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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7 Responses to “White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bars”

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    Barefoot Belle — March 23, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Mmmm. These look so good, and easy! Thanks for sharing.

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    yumventures — March 23, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    I adore white chocolate and macadamia nuts!!! These look great, even better than the traditional cookie 🙂

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    Sara — March 23, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    I’m loving this “bar” week! These look great. I love white chocolate and macadamia nuts!

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    oneordinaryday — March 23, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Sounds great. I’ve actually got a jar of macadamia nuts in the pantry too!

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    Kelly — March 24, 2010 at 12:39 am

    Those definitely sound great. I love white chocolate for a change sometimes. Can’t wait to see what else bars week has in store!

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    Valen — March 24, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    I love, love, love white chocolate and these look great!

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    Kevin — April 9, 2010 at 1:39 am

    This is my favorite flavour combo for cookies and it would be amazing in bar form as well!

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