Chef Folse's Pecan Pie Muffins

Stirrin' It Up: Pecan Pie Muffins (April 21)

Prep Time: 1 Hour

Yields: 12 Muffins


This nutty sweet treat can be served for breakfast, dessert or even a mid-afternoon snack.

Ingredients for Muffins:

1 cup pecans

1 cup packed brown sugar

½ cup flour

2 large eggs

½ cup butter, melted

1 tsp vanilla

Ingredients for Streusel:

½ cup flour

? cup granulated sugar

½ tsp cinnamon

3 tbsps unsalted butter, melted

¼ cup finely chopped pecans


Preheat oven to 350°F. In the bowl of a food processor, combine 1 cup pecans, brown sugar and ½ cup flour then process until well blended. Place pecan mixture in a large mixing bowl then make a well in the center of the mixture. In a separate bowl, beat eggs until foamy then stir in ½ cup melted butter and vanilla. Add egg mixture to the well in the dry ingredients then mix until well combined. Set batter aside. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients for streusel, stirring together with a fork to mix well. Generously grease a muffin pan and spoon batter into the cups, filling each cup ? full. Sprinkle pecan streusel on top of each muffin, pressing lightly on each batch of streusel to make sure it sticks to the batter below. Bake 20–25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Remove from oven, take muffins out of pan and place on cooling racks. Serve warm.