Cinnamon Pecan Muffins

On a recent trip to a Penzey’s Spices store, I became fascinated by all the different kinds of cinnamon they have. I smelled those cinnamons for far too long than would be reasonably acceptable. I bought two kinds of cinnamon and have been anxiously awaiting the time to make something with them.

Cinnamon Pecan Muffins

Last week, I pulled out this recipe I’ve been meaning to make for a while. I set it out in anticipation of actually having time to make them. This morning, I woke up to the wonderful smells of cinnamon drafting in from the kitchen. That’s right. Quinn was making muffins. What a lucky girl am I?

Quinn said they whipped up in no time. He used Penzey’s Ceylon Cinnamon, which is a bit smoother, subtler cinnamon than you usually find in your average grocery store. His only change to the recipe was to lower the oven termperature to 375 degrees and cut the baking time to about 15 minutes.

These are wonderful muffins. The texture is just perfect. A little crusty on the outside, soft on the inside. The cinnamon flavor was incredible. And, of course, we all know how much I love pecans. Pretty much the perfect muffin.

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  1. Jen September 24, 2006 Reply

    Penzy’s spices! Love them. I also used to love going to The Spice House when I was in Milwaukee. Mmmmm..the smell. These look really good. Pecans are my favorite.

  2. Nicole September 24, 2006 Reply

    These look great! Why is it that so many muffin recipes only make 9 muffins while most muffin pans have room for 12? I think it’s annoying so whenever I create a new muffin recipe, I don’t consider it perfect unless the batter fills all 12 muffin cups 😉 I’m gonna try to KA blueberry muffin mix today with my brand new mini muffin tin!

  3. jennifer September 24, 2006 Reply

    Nicole, I had that same conversation with myself just the other day. It’s not like it’s easy to increase the recipe by 33% to make 12. I’m anxious to find out how your blueberry muffins turn out!

  4. Claire September 24, 2006 Reply

    I don’t know if I missed something or not, but I did not realize you are from MS! Me too! Small world. BTW, these muffins looks good. I LOVE cinnamon AND pecans!

  5. veuveclicquot September 24, 2006 Reply

    yum. these look delicious. too many muffins, too little time!!

  6. Abby September 24, 2006 Reply

    This is the third blog I’ve seen Penzey’s mentioned. I’m going to have to get there someday.

    Those look great. My how my dad would love them.

  7. jennifer September 24, 2006 Reply

    Claire, it’s good to find another MS girl in the food blog world!

    Abby, Penzey’s is incredible. The best part was getting to smell everything!

  8. Natalia September 24, 2006 Reply

    I love ceylon cinnamon! It’s so much better than the grocery store kind, which really isn’t “true” cinnamon at all. The ceylon has a wonderful flavor.

  9. jennifer September 24, 2006 Reply

    I agree, Natalia. It’s my new favorite cinnamon variety. I’ll have to buy a bigger container next time.

  10. Jeniece April 7, 2012 Reply

    Made this muffin recipe today for my folks homecoming. I wish they had been a bit sweeter for coffee time but other than that they’re good! I would up the sugar a bit next time, but they were very easy to make and very easy to clean up afterwards.

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