HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I’m feeling pretty lucky to be writing to you all this morning. We made it through a lot in 2021, and even though we don’t need to wait until January 1st to do a new thing, a new year is always a great reminder that fresh starts exist. After a year like 2020, doesn’t that thrill you? A new year offers us the opportunity to take inventory of our lives and hearts and relationships and be honest with ourselves: what do we need more of in this coming year? Where can we cut back? What are the desires of our hearts and how can we pursue those desires with intentionality in the coming months?
I spent this past weekend at my favorite place on planet earth with my dear friends, and one afternoon, we spent a chunk of time talking about our priorities. I’m not one for new year’s resolutions, but I like the idea of setting goals that tend to the priorities in my life. I found that writing down the things that were important to me offered an opportunity to see where I could better use my time, resources, and energy. Unsurprisingly, a lot of the things I call “priorities” were things I haven’t been giving much heart or thought, and it was useful to identify places where I could do better. My hope is that small bits of intentionality like this will yield a year loaded with direction and purpose and joy, and not just for me- for you too.
Banana Nutella Muffins
In the coming weeks, I’ll be spending some time seeking out direction and assessing how to move forward in 2021. Baking, writing, and connecting with readers is still a priority, but I want to do it in a way that serves everyone. I owe you all lots of gratitude and smiles for the ways this site has fed my heart (and belly!) since 2016, and I know there are really great things in store for the future too. We’ll talk more on that soon, but I do want to get to the recipe before I lose you completely. Without further ado, here’s banana nutella muffins!
I’ve been making these muffins for a couple of months, and for me, they’ve been a lifesaver. Surely I’m not the only one with a perpetual pile of brown bananas on their counter? These muffins are a terrific use for those leftover bits of produce, and the added chocolate hazelnut swirl is divine.
To make these banana nutella muffins, we combine the sugars, oil, milk, eggs, and mashed bananas in a single bowl. Stir with a hand mixer (or a wooden spoon and a sturdy bicep!) until combined. Add in the dry ingredients of flour, leavening, cinnamon, and salt. Stir just until combined and then spoon into a prepared muffin tin. Gently heat the nutella spread just until smooth and swirl small dollops on top of each round of batter. I like to use a toothpick, but a butter knife works well too! Bake in the preheated oven just shy of 20 minutes and enjoy!
These banana nutella muffins are a great use for old bananas and will make a yummy addition to breakfasts in the coming months. I hope you’ll give them a try and let me know what you think! Truly, I’m excited and hopeful for the coming year, and I hope you are too. Happy New Year and happy baking!
If you like these muffins you should try:
Banana Bread Cake
Banana Crumb Cake
Java Chip Muffins
Banana Cream Pie Cake
Coffee Cake Muffins
Banana Nutella Muffins
These banana nutella muffins feature a moist and tender cake with a swirled chocolate hazelnut filling!
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 20
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 16
- Category: Muffins
- 3/4 cups light brown sugar
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup canola oil
- ¼ cup milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup mashed over-ripe bananas (from about 2 extra-large bananas)
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ cup Nutella, gently melted in the microwave for about 15 seconds
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line two muffins pans with 16 liners. Set aside.
- In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the light brown sugar, sugar, oil, milk, eggs, and mashed banana. Stir on medium just to combine. Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt and stir. Once combined, scrape the sides of the bowl to stir in any unincorporated bits.
- Use a large cookie scoop or a spoon to fill the muffin tins ¾ of the way full. Spoon 1 heaing teaspoon of Nutella into each banana muffin and use a knife or a toothpick to swirl it in, stirring in one direction gently until the top is swirled. Bake in the preheated oven for about 18-20 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through as needed to ensure they bake evenly. Once a toothpick inserted comes out clean, remove from oven and allow to cool slightly for a couple of minutes before removing them from the tins.
19 thoughts on “Banana Nutella Muffins”
Do you recommend making this as a loaf?
This is so DELICIOUS!! We ate all of them in a day. Will definitely make again!!:)
Hooray! I’m thrilled to hear this!
Can you make these as mini muffins? If so how?
Absolutely! Bake time will be significantly less. 🙂
The kids loved them.
I’ll be making these again…soon.
Is it ok to freeze them?
Hi Kate! I love your blog so much. I check it almost daily (sometimes just to drool), and make a recipe from it almost weekly. Yet, I also encourage you to do things that make you happy! You have such an amazing treasure trove of recipes to be proud of here. I have literally never made anything from your blog that fell flat.
P.S. Please add ingredient weights again! I miss them!
So so very good! My kids ate all the Nutella, but I subbed in peanut butter and they were delicious. And such a quick, simple recipe. Thanks!
So happy to hear this!
These were so delicious! PERFECT crumb. I didn’t have bananas so substituted pumpkin, kicked the spices up a notch, and they’re amazing! Definitely coming back to this recipe again.
So happy to hear this!
Delicious and easy to make!
Delicious! Saw the email come through this morning and quickly switched my plan from making peanut butter banana bread to these muffins! Slightly less healthy but 0 regrets!
Yayayay!! I’m thrilled to hear it!
Can’t wait to add some hazelnut goodness to a tried and true banana muffin…and get some of those brown bananas off my countertop.
Eeep! I hope you do!!!