I guess the title of the post is kind of a spoiler, huh?
I’ve been itching to try silicone baking cups for a while because I’m tired of greasing paper liners and having my mini egg muffin STILL stick to them.
The packaging of my new Le Creuset silicone baking cups promises the following:
- 100% premium quality, FDA compliant silicone.
- Oven, microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe.
- Flexible and non-stick for easy release.
- No muffin pan needed. No greasing or flouring required. Fill the silicone baking cup, place on a cookie sheet and bake as directed by recipe. Allow to cool. Simply peel away the baking cup & serve.
The liners better live up to their advertising!
Tonight I decided to test them out by baking a new batch of mini frittata muffins. This time the filling I used was Arizona Dreaming seasoned ground pork and sliced mushrooms tossed with leftover stir-fried broccoli greens and bacon.
I made 15 muffins so I used 8 eggs and a dollop of full fat Greek yogurt as the “batter.” I decided to add 3 tablespoons of coconut flour so they’d be less messy to eat with your hands.
I was tinkering with the idea of putting the silicone liners in my cupcake pans but the instructions say that you can just put them on a baking sheet so that’s what I did. I lined the sheet with aluminum foil to make clean-up a breeze. The cups are a little wobbly so you need to be careful when you’re filling them up and moving the tray to the oven.
Near the end of the baking time, I noticed that the edges of some of the muffins had pulled away from the baking cups.
Yippee! They really are non-stick!
When I took out the muffins, I let them cool on a cooling rack until they were warm enough to handle.
Then, I held my breath as I peeled off the liners…
Woohoo! They came off without a hitch!
I tossed the dirty liners in the dishwasher…
…and the foil in the trash and that was it for clean-up!
The muffins come out looking like mini pies which is a-OK with me. If you want them to resemble regular muffins, you can stick the liners in cupcake pans but then you’d have another item to wash.
The addition of a little bit of coconut flour really does help absorb the excess moisture in the muffins and you can’t taste it. I’m probably going to add some everytime I make savory egg muffins in the future.1