SOUTHERN PECAN PIE MUFFINS (+Video)

These Southern Pecan Pie muffins have only five ingredients and taste just like a pecan pie in muffin form! A dense and sweet treat that everyone absolutely loves!

SOUTHERN PECAN PIE MUFFINS

What happens you can take the flavors of a pecan pie and put them into a muffin? Magic. Magic happens. I love pecans in general but you go and put them into something sweet and I am in heaven. And these Southern Pecan Pie Muffins are deceptively easy but outta this world good. You are gonna look and see 5 ingredients and think, they can’t be that good. But I’m gonna tell ya, you would be wrong to assume that about this muffin.
Easy Pecan Pie Muffins

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CAN I USE OTHER TYPES OF NUTS?

Of course! This will work with pretty much any kind of nut – walnut or macadamia nuts are good substitutions. They truly taste like a pecan pie that has been made into a muffin. Now, these are more like dessert muffins and not so much like breakfast muffins. They don’t rise up high. They are slightly dense and taste wonderful warm or at room temperature. Make them. Eat them. You won’t regret you did!Southern Pecan Pie Muffins recipe from The Country Cook

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
all-purpose flour
light brown sugar
pecans
eggs
real butter (not margarine)pecans, brown sugar, self rising flour, eggs, butter

HOW TO MAKE SOUTHERN PECAN PIE MUFFINS:

Preheat your oven to 350F degrees. Place 9 cupcake paper liners into regular muffin pan and spray each of the liners with nonstick cooking spray.cupcake liners sprayed with nonstick cooking spray
In a bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar and pecans until mixed well.flour, brown sugar, chopped pecansIn a separate bowl, beat the eggs until foamy.whisk eggsAnd then add melted butter. Stir well.cooled melted butter added to whisked eggsCombine the egg mixture with the flour mixture.melted butter and eggs added to flour, brown sugar and pecansStir until moistened.Pecan Pie Muffin batter
Spoon the batter into the cups. You will need to fill them to almost full. There is no leavening agent (like baking powder or baking soda) in these to make them rise real high.pecan pie muffin batter added to cupcake panBake for about 20-25 minutes (it took closer to the 25 minute mark in my oven.) Bake until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Optional: About 15 minutes into the cooking time, take them out and sprinkle the top with chopped pecans OR place a pecan half on the top. This makes for a nice topping and lets everyone know exactly what is in this muffin. 🙂Easy Pecan Pie Cupcakes
Note: You can also make these into mini-muffins. Just decrease the cooking time by about 5 minutes or so. Also, these seem to bake up best in metal pans, not stoneware baking pans.
Enjoy!

Originally published: September 2013
Updated & republished: July 2019

SOUTHERN PECAN PIE MUFFINS

These Southern Pecan Pie muffins have only five ingredients and taste just like a pecan pie in muffin form! A sweet treat that everyone loves!

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 large eggs
  • 11 tbsp real butter (about 1 1/3 sticks) (melted)
  1. Preheat your oven to 350F degrees.
  2. Place 9 cupcake paper liners into regular muffin pan and spray each of the liners with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. In a bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar and pecans until mixed well.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs until foamy and then add melted butter.
  5. Stir well.
  6. Combine the egg mixture with the flour mixture.
  7. Stir until moistened.
  8. Spoon the batter into the muffin cups. You will need to fill them to almost full.
  9. There is no leavening agent (like baking powder or baking soda) in these to make them rise.
  10. Bake for about 20-25 minutes (it took closer to the 25 minute mark in my oven.) Optional: Around the 15 minute mark, pull them out and sprinkle with chopped pecans or place one pecan half on each one, then play them back into the oven to finish baking.

  11. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.

You can also make these into mini-muffins. Just decrease the cooking time by about 5 minutes or so.

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