Saturday, September 18, 2010

Dessert: Pecan Pie Muffins

*Photo borrowed from the Pioneer Woman's Tasty Kitchen Blog portion of her website. Check it out! It's pretty awesome!
That's where I got this SUPER easy and SUPER tasty muffin recipe!
I love muffins! I especially love muffins this time of year! This is seriously one of the easiest recipes I have ever used! Sometimes the simple things are the best!
If you like pecan pie you will LOVE this! They are pretty rich so they are even better warmed up with some ice cream! Woo! So good!
I got this recipe off of the Pioneer Woman's blog. She has a section on there for cooking and she even has a separate website called Tasty Kitchen. The public can post recipes on there and the really good ones she highlights on her blog. She will even post step-by-step instructions with photos. It's perfect for beginning chefs or if you just want to try out a new recipe!
This is the very first recipe I have tried from the site and it was a hit! You can join the site for free and they don't even send you annoying emails! It's pretty awesome!
The step-by-step link is HERE and I'm posting the simple recipe below!
You have to try these out! You probably already have what you need in the pantry! I used finer chopped pecans than she did and they turned out great!
If you try them out let me know! ;)

Pecan Pie Muffins

You will need:
•1 cup Packed Light Brown Sugar
•½ cups All-purpose Flour
•1 cup Chopped Pecans
•⅔ cups Softened Butter
•2 whole Eggs Beaten

Preheat oven 350 F.

Grease your muffin pan (whatever size) or use the silicone cups.

In a medium bowl, stir together brown sugar, flour and pecans. In a separate bowl, beat the butter and eggs together until smooth. Stir into the dry ingredients just until combined. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups. Cups should be about 2/3 full. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool on wire racks when done.

Option: when you take them out of the oven, place a slice of butter on top and eat warm. You may also use walnuts instead of pecans.

And that's all folks!
Hope you like 'em!

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