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!


Ella said...

Nothing tastes better than my mum’s chocolate chip muffins, they come with all the sweet memories of “helping” her in the kitchen and after school playtime :)

May 31, 2010 03:57 AM
Aghork said...

Triple Chocolate Muffins!
They must be nearly liquid in the center…

May 31, 2010 03:59 AM
SALVATI Stéphanie said...

I love chocolate and strawberry mufins

May 31, 2010 03:59 AM
Jordan M said...

lemon poppy seed, or chocolate chip!

May 31, 2010 03:59 AM
Melinda Smit said...


May 31, 2010 03:59 AM
Phoebe said...

Lemon chocolate chip. Bit weird, but my mom made them some time ago, and they are just divine!

May 31, 2010 04:00 AM
Marta Silva said...

Uhh tough one! I’m crazy about muffins! But I think Dark Chocolate chip ones. Or apple and spice.
I definetly want to try your Bananaberry’s Muffins, they look delicious!

May 31, 2010 04:00 AM
Laia said...

Blueberry!! I bought tons when I went to London(UK) a few weeks ago! :D

May 31, 2010 04:00 AM
Geni Mermoud said...

hmm, I don’t really have an absolute favorite muffin but I do like muffins to have a crunch to them. Nuts, dried fruit and oatmeal are great. I’m not too big on chocolate in muffins. That’s more a cupcake to me.
Thanks for the chance to win these great paper pans. They’re quite pretty and definitely handy.

May 31, 2010 04:01 AM
Alicia said...

ooh.. this is a tough one. i’d say my favourite is an oldie but goodie.. apple cinnamon with oats =)

May 31, 2010 04:01 AM
Alysha Tan said...

My favourite muffin would be a dense, moist chocolate muffin with rich chocolate chips embedded in them.

and perhaps a drizzle of rich chocolate icing on the top….

May 31, 2010 04:02 AM
Leah said...

my favorite muffin is, believe it or not, a Passover muffin filled with jam. They are amazing and I make them all year round!

May 31, 2010 04:02 AM
brianna said...

my favorite muffin is probably blueberry….but then again, apple cinnamon is yummy too! :]

May 31, 2010 04:03 AM
Alysha Tan said...

My favourite would also be a carrot cake muffin that is packed with full of nutty, cinnamony goodness . and some crunchy walnuts :) xx

May 31, 2010 04:04 AM
brianna said...

my favorite muffin is probably blueberry….but then again, apple cinnamon is yummy too! :]

(i’m re-posting my comment again because i forgot to put in my email! oops :]

May 31, 2010 04:04 AM
grazia said...

i love carrot and raisin muffins!

May 31, 2010 04:07 AM
Paula said...

Every time I look at your website you have more & more wonderful things to make, but living in the UK it’s very difficult to source all the amazing ingredients you use. BUT, Bananaberry Muffins are going to be no problem, especially as it’s a rainy (!) bank holiday Monday & I have 2 very willing helpers aged 2 & 4!!! Thanks for another great recipe. xxx

May 31, 2010 04:09 AM
Lizzy said...

Chocolate-Chocolate Chip!

May 31, 2010 04:09 AM
Maria Hoss said...

I like banana nut and chocolate chocolate chip

May 31, 2010 04:09 AM
Joy said...

I love either blueberry or triple berry muffins. Yum! :)

May 31, 2010 04:10 AM
Shelley said...

I think I like chocolate, chocolate chip muffins best, but I am all about trying new flavors to see if there us something I would like better. :)

May 31, 2010 04:11 AM
Maria said...

Oooh that is toughy……
Either traditonal blueberry ( the taste just reminds of home baking) or rasperry & White chocolate yum yum!

May 31, 2010 04:11 AM
Boot~C said...

that IS a tough one, but I’m going to go w/ a applesauce/spice variation

May 31, 2010 04:12 AM
Lo81 said...

My favorite muffin?? Vanilla muffin with chocolate chips, simple and delicious!

May 31, 2010 04:12 AM
Jen said...

I love love love lemon poppy-seed muffins! The light citrusy taste is perfect with a cup of tea in the morning. Oooh, now I’m going to have to bake tomorrow morning!

May 31, 2010 04:13 AM
brianna acosta said...

hmmm i think i’d have to say chocolate or blueberry muffins! :D

May 31, 2010 04:13 AM
Raizi said...


May 31, 2010 04:13 AM
Sophia said...

simply blueberry!

May 31, 2010 04:15 AM
Melissa said...

A Peanut Butter Muffin with a generous dollop of cream cheese icing !

May 31, 2010 04:15 AM
Danelle Bourgeois said...

Raspberry and white chocolate! *DROOL*

May 31, 2010 04:16 AM
chris said...

just banana….hhmmm.

May 31, 2010 04:16 AM
Anh said...

Currently, my favorite muffins are the Healthy Carrot Zuchini Muffins (you can Google them)! I add a banana and use whole wheat flour. They’re perfect for my toddler son and they’re so yummy and moist that I’m eating them too — guilt free!

May 31, 2010 04:17 AM
Anna Lopez said...

Banana and Chocolate Muffin with Streusel Topping

May 31, 2010 04:19 AM
Tami Neal said...

These need to be worn by my sinfully cinnamon muffins! (well, not mine–King Arthur’s Flour has the recipe!)

May 31, 2010 04:19 AM
Beth said...

I love Costco’s choc.-choc. chip. However, I also love a poppyseed muffin.

May 31, 2010 04:19 AM
Felicia said...

Blueberry is my go-To muffin… But I also like anything with a crunchy top, like coffee cake…

May 31, 2010 04:20 AM
Abby said...

Ooh those pans are adorable! Especially ones with the lids! What a good idea!!
My fave muffins have to be either blueberry (especially in the morning mmm) or cranberry and white chocolate!!!
However ur recipe looks delicious and after baking it tomorrow could be my new fave!!

May 31, 2010 04:20 AM
Candy said...

Hmm, my favorite? probably choc chip? or blueberry muffins?

May 31, 2010 04:21 AM
Tarisa said...

Blueberry with butter! Yum!

May 31, 2010 04:24 AM
Sine said...

I adore the muffin take on B&J’s Chunky Monkey.. Banana, chocolate and pecans.. YUM!!

May 31, 2010 04:24 AM
Sara-May said...

I have to say I really love Raspberry and White Chocolate muffins the best…. mmmmm delicious!

May 31, 2010 04:25 AM
Denise said...

Hmm…I’d have to say puffins! The chocolate chip pancake muffins that were posted a while ago…yuuum!

May 31, 2010 04:26 AM
Shelby said...

I love rhubarb struesel muffins! Yum! I freeze rhubarb when its in season just for muffins….

May 31, 2010 04:27 AM
Michaela said...

blueberry are the best!!! yum yum :-D

May 31, 2010 04:27 AM
Misty said...

I LIVE for blueberry, but my husband has sort of addicted me to almond poppyseed. Either way, super yum.

May 31, 2010 04:28 AM
Jeraldine said...

I love blueberry muffins! :)

May 31, 2010 04:29 AM
Karen said...

Fudge brownie – with a gooey chocolate center! Or maybe raspberry and white chocolate chip. Difficult to decide!!

May 31, 2010 04:33 AM
Kirstie MacGowan said...

Peach with a cream cheese centre….yum!

May 31, 2010 04:34 AM
Alia said...

Is there ANY chance of me getting chosen? So many fans of your Bakerella! It’s my birthday next month???? June 30th???

Ok. My favorite muffin has to be chocolate chip! I know??



May 31, 2010 04:34 AM
Sarah @ iatebrisbane said...

Mmm…. banana and date with a bit of cinnamon.

also zucchini muffins are pretty awesome. :)

May 31, 2010 04:34 AM
RedPanda said...

Pumpkin cranberry is my all-time favorite. Lemon blueberry is a close second.

May 31, 2010 04:35 AM
Frances said...

Peach and Raspberry or Blueberry… Mmmmm :)

May 31, 2010 04:35 AM
Kathy said...

My favorite is blueberry with streusel topping!

May 31, 2010 04:35 AM
imre said...

My absolute favourite muffins are just simple chocolate chip muffins! But I really like almond or hazelnut muffins too!

Those paper pans are really cute indeed, I love them!

May 31, 2010 04:35 AM
Heather Tang said...

It may be boring, but I love me some blueberry!

May 31, 2010 04:36 AM
Dawn M said...

My favorite muffin is a toss-up between Chocolate cherry cheesecake muffins and lemon poppyseed. Another favorite is pineapple coconut with glaze and coconut shreds.

May 31, 2010 04:37 AM
Ana said...

I’m not really a big sweet muffin fan but give me a courgette and bacon one any day of the week and I’ll be happy. Give me three and I’ll be even happier!

May 31, 2010 04:38 AM
Monica said...

My favorite muffins are definitely blueberry. Well, sometimes orange poppyseed but I guess I shall say blueberry for today. :)

May 31, 2010 04:40 AM
Dani said...

my mum’s homemade banana muffins! :)

May 31, 2010 04:41 AM
Becca said...

Classic Strawberry Muffin is my favorite, with a little pat of butter :)

May 31, 2010 04:41 AM
Anonymous said...

my favorite is double choc chip but no. 36 lemon and ricotta sounds lovely xx

May 31, 2010 04:42 AM
Liz said...

Blueberry muffins are definitely the best!

May 31, 2010 04:43 AM
EDITH said...

orang poppy seeds

May 31, 2010 04:43 AM
Patty Wallace said...

Double Chocolate Chip muffins are my favorite… yummy..

May 31, 2010 04:44 AM
Van said...

They are so cute!…..

I love banana nut muffins. =D

May 31, 2010 04:45 AM
Molly Rose said...

Probably raspberry and white chocolate or Banana muffins with caramel icing. but I’m probably more of a cup-cake person.

May 31, 2010 04:47 AM
linda jenner said...

Must Have Them! They are the cutest things. Can’t wait to fill them!

May 31, 2010 04:48 AM
Charlotte said...

My fav is chocolate with a chocolate caramel baked in – do you have Rolos in America? Then when you bite into it you get the squishy choclatey caramel surprise …

May 31, 2010 04:48 AM
Rachel S. said...

Blueberry…I need to make those Banaberry muffins; they sound heavenly!

May 31, 2010 04:48 AM
Steph said...

Banana Nut muffins from Costco mmm.

May 31, 2010 04:49 AM
Clare said...

Ooh loving these tiny cases, I often bake for my 18 month old so they would be perfect for him! Our fav muffin is cheese & brocolli! Yum! ESP just out of the oven x

May 31, 2010 04:50 AM
Kate said...

Banana muffins are my favourite!!!

May 31, 2010 04:51 AM
Niamh McDonagh said...

My favourite muffin has to be white chocolate & rasberry. I used to get the best out of a local cafe which homebaked them. They were amazing! But they closed…so I have to perfect the recipe! :)

May 31, 2010 04:51 AM
Kerstin said...

Banana nut!

May 31, 2010 04:51 AM
lina said...

Wow! 571 comments already, mashallah! That was fast.
I say BlueBerry Muffins <3

May 31, 2010 04:52 AM
shaimaa said...

Blueberry of course

May 31, 2010 04:57 AM
Brianna A. said...

i love poppy seed muffins & chocolate muffins (of course chocolate) !! :]

May 31, 2010 04:58 AM
Heather said...

I love these! I love these! I love these! Also… banana chocolate chip.

May 31, 2010 04:59 AM
Sash said...

I’ve been wanting to try these for ages…
my favourite muffin flavour is orange poppyseed…yum!

May 31, 2010 04:59 AM
Lori said...

Corn muffins!!

May 31, 2010 04:59 AM
Emily said...

My favorite muffin is chocolate and peanut butter chip muffin! Yummy!!

May 31, 2010 05:00 AM
MellyKitch said...

OMG my favourite? can I only have one?! choc…no….bran…….no…..toffee……no ok ok I have it White chocolate and Raspberry, yeah thats the one!!

I haven’t seen these in any cake shops over here in England.

Lots of love x

May 31, 2010 05:00 AM
Susan S. said...

I love chocolate chip muffins! Sometimes even banana chocolate chip…

May 31, 2010 05:01 AM
Bonnie said...

Two things in life that I like alot are paper and baking …wow now I can have my paper and bake too! Pick me …pick me !!! You never disappoint me ! Love ya !

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

double chocolate chip muffins! :)

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

I’m a classic blueberry muffin type of girl. Had it everymorning in high school :D

May 31, 2010 05:04 AM
Sarah said...

strawberry and white chocolate has to be the best! my mum makes the most amazing versions of these – they don’t last 10minutes :)

May 31, 2010 05:06 AM
Tia said...

Anything with something sweet and fruity in it – apricot , stawberries, rhubarb. Yum !!!!

May 31, 2010 05:10 AM
Paulette said...

Pumpkin Praline muffins of course. I won a ribbon in the Canfield fair for them. Yum. That’s my favorite. Paulette

May 31, 2010 05:12 AM
Margaret said...

Blueberry for me! And I’d love to try your recipe in the same muffin papers you tried!

May 31, 2010 05:13 AM
Eeny said...

My favorite muffin is hands down raspberry streussel.

I love to bake and give some of the goodies away. So those paper pans would be so perfect for doing that!

May 31, 2010 05:13 AM
Berenice said...

Oh my goodness what fun the paper pans look! Fun to use and Fun to share :) My favorite…..ooooo too many too choose from, but would have to be zucchini muffins.

May 31, 2010 05:17 AM
Angela said...

I love chocolate chip muffins, or boo boo muffins as we call them in our family. It’s a perfect excuse to have chocolate at breakfast!

May 31, 2010 05:18 AM
Sam (My Sugar Obsession) said...

this is easy. blueberry muffins = best muffins ever. they are my absolute favorite.

May 31, 2010 05:19 AM
shaila said...

all time favourite muffin – chocoffee @ mocha muffins with chocolate chip and walnuts…accompanied with vanilla latte choice for a good kick-start early morning…=D

May 31, 2010 05:19 AM
Rochelle said...

fudgy chocolate chip, definitely!! And chocolate chocolate chip is even better ;)

May 31, 2010 05:19 AM
homemoma said...

at the moment i would make rhubarb muffins…and i really could use those paper pans because the ones they sell here are really poor quality

May 31, 2010 05:20 AM
Aisling said...

apple and cinammon muffin…probably still bad for me but it sounds healthy! :)

May 31, 2010 05:21 AM
Elaine DiSanto said...

My favorite muffins are blueberry – with fresh-picked Jersey blueberries, of course! We always double the amount of blueberries called for in a recipe – yumm !!!

May 31, 2010 05:22 AM
Edith said...

My favourite muffin comes in many varieties. Just as long as it is homemade, still a little warm and moist…. I really really love it.

May 31, 2010 05:26 AM
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