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  1. Hi Lauren,
    Thanks for the receipt. Looks amazing!
    Out of topic, I can tell from the pictures that you are using USA Pan Bakeware Aluminized Steel. I have been trying to find more information about the safety of the Aluminized Steel but could not find much. How safe is that for cooking? Does the parchment paper really protect against any leaching?

    • First, I apologize for my delayed reply! Second, yes – the parchment paper prevents leaching. I don’t use Teflon because the primary problem is the toxins that are released into the air while baking. I use parchment to act as a barrier if I’m using any aluminum bakeware (which I rarely use). I also use glass, enamel, and cast iron as my preferred bakeware.

  2. Thanks for the two tips…I never like how the bottoms of muffins get moist, but never knew what to do about it either. I think subbing sweet potatoes for the apple sauce might actually give a really nice flavor. I rarely do any baking these days, but this muffins sound amazing! And they’re made with ingredients that I usually have on hand, which makes it even better!

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Lauren Geertsen, NTP

I’m an author, entrepreneur, and nutritional therapy practitioner (NTP). I began this website at 19, to share the steps that freed my life of chronic disease and medication. Now, Empowered Sustenance has reached 30 million readers with healthy recipes and holistic resources.

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