove banana nut muffins!

May 31, 2010 02:54 AM
Ashleigh said...

Cinnamon muffins :)

May 31, 2010 02:55 AM
Hanne said...

Anything lemon-y for me – or double chocolate, of course!

May 31, 2010 02:55 AM
Kristin said...

I like banana chocolate chip muffins or blueberry muffins with coffee cake crumbles on top. Yum!

May 31, 2010 02:56 AM
Chelsea the Yarngeek said...

I’m one of those weird folks who like savory muffins. My favorite so far have been a queso fresco and sundried tomato variety. Love the itty bitty paper pans!

May 31, 2010 02:57 AM
Maricris said...

Banana walnut and lemon poppyseed muffins make me smile :)

May 31, 2010 02:57 AM
Melody said...

blueberry muffins! yummmy!

May 31, 2010 02:58 AM
Nickie said...

A few years ago, around Halloween, a Girl Scout Troop was having a bake-sale outside of a drug store. They had the most wonderful Cranberry-Pumpkin Mini-Muffins!! To this day I am still looking for that recipe:)

May 31, 2010 02:59 AM
Joy said...

Apple Cinnamon!

May 31, 2010 02:59 AM
SmileySunrise said...


(both are favorites!)

May 31, 2010 02:59 AM
Laura B. said...

cranberry orange!

May 31, 2010 03:00 AM
Susie said...

I am pretty plain and would say that there is nothing like a blueberry muffin to make my day. That was until you posted this recipe! YUM! Might be my new fave! Thanks!

May 31, 2010 03:01 AM
Katie Garner said...

Blueberry strusel!

May 31, 2010 03:01 AM
Mimi said...

my fave muffin is…blueberry?! i know, i’m so boring, but how can i think of anything else but blueberries after seeing this post??! :o)

May 31, 2010 03:01 AM
Sarah said...

How adorable.

I love homemade pumpkin muffins, delicious.
And I cannot resist those poppy seed muffins they sell at Costco. You know, the ones that are the size of your head?


All this talk of muffins makes me crave them. I can get away with baking at 1 am being that I am a college student, right? Haha

May 31, 2010 03:01 AM
laur said...

blueberry ones from starbucks. or buttermilk spice from mimi’s cafe. yum.

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

Chocolate chip, hands down!

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

I love banana nut muffins!

May 31, 2010 03:03 AM
Elvina said...

Just about anything with cheesecake or streusel on top! Mmm!

May 31, 2010 03:03 AM
Malin said...

Hm. My favourite muffin at the moment (it changes quite frequently) would be raspberry-white chocolate. Or maybe goat cheese-olives. I can’t decide. They’re both delicious. :P

May 31, 2010 03:03 AM
Ashley said...

The bakery right around the corner from my college campus had the most wonderful pumpkin and raisin muffins. Hands down my favorite.

May 31, 2010 03:03 AM
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