Friday, November 19, 2010

Honey Pecan Mini Corn Muffins

I was in a baking frenzy before my trip to NYC when I spotted this cookbook, Quick Breads: 63 Recipes for Bakers in a Hurry on my shelf. Perfect. I was in a hurry. When I opened the book, I saw that I had previously marked this recipe to try but had never made them. 

The author originally intended them to be baked as sticks in a special pan but I thought they would make cute mini muffins.

These are a perfect mix of savory sweet with the added delightful crunch of pecans. What I also like about them is their year-round appeal. Perfect for fall/thanksgiving but equally appropriate for a summer picnic.

Honey Pecan Mini Corn Muffins
(From Quick Breads: 63 Recipes for Bakers in a Hurry by Beatrice A. Ojakangas)
Makes about 20 mini muffins

  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup AP flour
  • 1/2 cup yellow corn meal (white or blue ok as well)
  • 1 tablespoon granulated white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • Preheat oven to 425 Degrees F
  • Stick greased mini muffin pan in the oven.
  • In a small saucepan over a low heat, stir together brown sugar, honey, and butter. Bring to a boil. Set aside. Cover and keep warm.
  • In a bowl whisk together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • Using a wooden spoon mix in the milk, butter, and egg until thoroughly combined.
  • Stir in the pecans.
  • Remove muffin pan from oven, fill each 3/4 of the way and bake for 6-8 minutes.
  • After removing muffins from pan, place on a dish, drizzle syrup over them and serve.


  1. Corn muffins/bread is probably in my Top 5 when it comes to baked goods. I love the texture and its subtle sweetness. These look reallllly good, Lora.

  2. Love the drizzled syrup over the corn muffins - I'll have to try these soon!

  3. This looks just a little bit sinful & wicked in its yummyness, must have some of these, they sound wonderful :)

  4. yummy!!! corn muffins are a hidden gem lov them


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