Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks: Silicone Baking Cups and 15+ Recipes Using Silicone Baking Cups
posted by Kalyn Denny on January 24, 2016
I’ve been using individual silicone baking cups for years now, and it’s past time to update this post featuring them as one of my Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks! I’m sharing a tip about my favorite brand, plus links to all my favorite breakfast treats using these handy silicone baking cups.
I have a little notebook where I jot down ideas for recipes and other ideas for posts, and a few months ago I wrote “silicone baking cups for Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks” as a post idea. But when I started working on that post I discovered I’d actually featured these handy silicone baking cups as a pick back in 2008!
Since then I’ve tried different sizes of silicone baking cups, found a new favorite brand, and posted quite a few more recipes for egg muffins, cottage cheese and egg muffins, and whole wheat and almond flour muffins using this type of baking cup. So I’m updating this post with all that information, and if you’re already a fan of silicone baking cups this post will give you lots of breakfast ideas using them!
I now have three sizes of baking cups, and it can get confusing because different brands call the sizes by different names. But my smallest size is about 2.75 inches across and holds 1/3 cup, my middle size is about 3.5 inches across and holds 2/3 cup, and my biggest size is about 3.75 inches across but deeper than the others and holds 1 cup.
There is no need to stress over having a certain size of baking cups though, it’s really a personal preference. Just realize that when you’re using a smaller size the baking time might be a bit shorter and when you’re using a larger size the baking time might be a bit longer.
(Some of mine are fairly old, so they may be different colors than the ones currently in stock at Amazon.com, but I’m giving the links above to help people quickly find the size they want if you’re looking for a certain size.)
These Chambers Bay Baking company Baker’s Dozen Silicone Baking Cups are my current favorite! I love the lighter colors and the fact that they give you 13 cups instead of 12. They don’t get discolored, and when sprayed lightly with non-stick spray they release things perfectly.
The Chambers Bay Silicone Baking Cups come in two sizes. STANDARD SIZE are the smaller size I described above, and JUMBO SIZE are the medium size I described above. Jumbo size is the one I like best in the Chamber’s Bay cups.
Just in case anyone is wondering, Chamber’s Bay has no idea I’m writing about their muffin cups. If you do follow one of my links and buy muffin cups at Amazon, Kalyn’s Kitchen earns a few cents on the dollar, so thanks for that! Now here are the things I’ve made using Silicone Baking Cups; enjoy!
Visit Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks to see more foods and kitchen products I’ve recommended.(All items featured as Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks are things I happily would buy over and over, and because I want readers to know that my opinions are completely unbiased, I don’t accept review products from the many companies who offer to send them to me.
How do You like to Use Silicone Muffin Cups?
There you have all my tasty ideas for using your silicone muffin cups! I’m sure more recipes using these handy baking cups are in my future, so I’ll keep this post updated with the recipes when I have new ones.If you have good ideas for recipes using silicone muffin cups, please let us know about them in the comments.