Thursday, December 8, 2011

Baking for Christmas

Yesterday I was baking up a batch of banana bread muffins (complete with nuts and chocolate chips, of course!) and decided that I wanted them to look a little more festive.

So I baked half of the recipe in a regular muffin pan like this:

And they turned out like this:

The other half went into one of these pretty pans:

This is my Kaiser mini-bundt baking pan, which I absolutely love. Your "muffins" turn out looking like tiny little bundt cakes, and they cook a few minutes faster than muffins do.

Here's how they turned out...after a little sprinkling of powdered sugar:

Same great muffin batter, but two totally different looks. Now my "muffins" look like tiny little Christmas wreaths powdered in snow.

So when you're ready to do some Christmas baking but you don't have the time to make a lot of fuss, think outside the small change can make all the difference in the world.



  1. They will probably even taste better! I love something all brown around the edges! Looks wonderful! ♥

  2. The banana bread looks so cute in the muffin tins and expecially the mini-bundt pans. Joni

  3. What delicious combinations, banana, chocolate and nuts. Very pretty and festive in the little bundt pans.
    Warm Holiday Wishes,

  4. These look great. I have at least 10 frozen bananas for making breads etc...I'll have to try the bundt pans (I have individual ones and add the powdered sugar!
    from a new follower
    patti :)

  5. Thank you for this. I love muffins, and they look delicious :)

  6. How cute....wish I had one to eat with my cup of coffee this morning! I can almost smell them!

  7. These look magazine perfect Pam!!! Ok - now I gotta have one of those pans too!!! Happy Friday! (Yeah, I'm still way, way behind!) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  8. Wow. That's a nice touch. They sure look fancier!


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