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Pecan Pie Muffins

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 14 mins
  • Total Time: 19 mins
  • Yield: 9 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


Capture the sweetness and nutty flavor of traditional pecan pie in this easy to make and serve Pecan Pie Muffin Recipe!


  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a muffin tin with a generous amount of baking spray (affiliate link) or oil and flour generously-don’t skip this step or they will stick due to the caramelization of the sugar!
  3. Combine all ingredients in a mixer except pecans and mix on medium speed until combined, about two minutes. Stir in pecans.
  4. Spoon batter into muffin tins, filling 3/4 of the way (they do not rise much,) batter will be thin.
  5. Bake for 14 minutes or until edges are golden brown and a toothpick in the center comes out just barely clean.
  6. Allow to cool five minutes before removing to a rack. (If muffins don’t release from tin easily, run a butter knife around the edge to loosen.)


  • It is essential to oil and flour the muffin tin or use a spray like Baker’s Joy. Even if you use muffin liners, they need to be sprayed or the liner will stick to the muffin.

Keywords: pecan pie muffins