It's hard to believe there are only five ingredients in these wonderful little muffins! The brown sugar makes them taste like pecan pie.

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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 18 mini muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.

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  • 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 at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool on wire racks when done.

Nutrition Facts

338.2 calories; protein 3.4g 7% DV; carbohydrates 31.1g 10% DV; fat 23.5g 36% DV; cholesterol 77.4mg 26% DV; sodium 119.3mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2005
I love these muffins! I wound up selling products for a company based out of Texas because I fell in love with the pecan pie muffin mix they had. I was so excited to find a recipe for these wonderful little gems. I only put about 1/2 cup of pecans in mine and I like them pretty gooey so I bake them at 325 degrees for about 12 minutes. They do tend to stick. I use a nonstick mini muffin pan and spray it very well. Baker's joy works better than anything else. I wouldn't recommend using the paper muffin liners. The muffins stick to them like glue. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/24/2003
I followed the suggestions of other raters and reduced the butter and added a little more flou. They did not turn out good. They were dry and nothing like pecan pie. If you try these I would suggest following the recipe. I am not sure if I will try again! Read More
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378 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 265
  • 4 star values: 79
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 13
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2005
I love these muffins! I wound up selling products for a company based out of Texas because I fell in love with the pecan pie muffin mix they had. I was so excited to find a recipe for these wonderful little gems. I only put about 1/2 cup of pecans in mine and I like them pretty gooey so I bake them at 325 degrees for about 12 minutes. They do tend to stick. I use a nonstick mini muffin pan and spray it very well. Baker's joy works better than anything else. I wouldn't recommend using the paper muffin liners. The muffins stick to them like glue. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2004
I have found that the "key" to these muffins is mini muffin tins -- the regular size ones just don't work, and Baker's Joy spray. Also, I fill mine with just 1 tbsp. of filling, and bake only 17 minutes. Mine are always a hit, in fact, I am enjoying some right now. I love the jar gift idea -- I am going to try that one next Christmas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2004
I LOVE it! They never last at my house more than an hour! I use Baker's Joy and never have a problem with sticking. Also I use melted butter and add it straight to the dry mixture then the beaten eggs. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2003
After I sprayed my muffin tin with Pam I coated the cups with sugar (instead of flour). My muffins popped right out of the tin! My office loved them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2003
This recipe is easy and fantastic! I serve it warm with a little scoop of vanilla ice cream and everyone loves it! I also bought glass holiday jars mixed the flour & sugar and put in the bottom topped with the nuts put a ribbon on it with a "finish the recipe" card calling for the butter and egg and gave them to teachers for holiday goodies! BIG HIT!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2011
By the time I finished reading many of the reviews, I was terrified! All that sticking and gooiness and whatever! But most people, despite negative comments, said that they TASTED wonderful, so I decided to be brave..... Well, these are the most adorable little things to look at and to enjoy! Worried, from comments, that I would practically have to use pliers to get them out of the pan, I sprayed with Pam AND I buttered and sugared each little cup lightly. Since I was using a dark pan, I baked at 325. I tied myself to the kitchen chair so that I could keep an eye on the little guys and so that nothing could go wrong! The changes I made were due to suggestions: I added a bit of vanilla and I used only 1/2 cup of butter which I melted (I usually melt any butter called for in a muffin recipe since it seems to yield a more tender muffin). I set the timer for 15 minutes. Ding! What came out of the oven were 12 perfect little muffins that were a cinch to remove from the pan! I had enough batter for another dozen and this time I used liners (Pam-sprayed lightly). Another pan of perfection. Although they look prettier in liners, there was a teensy sticking problem here and there, but not enough to ruin the muffins. Probably a bit more Pam would help. Please, folks, try making these again if they did not work out the first time. They are perfect for a little tea party! So glad I accepted the challenge! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/24/2003
I followed the suggestions of other raters and reduced the butter and added a little more flou. They did not turn out good. They were dry and nothing like pecan pie. If you try these I would suggest following the recipe. I am not sure if I will try again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2003
These are fantastic! I usually make them in regular sized tins but you MUST use oil and flour the tins or they will stick! I lost the first batch using only tins sprayed with PAM. The paper liners do work too but if you want to eat them right away the muffins will stick to the paper until they have cooled a little. They are not too greasy for us!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2007
To prepare pans for sure removal Mix Equal Parts: Cooking oil Flour Crisco When ingredients are completley mixed spread on pan sides and bottom. works perfectly! I Keep reserved preparation in my refrigerator until needed. Hope this helps. Read More
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