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Butter pecan ice cream muffins have the popular butter pecan ice cream mixed directly into the batter. Bake up these muffins and serve them up for breakfast or even a dessert.
These muffins are such a treat, and if you have kids around they will enjoy helping you mix up the batter for these delicious muffins!
What Are Ice Cream Muffins
Just like popular ice-cream bread, ice cream muffins use real melted ice cream in the batter. You let it melt and then mix in the batter and bake like a classic muffin.
Butter Pecan Ice Cream Muffin Ingredients
How to Make Butter Pecan Ice Cream Muffins
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and prepare a muffin tin with liners or grease.
In a food processor or blender, add old fashion oats and blend into flour.
In a large bowl, sift together the oat flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
In a small saucepan, heat butter until beginning to brown.
In a large mixing bowl, add ice cream, browned butter, and egg and mix together.
Add the flour mixture to the ice cream mixture and mix until just combined.
Gently fold in pecans.
Pour batter into muffin tin, filling just over 2/3 of the way full.
Bake for 16-18 minutes or until beginning to brown on top.
Remove from pan and allow to cool.
Storing Ice Cream Muffins
Go ahead and store your muffins in an airtight container or bag. You need to make sure the muffins are fully cooled before you place them in a container, to help prevent condensation.
Then store for around 3-4 days. These muffins will become stale after a few days and dry out. If you don’t plan to eat them right away, place them in the container and freeze them for up to 3 months.
Then thaw on the counter or toss in the microwave for a fresh out of the oven muffin! This is a great way to meal prep for breakfast later on.
This is one of my favorite muffin recipes, it is different than classic muffins you might make. A great dessert to make for a bake sale, morning treat, or even a dessert at the end of a long day.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to Know When Muffins Are Done Baking
To know when your muffins are done baking you can take a toothpick and stick it in the center of a muffin. If the toothpick comes out clean you know your muffins are done.
You will also see the tops become a little golden brown in color. Overbaking muffins will give you a dry texture. So, always use the cooking time as a guide, but feel free to check early. Depending on altitude and how your oven heats time could vary.
Can I Double This Recipe
Go right ahead and make an extra batch of these muffins if you want to serve a larger crowd or even meal prep for freezing for breakfast down the line.
If you can’t get all the muffins to fit in the oven at once just batch cook them. Let all the muffins cool on a cooling rack until cooled down.
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Butter Pecan Ice Cream Muffins
- 2 cups oat flour
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 stick butter
- 1 ½ cup butter pecan ice cream melted but not hot
- 1 large egg
- ¼ cup crushed pecans
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Ready a muffin tin with liners or grease.
- In a food processor or blender, add old fashion oats and blend until a flour.
- In a large bowl, sift together the oat flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In a small saucepan, heat butter until beginning to brown.
- In a large mixing bowl, add ice cream, browned butter, and egg and mix together.
- Add the flour mixture to the ice cream mixture and mix until just combined.
- Gently fold in pecans.
- Pour batter into muffin tin, filling just over 2/3 of the way full.
- Bake for 16-18 minutes or until beginning to brown on top.
- Remove from pan and allow to cool.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, is intended to serve as an estimate only, and is provided for informational purposes. The accuracy of nutritional information is not guaranteed.
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Vickie is the creator of A Crazy Family. She is a stay-at-home mom of a little boy with a big personality. She loves to share real food recipes, parenting tips & encouragement, fun kids activities, and so much more! Plus she is thrilled to provide you with a space to celebrate all that is awesome (and a little crazy) in the world.