Cinnamon Sugar Pecan Mini Muffins featuring Among Friends Baking Mix

Cinnamon Sugar Pecan Mini Muffins
A tasty bite sized cinnamon gluten free muffin packed with a nutty kick
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  1. 1 mini muffin pan
  2. 1 package of Francie's Make It Your Own Cinnamon Sugar Muffin Mix
  3. 3 organic eggs
  4. 1 cup lowfat buttermilk(we use 1 T lemon juice mixed with 1/3 cup non-dairy milk and 6 T vegan buttery sticks...could also sub with ghee)
  5. 6 TBSP unsalted butter
  6. 1/3 cup chopped pecan halves
For Cinnamon Pecan Sprinkle Topping
  1. 1/4 cup organic cane sugar
  2. 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  3. 1 TBSP melted ghee for drizzling
  4. 24 additional pecan halves for topping the minis
  1. In a small bowl, combine the cane sugar and cinnamon thoroughly. Set aside. Next, preheat the oven to 350 and prepare Francie's Cinnamon Sugar Muffin Mix as directed on the package. Mix the chopped pecan halves into the batter until well combined, reserving the other 24 pecan halves for later. In your greased mini muffin pan, pour the batter into the cups until approximately 3/4 full. Now lightly sprinkle a dusting of cinnamon sugar mix onto the unbaked tops of each muffin and add a pecan half to top them off. Bake muffins as directed. (minis take approx 1/2 the time)
  2. Upon pulling the muffins out, lightly drizzle melted ghee atop each muffin and sprinkle remaining cinnamon sugar mix to your liking. Allow to cool, enjoy!
Adapted from Among Friends Baking Mixes
Adapted from Among Friends Baking Mixes
3 Whole Peas in our Gluten Free Pod
 This recipe is fast, easy, and oh so delicious!  The way we make it, it is also dairy free in addition to being gluten free.  We think these minis make for great morning breakfast delights and we even like to freeze half of the batch to thaw out and devour some other time.  Bonus: they make for great school lunch treats as well, being the perfect size and mouth-poppable.  The pecans are both mixed in and topped for the mature taste buds in this pod, and gluten free kid loves his plain with our cinnamon sugar blend sprinkled on.  


A very special thank you to Among Friends Baking Mix for inviting us to join their Francie’s Make It Your Own contest and subsequently selecting us as a runner-up winner back in 2016 for this exact recipe.  If you haven’t checked out this amazing company’s products yet, DO IT!!!   You’d be missing out if you didn’t.

P showing his appreciation for our prizes

Their mixes make baking easy and well, honestly, we haven’t met a mix we didn’t like.  Being on a strict gluten free diet, we often make so many things from scratch which can become very time consuming!  It is such a lifesaver to have a quick mix, that is equally delicious as if from scratch and also safe to eat.  Their products are also whole grain and real ingredient based!  They are gluten free certified and non-gmo verified (applause).  The company, started by two sisters, is also near and dear to my heart because well, they are Michigan based, where we were born and raised.  Go Green!  P’s favorite mix is Darcy’s Delish Old Fashioned Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix, and my personal fave is Suzie Q’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, so satisfying and tasty!!!  When we serve these tasty oatmeal cookies, even the guests that are not gluten free ask us for the recipe and are ultimately surprised when I reply that it is a purchased mix.  Sometimes if we get real lucky, we can find certain mixes here in the south at our local Target, however the products are always available online.   The mix we use in our “make it your own” muffin recipe is Francie’s Make It Your Own Cinnamon Sugar Muffin Mix.  

Winners! “Mom, we got a package! I think it’s cookie mix!!!”




Want to try our favorite un-bleached baking muffin liners when making these yummy bites, or any favorite muffin recipe?  The brand, If You Care, has a variety of quantities and sizes to choose from, including mini liners and regular size, perfect for your homemade cupcakes too.  Simply click to purchase on Amazon.  They also sell parchment paper  that is unbleached, FSC certified, compostable and chlorine-free, woot!

So what’s your favorite way to “muffin”?  🙂  

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