I love the flavor of candied pecans as well as the combination of chocolate with pecans, so I’ve tried to incorporate all three flavors into this new muffin recipe. These are great for a snack, light dessert or sweet breakfast. I hope you’ll give them a try and let me know how you like them!
Honey Pecan – Chocolate Chip Muffins
*I prefer to use all organic ingredients
1 cup pecans, finely chopped or pulsed in a food processor
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 Tablespoon coconut sugar
2 cups flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup vanilla almond milk
2/3 cup raw honey
6 Tablespoons coconut oil, softened
1 Tablespoon vanilla
3/4 cup chocolate chips
-Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
-In a food processor, pulse together the pecans, cinnamon and coconut sugar. You can also finely chop the pecans and mix together in a small bowl.
-In a stand mixer, with a hand mixer or by hand, gently whisk together the eggs, vanilla almond milk, honey, coconut oil and vanilla until combined.
-Gently blend in the flour, baking powder and salt until incorporated into the wet ingredients.
-Gently fold in the pecan, cinnamon, coconut sugar and chocolate chips by hand.
-Fill muffin liners or cases approximately 2/3 full, and bake for 13-15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
-Garnish with chopped pecans and shaved chocolate, if desired.