Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Praline Muffin

Note: Make plans to truly enjoy these muffins. Make a cup of coffee. Sit on your front porch and enjoy each morsel. These are a Saturday morning, relax and enjoy type of muffin. They are also a "I really appreciate you!" gift-type muffin too! Thanks to alpineberry for the recipe!

Praline Muffin


1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/3 cup light brown sugar

1 tbsp baking powder

1/3 cup finely chopped pecans

1/4 tsp salt

3/4 cup whole milk or half & half

1 large egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

3 tbsp espresso powder or instant coffee

4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled

Praline topping ingredients:

2 tbsp granulated sugar

1 tbsp light brown sugar

5 tbsp chopped pecans


Preheat oven to 375F. Butter and flour muffin pan or line with paper cupcake liners.Make praline topping by combining the sugars and pecans. Set praline topping aside.In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, pecans and salt. In a small bowl, combine milk, egg, vanilla and espresso powder. Whisk until espresso powder is dissolved.Add the espresso mixture and the melted butter to the dry ingredients. Mix just until flour is incorporated. Do not over mix the batter.Set your muffin pan on a rimmed baking sheet. The sheet will catch any topping that might fall off the muffins as they rise in the oven. Fill (to the top) 8 cups of the prepared muffin pan. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of praline on top of each muffin and lightly press the praline into the muffin. Bake at 375F for 16-18 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes in pan and then remove muffins to cooling rack.


From the Doghouse said...

I'm sensing a theme this week.

Live.Love.Eat said...

Theme, what theme?

:) Looks delish!!!!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Oh my I love muffins and I love pralines. YUMMY!

Michelle said...

I'm from Louisiana and we love our pralines. I'm going to try my hand at these muffins. They look wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Carrie said...

I need a towel to wipe up the drool! Praline muffins?? Well, I nevah!! " )