Apple Pecan Muffins

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Golden brown and moist Apple Pecan Muffins with crunchy topping

As a big baker I’m very picky about my ingredients.  I have to use quality flour, sugar, eggs, and butter to get delicious baked good.   I was recently at the market and saw new Finlandia Imported Butter.  I’ve never seen it before so I was excited to try it.

Now I don’t just use butter to bake.   I like butter on my morning toast or muffins.   In fact, I like to try butter on a bread product before baking with it so I can really get a feeling for the flavor.   I found Finlandia Imported Butter to be absolutely delicious!   It’s made from pure milk that is churned to create the perfect butter.  It was so good that I wanted to try baking with it as well.

Delicious Apple Pecan Muffins topped with a crunchy oat and pecan topping

I decided I wanted to make muffins to go along with this delicious butter. Nothing wakes me up in the morning like a cup of coffee and a fresh baked muffin with butter spread on it.

Apple Pecan Muffins are moist and delicious with a crunchy topping.  They taste even better with Finlandia Importer Butter.

I had a few apples sitting in my fruit basket and some pecans in my cupboard so I made a simple apple pecan muffin. Although simple, this muffin is bursting with flavor from the sweet apples, to the crunchy pecans, to the spiciness of the cinnamon and nutmeg. I also topped it off with a buttery crumble topping.

The muffins smelled amazing. They were soft and moist with a crunchy topping. I cut one apart for breakfast and spread it with salted butter. The combination of the salty and smooth butter with the spicy apple muffins was bliss. My husband totally agreed but enjoyed his with unsalted butter.

Apple Pecan Muffins

Apple Pecan Muffins

Yield: 16 muffins
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Moist and delicious Apple Pecan Muffins topped off with a sweet and crunchy topping and served with Finlandia Butter


For the muffins:

  • 4 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • ½ c. sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • ½ c. milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ c. flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 c. apples, finely chopped
  • ½ c. pecans, chopped

For the Topping:

  • ¼ c. brown sugar
  • ¼ c. pecan, chopped
  • ¼ c. oats
  • 1 Tablespoon salted butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line 2 muffin tins with 16 cupcake liners. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar. Add in the applesauce and mix well.
  3. Add in the egg and beat until combined. Stir in the vanilla and milk.
  4. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until a dough forms. Gently fold in the pecans and apples.
  6. Fill the muffin cups ¾ of the way full with the muffin mixture.
  7. Combine all ingredients for the topping in a small bowl. Mix well. Divide between the muffins, sprinkling on top.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Allow to cool on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes. Serve with Finlandia Butter.


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Apple Pecan Muffins made with Finlandia Imported Butter



  1. I would use Finlandia butter to cook my eggs an hash browns with. Then I would butter the English muffins with Finlandia butter. If you can spread it you can cook with it!

  2. I would love to use it to make my grandmothers family favorite Blueberry muffins! Although, I also printed your apple pecan muffin recipe, that sounds great too!

  3. I have about a million baking recipes that call for unsalted butter so I’d definitely be using it in my baked goods!

  4. I loved your idea of the muffins. Fresh, warm muffins are absolutely amazing with some tasty butter melted on top. In my house though we are guilty of putting way to much butter on everything so butter doesn’t stand a chance around here!

  5. I love making fresh rolls, and after they come out of the oven, I like to rub the tops with butter. Then also have this wonderful butter for serving them while the rolls are still warm from the oven.

  6. I love baking bread, and I’d make a loaf with honey and whole wheat to be lavished with this wonderful butter!

  7. I would put Finlandia butter on a nice hard roll and I would use unsalted butter to make oatmeal raising cookies.

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