maple cinnamon pecan muffins

October 2, 2013

in Breakfast & Muffins

October has blown in like a fluttering crimson-orange leaf in an increasingly cool breeze. My thoughts (and cravings) have shifted to comfort. These coffee cake-style maple cinnamon pecan muffins make a fitting transition. With a maple sugar, cinnamon chip, and pecan streusel topping, muffin tops have never looked so appealing.

Maple Cinnamon Pecan Muffins | Tutti Dolci

Along with this recipe comes a giveaway from King Arthur Flour. One reader will receive a package of maple sugar, cinnamon mini baking chips, and a set of bakery-style flat rimmed white baking cups; see the details below.

Maple Cinnamon Pecan Muffins | Tutti Dolci

Maple Cinnamon Pecan Muffins
Topping
3 Tbsp King Arthur Flour maple sugar
3 Tbsp flour
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup King Arthur Flour cinnamon mini baking chips
1/4 cup pecans, chopped
2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled

Muffins
1 1/4 cups flour
1/4 cup King Arthur White Whole Wheat Flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
1 cup plain fat-free yogurt
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup maple syrup
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350°F and line a 12-cup standard muffin pan with baking cups; spray baking cups with cooking spray. For the topping, combine maple sugar, flour, cinnamon, cinnamon chips, and pecans in a small bowl. Add melted butter and toss mixture with a fork until crumbly; set aside.

Whisk together flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the center of the mixture. Combine buttermilk, yogurt, egg, maple syrup, oil, and vanilla in a medium bowl; add to flour mixture and stir just until combined. Fill each baking cup 2/3 full of batter; sprinkle topping evenly over muffins.

Bake for 14 to 15 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let muffins cool in pan on a wire rack for 2 minutes before removing from pan to serve or cool completely. Store leftover muffins in an airtight container at room temperature up to 2 days.

Yield – 16 muffins
Calories – 150 (per muffin)
Carbs – 20

Giveaway Details:
One winner will receive maple sugar, cinnamon mini baking chips, and baking cups from King Arthur Flour. Enter the giveaway through the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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Giveaway ends on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 5 pm PST. The winner will be selected by random.org and contacted by email. If there is no response after 48 hours, another winner will be selected. Open to US Residents.

Disclosure: King Arthur Flour generously donated product for the giveaway. I received no compensation and all opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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44 Comments

1 sara October 3, 2013

Yum! These muffins look so yummy. If I’m going ‘decadent,’ my fav fall breakfast would have to be pumpkin cinnamon rolls…I have a great recipe from Vegetarian Times that is easy to put together and just tastes like autumn in a tasty, sweet bite. :) For more normal breakfasts, I like doing oatmeal with raisins and pears or apples chopped up…maybe some pecans if I’m feeling a little fancy!

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2 Susan October 3, 2013

I love your vintage muffin tin! Great photos & delicious looking muffins!

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3 Susan October 3, 2013

I love Oatmeal with apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, and walnuts!

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4 Valerie October 3, 2013

I would love to wake up in the morning and find a batch of these muffins waiting beside a pumpkin spice latte! Delish!!

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5 Rachelle October 3, 2013

I was thinking those baking cups were so adorable and now you tell me I can win them? There’s a cupcake shop here in Denver that uses similar ones I’ve always loved. Can’t wait to try this recipe on a weekend it’s just too cold not to turn on the oven :)

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6 Patty October 3, 2013

I love steel cut oatmeal for breakfast!

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7 Deb October 3, 2013

Warm and toasty is looming. With sunny afternoons and cooler nights there is no turning back to summer. A fabulous muffin to embrace autumn!

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8 Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet October 3, 2013

I would love a couple of these muffins with my afternoon latte!

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9 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious October 3, 2013

Coffee cake in muffin form?! Yes please!

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10 Jennifer October 3, 2013

Beautiful and so perfect for Fall! I think I might just have to make these tomorrow :)

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11 Suzanne Perazzini October 3, 2013

These do look like yummy warming muffins. No giveaway for me unfortunately – live too far away.

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12 Averie @ Averie Cooks October 3, 2013

I love how domed and puffy they are. I want to pluck all those muffin tops right off :)

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13 Molly October 3, 2013

Cinnamon rolls!

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14 Tieghan October 3, 2013

These look so perfect, Laura! Gorgeous light too! I am so into fall it is crazy, but I have yet to really break out the maple and pecans, so I am think it is time!

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15 Alyssa (Everyday Maven) October 3, 2013

Beautiful flavor combo and that Maple Sugar is awesome!

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16 Claire @ Claire K Creations October 3, 2013

I think you managed to fit quite a few of my favourite ingredients in one little muffin liner. Yum!

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17 Denise H. October 3, 2013

Two of my favorite things: maple sugar and cinnamon. These look so tasty, I’m practically drooling on my keyboard.

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18 Danae October 3, 2013

These muffins look amazing! The flavor combination is perfect for fall. Can’t wait to make them!

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19 Maria@PinkPatisserie October 3, 2013

What lovely muffins!! And cinnamon chips?! Oh my goodness, I need to get my hands on some of that!

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20 Natalie J Vandenberghe October 3, 2013

Probably caramel pecan rolls/sticky buns or French Toast with bacon. My family would loves these muffins–any time of day!

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21 Terri C October 3, 2013

I really like a pumpkin apple muffin in the fall with my morning coffee. But these sound so good! A must try!

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22 Rosa October 4, 2013

Goregous muffins and shots! A wonderfully seasonal recipe.

Cheers,

Rosa

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23 Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama October 4, 2013

seriously these look so good. I could go for one with my coffee right now.

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24 Deb October 4, 2013

My favorite fall breakfast would be oatmeal. This muffin recipe looks delicious and they would be good anytime of the day!

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25 vanillasugarblog October 4, 2013

it’s so hard to get into fall baking when our weather (thankfully) has been summer-like for weeks.
so nice to have a break from all the rain

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26 Jean (Lemons & Anchovies) October 4, 2013

These muffins are gorgeous and I like them even more since they’re coffee cake style. Love the topping!

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27 Ash-foodfashionparty October 4, 2013

A perfect little muffin. I really enjoy the sugar toppings and this looks good.
The vintage muffin tin..love.

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28 Kate@Diethood October 4, 2013

That topping… wow!! These look incredible! And COMFY!! Gorgeous photos, Laura!

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29 Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction October 4, 2013

Love maple and pecan together!
My favorite fall breakfast has to be any fall flavored coffee cake!

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30 Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen October 4, 2013

Gorgeous muffins, Laura! Coffee cake-style muffins are the best…let alone combined with tasty fall flavors. I adore maple and pecan and would love to have these muffins with my morning cuppa! Thanks for sharing, girl!

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31 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com October 4, 2013

Delicious muffins!! And I can’t wait to bake with cinnamon chips :D

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32 Tiffany October 4, 2013

Gorgeous photography, incredible recipes, loving your entire blog!

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33 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella October 5, 2013

Hehe when I hear the terms maple, cinnamon or pecan I’m pretty sure I have involuntary drooling reaction! :P

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34 Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet} October 5, 2013

Your cover photo should be on a magazine cover – stunning! These muffins simply sing fall and I can only imagine the smell inside your kitchen. Divine!!!

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35 Karen (Back Road Journal) October 6, 2013

Your muffins look like a prefect way to start a cool fall morning with a cup of tea.

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36 Gina October 6, 2013

I love muffins for breakfast. I would love one of these. I love those cinnamon chips, I had some last year and couldn’t get enough. I’m ready for fall bring it on. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, I feel much better today thanks for your comment.
-GIna-

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37 Liz October 6, 2013

What a fun giveaway! My favorite fall breakfast is pumpkin bread :)

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38 Terra October 6, 2013

My favorite breakfast is eggs over easy, nestled in between toasted bread, with bacon and cheddar, and lots of butter:-) Your muffins looks fantastic, and I love your photos! Hugs, Terra

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39 Gerry @ Foodness Gracious October 6, 2013

My fav has to be a warm muffin with a dollop of good butter on top!

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40 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts October 7, 2013

What a delicious flavor combination – these muffin sound absolutely perfect for fall!

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41 Suzanne October 7, 2013

Those muffins look so yummy especially those tops with those lovely crumbles!

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42 Nami | Just One Cookbook October 7, 2013

I love King Arthur flour… I can definitely taste the difference (I found that out when I was making french baguette before). Your muffins look SO good. You always have wonderful baked goods to make no matter what season, Laura! :)

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43 Erin @ Texanerin Baking October 12, 2013

Whaaat?! Cinnamon chips and maple sugar?! Those are like my two most wanted KAF goodies. Too bad I missed out on the giveaway. I suppose that’s what I get for blog reading once a month. :(

These are some gorgeous muffins! Sharing them on FB today. And like someone else said, nice muffin pan!

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44 kristy @ the wicked noodle October 18, 2013

What wonderful fall muffins, Laura! And I’m in love with the muffin tin you used to bake them, too!

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