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Nutella Muffins

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Nutella Muffins are a simple, moist muffin with a sour cream base, swirled with Nutella – you’ll almost think you’re eating a cupcake!

If you’ve been around awhile, you know I’m a big muffin fan. My Apple Cinnamon Zucchini Muffins are a favorite as well as Blueberry Muffins, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins, and Peanut Butter Banana Blender Muffins.

But this is the first time I’ve put Nutella into muffins.

close up of nutella swirl muffin in muffin tin

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NUTELLA 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?

three nutella muffins lined up with muffin tray in backgroundJulia and I both 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…).

WHAT IS NUTELLA?

Nutella is a sweetened hazelnut cocoa spread. It’s great on toast, naan, crepes or swirled into baked goods.

INGREDIENTS

  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Baking Powder
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Sour Cream
  • Milk
  • Nutella

overhead shot of muffins in muffin pan

ARE MUFFINS AND CUPCAKES THE SAME?

A muffin can be savory or sweet. They’re usually denser than a cupcake. A cupcake is a miniature cake and sweet. These Nutella Muffins definitely lean towards a cupcake, but they’re dense like a muffin.

DO YOU NEED TO REFRIGERATE MUFFINS?

No, you don’t need to refrigerate these muffins (or most other muffins), but they will keep longer in the fridge.

nutella muffin split in half on cupcake wrapper

HOW TO MAKE MUFFINS

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line your muffin pan with 12 liners. Set aside.

First, to a medium bowl, add the flour, salt, and baking powder. Whisk together and set aside.

Next, to another medium bowl, add the butter and sugar and cream together with a hand mixer on medium speed, until light & fluffy.

Then, one at a time, add in the eggs, mixing between each addition.

Next, add in the vanilla, sour cream, and milk and mix until fully combined.

Pour in the flour mixture and mix until just combined.

Then, use a cookie scoop to fill each muffin well about 1/3 full.

Use a small cookie scoop (or a teaspoon), to add a teaspoon of Nutella to each muffin well and use a toothpick to gently swirl.

Scoop the remaining batter evenly among the muffin wells.

Then, top each with an additional teaspoon of Nutella and gently swirl again.

Finally, bake for 20 minutes or until just golden. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack.

Enjoy!

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AMAZON TOOLS TO HELP YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE:

  • Muffin Pan – The one you see in the pics had an unfortunate encounter with our electric stovetop (RIP favorite muffin pan) but I recently got this one & really like it.
  • Hand Mixer – I use my hand mixer way more than my stand mixer.
  • Whisk – Some people sift their dry ingredients. I whisk & it works just fine.
  • Cookie Scoop – Using a cookie scoop makes evenly portioning the batter really easy.
  • Mixing Bowls – My favorite bowls have the non-slip bottoms.

 

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Nutella Swirl Muffins

Melissa | Persnickety Plates
Nutella Muffins are a simple, moist muffin with a sour cream base, swirled with Nutella - you'll almost think you're eating a cupcake!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 263 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temp
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs at room temp
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup milk I used 2%
  • 1/2 cup Nutella

Instructions
 

  • 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 1/3 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.

Notes

Recipe from Tastemade.com
Store muffins at room temperature, covered.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 263kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 4gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 73mgPotassium: 127mgFiber: 1gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 324IUCalcium: 49mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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  1. Yuka says

    5 stars
    This is my second time making Nutella swirl muffins using your recipe
    And I just noticed you mentioned about Rachael Ray’s garbage bowl and Papier towel spoon rest/garbage plate.
    I have to laugh because I always thought about having a garbage bowl like Rachael’s but haven’t gotten one and use paper towel till this day 🙂
    Anyways, my kids love this muffins and I’ll make this again and again.
    Thank you for sharing this recipe!!

    • Melissa Williams says

      Isn’t the paper towel easier?! Thanks for the comment, I’m glad your kids like the muffins! =)

  2. Kathy Ryan says

    Could you make this in a small bread tin?

    • Melissa Williams says

      Hi Kathy –
      I have not tried – it makes 12 cupcakes – you may be able to fit it into a 9 x 5 loaf pan. I would try 350 degrees & check it after 45 minutes.

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