Pumpkin pecan muffins are perfect with Fall just around the corner. I see pumpkins in the fields and even though they are still green, it truly excites me for the end of Summer. I love all the fruits and vegetables that are ripe and it is always nice to have a little cooler weather at night.
We have had such bad smoke in the air lately that we are not even able to see the mountains. The air quality is really bad right now, as a lot of smoke from fires, even from other states has blown in here. I feel bad for all those who have lost everything to fires and such. So if all we have to deal with is the smoke, I will take that instead. We are truly blessed and I am so grateful for all that I have.
So in order to lift my spirits through all the smoke, I decided to make some of these amazing pumpkin pecan muffins. I really like pumpkin and so I love the fall season when I am reminded that it is a great time to make more pumpkin recipes.
- I personally think that muffins are a comfort food. And you know what? I looked up comfort food and the definition says, any food that gives you comfort when you eat it!!!
- And I also read that muffins are comfort food for many people.
- Muffins have more substance than cupcakes when it comes to the bread base. Muffin batter is not beat as long as cupcake batter, which results in a heavier texture.
- Muffins are kind of like Bread made in a cup, whereas, Cupcakes are more like Cake made in a cup.
How many times do we think that we are so picked on? One of the things that I have learned in the last few days is that adversity helps us build character. If you think about all the Disney stories, even the Princess’ had to overcome adversity.
There was Cinderella, and she had to work night and day, do all the chores, and then on the night that she was to go to the ball, she ended up not having anything to wear. It didn’t stop her, and she ended up with her handsome prince.
What about Belle who had to live with a beast in a scary castle. She had to put up with him day after day and his grouchiness. Then it turned into a dream come true, he was not a beast after all but a nice handsome Prince who had learned his lesson.
It is not our adversity that defines who we are, but the way we handle adversity, and that is how we grow and become a better person. I hope that you do not have any adversity when it comes to making Pumpkin Pecan Muffins. And I hope that you truly enjoy them.
- I read an article that I really liked, entitled 9 Impressive Health Benefits of Pumpkins.
- I know that when we add sugar and other ingredients, that the goodies that we make with pumpkin are not as healthy as the pumpkin itself.
- But I feel that any ingredient that we use that is healthy is a step in the right direction.
What Ingredients Do I Need For Pumpkin Pecan Muffins?
- Coconut oil
- Brown sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
- Pumpkin spice
- Brown sugar
- Chopped pecans
How Do I Make Pumpkin Pecan Muffins?
- In a mixing bowl, mix oil, sugar, eggs, pumpkin and vanilla.
- Add the buttermilk on slow speed.
- Then add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin spice, and cinnamon, mixing just to blend.
- Do not over mix.
- Grease or line a muffin tin that holds 12.
- In a smaller bowl, place the brown sugar, pecans and flour, and stir with a fork.
- Place the butter in the bowl and mix until crumbly.
- Sprinkle the topping over the muffin batter, equally.
- Bake in a 375 degree oven for 18-20 minutes, or until the center comes out clean when checking with a wooden pick or a cake tester.
- Cool in the pan for 5-7 minutes and then cool on a wire rack.
What is your favorite recipe? I am always looking for fun new ideas. Is it a cake, muffins, bread, or cookies? One of my favorite is my pumpkin dessert, it takes a little time to make, but believe me it is so worth it.
My family’s favorite is still the pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. My family can eat a batch of these in a day. And it makes a pretty good sized batch. I invite you to try one of these amazing recipes this week and let me know what you think.
Muffins make a great after school snack, or why not send the recipe with your college student as they go off to their own apartment at college? They do like to sleep in and they can store these in an air tight container and have these for a few days, or they could even put them in the freezer and take a few out the night before and they will be nice and thawed and ready to eat the next morning. Enjoy the pumpkin pecan muffins.
Do I Need to Add the Crumbly Top to My Pumpkin Pecan Muffins?
- Of course, we all have our preferences, and if yours is to leave the Crumbly Top off, then go for it.
- But, what I love about these muffins is the crumbly top, mixed with the pumpkin muffin.
- It was fun to have a new muffin.
Tips and Tricks for Pumpkin Pecan Muffins:
- If your family is not big on pecans, you can substitute them for a different kind of nut or even chocolate chips.
- Leave the muffins in the pan for about five minutes before removing them.
- Have the ingredients at room temperature.
- If you do not have buttermilk, make it by placing the milk in a cup and adding one tablespoon of vinegar.
- After adding the flour, do not over mix. Mix only until blended.
- Fill the muffin cups 3/4 full.
- Do not over bake.
More Muffins For You:
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
Pumpkin pecan muffins are perfect with Fall just around the corner. I love the crumbly top, mixed with the pumpkin muffin. This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix
Pumpkin Pecan Muffins
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 296Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 57mgSodium 218mgCarbohydrates 39gFiber 1gSugar 16gProtein 5g
Pumpkin pecan muffins are perfect with Fall just around the corner. I love the crumbly top, mixed with the pumpkin muffin.
This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix
I am so ready for everything pumpkin!!! Yay for these muffins! I have pumpkin muffins on my baking list 🙂
I’m with you Kelly, pumpkin is so good. I hope that you enjoy, and thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂
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Your muffins looks so delicious! They will be one of my features Saturday at the Snickerdoodle Link Party! Stop by to check it out! Roseann from This Autoimmune Life
Thank you. The muffins really are delicious. Thank you for the feature. We appreciate you hosting the link party.
These look amazing! Thanks for sharing with us at the To Grandma’s we go link party, I always look forward to your recipes!
Thank you. We love To Grandmas House we go link party.
These look divine! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty
Thank you for coming by and leaving a comment. They actually are really divine.
Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party – I love pumpkin and pecans together! Have a wonderful weekend!
These muffins are great. We really love all things pumpkin.