Caramel Pecan Upside-Down Muffins

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

These taste just like caramel rolls, but without the fuss.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400*.
  2. Blend brown sugar and 2 Tbs softened butter.
  3. Evenly pat this mixture into oiled/sprayed muffin cups.
  4. Arrange pecan halves on top of this mixture.
  5. In a large bowl, mix flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
  6. Cut in 1/4 butter into this mixture.
  7. Blend egg with buttermilk and stir into flour mixture until just moistened.
  8. Spoon batter into muffin cups, on top of pecan pieces.
  9. Bake in 400* oven for 15-20 minutes.
  10. Take these out of the pan immediately or they will stick.


Most Helpful

Just pulled these out of the oven and the smell was heaven! I realized after the first bite that something was off and realized I had used a whole stick of butter instead of just half. They were a bit salty but still moist and indulgent. (That's what happens when you are 9 months pregnant and get the urge for baked goods.) When I make these again I will put in the correct amount of butter and probably some cinnamon. Aside from my own mishap they were great, love the oats for the consistency.

PastaQueenKaite May 06, 2011

Really good - very moist and rich! Such a great presentation!! I think next time, I will increase the sugar in the batter a little bit & add a dash of nutmeg for enhanced flavour. I didn't have any problem with sticking at all - I did loosen the edges before inverting, though.

Debbb March 06, 2010

Yummy muffins! These are really easy to make! I added 1 tsp of vanilla to the batter, but made the recipe as posted otherwise. When they came out of the oven, I inverted them and quickly scraped the extra sugar/butter on to the top of the nuts - it gets hard fast, so you need to move quickly! Great recipe, I'll definately make it again. Made for Top Favourites of 2009 Tag.

Katzen February 21, 2010

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