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!


JEn said...


June 1, 2010 09:01 PM
Amanda said...

I love chocolate cappucino muffins!

June 1, 2010 09:02 PM
Camille said...

I love the idea of it being paper, especially since I have a tendency of leaving containers behind at parties :)

June 1, 2010 09:05 PM
Kate said...

I JUST pulled a batch of Banana Chocolate muffins out of the oven!

June 1, 2010 09:11 PM
Allie said...

Raisin bran muffins are definitely my favorite!

June 1, 2010 09:14 PM
Maria D. said...

I love Blueberry Muffins and also Chocolatre Muffins. Both are good and I really like those paper pans, they look great :)

June 1, 2010 09:39 PM
Brittany Wilson said...

I’ve really been liking this recipe I found for steel-cut oat muffins. It’s super easy, they’re really healthy, and they taste great!

June 1, 2010 10:32 PM
AmyJane said...

oh me! me! pick me! I L.O.V.E. homemade blueberry muffins. There’s something fun about buying REAL blueberries…no matter how overpriced they are.

June 1, 2010 11:50 PM
Tammy said...

I know it’s too late for the contest but I have to vote for marionberry muffins…mmm-mmm-mmm. :)

June 2, 2010 02:13 AM
debbie said...

paper pans?? now thats a cool idea.. I wish i had seen this post a little bit earlier. Those muffins look delicious.

June 2, 2010 10:31 AM
maria Kerrigan said...

Orange muffins

June 2, 2010 01:37 PM
Jan said...

Thanks for sharing your recipe, I’ll give it a try!

June 2, 2010 05:00 PM
Randi said...

My Favorite… Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with coconut YUM!

June 2, 2010 05:40 PM
Evelyn said...

I love cranberry orange muffins…they’re the best.

June 2, 2010 11:10 PM
Ginger said...

Ok, this may be a way silly qustion, but is it safe to bake paper in the oven?

June 3, 2010 02:54 AM
Médaille gourmande said...

Yummy, blueberry muffins….lov’it!
You re so famous, more than 5000 comments, i m impressed! Congrats, your website is very nice

June 3, 2010 01:04 PM
kimmy352 said...

blueberry muffins! :)

June 3, 2010 09:59 PM
Holly Graham said...

I have seen these paper products in my King Arthur catalog and wondered how well they worked. I think I might need to buy some. They look so cute and so fun to give away with something delicious baked inside.

June 4, 2010 02:03 AM
Wendy said...

I cannot find these little jems on the cakeart website! I NEED these!

June 4, 2010 11:18 AM
Jadrianna said...

Man that is a tough one… I would have to say Banana Nut Bread… It has to be right out of the oven with a big cup of cold milk. Oh yeah!!

June 4, 2010 05:25 PM
sarihas said...

My favorite muffin is a Banana Struesal Muffin! =)

June 4, 2010 09:07 PM
aussiemarina said...

made the muffins last night……………..were a big hit adn soooooooooooooooooooo easy to make….thanx bakerella

June 5, 2010 02:32 AM
Brittany said...

check out my blog guys!!

June 5, 2010 04:06 AM
Brittany said...

i actually just put up my own bannana walnut loaf recipe -delicious. check it out here, id really appreciate more readers :)

June 5, 2010 04:07 AM
jennifer said...

i like apple crumb.. it is like a dessert/breakfast treat in one

June 5, 2010 12:41 PM
Manda said...

My fave is the morning glory! So many nuts and textures and cinnamony. LOVE!

June 5, 2010 03:48 PM
Holly said...

Oh gee…I’d have to say Blueberry, with extra berries and a struesel topping. Drooooooooooollllllll

June 5, 2010 04:55 PM
Alison said...

Those are awesome!

My favorite muffin has always been (and probably will always be) lemon poppyseed

June 5, 2010 06:53 PM
catherine tonon said...

Chocolate chip, simple sweet, perfect for all occasions

June 5, 2010 07:15 PM
Terrea said...

I just wanted to let you know you made me smile today. =)

My grandparents went and picked blueberries this week and gifted me a gallon of them. I thought, “What on earth am I going to do with all of these?”

I hadn’t checked your site in a few days and was thinking, “I bet Bakerella has got some good blueberry recipes!” Lo and behold, this is the most recent post, that I had not read until now! =)

Can’t wait to try these! Thanks again for another colorful post!

June 6, 2010 10:00 PM
Nadia said...

I love a good lemon poppy seed muffin! Yum!

June 7, 2010 04:12 AM
joann barry said...

Hi bakerella
I would like to know where I can purchase those pans that you made the blueberry babana muffins in. I do Monday Munchies for the teachers at my son’s school and these would be
thanks Looking forward to hearing from you.

June 19, 2010 12:19 AM
Leah said...

I made these today for a champagne brunch and they turned out really well! They could have been a bit sweeter, next time I’ll add a bit more sugar. While they were still hot, I buttered the top and then sprinkled sugar over them. Next time I’m going to find denser sugar or crush candy sugar to top them with!

July 14, 2010 12:02 PM
Melisa said...

If I choose to ommit the banana, would the other ingredients remain the same?

September 23, 2010 05:17 AM
Camila F. said...

Such a yummy recipe! I tried it last week and it turned out perfect. There’s a post about it on my blog today (with a link to this post). If you’d like to check it out, here’s the link:

Thanks for the recipe!
Camila F.

October 4, 2010 09:40 AM
Anonymous said...

Say what if your kids didn’t like bananas can yo put blueberrys and strawberrys together

October 21, 2010 03:24 PM
Brittany Bartelme said...

hmmm, I’ve never tried bananas with blueberries. . . . but I will now!

December 15, 2010 10:44 AM
Tawny said...

oooh, just baked these up as muffins, half with nuts, half chocolate instead of blueberries – so lovely! brilliant consistency. I found my batter far too dry though (might have been the heaping cups instead of levelled ones) so I added an extra banana. divine. thanks xx

December 15, 2010 05:13 PM
Deanne said...

yay finally got round to some baking today and this recipe came in handy thank you so much xx

December 22, 2010 07:00 PM
Kathy said...

Tried it, ate it. Yummy!!! It was the best muffin ever ^^

February 25, 2011 08:26 PM
Jill said...

Lemon Poppy Seed! YUM!

March 9, 2011 07:13 PM
jenn said...

Where can I actually buy these paper pans? They look really cool.

May 16, 2011 01:59 AM
Lynnette said...

Orange Cranberry! Yummo! No matter the season, they are perfect!! :) lots of other favorites, but these top the list for sure!! :)

May 27, 2011 10:52 AM
Rowdy said...

I love raspberry lemon!

May 29, 2011 10:22 PM
Bucky said...

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June 28, 2011 04:44 AM
cupcake obbsesed said...

my absolute fave muffin is a warm and gooey right out of the oven blueberry muffin mini perferably

November 19, 2011 11:22 PM
Kionna Borie said...

zucchini and poppy seed are my favorites!

June 14, 2012 07:04 PM
basketpam said...

These disposable cake pans are great. However, they do have one drawback, the COST. Don’t get me wrong, I do buy them, especially around the holidays for gift giving. There are some absolutely beautiful ones, however, the cost can really start to add up pretty quickly. It would be nice if they were reasonably priced. Oh, by the way, my favorite muffins are WARM ones. I can love just about any of them as long as they’re fresh and warm from the oven. It’s just about like ice cream, I have a VERY hard time deciding on a favorite.

September 23, 2013 09:13 PM
Monique Fails said...

My favorite is Blueberry, Lemon with a Blueberry and Lemon Glaze; sometimes I just sift a little Confectioners Sugar over the top, then at times, I’ll just let them be naked on top.

April 14, 2014 01:03 AM
Bárbara said...

Adoro bolo de banana, faço muito no Brasil!! Bjo!

September 24, 2014 05:35 PM
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