Pecan pie muffins give you a taste of pecan pie in a muffin form. This pecan pie muffin recipe is so simple to make and will melt in your mouth. Serve up as an after dinner treat, or make for holidays to give to loved ones as gifts. It is similar to eating mini pecan pies but without all the prep work that goes in.
Desserts are something I love to make, and pecan pie is one of the recipes I get requested to make all the time around the holidays. It has become almost a tradition of bringing it to any holiday gathering.
I wanted to try out a pecan pie muffin recipe to see if I could get those same pecan pie flavors but if a muffin form. It was a success, and the muffins stay nice and moist so the middle of the pecan pie muffins are so soft, they literally melt in your mouth. Try my pecan pie bars!
Pecan Pie Muffins
I finished baking them I took these pecan muffins outside and let Clay give one a try, and he gobbled it right up and asked for another. It is safe to say, these are kid approved muffins! He loves anything with nuts, so I knew it would be a home run!
5 Ingredient Butter Pecan Muffins
Let me just say if you don’t like butter, then stop reading! The butter is what gives these pecan pie muffins the moist and textured center of a pecan pie. Margarine just won’t cut it, ya’ll! Butter is a must for this recipe! Just 5 simple ingredients are all you need to create this decadent muffin recipe! You might have all the ingredients already in your pantry and fridge!
How To Make Pecan Pie Muffins
- 1 cup brown sugar (I used light)
- 3/4 cup chopped pecans (then I left a few halves for topping)
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 large eggs (room temperature)
Melt your brown sugar, or allow it to get soft. Then you want to cream your brown sugar, eggs, and butter together in a bowl. Then slowly add in your flour, and mix until well combined. Next toss in your chopped nuts.
Make sure to grease or spray your muffin tins really well, or the muffins will stick bad. Then spoon in your mixture, about 3/4 the way full.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until you can put a toothpick in the center and it comes out clean. Allow to cool, and run a nice around the edges to help loosen up the muffins.
Easy, simple, and so satisfying! So don’t miss out and make these tasty pecan muffins today! I think you will really love them if you enjoy muffins and a good old classic pecan pie! Make sure to check out my strawberry bites as well, they are a tasty snack.