Thursday, April 12, 2012

Nutella-filled Banana Muffins...

 
I toyed with the idea of calling these QPTWB Muffins (Quite Possibly the World's Best Muffins), but it seemed a little braggy...and difficult to say.  I actually take no credit for these muffins being the best.muffins.ever....it's all due to Nutella.

Inspiration?
...I bought bananas.  I came home from the store to see that we already HAD bananas.

I had two choices:
1. Do what I did last time this happened and freeze them for smoothies, or
2. bake with them.

I decided to marry the bananas with Nutella.
Aww...look.  They're snuggling.

Here's the low-down:  the mashed bananas keep the muffins soft and moist, the salted butter and kosher salt give a double-shot of salty to the sweet, the nutmeg & cloves add just a bit of spice and interest, and the Nutella?  Well, it pushed the delicious factor over the top.


Want to make them?  Yes, yes you do.  Here's how...


Nutella-filled Banana Muffins


ingredients:
2 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
1 & 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 medium bananas, mashed
1/3 cup milk
2/3 cup Nutella

instructions:
Preheat oven to 350.  Line 12 regular size muffin tins with liners and lightly spray with cooking spray (this will keep the muffins from pulling away with the liners).  Set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices. Set aside.

{Don't you love freshly grated nutmeg?  If you never tried it, do.  you don't even need a fancy-schmancy microplane....the small holes on your grater will do.}

With an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until smooth.  Beat in the egg, mashed banana, and milk.  Scrape down the sides and bottom of bowl as needed.

With a silicone spatula, gently stir the dry ingredients into the wet.  Divide the batter into the 12 muffins tins.  Bake 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Place on a wire rack and let cool for 10 minutes.  After 10 minutes, remove from the tin to cool completely.

Meanwhile, spoon the Nutella into a pastry bag fitted with a large tip. (I used a Wilton 4B.) Once the muffins are cooled, poke the tip into the center of each muffin.  Fill until you see the muffin expand a bit and, while squeezing, pull the tip up and out of the muffin.

DEVOUR.

Oh!  And if you still have banana muffins on the brain, check out this deliciousness from Jessica at How Sweet It Is.  Can you say, "swoon?"

86 comments:

  1. I love that the Nutella is *squeezed into the muffins and this recipe sounds delicious. Photo of the bananas and Nutella having a hug is too cute. They were definitely made for each other.

    P.S. Love that yellow spatula ;)

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  2. Looks so good. I love banana and Nutella together :)
    Natalie

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  3. What a fabulous idea! These sound simply delicious!

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  4. Nice one!!!!!!! I am going to do it!!!!!!!!

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  5. Yummy!!! now I want to eat one! nutella with banana is incredible! I´m going to do it this weekend!

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  6. OMG is all I can say!!! I need these muffins with my coffee right now.

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  7. I love this idea, and all of a sudden I can think of lots of things that would be nice with a shot of Nutella in the center!

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  8. Wilton 4B. I need that in my life and one of these muffins, too! Fabulous flavor combo!

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  9. my boyfriend is a nutella nut - i need to make these for him this weekend!! thanks for sharing! :)
    xoamy
    www.cupcakesncouture.com

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  10. Way to take banana muffins downtown! Love the Nutella!

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  11. I think because I currently have over-ripe bananas on my counter and a jar of nutella in the cupboard I am morally obligated to make these muffins. ;) They look amazing! Can't wait to try this recipe out!
    :)

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  12. My banana bread is with cinnamon and chocolate chips.........I can only imagine how divine these must be......I think I need to make

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  13. Yes please. I do believe I am in love. I hope bananas and nutella never get divorsed!

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  14. Chocolate and banana are delicious together!

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  15. Oh. my.
    Will you by my neighbor?
    :P

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  16. Those look fabulous!

    Hope you don't mind, I gave you a little award on my blog. :-)

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  17. Those look so delicious! Where did you buy your colored parchment paper to make the liners?

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    1. I bought the liners already folded like that...right in my grocery store. :)

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  18. Such a great idea! My daughters are going to LOVE these! Thank you!!!

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  19. omg....let me check...yes...I have bananas and I have Nutella.... ;-)

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  20. superb!love this marriage!.........what an amazing combo....yum!

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  21. Great muffin recipe...but do you cut colored parchment squares to make the muffin papers (remember that in my part of the boot-shaped peninsula in Europe there are no fancy muffin tins available) or can they be bought ready made in your end of the world? P

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    1. You can make your own...I've seen it and my sister has done it. These were pre-made. I *bet* searching on google would lead you to instructions.

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  22. oh those look great, i so need to start buying bananas again, I always forget about them.

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  23. I shouldn't of clicked over from Twitter. Now my breakfast looks really sad:)

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  24. These look so tasty Bridget! Wish I had a couple in front of me right now :) xoxo

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    1. fat is right! ;) No, actually, calorie-wise, they're not too bad!

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  26. Where do you get the cupcake liners? Love them.

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    1. I got them right in my grocery store. :)

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    2. I have been searching & I just found them & ordered them from www.bakersstock.com/tulip-baking-cups in white or red or brown in leg or sm for $10.00/100. Ck it out

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  27. Nutella makes everything taste so much better! Especially breakfast! :)

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  28. Hello my name is Elizabeth and I loved the banana muffin with nutela, and loved even more the role that involves muffin. What kind of paper was used? How was the format with tips, beautiful! Could you teach? I live in Brazil and accompany this lovely blog.Espero you can help me.
    Brazil Kisses!
    betehanped@hotmail.com

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    1. I just found the tulip baking cups on www.bakersstock.com/Tulip-baking-cup in white, red & brown in sm or org for $10.00/100

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  29. Oh. my. goodness.
    I JUST went to the grocery store to buy buttermilk for my banana bread recipe. I wish I had seen this first; I would have bought Nutella! grrr...
    NEXT TIME.

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  30. Fabulous! Kids will absolutely adore this!

    "Happy Cooking"

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  31. Yum! I love banana bread. This sounds wonderful, can't wait to give it a try!

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  32. Let's face it, nutella makes everything better, doesn't it?! Looks delicious!

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  33. I've not tried Nutella..these muffins look like a good excuse to buy some!

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    ~Regards

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  35. Hi, Bridget! Your recipe totally hypnotized me, I feel that I'm about to betray my all-time favorite ~ blueberry muffins! Can't wait to try this, gotta rescue my bananas!

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  36. Ohhhhh this cupcake is sooooo cute!!!!

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  37. I don't like anything about bananas, and i have a no banana rule in my house....but my boyfriend LURVES banana bread....he's away, so i'm going to surprise him with these when he gets home....you have inspired me...i think it was the banana hug...who knew they were so affectionate?!

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  38. I believe that I'm a pro when it comes to baking banana bread, well as much of a pro a 28 year old gal can be and Nutella will now be a must in my banana bread. They go so well together!
    Also, something I've learned...the more bananas you use the better. I use 6 bananas in my recipe. You should try doubling yours, you won't be disappointed!

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  39. OoOo I LOVE banana and Nutella, gonna have to try them together! Btw I love those tulip baking cups too # too cute!!

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  40. I made these tonight and they were great. I added walnuts...

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  41. I think you made the right choice when it comes to the bananas! Yum!

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  42. Yeah for Nutella!
    I know you can't believe I've never tasted it! ;)
    How funny that we both decided to BAKE with ripe bananas!
    I did the exact same thing Saturday morning.
    LOVE the pink muffin wrappers!
    Hugs and LOVE girly!
    xo

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  43. Oh my goodness, you are an evil genius. Must. make. these. now.

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  44. I tried these tonight, using bananas that had gone to my freezer to die and they were FABULOUS! I may actually get through all of the frozen bananas making my daily dose of these!!!

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  45. Ohhhh Nutella and Bananas - a match made in heaven and my mouth. Yum-oh!

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  46. You should call them the world's best muffins for sure. These are breathtaking.

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  47. These look so delish! I am going to have to give them a try...or bite..*s*.yum
    Where did you get those lovely muffin liners?

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    1. I just found them at www.bakersstock.com/tulip-baking-cups in sm & leg in white, red & brown for 10.00/100

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  48. Muffins just came out of the oven and waiting to cool before they are doused with Nutella!

    2 notes:

    1. For me, this yielded 16 muffins, not 12!
    2. Mine baked much longer than 10 minutes...closer to 17 minutes. Not sure why, but wanted to post in case someone else is wondering why they're still runny at 10 minutes :)

    Thanks for another fabulous post!

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  49. Umm...YUMMM. Love the pink touch too!

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  50. I am wondering what kind of cupcake liners are you using and where do you find them?

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    1. Tulip baking cups. Can get at www.bakersStock.com/tulip-baking-cups for $10.00/100 in sm or org in red or white or brown. I just found them.

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  52. thanks for a great recipe!! i made these this weekend but added in chocolate chips :)
    http://www.cupcakesncouture.com/2012/04/banana-chocolate-chip-muffins-with.html
    xoamy

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  54. Goodness gracious, those look sinfully delicious!! i love banana + chocolate! These muffins are absolutely perfect!

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  55. These look so amazing.. will make in the morning to share with the office!

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  56. I am going to specifically prohibit my husband from eating the remaining bananas on our counter so I can make these.

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  57. I made this last weekend for my Sunday school group. I've never received that much compliment for something I've baked (considering I'm still new to baking). Thank you for the recipe and inspiration. Next time, I'll try to put peanut butter in place of nutella for a friend who loves peanut butter.

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  58. Found a source for the tulip paper cups for those of us who can't find them locally. Come in small & large. Come in white, brown & red. Currently 100 for $10.00. So 10 cents a piece. Ck them out at Www.bakersstock.com/tulip-baking-cups

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  59. could you tell me how many calories are in these? they are delicious!!!

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  60. These look AMAZING!!! Beautiful pictures!

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  61. I made these yesterday and found they needed a little extra baking time...perhaps my oven rack position was not right. I was hoping that they would be a little more moist today but I'll try them again

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  62. i made these with cinnamon chip and no nutella and they were the best banana muffin ever!

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  63. Superb,I never seen some items I want all

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  64. Just took these out of the oven - amazing! I make different banana bread/muffin recipes almost every other week because we always have ripe bananas and this recipe is perfect. Came across it as I was searching for a good nutella recipe.

    I don't know if I can wait for them to cool to even inject the nutella (which I am super excited about) - just might eat the whole batch prior to that!

    Thanks for the recipe. The only changes I made was I added 1/2 tsp cinnamon (b/c I like that) and 3 bananas (I like it more banana tasting).

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