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Warm Pralines 'n Cream Muffins

Warm Pralines 'n Cream Muffins
Pralines are the delicious treat that is used to help create a great tasting batch of muffins. The other little ingredient used is cream cheese. Quaker mixes these together with some oats and other simple ingredients to give you a great new batch of muffins that you won’t be able to forget.
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  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup (5‑1/3 tablespoons) stick margarine or butter, softened
  • One 3‑ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon maple or vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Large Flake Quaker® Oats or Quick Quaker® Oats (uncooked)
  • 1/2 cup all‑purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans, divided

How to make it

  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Line 12 medium muffin cups with paper baking cups.
  2. In medium bowl, combine oats, flours, baking powder and 1/2 cup pecans; mix well. In medium bowl, beat sugar, margarine and cream cheese until creamy. Add milk, egg and maple extract; mix well. Add to dry ingredients; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. (Do not overmix)
  3. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup pecans.
  4. Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until golden brown. 
  5. Cool muffins in pan on wire rack 5 minutes. 
  6. Remove from pan.

To freeze muffins, wrap securely; seal, label and freeze. To reheat frozen muffins, unwrap muffins; microwave at HIGH about 45 seconds per muffin.