Thursday, July 3, 2014

Silicone Mini Muffin Pan [Review]

I have really gotten into making muffins over the past few months. I play around with the ingredients and substitute ingredients for healthier ones like stone ground whole wheat flour, hempseed protein powder, grass-fed butter and dates, among other nutritious foods. I also like to make savory muffins from foods like quinoa and shredded cauliflower. Muffins are an easy breakfast food, snack food, or supplement to a meal. Whether I am making sweet or savory muffins, I look for muffin tins that are easy to use and easy to clean. Grazia 100% silicone 24 cup mini muffin pan is extremely easy to use and clean and creates the perfect bite size muffins for my toddler.
Silicone Mini Muffin Pan    
Rating: total green check marks out of 5.

The Good
The Not So Good
100% pure food grade silicone
A bit flimsy when handling
Heat resistant up to 450 F

No sticking

Grazia silicone mini muffin pans are made from 100% pure food grade silicone that is resistant up to 450 degrees F. The particular muffin pan that I received has 24 mini muffin cups that are about 1 ounce in volume. I prepped the pan by washing with water and soap and rubbing a bit of organic coconut oil to oil the surface before scooping the muffin batter into the cups. I left one cup un-oiled because I wanted to test the non-stickiness of silicone. I have several different types of metal muffin pans and even the non-stick pans need to be oiled before use.

I filled each mini muffin cup about 3/4 of the way, placed the pan on a metal cookie sheet and placed in the oven. Grazia recommends using a metal cookie sheet underneath the silicone muffin pan to add more stability. The metal cookie sheet does not get dirty, so I do not have to worry about cleaning it. The silicone pan by itself is a bit flimsy because it is flexible and bendable. It's made from silicone! I do not see this as a negative because 100% silicone is going to be flexible. Otherwise, the pan would need to be very thick or would need to have other chemical additives that I do not want in my bakeware.

Once the muffins were baked, I let them cool in the silicone muffin pan for a few minutes and then started to remove them. I love that I was able to bend the silicone muffin pan to help pop the muffins out. Even the muffin that was in the un-oiled muffin cup popped right out. I did not experience the plastic taste that some of the other Amazon reviewers mentioned.

I have used the silicone muffin pan several times now and stopped oiling after the first time. This pan does not need it!

I kept the same cooking times and temperatures. The muffins turned out delicious, as they have in the metal muffin pans. With the easy muffin removal and easy cleanup (always have issues with cleaning metal mini muffin pans), I love Grazia Silicone Mini Muffin Pan. My husband's tip for cleaning is to invert each cup, brush over with soap and a brush/sponge, rinse, and pop back in. I am not going back to using my supposedly non-stick metal muffin pan any longer, unless I need to make a huge match of mini muffins. I look forward to adding more silicone bake ware to my collection.

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. All opinions are my own. 

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