PECAN PIE MINI MUFFINS {ONLY 6 INGREDIENTS!}

September 16, 2015

Pecan Pie Mini Muffins Spoons of Grace

THESE BITE-SIZE BABIES ARE PERFECT FOR ALL OF YOUR FALL CELEBRATIONS FROM TAILGATING TO BREAKFAST THANKSGIVING MORNING TO YOUR CHRISTMAS DESSERT PLATTER. ALL THE FLAVORS OF DECADENT PECAN PIE IN 30 MINUTES OR LESS– YES PLEASE!

You will make this recipe over and over again because you can whip up a batch of muffins in a dash and impress any crowd.
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I shared these treats at work when I made them and y’all I am not kidding when I tell you that every.singleperson. that tasted these muffins begged for my recipe. One of my male coworkers even asked me if he could take the recipe to his wife which made me giggle! I gave it to them, of course! Sharing recipes from my kitchen brings me so much joy.
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The ingredients are very simple – likely things you already keep in your pantry. You can use any type of pecans you have on hand for the recipe – but, since I made these mini-sized I chose chopped pecans. You will note these are much more budget friendly than a traditional pecan pie because you only need a cup of pecans!
Pecan Pie Mini Muffins
Melting the butter before mixing it in gives these muffins a soft, chewy texture. It removes any “air pockets” that can come about when you combine sugar with butter. Sugar actually cuts bubbles into a stick of butter when you cream them together leading to a lighter, more airy texture and can even lead whatever you are baking to rise a little higher. This also prevents over-mixing the batter as you’re able to gently stir in the melted butter. You will also find that your muffins stay extra moist – melting the butter first also increases its water content by allowing the oil and water to separate. There’s a little Cooking 101 for ya.
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Your family and friends will sing your praises this holiday season when you serve them these tasty muffins!
Pecan Pie Muffins
Yields 24
The sweet flavors of pecan pie in less than 30 minutes and 6 ingredients! SO simple and better on your budget too! :)
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup chopped pecans
  2. 1 cup brown sugar
  3. 3/4 cup flour
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 1 1/3 stick butter, melted
  6. 1 t vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray mini muffin tins liberally with nonstick cooking spray. {If you are making regular sized muffins, I would suggest using paper liners and spraying with nonstick spray!}
  2. In a large bowl, combine pecans, brown sugar, and flour.
  3. In a separate large bowl, beat eggs. Add melted butter and vanilla. Stir until combined.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Stir just until moistened.
  5. Spoon batter into the mini muffin cups to about ¾ full. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of a muffin. {For regular size muffins add 5 minutes to baking time}
  6. Remove from muffin tin immediately. Hint: Run a knife around the edges to help muffins pop out clean.

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