A couple of nights ago I experienced a mad urge to bake, and the idea was born! There are a number of Christmas traditions in my family, and seasonal food tends to stand out. Like so many others, I experience an urge to cook and bake more during the holiday season, and I'm always a fan of simple, delicious recipes that won't suck away a ton of time.
I also feel an urge to share food with my friends, family, and co-workers this time of year, so I recently whipped up a batch of Pecan Pie Muffins for co-workers. This is a ridiculously simple recipe that provides a warm, comfy start to the day. Despite the name, they aren't wildly sweet, but they have a great texture and the taste of brown sugar always gets me into a holiday mood. Without further ado...
Pecan Pie Muffins
1 cup of light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped pecans
2/3 cup butter, softened
2 eggs, beaten
Note: As much as I love mini-muffins, I find that the texture of these can be a little bit tough when they're that small. I prefer to make a double batch of the batter and cook these in standard muffin tins.
If you have an opportunity to whip up your own batch of Pecan Pie Muffins, I hope you enjoy them!