One of the most popular recipes here at Paleo Spirit is “Basic Paleo Egg Muffins“. Even though I generally do not have a lot of trouble removing the muffins from the metal muffin tins, I know others have. And when food sticks to muffin tins it can be a real pain to clean. But there is a solution…
The makers of OvenArt Bakeware sent me some samples and asked if I would give them a whirl with a few paleo recipes and report back with results. OvenArt Bakeware makes quality silicone bakeware and, unlike many silicone bakeware manufacturers, they opt for the highest grade silicone available and use no filler material in their products. This results in great bakeware with nonstick properties that last! One of my concerns with standard metal bakeware, is the fact it is often treated with non-stick coatings containing perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a labeled a toxic carcinogen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Not so with this 100% silicone bakeware that is durable and easy to clean.
The first recipe I tried was the paleo egg muffins in the OvenArt Silicone Bakeware – Muffin Pan / Cupcake Pan – 12 Cup Muffin Tin*
The results were terrific. In spite of the manufacturer’s recommendation to oil the pan slightly, I decided to experiment with adding NO oil whatsoever to see how the muffin pan would handle it. Even without any oil added to the pan the muffins came out with complete ease. There was almost no cleanup!
One of the tough things when cooking with coconut flour is losing some of the food when muffins or cupcakes stick to paper liners. In reviewing the cookbook “Cooking With Coconut Oil: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Recipes for Good Living”* by Elizabeth Nyland I tried the Double Chocolate Cherry Muffins recipe. I decided this would be a great test for the OvenArt Bakeware Muffin/Cupcake Cups*. Happily the results were similar to what I experienced with the egg muffins – no sticking whatsoever. The muffins literally just popped right out of the cups with no mess. And they looked pretty too.
I can honestly say I will never make egg muffins again without this bakeware. They would also be great for making Paleo Mini Meatloaves or Blueberry Muffins. Cleanup is MUCH easier than with standard muffin tins. And if you are making a recipe without a ton of fat it becomes even more important to have a pan that keeps food from sticking.
IMPORTANT GIVEAWAY INFO
The fine folks at OvenArt Bakeware have agreed to give away both of these products, (OvenArt Silicone Bakeware – Muffin Pan / Cupcake Pan – 12 Cup Muffin Tin and OvenArt Bakeware Muffin/Cupcake Cups)* to one lucky winner. Just follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter at the bottom of the post and you are entered to win! No purchase necessary. The winner will be contacted within 24 hours of the end of the giveaway via the email they have provided. I will also make the announcement on Facebook. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen. Good Luck!
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