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Pecan Pie Muffins

January 23, 2018

These mini pecan pie muffins taste just like pecan pie and are quick and easy to make! They’re gooey with a delicious caramel and pecan flavor.

If you like pecan pie, you'll love this twist on the classic. These delicious mini pecan muffins will be a hit at any party!

A few years ago when I just started the blog, a friend of mine gave me a beautiful recipe card with this pecan pie muffin recipe and told me that I had to make it. Unfortunately, the card easily got lost in my messy drawer, and I forgot about it, until I finally organized my mess this week (yep, it’s about time) and found it. I decided to give it a try, and I’m so glad I did!

These little bites are so yummy and addictive. It’s a good thing I had to save some for the next day to take photos, otherwise I’d eat the whole batch in 5 minutes. And yes, I’m being serious.

Do they really taste like pecan pie?

Yes, they do! It’s like a gooey sticky pecan pie filling in a muffin form. The brown sugar gives them a caramel flavor, and with the butter and pecans they taste just like a nostalgic pecan pie.

They are so easy to make, they’ll be ready in no time! 10 minutes of preparation, short baking time, short cooling time, and then straight into your belly, one after the other.

Make sure to grease your muffin pan well. These muffins are sticky, so greasing is necessary to prevent them from sticking to the pan. I used a silicone muffin pan, so it was easy! If you have one, make sure to use it. I greased it as well.

Muffin Size. I baked a few standard-size muffins to see if it works well too, and it does. I do prefer the mini ones though, because these muffins are ideal as a small bite.

Simple, easy, and quick to make pecan pie muffins. They are amazing and taste just like pecan pie!

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If you like pecan pie, you'll love this twist on the classic. These delicious mini pecan muffins will be a hit at any party!
Pecan Pie Muffins
YIELD: 24 mini muffins

  • 1/2 cup (70 g/2.5 oz) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup (200 g/7 oz) light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick/115 g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F/190°C. Grease well 24 mini muffin cups. It's best to use a silicone pan. Don't skip that part because these muffins are sticky.
  2. In a large bowl mix together flour, pecans, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl whisk eggs and sugar for 1 minute until well combined. Stir in melted butter and vanilla extract. Add the mixture to the flour mixture and mix until combined.
  4. Divide the mixture between the muffin cups, filling them almost all the way to the top. Bake for 11-13 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffin comes out clean. Allow pan to cool for several minutes, then run a knife around the edges of the muffins cups, and gently remove from pan.
  5. Muffins will keep for 5 days in the fridge. They can also be frozen for up to 2 months. To thaw, leave them at room temperature for an hour or overnight in the fridge.
Addictive mini gooey pecan muffins that taste just like pecan pie! Perfect as a snack or as a gift during the holidays.

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    January 23, 2018 at 10:56 am

    Hi, can I replace the butter for oil?

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      January 26, 2018 at 5:56 pm

      These muffins are delicate in texture, so I recommend sticking to the recipe in this case for the best texture and pecan pie flavor.

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    January 23, 2018 at 11:39 am

    Oh yes please! Gorgeous pics as well. Thanks for the recipe!

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    February 5, 2018 at 4:10 am

    Hi. Tried them and they were amazing. Just wanted to check how long to keep them in the oven if I make normal sized ones rather that minis.

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      February 5, 2018 at 1:33 pm

      Thanks Ayesha! Baking time will be 15-20 minutes.

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    August 9, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    Hi Shiran. Beautiful recipe ? One question..can I replace pecans with some other nuts like Almonds? I don’t have pecans at the moment but really want to try a nutty recipe ? Thanks

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      August 12, 2018 at 9:24 am

      Hi, the recipe would work with other nuts but I’m not sure how the flavor will be. Some nuts can be more bitter than others.

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    June 25, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    May i sub oat (or any non dairy) milk for the whole milk?

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      Ingrid Lanzoni
      February 26, 2021 at 1:56 pm

      I made them here in Brazil and everyone loved it! Thank you for the recipe!!

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    Tina W.
    May 14, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    These are delicious. I made regular size and ended up with 9.

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    June 15, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    These “puffins” were delicious! Perfect combination of a Pecan Pie and a muffin. New family favorite.
    Thank you for sharing!!!

    Blessings from South Africa 🙂

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    October 23, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    Omg. These are delicious, crunchy top and gooey center as described. I used baking cups with no grease and they were easy to remove! Thanks for sharing; I will definitely be making these again!

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    Ingrid Lanzoni
    February 26, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    I made them here in Brazil and everyone loved it! Thank you for the recipe!!

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    March 6, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    Hi, I was wondering how the muffins will turn out if I use white sugar instead of brown sugar.

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    May 10, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    So good. I used mini paper baking cups and got a full 24 mini muffins that didn’t stick at all. I could have eaten them all by myself. Just as good at room temp as they are warm. Thank you so much for posting.

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    June 9, 2021 at 5:13 pm

    These look amazing. One quick question as I want to make these at the weekend. Does the melted butter have to cool before you stir it into sugar and egg mix?

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      June 21, 2021 at 2:17 am

      It should be just slightly cooled 🙂

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    Landis Shook
    July 4, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    Has anyone tried doubling the recipe to make more full size muffins? Any advice.

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