Monday, February 7, 2011

Muffin Mondays - Maple Pecan Muffins

Baking muffins with my daughter on Monday mornings has really been quite a bit of fun. We've learned a few things about making substitutions (they don't always work...), and we've come up with quite a list of potential recipes to try (you'll have to stay tuned to see what's coming!).

The only down side to this whole "Muffin Monday" thing is that the Papa of the house tends to leave for work in the morning a little on the early side, and that means he usually misses out on a fresh-from-the-oven muffin. What to do? Simple. We decided that this week we'd do our baking on Saturday morning instead of Monday. :)

This week's recipe, Maple Pecan Muffins, is light on the sugar but still very tasty. We used only 1/4 cup real maple syrup but will up that amount to 1/3 cup the next time we make these since the maple flavor wasn't as pronounced as we would've liked (this is reflected in the recipe below). As always, please let us know what you think. Enjoy!



Maple Pecan Muffins
makes 12 muffins

2 c. whole wheat pastry flour
1 T. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1/2 c. pecans, chopped
1/3 c. real maple syrup
1/4 c. coconut oil, melted
1 egg
2/3 c. milk
1 t. vanilla

1. Preheat oven to 400F and lightly grease muffin tin with coconut oil.

2. In a mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt, and pecans.

3. In another bowl beat egg slightly then whisk in melted coconut oil, maple syrup, milk, and vanilla.

4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened - don't over mix your muffins!

5. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full and bake 12 - 15 minutes until golden.

6. Cool slightly, spread with a little butter, and enjoy!




Bon Appetit!


This is the 5th installment in what will be, Lord willing, our year-long muffin adventure: Muffin Mondays! 52 Mondays, 52 Muffins. (There are 46 more to come, stay tuned...)


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11 comments:

  1. Oh these look wondeful!!!!

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  2. I love that they are made with coconut oil, ww flour, and maple syrup...so many substitutions already done for me! :D YUM looking recipe! :D

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  3. Mmmm I love MAPLE anything!! Excited to try!

    First time reader here!

    {Sarah beth}

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  4. Your muffins look beautiful - and they sound incredibly tasty!

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  5. Thanks so much for your kind words, ladies. :) And to those of you who are new here, welcome! ~Lisa

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  6. Yum!!! I love muffins! I actually just made muffins tonight... I use this recipe as a base http://daddywhatareyoudoing.wordpress.com/2006/10/08/2-dozen-muffins-from-a-single-batch/ (except I always use plain yogurt and 1 tsp vanilla extract instead of flavored yogurt) and change it up sometimes. Tonight I didn't add the instant coffee and chocolate chips, and instead added 1 tsp cinnamon and then 1/3 cup each of raisins and nuts, and it is VERY good.

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  7. Thanks for the recipe tip; we'll have to try it one of these Mondays. Blessings!

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  8. I have made Like A Bubbling Brook's Maple Pecan Muffins that are similar to yours. They are yummy! I love the maple flavor too!

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  9. I just looked, and they are similar. I'm thinking the next time I make these I'll try her recipe. Thanks for stopping by. :) Blessings, Lisa

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  10. I made these muffins exactly as you listed. They were quite dry. Do you have any suggestions? The delicious flavor was enough to make me want to try them again.

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    1. Hi Sharon, So sorry these were a little on the dry side for you. My recommendation is to up the oil or maple syrup a little bit OR you could try a bit less flour. It's been a while since we baked these which makes me want to try them again. In fact, I think we'll do that for b'fast tomorrow. Thanks for commenting -- hope these turn out better for you next time! ~Lisa :)

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