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
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

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 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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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!


2 Susan October 3, 2013

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


3 Susan October 3, 2013

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


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!!


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 :)


6 Patty October 3, 2013

I love steel cut oatmeal for breakfast!


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!


8 Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet October 3, 2013

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


9 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious October 3, 2013

Coffee cake in muffin form?! Yes please!


10 Jennifer October 3, 2013

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


11 Suzanne Perazzini October 3, 2013

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


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 :)


13 Molly October 3, 2013

Cinnamon rolls!


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!


15 Alyssa (Everyday Maven) October 3, 2013

Beautiful flavor combo and that Maple Sugar is awesome!


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!


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.


18 Danae October 3, 2013

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


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!


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!


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!


22 Rosa October 4, 2013

Goregous muffins and shots! A wonderfully seasonal recipe.




23 Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama October 4, 2013

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


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!


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


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!


27 Ash-foodfashionparty October 4, 2013

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


28 Kate@Diethood October 4, 2013

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


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!


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!


31 Kiran @ October 4, 2013

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


32 Tiffany October 4, 2013

Gorgeous photography, incredible recipes, loving your entire blog!


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


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!!!


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.


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.


37 Liz October 6, 2013

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


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


39 Gerry @ Foodness Gracious October 6, 2013

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


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

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


41 Suzanne October 7, 2013

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


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! :)


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!


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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