Banana Nutella Muffins

I rarely make muffins these days. When my brother’s wife gave birth to my baby niece last week, I asked on Twitter for some suggestions of what kinds of food to take over to their house. A couple people mentioned taking some muffins and other snacky foods over there since they probably already have quite a few meals in the house.

I jumped on the idea of baking up some muffins. And since I always have frozen over-ripened bananas in the freezer, I grabbed a couple to let them defrost. At the same time, my little sister Linz was on her way to Boston to spend her spring break out here. She loves to bake and has some pretty mad skills in the kitchen. I love it when she comes to visit because we just spend hours in the kitchen cooking and baking.

She mentioned two things when we were at the store grabbing ingredients. One, she had tried risotto at a restaurant and wanted to try her hand at making some. And two she had never had nutella. We instantly added nutella to the cart and these muffins were born. FYI, she made her first risotto the other night (with shrimp, goat cheese, and asparagus) and it was amazing! These muffins have great flavor as the banana and nutella work together in perfect harmony. No one ingredient overpowers the other.

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Banana Nutella Muffins

Banana and Nutella make a great pair!

Yield: 12 muffins

Ingredients:

2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup Nutella
1 banana mashed (about 1/2 cup)
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 F.

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and sugar.

In a separate bowl, combine Nutella, banana, butter, buttermilk, egg and vanilla.

Stir wet ingredients into dry just until combined.

Spoon into greased muffin tins. Bake for 17-20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted comes out clean.

Remove from pan to wire rack to cool.

Recipe from Miss in the Kitchen

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6 Responses to “Am I a cupcake Hero?!?”

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    MrsPresley — October 9, 2007 at 3:06 am

    i love lime! these sound great 🙂

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    JaneDough — May 5, 2008 at 12:59 am

    It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, so bottoms up with these tasty-sounding sweet treats!

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    Deborah — May 5, 2008 at 3:21 am

    The frosting recipe is missing something. ‘1/4 butter’ ??? Pound or cup? But it sounds great.

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    Nell — May 6, 2008 at 2:01 am

    Those look amazing!

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    Jen — May 9, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    I’ll have to double check the recipe and fix my typo this weekend. Sorry about that. For anyone who asked why they look slushy. This was one of my first Vegan cupcakes and I was using low-fat soy milk. This causes the cupcakes to come out gummy/sticky and not rise very much. I filled them the same amount that I usually do, they just didn’t rise up much. I’d like to try this recipe again to make prettier margarita cupcakes.

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    Jeremy — June 5, 2008 at 2:21 am

    I use non-vegan ingredients and they turn out great as well. Also, I seem to have to double the powdered sugar for the frosting to give it an substance, and then I have way too much frosting 🙂 I also add a bit more lime than the recipe calls for, but that’s just me.

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