2.08.2010

Ooey-Gooey caramel apple pecan muffins

I realize that apple season is long gone but when I found this recipe I couldn't resist baking up these ooey-gooey muffins! I love having muffins around for a quick, on-the-go breakfast.

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I changed the ingredients around just a bit. These muffins are packed with yummy goodness-oats, flax, whole wheat, apples, pecans...

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These are sort of an upside down muffin. The bottom of each cup is filled with a dab of butter, a smidge of brown sugar, and a sprinkling of leftover cinnamon toasted pecans.

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The muffin pan is placed into a warm oven for a few minutes to caramelize the butter and sugar.

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I was worried I wouldn't be able to get them out of the pan, but they slid out quite easily. Yay!

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Aren't they pretty?! I think this is officially my new favorite muffin!!

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Caramel Apple Pecan Muffins
recipe adapted from She Eats Bears

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1 egg, slightly beaten
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup 2% Greek style plain yogurt
1 cup peeled, grated apple
1 tsp vanilla

1 cup oats
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup ground golden flax
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar

1 cup (or less) cinnamon toasted pecans
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup brown sugar

Lightly oil 12 muffin cups. Evenly distribute the 1/4 cup butter 1/4 brown sugar and the pecan into the bottom of each cup. Place into a 350 degree oven for about 5 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.

In a large bowl combine the egg, oil, yogurt, apple and vanilla. In a smaller bowl combine the oats, flour, flax, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and brown sugar. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir just until combined.

Fill muffin cups nearly full and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Place a cooling rack on top of muffin pan and invert. Allow muffins to cool on rack.

These muffins remind me of cinnamon rolls, but they are much more nutritious.

Have a fabulous week!



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55 comments:

BarbaraJean said...

These really do sound ooey-gooey and delicious. The pictures are great as well. You are so talented. I know if you were my next door neighbor I would be knocking on your kitchen door on a daily basis.

Jenn said...

This would be perfect to some home too after a long day on set. Yummy!!!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh wow, I'd have those for breakfast any day of the week. delish.
xxx

KennyT said...

I like them ooegy gooey.

Saw you have some nice bowls!!!

♥peachkins♥ said...

these muffins are perfection!

love lives in the kitchen said...

you can't even imagin how much i would like to have one of these now! this recipe looks perfect, just perfect, especialy when it's freezing outside and there is so much to do in the office. a kind of perfect comfort food!
have a sweet day,
justyna

Joanne said...

I'm pretty sure it's always apple season in my world (or at least it would be if I had my way). These look amazing! I would be so tempted to fill half the cupcake liner with the caramel pecan mix. Or just eat it straight.

Pam said...

They are officially my new favorite muffin and I haven't even had one yet!

Cathy said...

I could see why this would be your new favourite - they look amazing!

Claudia said...

Oh my - ooey-gooey deliciousness indeed. The photos are indeed mouth-watering. Apples have never been used better!

Allyson said...

OK..that doesn't look like breakfast, that looks like dessert...with a little vanilla ice cream. Oh YUMMIES!! I'll have to let you know how this works out for me...I have an issue with things sticking in muffin tins.

A Joyful Chaos said...

These look really delicious! Thanks for sharing another great recipe.

TKW said...

Kim,

If you keep posting awesome things like this, all efforts from Shrink-My-Ass-Month will be lost! :)

Cathy said...

Ooey-gooey is right! These muffins look fantastic, Kim. I know I would love them.

Emily said...

OMG these look and sound amazing! I can't wait to try them! I am new to your site but thanks so much for sharing!

~Emily
www.ezsrecipes.com

The imPerfect Housewife said...

Oh that is just toooooo yummy!! Do I have to have the ground golden flax?? I'm plum out. You always make me so hungry - so I guess that means you're doing a TERRIFIC job here!!! Have a good one ~ ♥

A Year on the Grill said...

SO BEAUTIFUL... Wonderful preparation amazing looking. Great adult muffin!

Kris said...

that looks unbelievably good!

biz319 said...

Um, definitely thing those muffins are insulin worthy - wow!
Glad they didn't stick :D

noble pig said...

Oh I love the deliciousness of these, very, very nice!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Yum! You are the muffin queen. If I tried that it would still be stuck to the pan. ;-)

The Blonde Duck said...

Apples, cinnamon, caramel? Be still my heart.

Barbara Bakes said...

Yum! Since they're loaded with healthy ingredients, I guess a gooey caramel topping is not decedent at all!

teresa said...

i don't think i'd ever have a problem getting out of bed if i knew that these babies were waiting for me! i LOVE it!

Randi Troxell said...

these look so wonderful!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

These are gorgeous. Our market still has plenty of apples. What a great way to use them.
Sam

5 Star Foodie said...

Those look fantastic! I love the pecans in the recipe and how perfectly gooey the muffins look!

doggybloggy said...

I would totally go for one or three of these right about now - I would even have a cup of tea and I rare;y drink tea!

Catherine said...

Beautiful pictures Kim! I love these muffins they are so delicious! I've book marked this recipe and will try them soon!

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

What scrumptious muffins! I love everything about them and apples too - I eat them all year.

Petite Little Bee said...

Looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing. Lia

gypsy said...

oh my, the pictures make me feel like I can taste them! and I want some!

Sophie said...

Oooh waw!! these muffins look so fabulous!!!!


Waw!! Now, I want to taste them!! I am so printing this delish recipe out!!

Courtney Coker Causey said...

Yum! So glad that I found your blog over on SITs.

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

These are GORGEOUS and look so tasty. Glad you didn't let apple season stop you. Your blog is fantastic. I believe we are kindred spirits in our food philosophy;)

Juliana said...

Wow, these muffins sure look so yummie, like it very gooey...would love to have it with a cup of tea ;-)

Danielle said...

OMG! Those look sooooooo good!

Stoppin' by from SITS!

Jannett said...

wow...these are on my list for the weekend...to try... Thanks for sharing... :)

Katherine Aucoin said...

No wonder these are now your favotite. They look so tempting!

kelliscakes said...

stopping by from SITS... these look AMAZING!!! I need to try these out!

Chef Aimee said...

Ok these look delightful and its great to know they are healthy!

Kristin said...

Now that is decadence at its best!

Michelle said...

Apple season is never over as far as I'm concerned. And the apples this year were so good, I could not seem to eat them fast enough!

Gorgeous muffins!

Bellini Valli said...

These do look so delicious. Love the pecans which remind me of cinnamon buns and cold, crisp days.

koralee said...

I just knew I would find something yummy over here today...oh dear another thing I just gotta make. Thank you sweet one. xoxo

Krista said...

YOU can pick a favorite muffin?! This must be good. You have so many amazing muffin recipes here! I don't know that I could choose.

I love these individual caramel apple upside-down cakes : )I bet they are SO good!

Kathleen said...

Ooey-gooey YUM!

Katy ~ said...

Kim, these are delectable. Love the syrup just sliding so lazily down the sides, calling me!

Mary said...

Kim, these look and sound delicious. perfect with coffee in front of the fireplace.

jacqueline said...

This really looks sooo good and yummie! My love one is visiting from Germany...perhaps i will ask him if he would bake this for me! His really good at baking..not like me. :) I've been so busy lately with preparing for chinese new year and valentine's but sure am happy to found time to visit you here! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and sweet sweet valentine's! Love to yoU!

Queen B. said...

** a m a z i n g !! **

pigpigscorner said...

Oh my....I think I can eat the whole batch!

Angie's Recipes said...

GOSH! These caramel pecan upside down muffins look heavenly irresistible!

Danielle said...

ooooh YUM!!! seriously good stuff...caramel and pecan? I'm in for a batch of these.

A Feast for the Eyes said...

That last shot really got me. These look seriously amazing. I'll have to root around and see if I have have flax seed. I think I do...I hope I do!

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