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Pecan Pie Muffins

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner
Hands-on time 15 mins
Total time 27 mins
Yield Makes 2 dozen
If you like pecan pie, then you'll love this twist on the classic. One online reviewer claims that this muffin recipe is, "So simple, easy and yummy! Perfect for a busy Mom! I toss a few of these in the diaper bag before I do my running around and I have a nice little energy packed bite when I need it. Definitely a hit."

Ingredients

  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture. Stir together butter and next 2 ingredients; add to brown sugar mixture, and stir just until moistened. Coat 2 (12-cup) miniature muffin pans well with cooking spray. Place 1 tsp. finely chopped pecans in each muffin cup; spoon batter over pecans, filling almost to top. Place muffin pans on an aluminum foil-lined jelly-roll pan.

  2. Bake at 425° for 10 to 12 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack 2 minutes. Run a knife around edge of each cup to loosen muffins, and remove from pans.