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Gluten Free Pecan Pie Muffins
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Servings: 12
Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Line muffin tin with 12 paper liners.

In a food processor, chop pecans until they resemble a coarse crumb. Add pecan meal and all other ingredients into mixing bowl and mix until just blended.

Divide into prepared muffin liners and bake for approximately 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned and firm to the touch.

Recipe submitted by Kathryn, Cary, NC

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These muffins are good plain, but if you warm them up and put butter on them they are better! The only thing I would do different next time is chop about 4 oz. in the food processor and the other 4oz. by hand, just to give them more texture. They kind of have a grainy texture.
# Posted By Jhorinek | 4/8/12 9:38 AM
I am doing the strict part of a candida diet and thought these would be a good filling snack (maybe slightly sweet treat?). I did them without honey or vanilla and I subbed in 3 tblspns of plain yogurt, 12 drops of stevia extract and a teaspoon of cinnamon. I toasted the pecans for 5 minutes, finally chopped half of them and did a rougher chop on the other half. (as per the suggestion below, they had a nice texture) I beat the eggs for about 5 minutes to try and make them a little fluffy.

They didn't turn out very sweet but they are pretty good. Very dense though. Next time I might set aside a couple of egg whites, beat those to peaks and fold them in for the last step. It's a recipe worth trying though! :)
# Posted By Meghan | 4/13/12 5:41 AM
I love seeing variations for these. I'm making another batch for a friend tomorrow and I'll try chopping some of the pecans by hand. They are a more dense, high protein muffin - I often have one for breakfast and it keeps me going. Mini chocolate chips are great sprinkled on top, too.
# Posted By Kathryn | 5/3/12 3:31 PM
I am delighted to have found this recipe. I got experimental, as usual, and did some substituting:

- I didn't want to use up 6 expensive fertile eggs, so I substituted 4 eggs for 1 cup of chia seed gel (chia seeds soaked in water) and used 2 eggs with it.
- I didn't want to use honey as it is not healthy when heated. So I blended up 10 dates, 1 ripe banana, and 1/2 tbps. of powdered stevia leaf.
- I also added about a tbsp. of cinnamon, as it is good for balancing blood sugar.

All of these substitutions worked, I'm proud to say, as it passed muster from my 83 year old landlady who loved the muffins! They are dense and not very sweet, but that is much healthier than most muffins out there. I agree with not grinding up all of the pecans for a little texture!
# Posted By Michelle | 5/4/12 10:47 PM

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