Oddly enough, these muffins remind me of Christmas time, but I just made them in August. Idk, y’all, 2020 is weird. You know those cinnamon sugar covered pecans that get all caramelized and dreamy when warm? If you know, then you damn well know. One of my absolute top favorite things about the holiday season. Yes, the family time is great, all the baked goods are delish, the snow…. but the pecans?! Unmatched.
And while this recipe is pecan-free, we do use walnuts, and we still cover them in cinnamon sugary mixture & stuff them inside of fluffy muffins. The same as those Christmas pecans? Perhaps not. But do they give you the same warm cozy feeling? Ab-so-freaking-lutely.
A favorite thing about this recipe is that we can recreate that essence of the cinnamon sugar pecans (and layer them inside of banana muffins) without any refined sugars and with just 5 simple ingredients. Also, because I’m lazy and try to always make-do with what I have rather than taking one thousand and one trips to the grocery store.
These muffins are perfectly layered with the cinnamon sugar walnuts and are so light and fluffy which means they can double as breakfast AND a snack. More muffins = more fun.
If you made this recipe, I’d love to see it! Let me know in the comments or tag me on IG at @simply_unbeetable 🙂