Monday, November 25, 2013

Mini Pecan Pie Muffins

Mini Pecan Pie Muffins tastes like a pecan pie in a muffin form from recipes food and

Mini Pecan Pie Muffins tastes like a pecan pie in a muffin form.

I first had pecan muffins about 20 years ago. A restaurant where my sister lives had them on their menu. She would often stop and get a box of them on her way down state to share with us. My dad in particular really loved them. We begged for the recipe but the owner was never willing to share it until my niece went to work there. Finally we could make them whenever we wanted.

These are little bites of pure heaven if you are a pecan lover. Now I do something different that they did, I never can leave a recipe alone. The recipe says to fill the cups 2/3 full, well I overfill them almost to the top but not quite. Of course the muffin batter goes over the top of the muffin pan while baking. So I spray my pan really well and before I take them out of the pan I scrunch the batter back into the cup making the rippley top you see here. The batter that cooks on top of the pan kind of caramelizes and just adds to these muffins. I wouldn’t do this if you don’t have a really good no stick pan. If you don’t you are going to be saying all kinds of bad things and maybe even sending me an email. You can’t say you weren’t warned if you do it as I do. Just remember 2/3 full without a really good non stick pan.

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Mini Pecan Pie Muffins

Yield: Makes 24

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 22 - 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Mini Pecan Pie Muffins tastes like a pecan pie in a muffin form.


1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a non stick pan really well or use mini cupcake holders.

Mix together the brown sugar, vanilla, eggs and butter.

Stir in flour, salt and baking soda until well mixed.

Stir in pecans.

Fill 2/3 full.

Bake at 350° for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Immediately remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Makes 2 1/2 dozen muffins or 2 dozen muffins my way as described above.


6 Responses to “Mini Pecan Pie Muffins”

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    Christina @ Juggling Real Food and Real Life — November 29, 2013 @ 11:18 am

    Mary Ellen, I have a saying, “Everything tastes better with pecans” My boys say “with bacon”. These muffins look like a nice easy recipe to make with the kids. The results look so delicious they will want to make these over and over. Thanks so much for sharing this with our Let’s Get Real readers. I am always excited to see what you link up.

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    Mary Ellen — November 29, 2013 @ 2:29 pm

    Thanks Christina! I’m with both of you, we need do something with pecans and bacon, now that would be heavenly!

  3. 3

    Michelle — December 1, 2013 @ 12:03 pm

    These look delicious. I love anything with a pecan pie flavor. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

  4. 4

    Joanne T Ferguson — December 2, 2013 @ 9:01 am

    G’day! Love pecans, true!
    Glad today’s post and photo I did not miss too!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Viewed as part of Foodie Friends Friday Anything Goes Party

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    Shannah @ Just Us Four — December 5, 2013 @ 1:10 pm

    My mom loves pecan pie so I am going to have to make these muffins for her. Thanks so much for sharing at the Pinworthy Projects Party!

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    Mary Ellen — December 14, 2013 @ 11:13 pm

    Thanks for hosting a great party Shannah!

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