Nigella Lawson Maple Pecan Muffins

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a Nigella Lawson recipe from 'Feasts'. It is slightly sweet and has a tender crumb. The wheatgerm makes it, sort of healthy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Fill a 12 cup muffin tray with paper liners or butter it.
  3. You can also use mini-muffins in which case it will make about 28.
  4. Reserve 1/4th of the chopped pecans.
  5. Mix together remaining pecans with flour, salt, wheatgerm and baking powder.
  6. In another bowl, whisk together milk, egg, maple syrup, oil and vanilla.
  7. Pour the liquids into the dry mixture.
  8. Gently fold to mix.
  9. The batter can have some lumps.
  10. Do not overmix because these muffins can get tough.
  11. Spoon into the muffin tins.
  12. Chop the remaining nuts finely and mix with the brown sugar.
  13. Sprinkle a little on the top of each muffin.
  14. Bake for about 20 minutes until tester comes clean (less if baking in a mini muffin tin).
  15. The nut topping turns golden but the muffins will be very pale.
  16. Remove muffins to a cooling rack.
  17. Serve them warm or at room temperature, may be with some more maple syrup.


Most Helpful

Just made these, increased flour to 3 cups & used self raising, no baking powder.<br/>Oats instead of wheat germ. Absolutely lovely!

Jennifer B. September 11, 2014

I liked the crunchiness of the pecans, but overall I found the muffins a bit bland.

Flowerfairy April 30, 2008

dont add 4 teaspoons baking powder all you can taste is baking powder i think 2 would be better and add a little more brown sugar

Dienia B. March 11, 2005

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