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  1. Debi

    Oh yum, yum, yum! Flavorful and easy to boot! My kind of baking!

  2. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    These look much better than pie AND I can eat them for breakfast (not that I never never eaten pie for breakfast…). I’d love to try them with coconut flour!

  3. Li

    This is a cute entry 🙂 I remember one time, Evan was telling me how stressed you were because of an upcoming piano exam (at which you were sure you would fail). And I said ‘I’m sure she’ll get an A+ as usual!’ then he shook his head sadly and said ‘I think she might be right this time, she hasn’t done much practice, and it hasn’t sounded great when she has.’

    Two days later, Evan says ‘Hannah went to get exam. She got an A+!! It’s unbelievable!’ and I said I always believed it 😛

    I think this might have happened when I was 18, but I’ve always remembered it vividly.

    1. Li

      Sadly, that’s meant to say ‘the exam’, not ‘get exam’. Damn iPhone autocorrect!!!

  4. Sarah B @ Bake + Bike

    Mmm yes good! Much better than dry pecan pie, methinks.

    Ah, this brought back fond memories of my own piano exams and recitals. I can’t believe how nervous I used to get!

    PS .Little you at the piano is so sweet.

  5. Lexi

    Yum. I want one now. Sadly, I am not in my kitchen. Maybe tomorrow.x

  6. Sig

    Oh yum!!! These look great 🙂 I’m a sucker for anything coconut these days and love how simple they look to make!

    On a musical note – I tried to be musical in high school by taking up violin. I never made it past learning ‘Mary had a little lamb’ and was alway scared of my music teacher who was rumoured to have had a nervous breakdown and now took ‘happy pills’ that made her have this grotesque grin on permanently.

    So, no, not really musical however I appreciate good music and I can only imagine how beautifully you now play and sing due all that training.

  7. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    I love the length of this ingredient list – especially when paired with the delicious looking products that are the result 🙂

    I also loved the insight into your childhood music extravaganza. I only did piano, and no where near as in depth as you. Given that I also didn’t do a lot of sport, I was never fully immersed in a non-academic arena during school and I remain fascinated by those who were!

  8. Lou

    Oh my, how frightening were music exams? I remember having panic attacks before going into them and those freaky examiners…. argh horrible. I had to do music theory lessons too – SO BORING, plus orchestra, jazz band, wind band, brass band, chorale… sounds like we had very similar childhood extra curricular activities!

    Also, great minds think alike as I am at this very minute crafting a no bake pumpkin-chocolate-pecan pie!

    These muffins sound delish…. but it’s too hot to turn on the oven hence my ‘no bake.’ 🙂

  9. Priyanka

    All the piano talk has brought back some fond memories of my favorite music teacher Miss Nancy! I learned the piano for two years and those saturdays were some of the best days of my life!

  10. Casey @ Insatiably Healthy

    My Mom used to sell Pecan Pies out of her house when she was my age. So pecan pie flavored anything always strikes as a little comfort food for my heart 🙂

  11. Alisa

    Oh so delightful! Truthfully, I think I’ve only tried pecan pie once in my life and as awesome as it looked, it underwhelmed me a bit too. These muffins look WAY better!

    I bet they would need over 30 min to bake since the flour ratio is rather low. I like that though, more gooey!

  12. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    I felt the same way about pecan pie until I came across this amazing recipe at this restaurant I used to bake pies for. But these muffins being gluten and dairy free sound even better because there is coconut n them too and I LOVE coconut! 😀

  13. Daisy@Nevertoosweet

    I never use to like pecans either but since coming back from the US where they use pecans all over the place, I actually don’t mind it 🙂 And i think when it’s used properly its amazing ~

    Gotta give this recipe a go when I have time ~

  14. hungryandfrozen

    Mmm, I know what you mean, about (a) the non-sporty childhood (my time was taken up with dance lessons, but same difference, really) and also with pecan pie disillusionment. It should be so perfect, but so often it’s just brutally oversweet. A good one though, is quite breathtaking.

    Tell me about Nuttellex – is it as nut-tasting as it sounds?

  15. Kath Lockett

    I’m an absolute sucker for a good, sticky pecan pie and I’ll be printing off your recipe to add to my ‘Must Make Someday Soon’ folder!

  16. theresa

    Aw shucks, such a bummer when things you bake to share don’t go quite right, and you have to eat them all by yourself – NOT! It’s totally the best part about baking for people.

  17. Hannah G

    There can’t be too many things in the world that aren’t improved by being baked into a muffin. This is just more proof of that surely?

  18. Johanna GGG

    these sound wonderful – and sound better than the cakes we have had at work lately (sshhh don’t tell)! The most memorable pecan pie experience for me was chocolate pecan pie – before blogging – keep thinking I should try and recreate for the blog but it was so rich I need a good reason. Maybe I just need to try these which sound like a worthy rival. Definitely something to sing about 🙂

  19. Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake

    I was lucky in that my parents were too busy when I was little to really care about taking me to music lessons. My brother (who’s younger by almost 10 years) wasn’t so lucky. He was in primary school when my parents were retiring and haha he eventually became a musician. He’s now studying a Bachelor of Music. 😛 I on the other hand, learnt the piano for a good half year during uni and decided I had better things to do than sitting down to practice.

    I never had pecan pie as a child, don’t like it much now either as I’m not a big fan of muffins…but actually, having it with ice cream might become a more enjoyable experience! 😀

    Happy Chinese New Year!

  20. Gena

    These look delicious, and quite easily vegan, too.

  21. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    I had to giggle a little when I read this post. For its seems our ‘talents’ when younger could not be more opposite -….. I do not have a musical bone in my body!!!

  22. Bryan

    Actually I do enjoy some of my baked goods undercooked and gooey. Still yummy… if not even nicer!

  23. Mike

    I too was learning the piano from age 5 to 12 while my school friends were playing sport. Reason? My brother Bruce (16 months younger) had a heart condition and couldn’t play sport until he got to his teens. We were very close as brothers, so my parents thought it best if I didn’t play sport too – so they got me into piano lessons. Bruce took up the drums. We played in a jazz band in our late teens. We went to so many jazz and rock concerts together. So, in a way, it was a blessing in disguise. And now you and I are singing together! Hopefully in a duet one day! Music makes the world go round. Pass you pecan pies around?

    1. Mike

      *your* pecan pies (please)

  24. Margaret

    “ridiculous over-achieving perfectionist tendencies” – that statement spoke volumes to me…
    Not only does your blog provide delicious recipes for my tummy – it also provides food for my soul! 🙂

  25. msihua

    So pretty Angle babe, I bet they taste like Gluten Free and Dairy Free Coconut Pecan Pie too 😛 I’m so clever!

  26. CheezyK

    Ooooh, I love a good pecan pie! A good pecan pie mind you, the one you’ve described does not sound like it was good at all. These muffins sound delicious and, as someone has already pointed out, could potentially be eaten for breakfast … not that those of us who eat jam roly poly or cheesecake for breakfast would hesitate to eat a good pecan pie in the morning … 🙂

  27. Cara Waters @ Gourmet Chick

    I have quite a few friends who are gluten intolerant so I think this recipe might come in very useful. Thanks Hannah.

  28. Lisa @ Blithe Moments

    Oh I had a scary piano teacher too. She kept nail clippers on the piano to attack you with if your nails were too long for example. However my parents let me just learn and not do exams so that reduced the stress somewhat.

    I have also been disappointed by pecan pie in the past so I very much look forward to trying these.

  29. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

    they look awesome and the fact that you got them so moist looking AND gf and df…amazing job!

  30. Catherine

    Ha!! Do I remember heading out to the conservatorium for piano exams! And me too, nothing less than an A+ would do for this moron. And the eisteddfods! What awfulness. I remember a Liszt duet on stage. Still more of a Bach gal myself.

    Now pecans. Where to find in this neck of the woods. I swoon. In the meantime I made caramel walnut slice for a party on the weekend and gathered the crumbs afterwards… Italians don’t do slices!

  31. Catherine

    Ahh! Pecan dreaming…

  32. Chopinand @ ChopinandMysaucepan

    Dear Hannah,

    I don’t know about you but I never got any sweet treats even though I did well at piano lessons. That photo of you at the piano is absolutely so cute, I’m sure your feet could barely reach the pedals at the time 🙂

  33. Emma

    What is eisteddfods? Why did you have music exams?? I’m so confused by your country! Exams sound so horrible, I would have squeaked and squelched my bow on the strings and FAILED. Because nothing less than an A+ would have done for me either.

    Oh – the note on the kitchen scale that I received for Christmas said “For my little perfectionist.” We so similars:)

  34. Delia (Postcards from Asia)

    I wouldn’t mind one right now. Ok, make it two. And a cup of hot cocoa. Now that’s an idea!

  35. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    Oh my heavens yes. Pecan pie is what I’d have for dessert at my last meal if I were on death row or something. But one of these might suffice in the meantime. 😉

  36. Heidi

    Totally a win!! I used to get so nervous about piano & ballet exams! Mmmm crackle top. I have never had a pecan pie but gee whiz I want to. Major pecan craving now Hannah! What am I to do, hey? Get a tasti? Actually I’m 5 mins away from a pb tasti. True story, sorry to tease!!!
    Heidi xo

  37. juniakk @ mis pensamientos

    i love how simple this recipe it is! yay for GF muffins! pecan pie with a touch of coconut in a muffin just sounds divine.

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