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.
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.
Use spray with flour in it! Works better than just regular spray. I take them out of the pan after about 1 minute. Yes, still hot, but them come out beautifully. I love making them in the mini muffin size. I fill 2/3 full as they fluff up. Adding in ONE chocolate chip in the top is delicious. Mixing in a couple tablespoons cream cheese is also a yummy option. These freeze wonderfully and even taste great just out of the freezer! Delicious and addicting!!
Be sure and use FLOUR filled spray like Baker's Joy. If you use the spray with flour, they are so much better at coming out. I also get them out quickly - about 1 minute after coming out of the oven. I have to be careful to not mess them up, but that has worked very well and I've made this many times.
I made them as the recipe indicated....I did get 24 mini muffins and the taste is great!! I sprayed the pan VERY well but they stuck to the pan... I did not get a full muffin :-( I too will use the crumbs as a ice cream topping or even try it on plain yogurt.
These are absolutely delicious and got rave reviews! They are sweet & buttery and worth every calorie. After reading reviews about sticking, I sprayed a non stick mini muffin pan and melted a little butter to put in each cup with some finely diced pecans. They popped right out of the pan. I will definitely make these again. My kids loved them.
So delicious! Would make these everyday! Tried to make them in paper baking cups to take to a party and they were completely stuck in there. We had to eat around the paper. Definitely just bake in greased muffins tins. Excellent!!
I liked that there is not much flour in the recipe, I used whole wheat pastry flour. Was able to make 9 muffins in a 1/4 cup size muffin pan. Also, only used 1/4 cup of butter and added 1/4 cup of pumpkin puree. 3/4 cup of sugar is sweet enough for "muffins". Mixed chopped nut into the batter. Good and easy to make. The nuts and brown sugar makes it yummy.