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Nutella Swirled Muffins Recipe

Nutella Swirl Muffins- These homemade muffins have a slight hint of cinnamon and a delicious swirl of Nutella hazelnut spread throughout! Perfect breakfast or brunch recipe. 

Muffin with a piece cut out

Ready for a super simple, and beautiful, muffin recipe?

Muffins happen to be a go-to breakfast treat for us. They are super simple to make, require almost zero effort, and taste insanely delicious. 

So when my eleven year old requested a muffin made with Nutella, I was happy to oblige. 

Instead of mixing it directly into the batter, I opted for swirling it throughout. This gives it a stunning visual appearance and a wonderful balance of flavor. The baked result is a soft and moist center with a slightly crisp top. I highly suggest you give this recipe a try! 

Nutella

Ingredients for Nutella Muffins:

Homemade muffins are a breakfast and brunch staple. They also happen to be incredibly simple to make and typically require only pantry staples! 

  • All-Purpose flour- This is the classic white flour you can find in the baking aisle 
  • Baking powder and baking soda- These leavening agents are what give your muffin its texture and lift. 
  • Salt- Salt is super important in heightening the flavors in the muffin. 
  • Cinnamon- Optional, but a tasty addition.
  • Oil- I use vegetable oil but you could also use canola, coconut, or butter. 
  • Sugar- White sugar, also known as granulated, works well. 
  • Egg- 1 large egg at room temperature. 
  • Sour cream- Or plain yogurt. 
  • Vanilla- Always use pure vanilla extract, not imitation. 
  • Milk- If you can, opt for whole milk
  • Nutella
muffin batter being swirled with skewer

How to make Nutella swirl muffins:

1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a 6 count cupcake tray with paper liners and set aside.
2. Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a large mixing cup. Set aside.
3. Add the oil and sugar into a medium mixing bowl. Whisk to combine.
4. Mix in the egg, sour cream, vanilla, and milk until fully incorporated. Fold in the dry ingredients until just combined.
5. Fill the liners about half full. Top with 1 teaspoon of Nutella and swirl with the tip of a knife or skewer. Top with more batter, filling 3/4 full. Top with 1 teaspoon of Nutella. Swirl.
6. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until a toothpick entered into the center of the muffin comes out clean.

nutella swirl muffin on top of muffin pan

Tips for perfect muffins:

  • Do not over mix the batter- In fact, I recommend mixing everything by hand. This helps to make sure you do not over mix the ingredients which causes the texture to change. It is ok to have a few lumps in the batter. 
  • Use a scoop for even sizing- I always use a large cookie scoop for my muffins and cupcakes. It helps ensure even sizing and makes transferring to your cupcake pan super simple. 
  • Fill the liners 3/4 full- Any less and you will miss out on that gorgeous top. 
  • Heat the Nutella- This isn’t necessary, but if you are having a hard time creating the swirl effect you can slightly heat the hazelnut spread, only 10 seconds will do, which will help it incorporate a little easier. 

How to freeze muffins:

We are a family of 3, which means it is highly unlikely that we will finish all of these muffins before they go bad. Our favorite way to save them? In the freezer! The steps below are how we keep them from getting freezer burn and are able to have them on hand for 2 to 3 months. 

  1. Make the muffins. 
  2. Allow them to cool completely. 
  3. Wrap each muffin individually in plastic wrap. Transfer to a freezer safe zip top bag. 
  4. Label and freeze for up to 3 months. 
  5. When ready to eat, unwrap the muffin and microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute. 
Nutella Muffin on black background

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Nutella Swirled Muffins Recipe

Nutella Swirled Muffins Recipe

Yield: 6 muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Nutella Swirl Muffins- These homemade muffins have a slight hint of cinnamon and a delicious swirl of Nutella hazelnut spread throughout! Perfect breakfast or brunch recipe. 

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 cup Nutella or hazelnut spread

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a 6 count cupcake tray with paper liners and set aside.
    2. Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a large mixing cup. Set aside.
    3. Add the oil and sugar into a medium mixing bowl. Whisk to combine.
    4. Mix in the egg, sour cream, vanilla, and milk until fully incorporated. Fold in the dry ingredients until just combined.
    5. Fill the liners about half full. Top with 1 teaspoon of Nutella and swirl with the tip of a knife or skewer. Top with more batter, filling 3/4 full. Top with 1 teaspoon of Nutella. Swirl.
    6. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until a toothpick entered into the center of the muffin comes out clean.

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