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Avocado Dulce de Leche Muffins

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Avocado Dulce de Leche Muffins

I blame my need to stuff my mouth with these muffins on my mom and older sister.  Yes, I am petty.

These two people each burned in my soul the love for avocado and dulce de leche.   Warm flour tortillas stuffed with thick slices of avocado on my way out the door to school.  The simplicity of sliced avocado, little did my mom know she would lead me to crave avocado every day for the rest of my life.

Little shops that line the street of my grandma’s house in Mexico was the first time my sister introduced me to dulce de leche candy.  She would raid my dad’s pockets for loose change.  We would run to the nearest store and fill our belly with candy.  She was the candy queen, still is to this day.  I blame her for my obsessive need to drizzle dulce de leche over every bowl of ice cream.

These muffins combine both of my childhood loves avocado and dulce le leche.  Avocado in muffins you may ask, trust me the flavor only adds to the crumbly texture from the cornmeal.  The dulce de leche sinks slightly to give you a warm gooey welcome.  I loved them.  The only thing that stopped me from making another batch was my mom was visiting.  And she made..

Warm tortillas with thick slices of avocado … yeah life is good, Enjoy!




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Avocado Dulce de Leche Muffins

Yield: 16


  • 1 1/2 cups AP flour
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 6 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/8 cup buttermilk
  • 16 tsp dulce de leche


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Put cupcake liners in muffin tin.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, sift together flour, cornmeal, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Set the eggs out on the counter to come to room temperature while you beat the butter and sugar.
  5. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter on medium speed until softened and pliable.
  6. Add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes.
  7. Add the avocado and beat another minute to incorporate.
  8. Scrape down the sides of the bowl to ensure that everything is thoroughly mixed.
  9. Add the eggs one at a time, beating 1 minute after the addition of each egg.
  10. Beat in vanilla extract.
  11. Reduce the mixer speed to low and add half of the flour mixture, all of the buttermilk, and then the rest of the flour mixture.
  12. Beat just until combined.
  13. Pour into cupcake liners until they are about 3/4 full.
  14. Put a dollop (about a tsp) of dulce de leche on top of each liner full of batter and swirl around with a butter knife.
  15. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  16. Let cool for five minutes in pan and then remove to a wire rack.

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40 Responses to Avocado Dulce de Leche Muffins

  1. Really good. Took a gamble making these. Never thought avocado would taste good baked into things.
    Dulce de leche essentially just makes the top of the muffin special

  2. I made these, worked like a charm. Actually, I made two batches and used t 11/2 avos for each batch. I didn’t have any cornmeal so subbed flour instead. My tin of dulche de leche was just a tiny bit too small to fill both batches of muffins. I filled the past few with Nutella instead. When they’re done you wouldn’t even know there was avo in them, but they taste goooood!

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  5. Very unique avocado recipe! I am curious to taste it.


  6. OMG! What awesome muffins! Glad you brought them up from your archives.
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  7. [...] have baked, incorporated them into breakfast, sliced them for sandwiches and even made ice cream with avocados, [...]

  8. So creative!

  9. Aiyah, you’re awesome, avocados and dulce de leche….I’d really like to try it just to see how the avocado taste comes through.
    fattydumpling recently posted..Whole Wheat Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip, and Carrot CookiesMy Profile

  10. How creative! I’ve never seen avocado in muffins… great idea! These look wonderful, especially with the dulce de leche center :)
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  12. A very creative recipe!! I love using avocado’s in desserts :)
    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com recently posted..Palak PaneerMy Profile

  13. I can’t resist dulche de leche either ;o)
    Just finished making myself a homemade recipe of this sweet gold. Your muffins are next!

    Ciao for now,
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  14. These are sheer brilliance!
    Magic of Spice recently posted..What’s on the side? Roasted Root Vegetables with Red Current and Herb DipMy Profile

  15. Love this combination of ingredients and then you turned them into a muffin! Ingenious!
    mjskit recently posted..Sweet and Spicy PepitasMy Profile

  16. OMG! Yum, yum, yum!
    Paz recently posted..Black and White Wednesday: Hot Apple CiderMy Profile

  17. Those muffins look scrumpy! Great combination.
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  18. Those look absolutely scrumptious with the dulce de leche filling, yum!

  19. i’m so gonna make these! the idea of combining avocado with dulce the leche is so intriguing I just gotta try it!
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  20. what a fantastic combination! i love the flavors you mix up over here, these sound amazingggg.
    stephanie @cookinfanatic recently posted..Korean Braised TofuMy Profile

  21. Could I be more enamored with this combination? Doubtful. I’ve made avocado nutella muffins…and so dulce de leche sounds like the next logical step in my avocado muffin adventures.
    Joanne recently posted..Recipe: Green Goddess EnchiladasMy Profile

  22. Great combination. Love this.
    Christine recently posted..Debo’s Yogurt DipMy Profile

  23. Mmmmm….warm tortillas and thick avocado slices. Just saying that makes my mouth water! I can’t imagine how these muffins taste…send me one??? ;)
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  24. What a unique combination! I bet these are out-of-this-world delicious! I really need to try using avocadoes in something sweet. :)
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  25. I’m blown away by this combination! Great use of avocado!

  26. What an interesting combination. Creamy sounding with sweetness!
    yummychunklet recently posted..Jam Shortbread CookiesMy Profile

  27. these muffins are so much fun
    rebecca recently posted..Lotus Root Stir fry with NoodlesMy Profile

  28. What a unique muffin…I would LOVE these! Have you ever had avocado gelato? I get it at Whole Foods in Austin, and it’s AMAZING!!
    Wendy (The Weekend Gourmet) recently posted..Lickety Split Blueberry-Lemon Coffee CakeMy Profile

  29. Holy potatoes! This is one PERFECT muffin recipe. Love the addition of avocado!
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  30. WOW, avocado and dulce de leche sound AMAZING. i love the uniqueness of flavors here. bookmarking this! :D

  31. My, my, my–what a curious little treat! I HAVE to try these. :)
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  32. I love Dulce de leche really these muffins look amazing!!! gloria

  33. Yum! The idea of avocado and dulce de leche together sounds amazing

  34. I’m actually in LA right now and visited a friend yesterday who has an avocado tree in her backyard. She made so many avocado dishes because they have way too many ripe avocados! I’m sending this post to her right after this. I wish she makes this and I can have a taste. =P I’m really curious how this will taste like… I love avocado so it must be addicting!
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  35. An original recipe! Those muffins look so delicious.



  36. this is by far one of the most interesting combination of ingredients I have ever seen but they look pretty good!! might try them
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