May 8, 2010

mother's day treats

something easy to make for mom tomorrow morning!  the key to these is NOT to overbake them.

pecan pie muffins
1 cup pecans, rough chopped and toasted
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 tsp vanilla

Combine pecans, sugar, and flour in a mixing bowl.  In a separate bowl, beat eggs until foamy and add vanilla.  Stir in butter and then pour mixture over dry ingredients.  Stir until moistened.  Scoop batter into baking cups that have been sprayed with pam (or similar product). I used mini-loaf pans for something different in the presentation (it makes 3 mini loaves)

Bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes.  Check the muffins after 20 minutes to make sure they do not dry out.  Cool on rack.

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i hope you have a beautiful mother's day - full of love and laughter.

16 comments:

  1. Thanks for this delicious recipe! I know your Mom will be smiling down on you this Sunday. ((hugs)). xoxo

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  2. i love pecans (although i bet we say that word differently)

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  3. looks delish Char .. i think of my mom on this special day as you must...i will spend it in the garden ...blessings

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  4. This sounds good. Thanks for sharing and have and great weekend!

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  5. looks delicious! thanks for the recipe.

    xo Alison

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  6. holy yummy batman. mom is coming over for coffee in the morning. i do believe i will attempt to bake these for her (unless i get lazy and take her to the local patisserie :)

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  7. Wow. Simple and wonderful-sounding.

    Thanks!

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  8. Omigosh, that sounds divine! Thanks! :)

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  9. thinking of you today....and all that you do and all that you are !!

    and maybe i can get somebody else in my house to make this recipe for me :)

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  10. i am making these...looks wonderful...

    happy mothers day to you, my friend

    kary and teddy
    xxx

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  11. well this looks and sounds delicious! i am saving it!

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  12. sorry i missed you, hope you had a good mother's day.

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  13. Ooohhh, I'd like to try these -- looks simple yet scrumptious :)

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  14. yummy! i am So gonna try these.
    i love me some pecans.

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