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!


amanda said...

Super cute!
My favorite muffin is anything CHOCOLATE! mmm!

May 31, 2010 03:05 AM
Elizabeth said...

There are very few muffins I don’t like but I think my favorite has to be lemon poppy seed! I think I need those pans so I have an excuse to make them!!!!!

May 31, 2010 03:05 AM
Karate said...

Raspberry lemon! Or lemon poppy seed!

May 31, 2010 03:06 AM
Rosa said...

Chocolate chip with nutella! The Best!

May 31, 2010 03:06 AM
Heidi said...

I’d have to go with pumpkin chocolate chip muffins.

May 31, 2010 03:06 AM
Brooke said...


May 31, 2010 03:06 AM
Leah said...

Muffins are the probably the only time in life when I lean towards the healthier option – I love raisin bran.. Fresh, warm – with a bit of butter – they’re divine!

May 31, 2010 03:06 AM
Auddy said...

Lemon poppyseed!

May 31, 2010 03:07 AM
Judi V said...

OMG, I would so LOVE LOVE LOVE THESE! I have been on a baking frenzy, ask my neighbors, co-workers, my friends recent graduate friends – I have been showing up everywhere with baked goods in tins – these would be PERFECT to surprise everyone with – THANK YOU for the GREAT share!

May 31, 2010 03:08 AM
Arlene said...

Blueberry!!!! With lemon glaze! :)

May 31, 2010 03:09 AM
Ashley G said...

Blueberry muffins!!!!

May 31, 2010 03:09 AM
karen said...

lemon poppy seed for sure. i love the tiny round cups!

May 31, 2010 03:09 AM
Tatum said...

I love Blueberry muffins warm out of the oven with a little bit of butter melted on top…mmmmm, I’m gonna hafta make me some of those!

May 31, 2010 03:10 AM
Sonia said...

Choc Banana…. mmm tasty! *drools*

May 31, 2010 03:10 AM
Niina said...

Lemon-blueberry. Fresh and sweet at the same time.

May 31, 2010 03:12 AM
Kathleen said...

My favourite muffins are white chocolate and raspberries. I make them with raw caster sugar so they have a lovely golden colour ,mmm.

May 31, 2010 03:12 AM
Jayma said...

So many options, so little time! LOL I think my favorite are apple cinnamon muffins with streusel on top. Yummmmm.

May 31, 2010 03:12 AM
Jessica said...

Blueberry! I don’t know why, but I love blueberry muffins even though I don’t like fresh blueberries.

May 31, 2010 03:12 AM
Kristie said...

I love carrot muffins, they are SOOO yummy!!!! :D
but I also like blueberries and bran :P

May 31, 2010 03:12 AM
Izzy said...

I like making Gluten-free berry muffins!

May 31, 2010 03:12 AM
Kezley said...

Oh my goodness, these are darling!

I love lemon-raspberry muffins, though of course I’d never say no to chocolate, either….

May 31, 2010 03:12 AM
Julia said...

Carrot and orange muffins rule!

May 31, 2010 03:13 AM
Steph said...

Warm fresh baked blueberry muffins are my favorite! Mmmm :)

May 31, 2010 03:13 AM
Cara said...

I like them all…lemon poppy seed, is one of my favorites.

May 31, 2010 03:13 AM
Mrs. Kolca said...

Really tough question ‘cos I have trouble deciding for one. Haha. I love banana with choco chip muffins. Nom nom nom nom.

May 31, 2010 03:13 AM
Frida said...

My favourite muffin are really the blueberrymuffin. I used to like chocolate, but something happened. I don’t know what.

May 31, 2010 03:14 AM
J M. Smith said...

Be still my little heart. I think I just died and went to baking heaven (where everything of course is calorie, carb, and fat free, but taste like they’re all in there). I’d have to say my fav muffin is probably carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and little marzipan carrots (<3 Martha)….or maybe chocolate…or apple spice with goat and cream cheese frosting… Oh geez, now I deffinitly have to bust out the bakeware, but jealousy abound because I have no paper bakeware. lol.

May 31, 2010 03:14 AM
Brawnuh said...

I’m going to have to stand firmly behind apple cinnamon with brown sugar and crumbles…

It’s go time…I’m probably going to make these shortly…

May 31, 2010 03:14 AM
Mardi Sizemore said...

Banana Nut is my favorite!!

May 31, 2010 03:14 AM
Wendy said...

Favorite… chocolate chip chocolate muffins =D And no, there is no such thing as too much chocolate =p

May 31, 2010 03:16 AM
Kassy said...

My favorite muffin would be almond or lemon poppyseed! Yum!!

May 31, 2010 03:17 AM
shari e said...

My all time favorite muffin is the buttermilk spice muffin with a little sugar and cinnamon sprinkled on top. It must be eaten warm with a little butter melted on top. Delicious!!

May 31, 2010 03:17 AM
Marily Martinez said...

mmm… Mixed Berry from my favorite bakery.

May 31, 2010 03:19 AM
Julie (Joypup) said...

I once made cranberry struesel — they were great! Double chocolate chip really rocks, too.

May 31, 2010 03:19 AM
Quraisha said...

i’m really boring & my favorite muffins are double choc-chip & cappuccino :)

May 31, 2010 03:20 AM
Kathy said...

I’m swimming in ripe bananas right now! These I’ll have to try!

May 31, 2010 03:20 AM
Jenni schweizer said...

I love a good carrot muffin!

May 31, 2010 03:21 AM
Erin said...

My favorite is banana nut, and sometimes I make a crumb cake topping and dump that on before I bake ‘em…YUMMM!

May 31, 2010 03:21 AM
Lisa said...

I love banana crunch muffins! and in 2nd place would be, banana peanut butter chocolate chip :)

May 31, 2010 03:21 AM
Paige C said...

Cinnamon streusel!

May 31, 2010 03:21 AM
chanelle said...

my favorite is banana nut and blueberry with a streusel topping. yummy! :)

May 31, 2010 03:21 AM
Traci L said...

Blueberry! Yummy

May 31, 2010 03:22 AM
Marleen said...

My favourite muffin is banana carrot with fresh ginger and spices!

May 31, 2010 03:22 AM
Abigail said...

I have always been a sucker for blueberry muffins.

May 31, 2010 03:22 AM
Esmée said...

Muffins with Lemon Curd. Yum! Ok. Banana’s, Yum! Or blueberry?
Or all together! ;)

May 31, 2010 03:23 AM
kimberley said...

mummm…. muffins! i love Cranberry Orange Muffins! I have a bunch of bananas in my freezer and i think you just inspired me to bake tomorrow!! I know i don’t have blueberry’s but i have strawberries- cant go wrong with that combo! Thanks!

May 31, 2010 03:23 AM
peachkins said...

cute pans!

The Peach Kitchen
blowing peachkisses
peach and things

May 31, 2010 03:23 AM
Samantha said...

hmmm, I think it would be white chocolate with raspberries……..mmmm,,mmmm,,,mmmmmm

May 31, 2010 03:25 AM
Estee said...

My favorite is carrot muffin. But anything that had fresh berries steals my heart.

May 31, 2010 03:26 AM
monica said...

banana chocoLate chip! soooo gooooooooddd!!

May 31, 2010 03:26 AM
Nancy Williams said...

Blueberry!!! But I will be baking your recipe tomorrow.

May 31, 2010 03:27 AM
monica said...

oh wait,

i compLeteLy forgot about the pumpkin chocoLate chip. and then there’s the cLassic bLueberry and the poppyseed…

oh man…there’s too many!

May 31, 2010 03:27 AM
Emily said...

A goof blueberry. Mmmmm.

May 31, 2010 03:28 AM
Angela Willis said...

If I have to chose, Blueberry with a crumb topping… oh, wait, chocolate, no cream cheese, or poppy seed almond, no banana nut, or cherry… or I can’t decide!

May 31, 2010 03:28 AM
Stephen said...

I’d have to say chocolate chip. There’s just always something so decadent about getting to have chocolate at breakfast!

May 31, 2010 03:28 AM
suzanne k. said...

blueberry muffins with crumbles on top

May 31, 2010 03:28 AM
Joy said...

Chocolate and chocolate chips!! YUMMYY!!!!

May 31, 2010 03:29 AM
Mary said...

My favorite muffin would have to be apple spice with a yummy buttery crumble on top!

May 31, 2010 03:29 AM
eve said...

That’s easy for me its Banana nut.

May 31, 2010 03:29 AM
Ann said...

I really love Poppyseed muffins!

May 31, 2010 03:30 AM
Will said...

I love banana chocolate chip the best!

These pans seem great for a picnic or brunch–just in time for memorial day.

May 31, 2010 03:32 AM
gertieneke said...

I am sad… I dont have a favorite muffin, in fact I never tried muffins , I am more a cake type person. But as I see these lovely pans, I need to try those muffins
they are great

May 31, 2010 03:32 AM
cbear6889 said...

My favorite muffins are easily orange-cranberry! There is just something magical about the combination of those two

May 31, 2010 03:33 AM
PD said...

I think my favourite muffins are the double chocolate chip ones. I used to get the jumbo versions from the grocery store, and gobble them up in one sitting!

May 31, 2010 03:33 AM
Dawn said...

No hesitation, it is chocolate chip!

May 31, 2010 03:36 AM
Marie said...

Apple muffin :D

May 31, 2010 03:36 AM
Erin said...

Almond poppyseed

May 31, 2010 03:36 AM
emi said...

zuchinni walnut!

May 31, 2010 03:36 AM
nancy chiang said...

Oh GEE!!! I love all sorts of muffins regardless the flavour. Even jz a plain one will make me SATISFIED, YUMMY!!!!

May 31, 2010 03:36 AM
Tegan said...

Raspberry and white chocolate! Yum!

May 31, 2010 03:37 AM
Nicole said...

My top 3 faves: apple cinnamon, pumkin, chocolate chip

But If I had to pick only one.. I’d say chocolate chip!

May 31, 2010 03:38 AM
diane said...

awww to sweet! i have a slowly growing collection of cutesie baking cups that have been given on birthdays and Christmas’s past and i want these to add to it!

May 31, 2010 03:39 AM
Stephanie said...

Banana chocolate chip…eaten while the chocolate chips are still warm (of course!)

May 31, 2010 03:41 AM
Sina said...

Apples and cinnamon. In every combination. I just love this christmasey flavor, so why just have it once a year?
No. Nononononono, apple cinnamon muffins are way too yum for being just a christmas treat. Even too yum for being a christmas-and-autumn-treat. You need them the whole year. I need them the whole year. This is a good world…

May 31, 2010 03:41 AM
Shanin said...

Lemon anything!

May 31, 2010 03:41 AM
Bethany said...

Pumpkin…maybe with some chocolate chips =)

May 31, 2010 03:42 AM
Rogue Cook said...

Blueberry, of course!

May 31, 2010 03:42 AM
Aleigha said...

Those are super cute! I don’t know if I could pick just one favorite…..probably chocolate chip with orange zest and grand marnier.

May 31, 2010 03:43 AM
Isabella said...

Chocolate banana muffins!

May 31, 2010 03:43 AM
Shay said...

Quadruple chocolate here ..all the way. Dark, milk and white chocolate drizzled in hot fudge sauce…

What weight issue ?

May 31, 2010 03:44 AM
Sarah B. said...

Chocolate chip or anything with a streusel/crumb topping!!! So yeah…the super healthy kind. : )

May 31, 2010 03:44 AM
Shae said...

i LOVE lavender muffins, they smell oh-so-nice and taste exceptionally good :)

May 31, 2010 03:44 AM
Jayne said...

This is just awesome! I love it that the cups are sturdy enough to be placed on a baking tray to bake cos my muffin tins always rust up and I’d feel so guilty baking in them. Yes, a weird idiosyncrasy. Or not. :-)

Anyway, my favourite muffin is banana. Actually anything fruity.

May 31, 2010 03:46 AM
Addy said...

Oooh our local grocery store has these apple muffins with a crumble top and a caramel filling – I would do bad, bad things for those muffins.

May 31, 2010 03:47 AM
Alexis said...

My favorite would have to be pumpkin spice for sure!!!!!

May 31, 2010 03:47 AM
Elizabeth said...

I love me a blueberry muffin. le sigh.

May 31, 2010 03:47 AM
CK said...

When I was younger my mom and I always went to Starbucks and she would get the same muffin every time: Banana nut. I would always ask for half because, well, she was my mom. And that muffin just stuck with me :)

May 31, 2010 03:48 AM
Michelle Ho said...

my fave muffin have to be blueberry! I cant wait to try ur recipe!!

May 31, 2010 03:48 AM
Kimberley said...

Banana Choc Chip and Walnut… mmmmmmm

May 31, 2010 03:49 AM
ming said...

carrot muffin with lots of icing!

May 31, 2010 03:50 AM
Jodie Schoemaker said...

I love nuttella muffins. They have a secret nuttella spred centre that is hard to ignore.

May 31, 2010 03:51 AM
Gem said...

lemon poppyseed

May 31, 2010 03:52 AM
MacKenzie Bruckler said...

oh my gosh! these are the cutest little paper pans I’ve ever seen! My favorite muffins are vegan pumpkin muffins with macadamia nuts and grain sweetened chocolate chips. don’t knock it till ya try it!

May 31, 2010 03:52 AM
Kelly said...

Oh it’s got to be orange cranberry, but the home made kind. Ooh lah lah! Thanks for sharing, always love your posts and appreciate how much I learn from you. Happy Memorial Day!

May 31, 2010 03:52 AM
Tibi said...

My favourite muffin of all time has to be Blueberry Chocolate Chip!

I first had one when I was about 17 and I thought I’d gone to heaven. I’m a blueberry freak anyway but the surprising combination of that with little dark, sweet chocolate chips was enough to make my taste-buds sing!

May 31, 2010 03:52 AM
veronica said...

i’d die for a muffin with lemontaste <3 i LOVE lemon!
Does red velvet muffins excist? i would love them even more i think ^^

May 31, 2010 03:54 AM
Rachel O. said...

Raspberry lemon zest or chocolate chip, depending on the mood. Banana muffins are pretty good too.

May 31, 2010 03:54 AM
Sally Harris said...

My favorite muffin is blackberry dark chocolate chunk, an invention of my own. Very tasty.

May 31, 2010 03:55 AM
amanda bucy said...

Chocolate chip, or banana choc. chip. are my favorite muffins!!! Cinnamon chip is really good too!!!

May 31, 2010 03:56 AM
flutter said...

Lemon poppy seed muffins own my soul.

May 31, 2010 03:57 AM
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