As usual, when I started to think about what to make for today's dessert the main criteria was something that would not require a trip to the grocery store. I settled on this recipe, and it only requires five ingredients (which were all in my pantry), and it is super easy.
Pecans, butter, flour, brown sugar, eggs...that's it. These are made in a mini muffin pan, and the author says not to fill more than 3/4 full or you will have a mess in your oven. Also, she says that Baker's Choice spray is best to coat the pan. I didn't have any, so I used my spray coconut oil and then floured each section of the tin...wasn't as hard as it sounds, I didn't do a bang up job.
When baking is done, cool for one minute in the pan, then turn them out to cool. Apparently if you leave them in the pan longer than on minute they are difficult to remove. I followed the 1-minute suggestion, used an orange peeler to loosen the edges, and had no trouble.
I wouldn't exactly call these cupcakes, though you could decorate the tops with a little whipped cream to make them look a little more like one. They are definitely a mini, nutty, morsel of goodness. Here's the interesting part...Carey and I both tasted one when they came out of the oven, and we weren't that impressed with the flavor. But after dinner, when they were cooled, we liked the flavor much more. Not sure why that would be, but my advice would be to let them sit awhile before tucking in.
I found the recipe on Lick The Bowl Good.