Mom has seen recipes using Nutella on FB lots of times and they have always looked so yummy to her so she decided that she was going to make Nutella Muffins!
- 1/3 cup (5 Tablespoons or 75g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup (120ml) milk
- 1 and 1/2 cups (190g) white whole wheat flour*
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 8 heaping teaspoons Nutella
- 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 3 Tablespoons (45g) unsalted butter
- Preheat oven to 425°F (218°C). Spray muffin pan with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a large bowl of an electric or stand mixer, cream butter and sugar together on medium speed. Mix in the egg, vanilla extract, and milk. Gently stir in flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Do not over mix – stir until *just* combined.
- Spoon 1 heaping Tablespoon of batter into muffin cavity. Layer with 1 heaping teaspoon Nutella in the center and spoon another heaping Tablespoon of batter on top. If the muffin tins are completely full, that is ok. They will not overflow. Repeat layering batter and Nutella into each muffin tin. I got exactly 8 muffins. Fill the empty muffin tins halfway with water for even baking.
- Bake at 425°F (218°C) for 5 minutes. Keeping the muffins in the oven, reduce temperature to 350°F (177°C) and bake for an additional 13-17 minutes until batter is set. Allow muffins to cool for about 5 minutes.
- While the muffins are cooling, make the cinnamon-sugar topping. Melt the butter for about 30 seconds in the microwave. Stir and stick back in microwave if not fully melted. In a separate small bowl, stir together the sugar and cinnamon. Dip the top of each muffin into the melted butter and dip into the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Swirl them around in the cinnamon-sugar a bit to make sure you get a thick coating. Set upright on cooling rack.
- Muffins stay fresh in an airtight container up to 1 week.
Mom did use her mixer to mix the butter and sugar and the egg and the vanilla extract and the milk together. But she stirred in the flour and baking power and salt and spices by hand. She used 1 cup of whole wheat flour and 1/2 cup of unbleached white flour instead of entirely all whole wheat.
These muffins were baked in a 350 degree oven for 35 minutes.
Love ya lots♥