The combination of Nougat (Praline Paste) and spices in this muffin is a bit unusual, especially the use of pepper. These muffins are not overly sweet, but they have a fluffy texture with a nougat cube as surprise in them. The cinnamon in here is balanced by cardamom and clove flavours. The pepper adds a hint of sharpness. These muffins make a wonderful change in advent season.
Remark: in Germany Praline Paste is called Nougat and is widely used in Christmas bakery. It has a wonderful nutty flavour, is firm at room temperature, but melt easily.