Cinnamon and pecan nut muffins | with a creamy vanilla drizzle

Cinnamon and pecan nut muffins | with a creamy vanilla drizzle

When it comes to confectioneries, we love a spicy treat, especially if it involves cinnamon. This recipe gives a hat tip to the gloriously moreish cinnabons of the world. Get your muffin tins ready, you’re about to make the best cinnamon and pecan nut muffins with a creamy vanilla drizzle!

What you’ll need

Muffin Dry Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup sugar

Muffin Wet ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp melted butter, cooled slightly
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk

Cinnamon pecan nut filling:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1½ cups chopped pecan nuts
  • 3 tbsp melted butter

Vanilla frosting ingredients:

  • 60g cream cheese
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Get started:

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C
  • Grease your muffin pan with butter
  • In a large bowl, sift together dry ingredients
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together wet ingredients until combined
  • Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and add the combined wet ingredients. Stir until just combined
  • In a separate bowl, combine the filling ingredients. Gently fold ½ the mixture into the muffin batter. Keep the other half for the topping.
  • Spoon the batter, about ¼ cup, into each muffin cup.
  • Top with the remaining filling mixture and place in the oven for 12 – 15 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and once cooled slightly, transfer to a wire rack.
  • Whisk together the frosting ingredients and drizzle over the top of the muffins.

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