Sometimes you just need a double dose in the morning....
Preheat oven to 375.
In a medium bowl, mix:
1 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour, or 1 cup AP and 3/4 cup whole wheat
1 1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t cinnamon
In another bowl whisk together:
1/3 cup oil
1/2 cup packed maple or brown sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup yogurt
1 t vanilla
1/2 cup strong coffee
Chop 1/2 cup of pecans and set aside 2T.
Mix the dry and wet ingredients together gently.
Add the pecans and 1/3 cup chocolate chips if you choose.
Add 1T maple or brown sugar to the left over pecans.
Fill 12 muffin liners or a prepared muffin tin.
Sprinkle the sugar and pecan mix over the muffins evenly.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until springy in the center.