Not too much of a story behind these beautiful Maple Pecan Oat Muffins. Apparently this Fall, the Food Gods decided that Pumpkin Spice was not the “It” flavor anymore for the season. Instead, it has been replaced by everything Maple.
As far as I have seen, Pumpkin Spice is still holding its own in everything from baked goods to yogurt to all sorts of beverages and even lip balm…What? Yes, I said lip balm! I guess this way you can have the flavor on your lips all day long!
So, is maple really becoming the new flavor for fall? Of course I had to see for myself if it had a place in my fall baking repertoire.
So, as a person who loves to bake and also loves supporting the cooking trends of the season, I decided to come up with a recipe of my own for warm, flavorful, Maple Pecan Oat Muffins.
They are bursting with the new flavor of Fall while taking on their own personality. I had to make sure you could taste that flavor of maple that reminds you of cool, autumn days where the sun is shining, beautiful leaves are falling all around you, the birds are singing, you have all your laundry folded…Oh, stop! I did make sure however that you could taste yummy maple flavor throughout the muffin.
Pure maple syrup ensures that, while the crunchy streusel loaded with pecans, and the sweet maple drizzle, only add to the total yumminess of this maple creation!
Maple Pecan Oat Muffins Recipe
After baking these Maple Pecan Oat Muffins, the verdict is in and these definitely will a part of my Fall recipe collection.
They hardly took any time to make and they filled my house with a sweet smell of maple, cinnamon and pecans.
Now, even though Texas is still dishing out its 90 degree days, I could almost picture a fall day right around the corner. And, I am excited to see if your new fall flavor will be maple, or at least be a sidekick to your pumpkin recipes, courtesy of these wonderful muffins.
Have them with your morning coffee, pack them in your lunch or sneak them for a late night snack with a warm drink.
Perfect for warming your tummy on these (hopefully soon) cool, fall days.
Happy Baking and Happy New Flavors from the Memorable Kitchen!
Maple Pecan Oat Muffins
- 2 cups all purpose flour (you can do half white flour and half white whole wheat flour)
- 1 cup Old Fashioned Oatmeal, dry
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup pure maple syrup
- ¾ cup canola oil
- 2 eggs
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon maple extract
- 1 cup milk
For the Streusel
- ½ cup flour
- ½ cup Old Fashioned Oatmeal, dry
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup cold butter, cut into small cubes
- ½ – 3/4 cups chopped pecans
For the Glaze
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1-2 tablespoons milk
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Prepare two 12 cup muffin tins with non stick baking spray.
For the Muffins
- In a large mixing bowl combine the 2 cups flour, 1 cup oats, baking powder, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
- In a small mixing bowl beat together ½ cup brown sugar, ½ cup maple syrup and oil until blended, about 1 minute. Add in eggs, one at a time and beat for about 1 minute more.
- Blend in vanilla, ½ teaspoon maple extract and 1 cup milk. Beat for another minute.
- Make a well in the dry ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients slowly and beat just enough until all ingredients are combined. This can be done by hand also.
- Using a medium stainless steal scoop, fill each well of the muffins tins about half full.
For the Streusel
- In a small bowl combine ½ cup flour, ⅓ cup brown sugar, ½ teaspoon maple extract and ½ teaspoon cinnamon.
- Pour into a food processor. Add in cold butter and pulse until mixture resembles pea-sized crumbs. Combine with pecan.
- Sprinkle about 2 tablespoons on each well of muffin batter.
- Bake for 22-25 minutes until muffins spring back when lightly touched.
- Let cool for 30 minutes.
For the Glaze
- Combine powdered sugar, maple syrup and milk. Glaze should be a thin consistency.
- Drizzle over muffins. Enjoy.