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.
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
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
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!
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.