Ingredients for 12 muffins
1/3 cup (5-1/3 tablespoons) stick margarine or butter, softened
1/3 cup whole wheat flour
½ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
½ teaspoon salt
2/3 cup milk
¾ cup chopped pecans, divided
1 cup oats, uncooked
1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon maple or vanilla extract
Heat oven to 400°F.
Line 12 medium muffin cups with paper baking cups.
In medium bowl, combine oats, flours, baking powder and ½ 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.)
Fill muffin cups ¾ full.
Sprinkle with remaining ¼ cup pecans.
Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool muffins in pan on wire rack 5 minutes.
Remove from pan.