Monday, September 8, 2014

Pecan Pie Muffins

These delicious pecan pie muffins would be awesome for breakfast!


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

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.

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