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Nutella Muffins – Sugar Spun Run

These tender Nutella Muffins have chocolatey facilities and fairly swirled crowns. They bake with tall, fluffy tops, because of my particular (however straightforward!) approach. Recipe features a how-to video!

Nutella muffin bitten to show a nutella filling.

Stuffed & Swirled Nutella Muffins

Should you’re Nutella fan, then you definitely’re most likely completely positive with spreading it on crepes, fruit, or let’s be actual–consuming it straight out of the jar. All of these choices are positive, however the final Nutella expertise comes within the type of Nutella muffins! Image it now: mushy, tender vanilla-flavored muffins with a wealthy and gooey chocolate/hazelnut filling and sparkly, sugared Nutella swirled tops…heavenly, proper?

The bottom of this recipe is similar to what I exploit for my blueberry muffins. It’s sturdy (however nonetheless mushy) sufficient to carry the Nutella filling, which minimizes the chance of the tops collapsing in on themselves (a typical concern with muffins which have a filling). It’s additionally not overly candy, which actually enhances the pops of white chocolate all through.

What you’ll love about my recipe:

  • No mixer wanted!
  • Fastidiously designed to be completely moist and flavorful.
  • Able to eat in beneath an hour!
  • Yields good and tall muffin tops, because of my straightforward approach (it’s the identical one I exploit in my banana muffins!).

What You Want

Overhead view of ingredients including corn starch, nutella, sour cream, and more.

Let’s spotlight just a few of the vital elements that make these Nutella muffins so particular:

  • Butter & oil. This mixture provides the most effective taste (butter) and moisture (oil) to cake, cupcakes, and different fast breads. I exploit it actually because it simply works so properly!
  • Bitter cream. I like utilizing bitter cream in my recipes for depth of taste, moisture, and tenderness. It really works equally to buttermilk, however I truthfully have been preferring the bitter cream recently! Should you’re not a fan of bitter cream or want a substitute, scroll all the way down to the FAQ part under.
  • White chocolate chips. White chocolate chips add a pleasant punch of sweetness to the muffin base and complement the Nutella properly.
  • Nutella. Use actual, identify model Nutella. I haven’t tried this recipe with a do-it-yourself or “pure” chocolate hazelnut unfold and don’t know what your outcomes shall be like for those who do.

SAM’S TIP: Don’t over-mix your batter! This batter may be very thick, so be mild (no mixers right here!). As soon as your moist and dry elements are mixed, cease mixing. Over-mixed muffin batter will create dry, dense Nutella muffins.

Bear in mind, that is simply an summary of the elements I used and why. For the total recipe please scroll all the way down to the underside of the submit!

Find out how to Make Nutella Muffins

Collage of four photos showing muffin batter being prepared.
  1. Mix the dry elements – Whisk collectively the dry elements and sugar, then put aside.
  2. Mix the moist elements – Mix the butter and oil in a separate bowl, then stir within the egg and vanilla.
  3. Stir till 50% mixed – Stir within the bitter cream, then step by step fold this combination into the dry elements till 50% mixed.
  4. Add the chocolate chips – Add the white chocolate chips, then proceed mixing till fully mixed. Don’t over-mix!
Collage of four photos showing nutella being scooped into the centers of muffins before baking and then after baking.

Like my chocolate chip muffins, Nutella muffins bake at two completely different temperatures. Beginning them at a better temperature after which dropping it (with out opening the oven!) creates tall, bakery-style muffin tops.

  1. Add half the batter – Fill your muffin liners midway with batter and make a divot in every. Place 1 tablespoon of Nutella in every divot.
  2. Add remaining batter – Easy the remaining batter on prime of the Nutella dollops.
  3. Swirl the Nutella – Heat the remaining Nutella till fluid, then drizzle and swirl it on prime of every muffin.
  4. Bake and revel in! Bake the muffins for 8-9 minutes at 425F, then scale back the warmth to 350F and bake for an extra 10-12 minutes. Let the muffins cool within the pan for 5-10 minutes earlier than eradicating.

SAM’S TIP: The muffin liners in at this time’s footage are literally do-it-yourself! Take a look at my submit on easy methods to make muffin liners out of parchment paper for those who’d wish to make some for your self.

Muffins with swirled chocolate tops in their muffin tin.

Steadily Requested Questions

Can Nutella muffins be frozen?

Sure! I’d counsel wrapping your Nutella muffins in plastic wrap or foil (or each!) and storing in an hermetic bag or container. They’ll preserve this manner for a number of months.

Do I’ve so as to add bitter cream?

I promise you gained’t style the bitter cream in the long run consequence, so for those who’re fearful about that, don’t be! Should you actually should skip it, you should use full-fat plain greek yogurt as an alternative.

Can I add a streusel to those muffins?

Sure! Use my streusel topping recipe and bake as directed under. You gained’t see the gorgeous Nutella swirls this manner, however the taste shall be well worth the sacrifice!

Muffins with swirled chocolate tops in parchment paper liners.

Love further indulgent muffins, particularly ones with a shock inside? Attempt my blueberry cream cheese muffins, pumpkin cream cheese muffins, or peanut butter stuffed chocolate muffins subsequent!

Get pleasure from!

Let’s bake collectively! I’ll be strolling you thru all of the steps in my written recipe and video under! Should you do that recipe, be sure you tag me on Instagram, and you may as well discover me on YouTube and Fb

Nutella muffin bitten to show a nutella filling.

Nutella Muffins

These tender nutella muffins have chocolatey facilities and fairly swirled crowns. They bake with tall, fluffy tops, because of my particular (however straightforward!) approach.Recipe features a how-to video!


Course: Breakfast, muffins

Delicacies: American

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Prepare dinner Time: 21 minutes

Whole Time: 46 minutes

Servings: 12 servings

Energy: 429kcal

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  • Preheat oven to 425F (215C) and line a 12-count muffin tin with paper liners. Put aside.

  • In a big mixing bowl, whisk collectively flour, sugar, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt till mixed.

    1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour, 1 cup granulated sugar, 2 Tablespoons cornstarch, 2 teaspoons baking powder, ½ teaspoon baking soda, ½ teaspoon desk salt

  • In a separate bowl or measuring cup, whisk collectively melted butter and vegetable oil. Whisk in egg and vanilla extract till mixed, then stir in bitter cream.

    4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, ¼ cup canola or vegetable oil, 1 giant egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 cup bitter cream

  • Add bitter cream combination to dry elements and use a spatula to softly fold collectively till about 50% mixed.

  • Add white chocolate chips, then proceed to softly stir batter till fully mixed (don’t over-mix or muffins shall be dense and dry).

    1 cup white chocolate chips

  • Fill ready muffin liners about midway full with muffin batter. Use a clear small spoon to make a divot or small nest within the heart of every liner.

  • Take your ¾ cup of Nutella and dollop a Tablespoon of Nutella into the nest that you simply created in every muffin tin. Use your spoon to softly nestle it into the divot.

    1 cup Nutella

  • High muffins evenly with remaining batter and use spoon to softly work muffin batter evenly round Nutella filling. The muffin cups shall be pretty full however you’ll use all or almost all of the batter.

  • Briefly heat remaining (¼ cup) Nutella within the microwave till it’s simply stirrable with a spoon. Drizzle Nutella over the muffin tops and use a butter knife to softly swirl over the floor. High with coarse sugar, if utilizing.

    Coarse or common granulated sugar

  • Switch muffin tin to heart rack of preheated oven and bake for 8-9 minutes, then, with out opening the oven door, scale back warmth to 350F and bake an extra 10-12 minutes, till muffin tops are starting to show mild golden brown and muffins are baked by way of.

  • Enable to chill in muffin tin for 5-10 minutes earlier than rigorously lifting and transferring to a cooling rack to chill fully earlier than having fun with.



Retailer in an hermetic container at room temperature for as much as 3 days. Muffins style greatest heat, so popping them within the microwave for just a few seconds helps the feel of leftovers, however have in mind the Nutella filling can turn out to be extremely popular in a short time so chew in with warning!


Serving: 1serving | Energy: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 5g | Fats: 20g | Saturated Fats: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fats: 1g | Monounsaturated Fats: 3g | Trans Fats: 0.2g | Ldl cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 231mg | Potassium: 195mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 261IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 2mg

Dietary info relies on third-party calculations and ought to be thought-about an estimate solely. Precise dietary content material will differ based mostly upon manufacturers used, measuring strategies, cooking technique, portion sizes, and extra.

This recipe was initially printed in 2016, I’ve up to date the recipe and pictures and added a how-to video.


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