Nutella Swirl Muffins are a simple, moist muffin with a sour cream base, swirled with Nutella – you’ll almost think you’re eating a cupcake! Plus, I’m going to tell you how I clean up after myself after a day in the kitchen.
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NUTELLA SWIRL MUFFINS
You guys. I baked with Nutella for the very first time! I’m so late to the party.
The other day, we were shopping at Costco for some essentials, and the lady manning one of the sample booths happened to be handing out Nutella. Before that day, I had never even tried it. How sheltered am I? What kind of food blogger am I?
Julia and I both had fell in love. She even asked for more. So, I came home and asked on Facebook what I should make with it. I got a lot of good suggestions but I also saw Tastemade’s video for Nutella Swirl Muffins and decided to give them a try.
They’re so good! I’m mad at myself for never trying it before (or maybe I subconsciously didn’t let myself have any because I knew I’d be in trouble…).
Anyway, back to our Costco trip. We also picked up all the essentials that I keep in my kitchen to clean up after a day of baking. I’m pretty sloppy. It took me awhile to admit that, but I really am.
There was also a sample booth for Procter & Gamble handing out Bounty Advanced paper towels. We were getting those anyway but Julia was excited to get one just for her. We also stocked up on some Cascade Complete Action Pacs and Swiffer Wet refills.
- 1½ cups flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temp
- ⅔ cup sugar
- 2 eggs, at room temp
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup sour cream
- ¼ cup milk (I used 2%)
- ½ cup Nutella
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line your muffin pan with 12 liners. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, add the flour, salt, and baking powder. Whisk together and set aside.
- In another medium bowl (or the bowl of your stand mixer), add the butter and sugar and cream together on medium speed until light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing between each addition.
- Add the vanilla, sour cream, and milk and mix until fully combined.
- Pour in the flour mixture and mix until just combined.
- Use a cookie scoop to fill each muffin liner about ⅓ full.
- Use a small cookie scoop (or a teaspoon) to add a teaspoon of Nutella to each muffin tin and then gently create swirls with a toothpick.
- Scoop the remaining batter evenly among the muffins.
- Top with an additional teaspoon of Nutella to each and then gently swirl again.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until just golden. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack.
If you’ve ever watched Rachael Ray, you know she keeps a garbage bowl next to her while she cooks. Well, I keep a garbage paper towel. Always. I don’t want egg on my counter and I always use it as a spoon rest. I especially like Bounty Advanced because they actually absorb the mess instead of other brands I’ve tried that still leave me with a messy counter.
I also rely on Cascade Complete Action Pacs to help with the aftermath. There’s no way I have the tip/patience/inclination to wash a lot of dishes by hand.
Our new kitchen has a tile floor and I use the Swiffer Wet Sweepers at least once a week. I love that they’re so easy to use when you don’t feel like getting out the big mop and bucket.
So, there you have it. My new love of Nutella and my go-tos for cleaning up the kitchen.
Tell me your favorite Nutella use or favorite kitchen clean-up product!