Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Tasty Tuesday

 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!

The recipe: 

  • 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

Cinnamon-Sugar Topping

  • 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 Tablespoons (45g) unsalted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (218°C). Spray muffin pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.  
The batter with Nutella topping~
More batter to cover the Nutella.  
The batter is perfect, mom!
Mom decided not to use the cinnamon-sugar topping.  She thought the muffins would be sweet enough without it.  
These muffins were baked in a 350 degree oven for 35 minutes.  
Oops - sneaky peaky Nutella ☺
That's probably why we don't see a big gooey center.
Don't worry.   I didn't get ANY Nutella in my portion.   
So how do we rate them?  We give them a TEN!  They are absolutely delicious and we will make them again!
Happy Tuesday!
Love ya lots♥


  1. You get to do so many fun things with your mom. Baking is a great way to start out the week.

  2. I will not confirm nor deny that I might have been known to take a great big of spoon of Nutella right out of the jar. The muffins look very very delicious
    Hugs Cecilia

  3. Love your spring header. Beautiful.

    Did you save one for me, Miss Molly. I want one with my morning coffee.

    It's good that mom lets you lick the spoon and eat the crumbs.

    Have a woof woof day. My best to your mom. ♥

  4. Hari Om
    ...... excuse me as I wipe the keyboard.... hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  5. Those sure look tasty. Thanks for the recipe, Molly.

  6. Oh those LOOK SO delicious! We don't have any Nutella, So we are thinking of baking muffins with some of our Hascap and Lime Jam in the middle. Thanks for sharing Molly! You guys are awesome, have a marvellously happy day!

  7. Scrumptious. And I am jealous that you get to lick the spoon!!

  8. Molly- you have such a good Mom! Good moms let their kids lick the batter! We are going to have to try that recipe! Yum!

  9. Mom was surprised the first time she tried Nutella that she actually liked it. Bet it must be really taste to bite into those muffins and get a taste of that filling.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  10. Now those sound like something our mom would drool for! Thanks for the recipe!

  11. They look yummy and they are making us hungry. Glad you got to lick the spoon Molly and get to try some too. We love your Tasty Tuesday recipes. Hugs & Love, Susie & Treacle xx

  12. Can you believe I've never tried Nutella? I think inside a muffin might be the best way to do it! :)