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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tiny Pecan Muffins

These are my all time favorite muffins.  Quick and easy to prepare and so delicious. They are rich and sweet, with lots of pecans.  It's like popping a tiny pecan pie in your mouth.  They make the sweetest house warming gift; wrapped in celophane with a ribbon on top. 

Tiny Pecan Muffins
These muffins freeze very well and are great for breakfast, brunch, a snack or dessert.  Yields: 24

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole wheat pastry flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup muscovado sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans
2 large eggs, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease mini-muffin pan with coconut oil or line with muffin liners.  In a food processor pulse together flour and muscovado until all of the lumps are broken up.  Pour into a large bowl.  Add melted butter, vanilla and eggs.  Stir until combined and then add pecans.  Using a teaspoon divide batter evenly among cups.  Bake 11 minutes.  Remove from oven and let cool 3-4 minutes.  Turn pan over and thump the bottom to pop the muffins out of the pan. 


Blogger Simply Life said...

Oh those muffins look delicious!

October 15, 2009 at 3:22 PM  
Blogger Dori said...

What is muscovado sugar? Where might I find it? And what is the difference between muscovado sugar and sucanat? This looks delicious : )

September 20, 2010 at 12:49 PM  
Blogger Deliciously Organic said...

Dori: Muscovado is a very dark brown sugar that can be found at most specialty stores. I only use it every once in a while when it's absolutely necessary for the texture of the dish. Sucanat (organic whole cane sugar) is dehydrated cane juice and is dark b/c the molassas hasn't been taken out. It contians many vitamins and minerals. It is a dry sugar unlike muscovado. In a pinch you can toss together 1 cup sucanat with 2 tablespoons maple syrup to get a great brown sugar substitute!

September 20, 2010 at 2:27 PM  

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