Vegan Pecan Pie Muffins

Have you ever come across a recipe that makes you weak in the knees? You know that making this dish for your family will vault you to nothing short of rock-star status. That’s what I thought when I found this recipe for Pecan Pie Muffins on Paula Deen’s site. Is she amazing or what? She has the most beautiful blue eyes I’ve ever seen.

Well, both her and my sisters. And my mom. I don’t know what happened when it came to me. I got stuck with eyes that are sort of green and sort of blue, depending what I wear, but either way they’re nothing spectacular. Having spectacular eyes might boost me to family-level rock-star status, but instead I have to try to make killer recipes. Oh well. It’s a small sacrifice to make.

When I looked at the ingredients in this recipe, I knew it would be tricky to veganize because it called for two eggs. Those are not so easy to replace in baked goods because eggs usually play several roles in one recipe. I mulled the idea around for awhile before I finally settled on a solution that I think worked quite well.

Let’s just say this. I’m now wearing cool sunglasses, big, blond hair, and sequins. Sure it may be 80’s era style, but it’s still rock-star status!

Vegan Pecan Pie Muffins


  • 1 cup brown sugar, Packed
  • ½ cup Flour, Unbleached
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • ⅔ cup margarine, dairy-free, softened
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • ¼ cup silken tofu, whipped
  • ¼ cup soy milk


Heat your oven 350 F.

If you have a regular muffin pan, feel free to spray with cooking spray. I use silicone muffin pans and find I don’t need to grease them, but you can if you think it helps.

In a medium bowl, stir together brown sugar and flour. In a separate bowl, beat the margarine, applesauce, whipped tofu and soy milk until smooth.

Stir the soy milk mixture into the dry ingredients, add pecans and stir until just combined. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin pan until each cup is about 2/3 full.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool on wire racks. Enjoy!

PS. I want to give a special shout-out to She Wears Many Hats. I found another recipe along with some lovely pics for Pecan Pie Muffins on her site as well.

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