Thursday, January 21, 2010

Cinnamon Pecan Muffins

So I was cruising through a few food blogs and stumbled across a recipe for Chocolate Chip Cupcakes! It was a chocolate chip cookie in cupcake form! Hubby has been begging me to try and create one for a long time and low and behold that stinkin' Martha beat me to it! I can't remember the site I found the recipe on so I apologize for not giving credit where credit is due. Regardless, I did try the recipe and it is good BUT I thought I could make mine better so...I adapted it and here is what I came up with.

Cinnamon Pecan Muffins
2 cups unbleached AP flour
2 cups light brown sugar, packed
1 t baking soda
2 heaping tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup (1 stick) cold margarine, cut into cubes
1 egg
1 T vanilla
8 oz (1 cup) light sour cream
1/4 cup skim milk
1-2 cups chopped pecans

1 cup chopped pecan
1/2 cup brown sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line 24 muffin tins with cupcake liners.
In your mixer, combine flour, brown sugar, baking soda, and cinnamon. Blend briefly. Add the margarine pieces and blend until the margarine is roughly the size of peas, about 2 minutes. Mix in the egg and vanilla.
Mix in the sour cream and milk until the batter looks evenly moistened. Scrap down the sides and blend again.
Mix in the pecans.

I used a large ice cream scoop and filled it about half full for each muffin. You want the muffin liner to be SLIGHTLY more than half full.

In a small bowl combine 1 cup chopped pecans and 1/2 cup brown sugar. Sprinkle topping on each muffin.

Bake about 20 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.

Keep them all for youself and eat them quickly and quietly before anyone smells the cinnamon OR...share with neighbors....whichever you prefer!

Happy Baking!

1 comment:

Jenilee said...

They look DELICIOUS!!!!