Monday, May 31, 2010

Paper Pans

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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.

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These tiny ones make me happy. The size. The color. The slightly scalloped edge. Happy.

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And so do these tee-niny ones. Eeeeek!

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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.

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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.

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I went for blueberries and bananas…

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… 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.

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Add a little butter while they’re still warm and your tummy will say thank you.

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Then tear right in.

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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?

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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!

Pan_winner


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TerriAb said...

First thought is blueberry, but I do like chocolate chocolate chip, too!

May 31, 2010 07:31 AM
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Liz Berg said...

Oooh, these look fabulous!!!

May 31, 2010 07:32 AM
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Debbie said...

I love me some lemon poppyseed muffins :)

May 31, 2010 07:33 AM
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Katrina said...

Mmm banana! Those paper pans are super cool! Thanks for blogging about them!

May 31, 2010 07:33 AM
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Elaine said...

I like blueberry muffins!

May 31, 2010 07:33 AM
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Sondra said...

I will have to go with blueberry but there are many others that I would like to try.

May 31, 2010 07:34 AM
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Alyson said...

Pumpkin chocolate chip. So good!

May 31, 2010 07:34 AM
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Patrice Vamos said...

I would love those little tins for my bento obsession. They are perfect for portion control

May 31, 2010 07:35 AM
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HIlary said...

Pumpkin muffins are my fave!

May 31, 2010 07:35 AM
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megan said...

So many to choose from…but I Love a cinnamon chip muffin with a sweet glaze on top! Mmmm, you just can’t go wrong!

May 31, 2010 07:36 AM
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Annabelle said...

Who wouldn’t love to try these paper baking molds. Terrific.
Favorite muffin….poppyseed

May 31, 2010 07:36 AM
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Dedi said...

Key Lime!! I had them at Souplantation and look forward to them excitedly every year. Love love love them.

May 31, 2010 07:37 AM
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Lisa H. said...

My favorite muffin is the Cinnamon-Ripple Coffee Cake Muffin. (found in Muffins A to Z, Marie Simmons’ cookbook)

May 31, 2010 07:37 AM
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Jennifer said...

Banana nut, I’d say.

May 31, 2010 07:37 AM
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Diane said...

It has to be lemon poppy seed muffins, yum!

May 31, 2010 07:37 AM
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Stacy said...

Good old fashioned blueberry muffins are my fav!

May 31, 2010 07:37 AM
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Dana said...

I love blueberry cheesecake muffins!!

May 31, 2010 07:38 AM
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Kerry Paccia no said...

Blueberry…but only with crumbles on top! If I am feeling savory there is nothing like a good corn muffin with melted butter!

May 31, 2010 07:38 AM
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Michelle said...

My favorite muffing is bluberry with strusel topping!

May 31, 2010 07:38 AM
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Shanna said...

Cranberry orange muffins. Or maybe blueberry with crumble on top……. It’s a tie.

May 31, 2010 07:38 AM
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Elizabeth said...

blueberry!

May 31, 2010 07:39 AM
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Amy said...

Blueberry or banana choc chip….what a great tool for giving away baked happiness to those who need a “pick me up”

May 31, 2010 07:39 AM
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Jessi said...

banana nut!

May 31, 2010 07:39 AM
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Andrea R. said...

Wow. That IS tough! I guess my favorite would be good old blueberry! I love so many different kinds though.

May 31, 2010 07:39 AM
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Kelly said...

Cranberry and orange muffins! Or anything pumpkin! These are such a good idea.

May 31, 2010 07:39 AM
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andrea y. said...

my favorite is pumpkin strussell but I also love the lemon/blueberry combination!

May 31, 2010 07:39 AM
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gscrapbooks said...

I think I’d go with a Blueberry Muffin… or something lemony! mmmm…. maybe I should bake something today, lol!

May 31, 2010 07:40 AM
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Melissa said...

Favorite, oh that will be hard. but i do always seem to go back to something with Blueberry or Orange Cranberry. But there are a lot more i would like to try … something with Mango. oh, mango how i love you, Coconut… i did see unsweetened coconut shavings and really wanted to buy them but hubby said know what you are going to do with them first then you can buy… i so hate when he goes to the store with me, its more fun to buy then figure it out.

May 31, 2010 07:40 AM
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Amberli said...

It is like they have answered my prayers!

May 31, 2010 07:40 AM
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Heather L said...

Who can resist a pumpkin muffin with cream cheese inside and toasted seeds on top? Not me!

May 31, 2010 07:40 AM
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Caroline Bull said...

My favorite muffins are pineapple ones my mom used to make when I was a kid. Not too sweet, but amazing slathered in butter – especially when you hit one of those pockets of pineapple!

May 31, 2010 07:40 AM
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Karen said...

These are the cutest things I’v eever seen.
Banana chocolate chip muffins rock!!!

May 31, 2010 07:40 AM
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Tracey said...

Chocolate chip or carrot muffin….Yummmm

May 31, 2010 07:40 AM
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Julia said...

The question isn’t really that tough…
It’s my moms super choco-chocolate-muffins with cacao cream! YAY!

May 31, 2010 07:41 AM
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Karen B. said...

Long time reader first time commenter here! We {heart} muffins in our house. Our favorites are gingerbread and a chocolate muffin we had at a b&b.

May 31, 2010 07:41 AM
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Judy said...

I’ll pick the lemon-poppy every time!

May 31, 2010 07:41 AM
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Eliana Moran said...

I love them!!! specially the little square brown!!!

May 31, 2010 07:41 AM
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Barbaranne said...

Pumpkin chocolate chip is my favorite muffin flavor. Really, any muffin with chocolate chips is great!

May 31, 2010 07:41 AM
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Rubenesque Brunette said...

I absolutely adore cherry chocolate chip muffins :) I guess they’re more like cake though!

May 31, 2010 07:42 AM
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Tamara said...

Plain old blueberry!!

May 31, 2010 07:42 AM
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Alice S said...

Cinnamon apple!

May 31, 2010 07:42 AM
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astheroshe said...

lemon poppy or orange blossom!

May 31, 2010 07:42 AM
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Heather said...

Those are soooooo cute! I think I made little grabby hands when I saw them!! Favorite muffin? When I was a teenager there was a bakery that made what they called Morning Muffins. Like carrot cake, but with raisins and pineapple and coconut and nuts and they were all kinds of moist yumminess. I’m still looking a perfect copycat recipe. :)

May 31, 2010 07:43 AM
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Lorie said...

I love banana chocolate chip muffins and also these sour cream chocolate chip muffins I make. Hrm, I guess I like chocolate chips in my muffins!

May 31, 2010 07:43 AM
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Shannon said...

I love cinnamon streusel muffins or banana nut. Yum!!!

May 31, 2010 07:43 AM
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Heather Tillis said...

Most positively Blueberry!!!!

May 31, 2010 07:43 AM
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Linda said...

I love them when they come with some almond and coconut. *yummy* :)

May 31, 2010 07:44 AM
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Kelli said...

I love lemon poppyseed. I could live on coffee and a good lemon poppyseed muffin or quickbread!

great… now I’m hungry! :)

~Kelli @ Smidgens

May 31, 2010 07:44 AM
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JoVonn said...

I am good with fresh blueberry muffins.

May 31, 2010 07:44 AM
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Annie said...

Definitely homemade pumpkin muffins with cream cheese filling and streusel topping. You know, super healthy!

May 31, 2010 07:45 AM
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yael said...

A big, hot corn muffin with butter melting all over it!

May 31, 2010 07:45 AM
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Amy said...

Banana Chocolate Chip!

May 31, 2010 07:45 AM
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Amy M said...

blueberry!

May 31, 2010 07:46 AM
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Jenny Rew said...

Those look delicious! However, banana nut and pumpkin streusel muffins are my favorite!

May 31, 2010 07:46 AM
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Bella said...

oooohhhh! i’ve always wanted to try the paper trays but never had the guts to buy them…
my favorite muffin is my mom’s apple muffin recipe, it’s super moist and has a yummy cinnamon/sugar sprinkle on top.

May 31, 2010 07:46 AM
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alissa apel said...

Chocolate Chip Muffins are my favorite. I know they are bad for me, but they are so good!

May 31, 2010 07:47 AM
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Leika said...

I love cinnamon streusel and banana (no nuts, thanks!) muffins

May 31, 2010 07:47 AM
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Elisha said...

Blueberry. Especially soft, cakey ones.

May 31, 2010 07:47 AM
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Alison said...

the buttermilk spice muffin from Mimi’s Cafe, mmmmmmm.

May 31, 2010 07:47 AM
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Cristy said...

Lemon poppy seed muffins are my favorite… most days!

May 31, 2010 07:47 AM
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Marilyn McKinnon said...

I really love orange/cranberry and sometimes add coconut and/or chopped nuts

May 31, 2010 07:48 AM
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michelle said...

hhhmmmm…..warm chocolate chip muffins

May 31, 2010 07:48 AM
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Stefanie said...

My favorite muffin is Chocolate Chip Cheesecake muffins, I pretty much LOVE any kind of muffin, especially making them!

May 31, 2010 07:48 AM
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Carolina Gadelha said...

apple..hmmmmmmm…. just love it!!

May 31, 2010 07:48 AM
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Cindy said...

My favorite muffin would have to be carrot nut..YUM!

May 31, 2010 07:49 AM
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Diane said...

Banana Nut!

May 31, 2010 07:49 AM
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Jenn said...

Gotta love Mom’s homemade zucchini muffins…yummm…

May 31, 2010 07:50 AM
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Ashley said...

My favorite muffin would have to be chocolate chip – its like dessert and breakfast all in one!

May 31, 2010 07:50 AM
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Lisa said...

Hm.. That is a hard choice!
But I have to say American raspberry and blueberry muffin. The two berries balance each other nicely and the batter together gives the muffins a taste resembling of pie. I don’t really know what makes it American, but it’s not only white sugar in it, it is dark brown sugar too.

When it comes to cupcakes it’s lemon and liquorice that’s my favorite though. :)

(Is it even possible for me to win anything in your contests? I’m from Sweden..)

May 31, 2010 07:51 AM
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Laura L. said...

Pumpkin, blueberry, lemon…. you name it, I love them all!!

May 31, 2010 07:51 AM
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Melissa said...

Mmmm cranberry orange

May 31, 2010 07:52 AM
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Taryn said...

My favorite muffins are definitely Morning Glory muffins … full of apples and carrots and pineapple and coconut, oats and bran and honey — so delicious!

May 31, 2010 07:52 AM
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Sarah N. said...

blueberry!

May 31, 2010 07:52 AM
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Mel G said...

Chocolate! Actually, I think my next flavour combo that I’m gonna try out is white chocolate and banana :D

May 31, 2010 07:53 AM
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Jen C. said...

I love banana chocolate chip muffins! They are yummy!

May 31, 2010 07:53 AM
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Susan Madures said...

My favorite is blueberry, but I don’t discriminate- I love all muffins! :) – Those mini paper-pans are adorable!

May 31, 2010 07:53 AM
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Shelley said...

Orange cranberry would be my favorite with chocolate chip coming in second.

May 31, 2010 07:53 AM
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Stephanie said...

Corn muffins and blueberry…although I’ve been wanting to try some new ones from 500 Cupcakes like spinach and pine nut and basil pesto cupcakes.

May 31, 2010 07:53 AM
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Pamela C. said...

What fun sizes. Our church does an outreach ministry to those that are on the “fringes” of our church. These would be perfect to use in that ministry. Visit and take some goodies.

My favorite muffins are blueberry and banana nut.

May 31, 2010 07:53 AM
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Robyn said...

I love banana crumb muffins:)

May 31, 2010 07:54 AM
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Sharon said...

Pumpkin wtih cream cheese icing drizzle !

May 31, 2010 07:54 AM
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Mariana Juárez said...

Chocolate!!!! Always!!!

May 31, 2010 07:54 AM
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Amy v said...

Definetly Blueberry! Yum yum

May 31, 2010 07:54 AM
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Caroline said...

I love a good banana muffin.

May 31, 2010 07:54 AM
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Cheryl said...

my favorite are Morning Glory muffins. A little bit of everything.

May 31, 2010 07:54 AM
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Raina @ The Garden of Yum said...

These are fantastic! What a great idea!

My favorite muffin is corn with lots and lots of butter.

May 31, 2010 07:55 AM
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Beth said...

Love banana nut with crumbly sugar on top! Mmmmm….

And, my goodness, are those pans CUTE!!

May 31, 2010 07:55 AM
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daphs said...

love love love banana crumb muffins or apple spice crum muffins ok i love any muffins where i can pop a cinaminon-ey crumble/struddel like topping yum!

May 31, 2010 07:56 AM
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Dee Whisnant said...

thank you for the new resource for paper bakeware! i’m going to ck it out ASAP! Oh yeah, and it’s really hard to beat a good chocolate chocolate chip muffin!

May 31, 2010 07:56 AM
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Paula Rosenthal said...

My all time favorite muffins are corn muffins, pure, unadulterated, old fashioned corn muffins!

May 31, 2010 07:56 AM
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Mary L-S said...

I love the paper pans! Adorable! My fave is strawberry or lemon. Yummy! I will be going to make them now! Thank you!

May 31, 2010 07:57 AM
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L. Dostert said...

These are AWESOME! Would be great for baking with my daughter since I would worry about her burning herself. I love orange cranberry muffins.

May 31, 2010 07:57 AM
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Libby said...

Current favorite is pineapple carrot, but the husband and son lobby pretty hard for oatmeal raisin, so that’s what I’m off to bake now!

Thanks for sharing those lovely samples, and have a nice weekend.

May 31, 2010 07:57 AM
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laura said...

the doughnut muffin! yum!

May 31, 2010 07:57 AM
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Meghan @ Domestic Sugar said...

I LOVE Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins. They are my dream!

May 31, 2010 07:58 AM
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Crissy said...

Blueberry with a little crumble on top!

May 31, 2010 07:58 AM
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Janine said...

I love double chocolate muffins!

May 31, 2010 07:58 AM
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Victoria said...

Cappuccino. Coffee flavored with chocolate chips. Yummy!

May 31, 2010 07:59 AM
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Karin said...

Oh, wow! Those are fabulous. Let’s see, my favorite muffin would have to be classic blueberry- hot with a nice slab of butter melting into it. :)

May 31, 2010 07:59 AM
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Jamie said...

Too many to choose from! But I think I will have to go with cinnamon sugar muffins… or anything cinnamon for that matter!

May 31, 2010 07:59 AM
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