Nutella Swirl Muffins – A Recipe for Dessert (or Breakfast!)

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Love Nutella? Me, too! I fell in love with it when I lived in Berlin in the 90s. Back then, there was like zero chance of finding Nutella in American supermarkets. Now it’s everywhere – and thank goodness for that. Nutella and peanut butter on toast? Yes. On waffles? Absolutely! In baking? YES, oh my goodness, yes.

Now, Nutella is actually pretty expensive, even if you, like me, get it in giant containers at Costco. So to tell the truth I don’t do baking with Nutella very often. (I don’t make Nutella lattes very often, either, but I’ll share the recipe soon.) But when I do, I want to make sure it’s worth it. The Nutella has to still be there. I’ve made the 4-ingredient Nutella brownies that tasted like plain old brownies but used a lot of the precious stuff.

And that’s how my Nutella swirl muffins were born! The Nutella is a pleasant surprise in moist vanilla muffins – just right for picnics, dessert… or special occasion breakfasts.

Baking with Nutella 2

Here’s what you need and what you need to do:

  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 1 and 3/4 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons vanilla extract (or vanilla bean
  • 3 cups white flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 cup milk (cow or soy)
  • and plenty of Nutella

1. Preheat your oven to 325F and spray two muffin pans with cooking spray.

2. Cream butter and sugar together, then add the eggs and vanilla.

3. Sift the dry ingredients together, then gently mix the dry ingredients into the wet. Don’t overmix!

4. Fill muffin tins halfway with batter. Use two spoons to gently place about a teaspoon of Nutella in the center of the batter, then use a toothpick to slightly swirl the Nutella. Make sure the Nutella doesn’t go all the way to the muffins’ edge.

5. Use the rest of the batter to cover the Nutella.

6. Bake until a toothpick stuck into the middle of the muffins comes out clean.

Easy, right? True story: My kids go bananas over these muffins and they don’t last long at my house. If you love Nutella – or think you might but just haven’t tried it yet – let me say I think you can rest assured that your kids and your partner and probably your neighbors, to, will love this recipe.

Nutella swirl muffins recipe


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