Saturday, April 19, 2008

Pecan Pie Muffins


What’s the difference between a muffin and cupcake? Well, according to Greedy Gourmet, "A muffin contains less sugar and doesn’t have icing on top". Ok, perfect - let's just enter this to the Snackshot 3 that features .... "muffins".









I thought I would do something I really like doing - blog hopping. I came upon this recipe at RecipeZaar for pecan pie muffins. The comments were all raving about how they resembled pecan pie and everyone was giving it a 5 star rating. With only a few ingredients I thought I had nothing to lose by giving them a try. I'm telling you - if you have the ingredients in your house - make them now and then get ready to make a second batch. They really do have a pecan pie type of taste to them with a muffin texture. So good. They're minis and pop right out of the mini muffin tins and directly into your mouth. It's funny how that works. I had to throw them in freezer bags immediately otherwise today could easily have been a 3000 calorie day - noooo problem.

Ingredients:

1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup butter, melted
2 eggs

Process:

1. Preheat oven to 350 F
2. Combine everything in a bowl
3. Spray 2 mini muffin tins about 3/4 full
4. Bake 18 minutes

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16 comments:

noble Pig said...

I am going to make these. I am always looking for the next greatest muffin. Thanks.

Kevin said...

Pecan pie muffins sound great! Bookmarked to try.

Lina said...

mmm I love pecans! Those look great!

giz said...

2 comments:
Pixie said...
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Could it get any easier? perfect and I have all the ingredients handy too. Also, picked up some Matzo's today too. Yeah!!!

April 19, 2008 10:16 AM
Grace said...
the taste is amazing, isn't it! i've almost convinced myself that i never need to make a pecan pie again.

man, i'm a lazy bum. :)

giz said...

Grace - I remembered seeing them on another site and completely forgot it was yours - my apologies for not crediting you too for this recipe. It is pretty wonderful - and so easy.

Vicarious Foodie said...

I *adore* pecan pie but never want to go through the trouble of making it. These sound perfect!

Kate said...

I'm having such pecan pie cravings lately!

RecipeGirl said...

These sound good. I think I have just the muffin to contribute to this event :)

OhioMom said...

These sound yummy ! Will have to put them on my "to do" list :)

Emiline said...

How did you know my favorite pie was pecan??
Well, now I have to make these. :0

eatme_delicious said...

Yum I saw these on Bake or Break and saved the recipe. I can imagine how addictive the mini ones would be.

Rosie said...

Those muffins sound great! I must try them out :)

Rosie x

Núria said...

Giz!!!!! What about my diet? How can you post about Pecan pie muffins now? Well, since weekends are free diet... maybe I should start baking and try your delicious madalenas :D Your words convinced me!!!

Deborah said...

I love pecan pie - so I want to try these right away!

Ruth Elkin said...

These sound tasty! I love muffins and I had wondered what's the difference between them and cupcakes. Mind you I've had muffins with icing before and cupcakes without icing too.

Cakelaw said...

Yum - another great muffin recipe! I adore pecan pie, so I want to give these a go.

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