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Pecan Pie Muffins Using Pantry Staples

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Here’s a delightful 5-ingredient Pecan Pie Muffin recipe straight from the heart of Arkansas. It’s a fantastic way to put those pantry essentials to good use, especially those leftovers from the holidays. These Pecan Pie Muffins offer a creative twist on the classic pecan pie, using similar ingredients but with a fun and easy-to-make muffin format. You’ll love the crispy edges and gooey center that magically come together in just a few minutes. Of course, using Arkansas-grown pecans is a must.

Have you seen the latest social media craze of cooking and baking with whatever ingredients you have on hand? I love this concept and decided to explore the First Security Bank Cookbook for inspiration. I discovered several recipes that utilize pantry staples, and my first experiment was with leftover pecans. The result? These muffins turned out to be a delicious treat, especially when enjoyed for breakfast with a bit of butter and syrup.

Easy Peasy Pleasy Tips

• Do not add hot butter to eggs. Hot butter could cause the eggs to scramble.
• No need for a blender or mixer. A spoon will make quick work of this easy batter.
• If you don’t use liners in your muffin pan, coat pan with non-stick spray for easy removal.
• I used a small cookie dough scoop for even measuring when adding batter to the muffin pan.

Pecan Pie Muffins

Ingredients
• 1 stick butter, melted and set aside to cool
• 1/2 cup flour
• 1 cup packed brown sugar
• 1 cup chopped pecans
• 2 eggs, beaten

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt the butter and set it aside to cool. In a bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, and pecans. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and the cooled butter. Pour butter and egg mixture into the flour mixture. Line your muffin pan with liners and spray each one with nonstick cooking spray. Spoon the batter into the muffin liners and back for 25 minutes or until done.

There are over 800 recipes in the “What’s Cookin’ at First Security Vol. 2,” all submitted by employees and customers. Proceeds from the sales go to the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance to help feed people across the state. You can purchase the cookbooks for $20 at any First Security Bank location.

For more recipes from the cookbook, click here.

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Well-known Arkansas food writer and recipe creator Lacie Ring was born and raised right here in Arkansas. Although her husband’s military career took them around the world, he and Lacie settled back in their home state. Lacie blogs at www.easypeasypleasy.com where she creates easy and delicious recipes for busy families. She is also a recipe creator and food photographer for brands local to Arkansas and abroad. In her spare time, Lacie enjoys spending time with her son and husband camping and enjoying the outdoors.

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