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Butter Pecan Muffins

Our youngest son lives in Georgia, and that is where we gather the fresh pecans we use for this recipe. The texture of these muffins is smooth and buttery, and the topping has just the right amount of pecans.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup butter pecan or maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, combine the egg, milk, butter, syrup, sour cream and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full.
  • For topping, in a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar and cinnamon; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in pecans. Sprinkle over tops.
  • Bake at 400° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the muffin comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 273 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 258mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Andrea
    Nov 25, 2019

    I just made these for the first time ever and OMG they are sooo good! I did use whole milk and Hungry Jack Butter flavor syrup. If I had read all the way to the I would have tried it with pecan butter stuff that it suggested

  • dlyn9smith
    Jan 15, 2015

    I made these muffins with what I had in my cabinet. I used Mrs. Butterworth's syrup, and I did not put the topping on the muffins. I had bought orange pecan honey butter, and these muffins were awesome with the honey butter. I would agree with al the reviews. These muffins are yummy!

  • lurky27
    Mar 6, 2013

    Yummy! Great with whole wheat flour, light sour cream, light syrup, & skim milk.~ Theresa