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Friday, February 7, 2014

Freshen Up Friday

I love all things home and family.  I love creating yummy smells coming from the oven at all times of the day.  However, it seems I have the hardest time accomplishing baked things for breakfast because, well, morning is early!  Ha!  It's for this reason, that I attempt to do advance prep so I can bake muffins for breakfast, and still be ready for the day before noon!

This yummy muffin recipe is a cinch to prep ahead. I got this from Southern Living years ago and it's one of our family's favorite.  These are Pecan Pie Muffins!!!! They really do taste like a little pecan pie!  Hellooooo!  What's not to love about pecan pie for breakfast?  

I made these this week and here's what I did the night before:

Mix the dry ingredients:

  • 1 Cup chopped pecans
  • 1 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 C flour
Cover bowl with Syran wrap.  Go to bed. =)

In the morning, in a separate bowl,

melt 1/2 C margarine
then add 2 eggs and beat.

Add liquid to dry ingredients.  Pour into muffin tin, lined with cupcake liners. Fill 2/3 full  (You can also just spray the pans WELL so they won't stick to the pan.)
Bake at 350 degrees 20-25 minutes.  These aren't a big, fluffy muffin, they're more pie-like, so they're thinner than a normal muffin, since there's no baking powder in them.

Add some scrambled eggs and bacon, and then call the family in for a lovely weekend breakfast!  If that won't refresh your weekend routine, nothing will!  

Be refreshed!