Pecan Pie Muffins

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This Pecan Pie Muffins recipe is quick and easy and the result really is reminiscent of pecan pie. Great for Christmas morning or a holiday brunch!

Here's a sweet and very tasty treat that's particularly suited for the holiday season and goes well on a brunch menu. I came across the recipe in a magazine recently and couldn't wait to try it. Fortunately, since I had all the ingredients on hand, I didn't have to wait very long.

This muffin recipe is quick and easy and the result really is reminiscent of pecan pie. The batter mixes up quickly with only five ingredients, so this would be a fun item to bake up fresh on Christmas morning.

The recipe I found calls for using a mini muffin tin, but since I don't currently have one I used my regular-sized muffin tins. Since the muffins don't rise much, I should have filled the tins nearly full, but since I hadn't made them before and filled the tins about 2/3 of the way, my 11 muffins came out looking a little flat. Filling the tins almost full should yield closer to nine large muffins. I've added a mini-muffin tin to my wish list since I think that bite size would be preferable, though they probably won't last very long around our hungry family.

Since the result is rather addictive, you might want to double the recipe so you'll have plenty on hand.

Pecan Pie Muffins Recipe


Ingredients: 

1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped pecans
2/3 cup butter, melted
2 eggs, lightly beaten

Method:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease muffin tins (or spray with non-stick spray) or use paper liners if you prefer. 

In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour, and pecans. Set aside. 

In a small bowl, melt butter then whisk in the eggs. Add this mixture to the sugar mixture in the large bowl and stir together gently.

Fill muffin tins almost to the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Muffins are done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 

Cool muffins on  a wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature. 

Makes about nine large muffins or 2 1/2 dozen mini muffins. 

So, what do you think? Might these pecan pie muffins grace your family's holiday brunch table this year? Enjoy!



This Pecan Pie Muffins recipe is quick and easy and the result really is reminiscent of pecan pie. Great for Christmas morning or a holiday brunch!

12 comments:

  1. Wow, this recipe looks scrumptious! Pecan Pie muffins would be a big hit at my house!

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    1. I hope they are a hit, Elf! I know that I'll be making them again very soon. Hope your family enjoys them, too!

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  2. This sounds too easy to be true. I will get the butter out of the freezer now....

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    1. I thought the same thing you did, Grammie O, and was worried the muffins wouldn't turn out at all. Wrong! Hope they turn out as good for you as they did for me.

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  3. Fabulous recipe! These pecan pie muffins would be perfect for the holidays and serving to guests for breakfast. Seems like I am constantly trying to keep my company fed at Christmas.

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    1. Sounds like you might need to make a double batch, Cynthia. I'm guessing these will go fast!

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  4. Pecan Pie is one of my all time favorite pies. These look so easy and I could just taste one right now. I can't can't wait to try this one Susan. Thanks!!!

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    1. So quick and easy, Sam. Hope you like them! (If your family shares your love of pecan pie, you might want to double the recipe.)

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  5. Susan, do you know if this can be made with gluten free flour?

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    1. I honestly don't know anything about gluten free flour, but since there's such a small amount of flour in the recipe, I would think that it should work. If you try it, I'd love feedback on how it turned out for you. Thanks, Fay!

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  6. These look absolutely deliciou. I'm already calculating how I can make them gluten free and low carb!

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    1. Thank you, Carol. If you can make these gluten free and low carb, please be sure to come back and share how they turned out!

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