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!


Kathy C. said...

Poppy seed muffins!
~ Kathy C (Oregon)

May 31, 2010 06:50 AM
Becky said...

That’s a tough one. I think I’d go with blueberry with lots of butter!

May 31, 2010 06:50 AM
Jessie said...

That is a tough one, I would have to say blueberry crumb with cream cheese. . . yum!!

BTW those are too cute!!! I love them!

May 31, 2010 06:50 AM
Elaine said...

I don’t think I’ve met a muffin yet that I didn’t like, so most anything goes- especially a fruit muffin like cherry. Yum.

May 31, 2010 06:50 AM
Linda Collins said...

Orange Almond Muffins, they are the best. mmmmmmmmm

May 31, 2010 06:51 AM
corinne said...

a good corn muffin is my favorite – been a long time!

May 31, 2010 06:51 AM
kate t said...

lemon poppyseed! mmmmmmm

May 31, 2010 06:52 AM
kelly spencer said...

Banana Nut or pumpkin. yum-o

May 31, 2010 06:52 AM
Beth P said...

I LOVE blueberry muffins. So traditional, I know, but they are just so delicious. Mmm. I’d love to make some of my own blueberry muffins in these sweet little pans!

May 31, 2010 06:52 AM
Karen said...

I just love a warm, gooey, buttery oatmeal-apple-cinnamon muffin!!

May 31, 2010 06:53 AM
Sarah said...

Oh double chocolate chip!!

May 31, 2010 06:53 AM
Holly said...

Wild blueberry, with the crystally sugar on top. YUM!

May 31, 2010 06:54 AM
Emily said...

Corn muffins! Especially when they’re a little sweet and salty. Mmmmm…..

May 31, 2010 06:55 AM
Crystal said...

blueberry muffins with a brown sugar crumbly thing on top… mmmmmm

May 31, 2010 06:55 AM
Lisa said...

My favourite muffin is triple chocolate!
But any muffin that is sticky on top is good, too ;)

May 31, 2010 06:55 AM
Stasi said...

i love banana nut muffins they freeze well and you can just nuke them one at a time for breakfast!
fresh blueberry muffins rock too!

May 31, 2010 06:56 AM
Allyson Bulger said...

Cinnamon chip or Blueberry Mandarin, tough to decide!

May 31, 2010 06:57 AM
Rebecca MB said...

corn muffins…mmmmm

May 31, 2010 06:57 AM
amber said...

mmmm has to be Choc Mint Mud delicious

May 31, 2010 06:57 AM
jill said...

any muffin which is homemade has got to be my fav…love blueberry, rhubarb is good, banana nut, almond poppyseed….the list goes on.

May 31, 2010 06:58 AM
Kaisla said...

Oh no! My favorite is… banana & white chocolate or blueberry or triple chocolate… :)

May 31, 2010 06:59 AM
Marie said...

Chocolate chip…yum!

May 31, 2010 06:59 AM
Rhiannon said...

I’d have to say I love blueberry best. Slathered with salted butter, all melty and nommy and OMG,

May 31, 2010 07:00 AM
Kristin said...

Favorite muffin — coffee cake: pecans, vanilla, brown sugar, sour cream….mmmmmmmm…….

May 31, 2010 07:00 AM
Laura said...

Actually my favorites are blueberry and banana, it’s always a tough decision. I think your Yummy Bananaberry Muffins may be the tiebreaker. Can’t wait to try them :)

May 31, 2010 07:00 AM
Rian said...

I love triple chocolate muffins. Chocolate muffin with dark and white chocolate chips. Om nom.

May 31, 2010 07:02 AM
cindy said...

I love lemon blueberry muffins with crumble on top!

May 31, 2010 07:03 AM
Heidi said...

All time favorite is peach muffins from a bakery where we used to stop at before work. Had to get there early because they always sold out!

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

I’ve wanted to try these for a while- and maybe bake some sour cream apple muffins in them!

May 31, 2010 07:04 AM
cristina arkin said...

I’ve become quite partial to strawberry muffins

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

My childhood neighborhood bakery used to make a pineapple upside down bran muffin that was soooo good!

May 31, 2010 07:05 AM
Melissa said...

My fave muffin is my dad’s homemade blueberry muffins — mostly because he likes to get up early and make them for us :)

May 31, 2010 07:05 AM
Cheryl said...

Banana Chocolate Chip

May 31, 2010 07:06 AM
Lesley said...

Orange cranberry with a crusty sugary top. Yummo!

May 31, 2010 07:07 AM
Sara said...

Chocolate chocolate chip! Mmm, my tummy is happy just thinking about them :)

May 31, 2010 07:07 AM
Karen said...

My all time favorite must be Banana Walnut.
Gotta get me some of those pans!!!

May 31, 2010 07:08 AM
Michelle Vandergrift said...

That’s a toughy! Usually I choose something with cinnamon. However, lemon and blueberry together is a great combination.

May 31, 2010 07:08 AM
Jan said...

Blueberry made with tiny Maine berries!

May 31, 2010 07:08 AM
Suzan said...

hmmm….I think I am in love with all of them….just got a new cookbook with 250 yummy muffin recipes!! Wouldn’t it be a dream to have these new paper cups and pans to put them in!?!?!

May 31, 2010 07:09 AM
deb said...

I’ m a blueberry addict. I love muffins with blueberries. ‘Never enough blueberries’ is my motto. Will try your recipe today…after our outdoor picnic!

May 31, 2010 07:10 AM
Kate B. said...

I am a fan of blueberry and banana nut…nothing fancy.

May 31, 2010 07:11 AM
Helen said...

My all time favourite muffins are made by a bakery in Edmonton, Alberta Canada; the bakery is called Bee Bell Bakery, and they make fabulous banana chocolate chip muffins. All their muffins are HUGE and they are low in fat and calories…and did I mention they are DELICIOUS? I bring boxes back with me when I go out there to visit family.

May 31, 2010 07:11 AM
cherise said...

pistachio muffins rock!

May 31, 2010 07:11 AM
tenacwalker said...

Orange cranberry- sweet with a little tart thrown in

May 31, 2010 07:12 AM
Kris M said...

I think my favorite muffin is Apple cinnamon with a crumb topping.

May 31, 2010 07:13 AM
Ashlie said...

When I first read your question I immediately thought of the muffins my grandma used to make…chocolately goodness with a cream cheese center oozing out the top. I realized I didnt know the name of these so upon doing a little researched I learned they are in fact not muffins, but cupcakes. Hmm…a cupcake is just a sweeter version of a muffin though, right….right? Anyone…? HAha : )

May 31, 2010 07:13 AM
Jennifer said...

Blueberry lemon!

May 31, 2010 07:13 AM
Carolynn Sheu said...

My absolute fav muffin to eat and make are the Banana Crumb Muffins found on Allrecipes. If you like a crunchy streusel top with a soft and moist banana muffin….that’s the recipe for you. My boyfriend always request them!

May 31, 2010 07:13 AM
kelly said...

Ok Bakerella…I don’t need something else to be obsessed over…paper pans!! How cute!!!!!!!!!

I love pumpkin chocolate chip muffins…mmmmmm….


May 31, 2010 07:13 AM
Teresa said...

I have never met a muffin that I didn’t like, but I think my favorite is the tried and true banana nut!!

May 31, 2010 07:13 AM
Willa said...

Favorite muffin?
Poppy seed!

May 31, 2010 07:14 AM
zarpandit said...

double chocolate chip muffin with chocolate ganache! yummy :)

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May 31, 2010 07:14 AM
Kyla said...

this is so hard to choose! Banana Walnut for sure is at the top and I also love buttermilk muffins with chocolate chips! yum yum!

May 31, 2010 07:14 AM
sarah said...

carrot bran with raisins and walnuts!

May 31, 2010 07:14 AM
Carrie A. said...

Favorite Muffin has to be…… zucchini chocolate chip!

May 31, 2010 07:15 AM
ann marie fenske said...


May 31, 2010 07:15 AM
ying said...

Strawberry-cinnamon muffins!!! Sweet and chic : )

May 31, 2010 07:16 AM
Katrina said...

banana chocolate chip!

May 31, 2010 07:16 AM
Jennifer said...

Blueberry! Though recently made strawberry that were to due for. Yum!

May 31, 2010 07:16 AM
Kim-HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Chocolate Chip :)

May 31, 2010 07:17 AM
Svenja said...

My favorite muffin is chocolate chip :) Classic, but sooo good!

May 31, 2010 07:17 AM
sumeyye said...

Cranberry Oranges are my favorites. I love ‘em:))))

May 31, 2010 07:17 AM
becca said...

Bran muffins! I love the paper pans! :)

May 31, 2010 07:17 AM
sumeyye said...

Cranberry Oranges are my favorites:P

May 31, 2010 07:18 AM
Jamie said...

Banana chocolate chip!

May 31, 2010 07:18 AM
Kara said...

My favourite muffin is actually a nice moist blueberry or raisin bran.

May 31, 2010 07:18 AM
Carla G. said...

Hmmm…favorite muffin? That’s a hard one…I’d have to say something with berries, nuts and chocolate! I’m a muffin lover so anything works for me!

May 31, 2010 07:18 AM
Colleen said...

It would be a toss up between lemon cranberry or raspberry struesel. I like my muffins with a little bite.

May 31, 2010 07:19 AM
Kellie said...

Blueberry is always a classic!

May 31, 2010 07:19 AM
Kim Sonksen said...

Those are super cute!!!!
My favourite muffin is hands down Carrot Cake. I adapted an old carrot cake recipe and figured, it would be much nicer to have carrot cake “on the go” in muffin size :)
Since then I have not baked the carrot cake in its intended form again..

May 31, 2010 07:19 AM
bakingaddict said...

Lemon and blueberry :)

May 31, 2010 07:19 AM
Amanda said...

oooh… i don’t know. i’ve been on a blueberry muffin kick lately… but it’s hard to beat a good oatmeal chocolate chip muffin.

May 31, 2010 07:19 AM
Venessa said...

Either Blueberry Muffins or Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins. Mmmmmm! Yummy! :)

May 31, 2010 07:20 AM
Patti said...

Blueberry! Mmmmmm….

May 31, 2010 07:20 AM
Kerry said...

It’s so hard to choose! Muffins are one of my favorite foods. I really like pumpkin spice with dates and walnuts, or banana with blueberries. Your recipe looks great. I’ll have to try it.

May 31, 2010 07:20 AM
Gwen said...

banana nut

May 31, 2010 07:21 AM
Jules22 said...

Chocolate chip muffins – always a favourite around here!!

May 31, 2010 07:21 AM
Amy said...


May 31, 2010 07:22 AM
Amy said...

That’s a *really* tough one, but I’m going to go with banana pumpkin.

May 31, 2010 07:22 AM
Amanda G said...

The best muffin I had recently was a pumpkin muffin. The sugar cinnamon combo on top made it feel like they were melting in your mouth!

May 31, 2010 07:23 AM
Beckie said...

I’d have to go with cranberry pumpkin muffins. Making my mouth water!!!

May 31, 2010 07:24 AM
Ellen said...

I get the most excited in the fall, when pumpkin muffins starts showing up everywhere!

May 31, 2010 07:24 AM
ShanB said...

gotta have some apple cinnamon muffins with crumble topping!

May 31, 2010 07:24 AM
Beth said...

Oh how awesome! My favorite is the bakery style blueberry, really moist ones with the cinnamon/brown sugar crumble topping on top and lots of blueberries!!! Yummy

May 31, 2010 07:25 AM
Jen P said...

Zucchini walnut – especially in the summer when the squash is exploding in the garden. What else can you do but bake?!

May 31, 2010 07:25 AM
Jill said...

Favorite muffin is pineapple coconut with struesel topping. And WHEN will I learn not to click on your links??? :-) Those shaped cake pans are just too cute! I see lots of baked gifts ahead of me………………

May 31, 2010 07:26 AM
Birdycake said...

Our favorite muffin flavour is banana coconut lime… With a tiny bit of rum coconut/lime topping! Mmmmmm

May 31, 2010 07:26 AM
Caterina said...

Blueberry muffins are my favourite!! Yummy

May 31, 2010 07:26 AM
amber said...

Blueberry with fresh blueberries, mmmmmm!!

May 31, 2010 07:26 AM
Lori Lindsey said...

what a great idea!! looks so much nicer then those aluminum pans, and so many sizes!! very cool

May 31, 2010 07:27 AM
jilluk97 said...

This is an easy one!!! Blueberry

May 31, 2010 07:27 AM
Betsy said...

Bananaberry of course !!!
I am anxiously waiting for your book !! Congrats !!!

May 31, 2010 07:27 AM
Erin said...

OMG they are soooooo cute! I love Chocolate chip I know traditional but always a good right? I love adding m&m’s in sometimes instead of choc chips and for a twist a tablespoon of peanut butter!

May 31, 2010 07:28 AM
April Hunt said...

hmmm…either banana nut or bluberrry!!!! yummy! thanks for the contest!

May 31, 2010 07:28 AM
Marcy said...

Wow, cool pans! Paper? Great idea.

My favorite muffin is orange oatmeal with cream cheese glaze. Yum!

May 31, 2010 07:28 AM
Allison said...

My favorite muffin is raspberry-blackberry. I sometimes like adding blueberries or cranberries as well. Yummy :)

May 31, 2010 07:29 AM
Jennie said...

Raisin bran!

May 31, 2010 07:29 AM
Day said...

They are soo cute!! I’d love to get hold of them but I don’t think I can ever use them! I’ll probably put them on display! Haha!

I love banana nut muffins!!

May 31, 2010 07:30 AM
Tracy said...

Tough question! I think I’m going to have to go with pumpkin though…

May 31, 2010 07:31 AM
melissa smith said...

My favorite has to be pumpkin, with the streusel topping. So delish!

May 31, 2010 07:31 AM
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