Nutella Swirl Banana Muffins

I love chocolates. My family knows how much I love them. Back when I still don't consider myself fat, I would finish off a 43g Hershey's bar in less than 5 minutes.  I would munch chocolates as if I'm eating cheese curls. Even chocolate spreads, I believe, are best eaten as is with a spoon or with your finger. You decide.

I have a 750g tub of Nutella in our cupboard that I got from S&R during last March's Member's Treat. Only used it once on my pancake.  Maybe if I'm not on a diet, I would have taken scoops of it, rolled them into balls and snack on them like Ferreros. But sayang naman to let it expire, so I looked for a Nutella recipe and made these banana muffins.

The main actors ingredients are of course... the Nutella and bananas.

It's my third to be doing a banana bread so my muscles have already adjusted to the mashing part. And instead of using fork, I found my mom's masher.

One thing I loved about baking banana breads is that you don't have to deal with that messy butter as it uses oil.

(Flour, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Salt) + (Mashed Bananas, Sugar, Egg, Oil). Just mix until moistened and you have a perfect batter. Fill the cups with 3/4 batter. No, make it "less than 3/4" to make room for the nutella.

Add a teaspoon of nutella on each cup. You may adjust to your heart's content.

Using a cake tester, make a swirl.

Bake at 350F for 15-17 minutes.

Recipe from Tastefully Julie

1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup whole wheat flour (or another ½ cup all-purpose flour)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
2 over-ripe bananas, mashed
¾ cup white sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
⅓ cup oil
10 teaspoons Nutella

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease or spray 10 muffin cups, or line with muffin papers.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flours, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In a smaller bowl, beat together bananas, sugar, egg and oil. Add the banana mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until just moistened. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
  3. Spoon a dollop of Nutella onto each muffin and swirl together well.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 15-17 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.