Saturday, March 31, 2012

Parchment Paper & Banana Bread Muffins

It's easy enough to purchase cupcake papers, but what about those larger muffin tins? I love parchment paper--I buy it by the box at Costco, 12"X12", 1000 sheets.

Cut parchment into 6" squares....

Spray backside lightly with water to help shape into muffin tins.

After they are formed in the pan, you can put them into your pre-heating oven for a couple of minutes to help set the form and dry up the paper.

Bowl #1
3 or 4 mashed bananas
1/4 Cup Almond Milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Bowl #2
2 1/2 Cups Flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons ground flax
Bowl # 3
1 1/4 Cup Sucanant
1/2 Cup Coconut Oil

The chocolate chips, medjool dates and soaked pecans are optional, but if you've got them, why leave them out?

Blend everything together and....

You can spray the paper cups with PAM or olive oil if you like, then fill parchment paper lined muffin tins with batter and bake in preheated 325 degree oven for about 45 minutes, maybe a little more if needed.
Make sure you have some chilled almond milk to go with these wonderful muffins.
I love that even the large muffin tin pans can produce paper lined goodies!


  1. Love it!!! They look like they are from an artsy bakery. Oh wait a minute, they are!

  2. I think the water is the key to success here. I tried this once before and didn't know to spray the paper with water. I fought with those silly squares for quite a while before I just gave up on it.

    1. Me, too. I've done this many times, but this time I decided to eliminate my struggles--Wallah!-- Water bottle!

  3. p.s. nice link to your almond milk!

  4. I wonder where you got the idea... :)