Pecan Pie Filled Muffins

My daughter loves muffins with surprises inside, so this recipe is for her.  Who doesn’t like a surprise?  I already have my Nutella Filled Banana Muffins on the blog. These muffins contain a sweet little surprise, but they are made with wholesome ingredients.  If you like my Pecan Pie Larabars, you will love these!  This is a great one to make with your kids.

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I let my daughter put the filling into each muffin.  It was fun to be able to let her help me bake.

Pecan Pie Filled Muffins

Pecan Pie Filled Muffins

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 13 min Serves 12 muffins     adjust servings


    For the filling

    For the muffins

    • 1 3/4 cups white whole wheat flour
    • 1/4 cup applesauce
    • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
    • 1 1/2 cups milk
    • 1 egg (I used a flax egg replacement)
    • 2 T coconut oil
    • 2 tsp vanilla beans or extract
    • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp salt


    1. Preheat oven to 350.
    2. Mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl .
    3. Mix wet into another.
    4. Add wet to dry. 
    5. Mix only until combined. 
    6. Spoon a small amount of batter into lined
    7. muffin pans.  I used standard sized muffin pans
    8. Take some of the pecan mixture and roll it into a ball. 
    9. Place it on top of the muffin batter. 
    10. Cover the top with more batter. 
    11. Repeat these steps until all are done. 
    12. Bake in the oven for about 13 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.


    Recipe Notes

    I got 12 standard sized muffins and 1 jumbo muffin out of my batch. These should last 2 weeks in the fridge, but you can freeze them for longer storage.

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    10 thoughts to “Pecan Pie Filled Muffins”

    1. Melissa! Wow! These sound outrageously fabulous! I am totally in agreement with your daughter - I love surprises in muffins. Plus, I adore pecan pie. I absolutely can't wait to try these! Seeing this new recipe post was a great way to wake up on a Saturday morning! Thanks bunches!
    2. These sound amazing but I have trouble getting my kids to eat baked goods made with whole wheat flour because of its density. Can you suggest an alternative that is still healthy? I really hate to use all purpose.
      1. I think it's something that you have to get used to. You could try doing 1/2 all purpose and 1/2 white whole wheat.
    3. Just made these. Turned out pretty good! I had a tough time with the food processor though.. some dates just stayed chunky. Oh well!

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