Pecan Pie Muffins and Christmas Breakfast
I cooked Christmas breakfast this year, and one of the hits of the menu was these Pecan Pie Muffins. In fact, the menu was really designed around these Pecan Pie Muffins.
With just 5 ingredients, you’ll love how easy it is to make these Pecan Pie Muffins. And they are so yummy! You’ll make these again and again!
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My mom loves Pecan Pie, and when I saw these easy to make delicious looking Pecan Pie Muffins over on MB Things I Know on Facebook (who found them on Shabby Chicks), I knew I had to make them.
Christmas breakfast was a big hit, both for my guests and for me. I made a nice easy menu, and I was able to prepare most everything in advance. Since I designed it all with my mom in mind, I know she would be a happy camper. And, I was right! So, here’s the menu, and a little further on, you’ll find the recipe for those yummy Pecan Pie Muffins.
Christmas Breakfast menu:
For the main dish, I made individual baked eggs with veggies in pie crust.
I took ramekins and lined them with pie crust, then I pre-baked the pie crust. Inside the baked crust, I placed a scoop of ricotta cheese, and topped that with caramelized onions and red peppers. I cracked an egg on top of the veggies. Then, baked in a 375 degree oven until the egg was set.
These were really good and easy to make. No real recipe to follow here, just nice and easy, a scoop of this and a scoop of that.
I made individual Peaches & Cream Baked Oatmeal. You’ll find the recipe here. I left the almonds off and the almond extract out, because we have some nut allergies.
I also found that I had run out of milk in the middle of making these, so I used half whole milk and half eggnog in the recipe. It was delicious! Even mistakes can be fun! I might try it with all eggnog next year when I can find eggnog at the stores again.
Our Blueberry Breakfast Pastry was a big hit. My mom loves blueberries! I made the pastry just before the guests arrived, and stored it, covered with a cotton towel, in the fridge. I baked it just before it was time to eat. It was perfect! And so yummy!
And, of course, there were these Pecan Pie Muffins. Super easy to make, and just 5 ingredients. These would be perfect at any holiday breakfast or brunch. I’d also make them for a casual dinner and serve them for dessert. You’ll love how easy they are!
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Pecan Pie Muffins recipe:
Pecan Pie Muffins
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups chopped pecans
- 2/3 cup unsalted butter melted but not hot
- 2 eggs lightly beaten
- Prepare muffin tins by spraying with nonstick spray, or lining the tins with cupcake liners (I like to spray my liners with nonstick spray as well).
- Mix together brown sugar, flour, and pecans. Add melted butter and eggs to mixture.
- Pour batter into prepared muffin tins.
- Bake at 350° F for 15 - 20 minutes for twelve regular size, or 10 - 12 minutes for miniature muffins. Remove from oven, and let muffins cool thoroughly.