Tres Leches Pumpkin Cupcakes

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The holiday season is almost here! (Or is it here already?)  And with that, comes holiday baking and snacking!  When you’re an on-the-go mom, you don’t always have time to spend a whole day in the kitchen baking up something for the family Thanksgiving or the church potluck.  Luckily NESTLÉ® is here to save a day with whole host of baking staples and creative products that make holiday baking easy and fun!  Today’s featured recipe is actually two recipes in one.  I’ll be sharing a recipe for Pumpkin Muffins, and then I’ll show you how can transform those muffins in to Tres Leches Cupcakes. [Read more…]

Guest Post: Five-grain Pumpkin Spice Muffins from Christine at If I Had Anything to Say

Today we have another holiday guest post. This one is from I’m Christine.  She blogs over at If I Had Anything to Say.  Today she is sharing her Five-grain Pumpkin Spice Muffins. They sound delicious!  Check it out!

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Hi! I’m Christine, and I blog over at If I Had Anything to Say . I’m a mom of six who enjoys cooking, reading, writing, shopping, home improvement projects and chocolate—not necessarily in that order. I like to say that I blog my life, so over in my little corner of the web you’ll find recipes, great reads, family topics and other fun. One of my kids has been living with Type 1 Diabetes for almost 13 years, so sometimes I blog about real life with diabetes too.

Today I’m sharing with you a recipe of my own. The holidays are great for sweets and treats, so sometimes it’s great to enjoy something a little healthier that doesn’t skimp on holiday appeal or taste. We enjoy these muffins for breakfast, and they’d be a great breakfast for your Thanksgiving morning!

5-grain Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Five-grain Pumpkin Spice Muffins

(Makes 12 muffins)

1 cup Bob’s Red Mill 5 Grain Cereal Mix

1 cup flour

3 T. brown sugar

½ t. Baking powder

1 t. baking soda

¼ t. salt

1 ½ t. cinnamon

½ t. nutmeg

½ t. ginger

¼ t. cloves

1 cup canned pumpkin

1 large egg

½ c. buttermilk

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a regular muffin tin with paper liners, or spray with cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients and whisk to combine; set aside. In a

small bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, egg and buttermilk. Pour pumpkin mixture all at once into dry ingredients; stir until flour is completely incorporated, but do not over-mix.

Spoon batter into prepared muffin tin, filling cups ¾ full. Bake muffins 18-20 minutes or until the tops spring back when touched lightly with a finger. Cool muffins on a rack for 5 minutes; remove from tin and cool completely.

Five-grain Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Christmas Day Muffins from Tanusree at Ma Niche

Today I’m pleased to welcome another holiday guest! Tanusree of Ma Niche is here to share some Christmas Day Muffins! Add this recipe to your Christmas breakfast or brunch menu, and I’m sure it will be a crowd pleaser!

Hello everyone ! I am Tanusree from the blog  Ma Niche, where I share my culinary adventures and sometimes easy diy projects. I love everything baked and everything Mediterranean and that is pretty evident from my blog.  Being from India where a big percentage of the population is vegetarian I often try to bake my cakes, cookies and breads without eggs, and today I am delighted to be here to share my eggless Christmas Day Muffins with you. I have baked these using whole wheat flour so they are slightly dense. However if you prefer fluffier ones just substitute the whole wheat flour with an equal measure of all-purpose flour and you’ll be good to go.

Christmas Day Muffins


Christmas Day Muffins

Recipe adapted from Mrs Byatt’s Christmas Day Muffins

Prep time: 25 minutes                                                                                   Cook time: 20-25 minutes

Total time: 45-50 minutes                                                                             Yield: 7


Christmas Muffins


For the Muffins

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 40 ml canola oil
  • 60 ml milk
  • 40 ml orange juice
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsps yogurt
  • 2 tbsps orange marmalade
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

For the Orange Marmalade Glaze

  • 3 tbsps unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 tbsps orange marmalade
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tbsp spiced rum*(optional)
  • 3 tbsps powder sugar

Cooking Directions

    1. Grease 7 muffin cups or 7 outer holes of a muffin tray and keep aside.
    2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
    3. Sift together the flours, baking powder, baking soda and the spices and keep aside.
    4. Put the oil, milk and orange juice in a mixing bowl and beat to mix them well.
    5. Add sugar to the liquid mixture and beat till it is well incorporated.
    6. Add the yogurt, marmalade and orange zest to the sugar-liquid mixture and beat well.
    7. Using a wooden spoon gently fold in the sifted flour mixture and the cranberries into the liquid mixture taking care not to over-beat.
    8. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups/holes and bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until the muffins have risen and are golden on top.
    9. Remove the muffins from their case and let them cool while you prepare the marmalade glaze.
    10. For the glaze :  Heat butter in a saucepan until melted.  Stir in the orange marmalade and orange juice and mix well.Switching off the heat, stir in the salt, the powdered sugar and the rum and mix well until a smooth uniform solution is formed.

Dip the muffins into the prepared marmalade glaze, coat them on all sides and let the glaze settle, about 10-15 minutes. Then serve and enjoy !

Hope you enjoy these muffins for Christmas and will visit Ma Niche for many such holiday treats. You can also find me on FacebookPinterest and G+. Wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays !


Thank you Jerri for having me here. It was fun sharing the muffins at 6 Weeks of Christmas Treats !

 Thanks again to Tanusree for being here today.  Please be sure and drop her blog to say hello!