Praline Muffins with Pecans and Brown Sugar Glaze Recipe

Tasty Praline Muffins. dhmig photography/Moment Open/Getty Images
  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Servings: 14 to 16 servings

Pralines are a buttery, crispy candy made with brown sugar and pecans. These praline muffins take the best flavors of the traditional candy and turn them into a delicious and decadent baked good. Drizzle the simple sugar glaze over the tops of the muffins and you're ready to serve. 


  • For the Muffin Batter:
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup light brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup pecans (chopped)
  • For the Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Steps to Make It

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 F and grease 14 to 16 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.

  2. In a small saucepan, heat butter over medium heat until lightly browned; remove from heat and cool completely.

  3. In a bowl, mix cooled melted butter with milk, eggs, and vanilla extract.

  4. In a mixing bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

  5. Make a well in the center of dry ingredients; pour in milk and butter mixture. Stir with a fork until dry ingredients are just moistened.

  6. Lightly blend in chopped pecans. Do not overmix.

  7. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups or liners, filling each about 3/4 full.

  8. Bake praline brown sugar pecan muffins at 375 F for about 15 to 20 minutes, until nicely browned; transfer to a rack to cool for about 5 minutes.

  9. Mix together glaze ingredients; drizzle over warm muffins.

  10. Let muffins stand until glaze has set and serve.

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