Pecan Pie Mini Muffins Recipe

These Pecan Pie Mini Muffins are the ultimate holiday snack. They are so delicious, they could be considered a dessert. You are going to love these. They are the BEST.

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the story behind the muffins

Today we are featuring these Pecan Pie Muffins from Tara Ericksen. She said this about her recipe:

This recipe is from my mom, who passed away from breast cancer over 12 years ago.

I make it every Thanksgiving, and always for friends who come to pheasant hunt at our farm in October. It satisfies their taste for pecan pie, but it is light enough to enjoy more than one.

Nothing feels like fall to me than these little muffins that are sweet enough to be called dessert.

When I first read over the ingredients, I thought to myself that something was missing. Only five ingredients?!

How do you make muffins out of this? But, I decided to go for it and oh my goodness- these little muffins are bites of heaven.

I love pecan pie, so eating it in muffin form was amazing. They literally came together in a matter of minutes and made my house smell amazing.

Thank you for the wonderful recipe, Tara.

can i make regular muffins, and not mini?

You can make regular muffins with this recipe, however, you will need to increase the cooking time.

Where they are a bit bigger, they will need a little more baking time.

I would bake them for at least another 4 minutes, or until you stick a toothpick in and it comes out clean.

what is the best way to store these?

Well if you have any leftover, you could save them in an airtight container and place them in the fridge. I have also put them in a gallon size ziplock bag, and put them in the freezer as well.

Just be sure to get out all the extra air, to avoid drying out the muffins.

If you store them in the freezer, we recommend  putting them in the ziplock bag, then wrapping them once or twice in foil, so they don’t get freezer burned.

In the fridge they will last for about 6 days. If you freeze them, they will stay good for about a month.

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looking for more muffin recipes? Here are a few of our favorite:

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Serves: 24

Pecan Pie Mini Muffins Recipe

These little muffins only require 5 ingredients and they honestly taste like pecan pie in muffin form!

10 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs, beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a mini muffin tin (you must flour the tin also or the little muffins will not come out smoothly).
  2. In a bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, and pecans. Mix in eggs and butter and stir until completely incorporated.
  3. Fill each muffin tin about 3/4 full and bake for 13-15 minutes or until muffin is set (oven temperatures vary, so start checking your muffins around 11 minutes to make sure they are not overcooked because then they will be very hard).
  4. Remove pan from oven and let cool for about 5-10 minutes before removing muffins from pan. Enjoy!


I only made these in mini-muffin form and heard that they do not work as well if you make them as regular sized muffins.


soy free
seafood free
sulfite free
sesame free
mustard free



2725 cal


171 g


284 g


29 g
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