Mantecadas de Nuez

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Mantecada is a member of the Pan Dulce familia. It looks like a muffin but the texture is similar to a madeleine, so sweet and buttery. Mantecadas were a big part of my childhood, they were on the table almost everymorning! mantecadas and glass of cold milk were my favorite breakfast.

These “Mantecadas de Nuez” are fairly easy to make, you don’t even need a stand mixer and that’s why I love making them. Pecan is my favorite version, they are buttery and nutty with a hint of Mexican Vanilla.

Back home in Monterrey (and in the whole country of Mexico) you can find a Panaderia (Bakery) in almost every corner, Pan Dulce and freshly baked bread are a big part of the Mexican diet. I could smell the delicious bread baking daily every morning and afternoon just by stepping outside the door. Luckily I can recreate that smell right here in my kitchen.


Hello, my name is Marisol Chancellor. I was born and raised in Monterrey Mexico. I’ve been living in Texas for 12 years and even when I love barbeque, fruit cobblers and sweet tea, there’s something that has the power of transporting me right back to my mom’s kitchen and gives me a little piece of home, cooking. I grew up in the kitchen and for me, memories are always linked to food, and behind the food, well, there’s always a story that comes along. So, please let me share with you my love for cooking and while we are at it, let’s share some memories, because let’s be honest, we are also hungry for nostalgia.

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