Feb 23, 2011

Pecan Pie Muffins

SA and I are trying to cut back on our spending so of course one of the first places to feel the crunch is our grocery budget. Grant it we live like two foodies who have no kids.  That being said, its probably a good place to cut back a smidgen.  I was a good girl.  I went to the store the other day and only spent $50.62 on seven days worth of food for us.  What does that mean? Well for one, less meat. (Not a bad thing!) and for two less of a budget for snack type things.  So far this has been fine and I have just made homemade hummus and carrot sticks, but tonight the sweet attack came over me.  Some days you just need that little sweet bite.  SA could go forever without anything except for ice cream but I love decadent tooth achingly sweet treats and one of my favorites is pecan pie.  Tonight, however, SA and I were on snow watch 2011 and indulging in a do nothing night watching Serenity and nerding out at its space opera wonderfulness and I had no time for what I was craving: Pecan Pie.
A quick google had me making these delightful gems and then reveling in both their simplicity and DELICIOUSNESS. Omg. I never thought a muffin could taste like a pie.  It's like two wonderful things rolled into one!
and as a side note:  These muffins taste even better while watching Serenity/Firefly.

Pecan Pie Muffins
delightfully borrowed and modified from
1 cup chopped pecans
1cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2/3 cup melted butter

Preheat oven to 350. Combine all ingredients and mix well.  Pour into paper lined muffin tins and cook for approximately 15 minutes.


Merut said...

$50 for a week? I am impressed. i was good and got it down to $70 for five days. Meat is expensive. I was a little upset with myself for not planning a single vegetarian meal this week. :-(

Sher said...

OMG these do sound good and easy, Im adding them to my list of sweet treats. I am going over my grocery budget and realize we could use a cut back in the snack department also!

Raina said...

These sound delicious! I love pecan pie, and the idea of it in an easy to make muffin form sounds great:) Food is so expensive; that is great that you spent $50 for so many meals. I have two teenagers; so I try to make a lot of the snack foods homemade to helps save. I will definitely make these yummies...thanks:)

Reeni said...

I love pecan pie and I love muffins! The two together is the ultimate treat! Homemade snacks are so much better!

Mary said...

What a perfect treat! It's always great to try something new and have it turn out to be something special. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Megan said...

What a delightful little recipe. Oh dear, can you hear it calling my name?