Silicone Baking Molds Are Here to Help You Make Perfect Baked Goods—No Butter Needed
If you've ever thrown on your baker's apron on, you know there's nothing more disappointing than taking a muffin or cake out of the oven only to realize you forgot to grease the baking pan. Scraping your mangled treat off the bottom is a messy disaster. Though butter and oils prevent these baking nightmares— we tend to cringe at the calories and grams of fat they add in the process. To get around these baking obstacles, we're trading in greasing for baking molds and never looking back.
Silpat, a French company already known for their durable nonstick baking mats, just rolled out a new collection of silicone baking molds in different shapes to get you baking muffins, loaves, madeleines, and bundts—without having to throw in an extra layer of butter. They're made from food-grade silicone mesh so flexible enough to slide out your fluffy baked good without worrying about breaking it. The molds are fit for ovens, freezers and microwaves so your can dig around the recipe archives and pick just about anything.
How Silicone Baking Molds Will Save Calories
Gone are the days of wondering what's actually in those aerosol cans of cooking spray, but looking past it because you want your sweet treats to come out intact. To take a deeper dive into the calorie count on using butter and oil, they rack up about 100 to 120 calories per tablespoon, respectively. Think of how much you need to grease up an entire pan of 12 or 24 muffins, yikes! If you're whipping up a recipe with healthier substitutes to vegetable oil like coconut oil, it's also a shame to then use the fatty stuff for non-sticking purposes.
The Reusable Trays Can Also Save You Money & Waste
Aside from the health benefits of not laying your cake batter or dough in a film of butter, we're excited about these new molds because they're reusable and easy to clean by throwing them in the dishwasher. We've also all wasted more trees than we'd like to admit on throwaway muffin tin holders so consider these a win all around.
Where You Can Get One
The molds are currently exclusively sold at Williams Sonoma through early 2019. One commenter wrote on their website: "Easy to clean and what you bake pops right out. Cheesecakes work well, along with brownies, and muffins." We find these the perfect holiday stocking stuffer for any baker who likes efficiency and hates that oily (and unhealthy) step of greasing.
Buy it now, $49, Williams Sonoma