Sunday, December 2, 2012

3 Nutlove bloghop: Gluten Free Cinnamon Pecan Muffins

Hi everyone, I hope that everyone's December has gone to a great start! This month's lovehop bloghop theme is #nutlove, so join us in sharing nut-themed recipes. This recipe is great for breakfast brunches, and has a great texture to it. I love grinding fresh cinnamon for this recipe, it adds such an aroma.

Gluten Free Cinnamon Pecan Muffins

Makes 12 muffins

2 eggs
3/4 cup milk
1 2/3 cup gluten free flour blend
1/4 tsp xantham gum
3/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 stick butter, melted

3 tbsp butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/4 tbsp cinnamon

1/4 cup Kind gluten free granola
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup chopped pecans
2 tbsp butter, room temperature

Preheat the oven to 375F. Line 12 muffin cups with muffin liners.

In a medium bowl, whisk the milk and eggs together. Set aside. Mix all of the dry ingredients together, and stir into the milk and eggs. Once combined, stir in the butter until combined. Fill the muffin tins halfway up in all 12 tins.

To make the filling, mix the filling ingredients together, until the cinnamon butter forms small pea-sized balls. Top all the muffin halves with the filling, and press the tops of the muffin filling down. Top all of the muffin cups with the remaining batter.

In a small bowl, mix the topping ingredients together. Top the muffin batter with the streusel topping. Place in the oven, and bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

#Nutlove bloghop - Other Co-hosts

Below are all of the other co-hosts for #nutlove, be sure to check them out!

Badger Girl Learns to Cook ~ Kimberly
Cheap Ethnic Eatz ~ Evelyne
No One Likes Crumbley Cookies ~ T.R.
Rico sin AzĂșcar ~ Helena
Teaspoon of Spice ~ Serena
The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen ~ Susan Palmer
The Spicy RD ~ EA Stewart
Vegan Yack Attack ~ Jackie S.

Please join in on the #cranberrylove fun by linking up any cranberry recipe from the month of December 2012. Don't forget to link back to this post, so that your readers know to come stop by the #nutlove event! The twitter hashtag is #nutlove :).


  1. Wonderful muffins, TR! I like this crunchy topping, and the cinnamon filling, yum.

    Happy #nutlove month!

  2. wow, I am so impressed! Grinding your own cinnamon? I bet it tastes amazing and it sounds so impressive. Happy nutlove month! :)

  3. I love muffins and I love cinnamon.Put the two together with a cinnamon filling, and you have a winner. Sending lots of #nutlove your way!

    Could you please add my name to the list of co-hosts? Thanks