Banana Nutella Muffins

Howdy y’all! I am so excited to share a new recipe with you! This one is one of my favorites… ever! My good friend Ana introduced me to the amazing and delicious NUTELLA a while ago, and I seriously can’t live without it now! I will eat it right out of the jar, on toast, on cookies, in recipes… it is seriously good no matter how you eat it! So when I found a recipe for Banana Nutella Muffins from The Little Yellow Kitchen, I HAD to try it! I’ve changed some things to make it a bit sweeter and more to the consistency I like, and I really think you will all enjoy this reworked recipe! I’ve made them for friends, my marathon training group, family… they all love them! So let’s get to baking my favorite breakfast (and even dessert) muffins y’all:
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You’ll Need…

Banana Nutella Muffins Ingredients

You’ll Need To…

Pre-heat your oven to 375° F. Line a 12 cup muffin tin and lightly spray with cooking spray (this keeps the muffins from sticking inside the paper when you try to take them out… trust me, you don’t want to leave any in there!). Mash your nanners on a cutting board (so they’re easy to scrape into the bowl)… I use a fork and it works perfectly!

Combine flour, wheat germ*, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. In a separate  large bowl, mix mashed bananas, melted butter, and the egg. Then add the greek yogurt and vanilla.

*You don’t have to use wheat germ, it just makes them a bit healthier. If you do use it though, use 2 tbsp less flour.

Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture, and mix until they are just combined. Then add in the nutella (the best part) and walnuts.

This is what your finished batter will look like!

Scoop the batter into the muffin tin (an ice cream scooper will work perfectly!) Top each muffin with a few slices of banana and a few chopped walnuts. It makes them even more delicious, and they will look prettier too!

Bake your muffins for 25-30 minutes. You don’t want to over cook them… if you aren’t sure if they’re done, you can stick a toothpick in one, and if it comes out clean, they’re ready! Cool the muffins on a wire rack, and drizzle with nutella. The extra nutella is seriously the best part, so don’t be afraid to COVER them with nutella!

Why yes, I will eat these ANY day of the week!

A few notes…

1. These were not as sweet as I expected, because when I think nutella, i think SWEET! I added extra nutella to my updated recipe so I think they have the perfect sweetness now, but just remember- they are muffins, not cupcakes (I’ll be posting a nutella cupcake recipe soon though!) so they won’t be overwhelmingly sweet!

2. If you don’t life walnuts, you don’t have to add them! Or if you prefer a different kind of nuts (pecans, almonds, etc) you can use those too! Nuts just give the muffins a nice extra texture and flavor!

Ways I Eat these delicious muffins

  • For breakfast, all by themselves (they’re not too sweet for breakfast!)
  • As a snack, sometimes with an extra spoonful of nutella
  • For dessert, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

You can eat these babies however you want, but they are always delicious! I hope you enjoyed reading about making these, but I hope you enjoy making (and eating) them even more!

If you have questions/comments/suggestions, let me know! Thanks for reading!

Love,

Katie

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Here’s the full recipe:

Ingredients

Muffins

1 ¾ cups white whole wheat flour

2 tbsp wheat germ (optional, but if you use it, subtract 2 tbsp of flour)

2 tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

3 ripe bananas, mashed

¼ cup melted butter

1 egg

½ cup plain greek yogurt

1 tsp vanilla

¾ cup walnuts

¾ cup nutella

Topping

¼ cup walnuts, chopped

1 ripe banana, sliced

Nutella to drizzle

You’ll need to…

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375° F. Line a 12 cup muffin tin and lightly spray with cooking spray.
  2. Mash your bananas on a cutting board.
  3. Combine flour, wheat germ, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
  4. In a large bowl, mix mashed bananas, melted butter, and the egg. Then add the greek yogurt and vanilla.
  5. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture, and mix until they are just combined. Then add in the nutella (the best part) and walnuts.
  6. Scoop the batter into the muffin tin (and ice cream scooper will work perfectly!) Top each muffin with a few slices of banana and a few chopped walnuts.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  8. Cool the muffins on a wire rack, and drizzle with nutella.

About adashofsugar

My name is Katie. I am a baker, runner, friend, sister, daughter, thrill seeker, and the list goes on. I believe in living a heathly life, which to me means eating right, being active, and indulging every now and then. I absolutely LOVE to bake. Baking for me is about sharing with others-- I LOVE to share my creations with the people I love!

Posted on July 22, 2011, in Sweet Recipes and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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