Pecan Pie Muffins

1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

1 cup chopped pecans

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup butter, melted

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Lightly spray muffin pan with non stick cooking spray.

In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, pecans, flour, baking powder and salt.

Make a well in the center of the mixture.

In a small bowl, mix together the butter, eggs and vanilla.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir just until combined.

Spoon the batter evenly into the muffin pans, filling each compartment 3/4 full.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until lightly browned. Makes about 6 muffins.

*I usually double the recipe to fill a 12 cup muffin pan.