Cinnamon Muffins with Pecans

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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Cinnamon Muffins with Pecans on a platter.

Cinnamon muffins with pecans is an easy sweet treat. Just the smell of these muffins baking are enough to make your mouth water. THey are tender, moist and full of spicy cinnamon goodness.

Cinnamon Muffins with Pecans on a platter.

Cinnamon Muffins are the perfect for fall. They just exude everything warm, comforting and delicious. The pecans offer just the right amount of crunch and the muffins are sweet without being too sweet.

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What We Love About This Cinnamon Muffin Recipe

There is just something special about a homemade muffin. It truly can make a breakfast, brunch or dessert a little more special.

  • 30 Minute Recipe: Really it takes only a few minutes to make these muffins. The rest is baking time.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry.
  • Family Friendly: The cinnamon muffins recipe will become an instant family favorite.
  • Adaptable: Can make them low calorie or diary free.
Side view of the platter of the dessert.

Ingredient Notes for Cinnamon Muffins Recipe

  • Flour: All purpose flour.
  • Sugar: White sugar
  • Baking Powder: Not baking soda.
  • Cinnamon: ground cinnamon.
  • Salt
  • Chopped Pecans, lightly toasted.
  • Egg: 1 large egg.
  • Milk: Any variety of milk.
  • Vegetable oil: A good all purpose vegetable oil.
Ingredients for the dessert.

Equipment Needed

How to Make Cinnamon Muffins with Pecans

These are the basic steps for making recipe for cinnamon muffins. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

Mixing the flour and the eggs seasonings, etc.

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat the oven and grease 9 muffin cups. or add muffin liners. Fill the remaining cups halfway with water.

STEP 2: MIX

In a large bowl, whisk the dry ingredients.  In a separate bowl, stir the wet ingredients.  Incorporate the wet ingredients into the dry ones.  Mix until mixture is moistened, being careful not to overmix the batter.

STEP 3: BAKE

Fill muffin cups 2/3 full with batter. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a cake tester, inserted into the center of a muffin, comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

Add the nuts and filling in the muffin pan.

Prep and Storage Tips for Homemade Muffin Recipes

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

These muffins will last around 5 to 7 days in an airtight container, therefore you can make them in advance.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store in an airtight container or wrapped well in plastic wrap at room temperature.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

The muffins can be stored in the freezer for up to four months

Frequently Asked Questions about Cinnamon Muffins Recipe

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

You can replace the sugar with a sugar alternative. Use a dairy free milk or a lower calorie milk to make a healthy but delicious muffin.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE THE NUTS?

Replace the pecans with walnuts or other nuts. Toast them lightly in the oven to bring out all the taste of the nuts.

TOP WITH A CINNAMON STREUSEL?

Mix in a medium bowl the cinnamon sugar mixture with a little melted butter to create a streusel topping.

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST MUFFINS.

Make sure to grease with a cooking spray the sides of the muffin cups in the muffin tin so they do not stick. You can even spray the inside of the paper liners so that the muffins do not stick to the liners. Check the doneness with a toothpick inserted in the center to see if it comes out clean.

Stack of the muffins.

Expert Tips for Making This Muffin Recipe

  • Add Powdered Sugar: Sprinkle the muffins with powdered sugar.
  • Flavor: Try adding a little vanilla extract to the batter to add great flavor.
  • Variation tip: Add more cinnamon to enhance the cinnamon flavor.
  • Alternate ingredient/Substitution/Addition: Feel free to add as many tips as you need in this section
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Feel free to add as many tips as you need in this section
  • Dietary consideration tip: A milk alternative can be used fo make this recipe dairy free, such as almond milk or coconut milk, it will not effect the texture of these cinnamon muffins.

What to Serve with Cinnamon Muffins with Pecans

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Cinnamon Muffins with Pecans on a platter.

Cinnamon Muffins with Pecans

Yield: 8 Muffins
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, lightly toasted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease 9 muffin cups. Fill the remaining cups half-way with water.
  • In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients. Incorporate the wet ingredients into the dry ones. Mix until mixture is moistened, being careful not to over-mix the batter.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add Powdered Sugar: Sprinkle the muffins with powdered sugar.
  • Flavor: Try adding a little vanilla extract to the batter to add great flavor.
  • Variation tip: Add more cinnamon to enhance the cinnamon flavor.
  • Alternate ingredient/Substitution/Addition: Feel free to add as many tips as you need in this section
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Feel free to add as many tips as you need in this section
  • Dietary consideration tip: A milk alternative can be used fo make this recipe dairy free, such as almond milk or coconut milk, it will not effect the texture of these cinnamon muffins.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minute recipe

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