Banana Nutella Muffins

Banana muffins sound a million times more delicious when you swirl a dollop of Nutella into them. Don’t you think?

In fact adding Nutella to anything makes it more delicious. Ok, well maybe not everything, but definitely baked goodies. 😀 These moist muffins have a deep banana flavor, crunchy hazelnuts, and a hefty dose of hazelnut spread making them irresistible.

Serve warm with extra Nutella smeared on them instead of butter, trust me on this one! 😉

Banana Nutella Muffins

Yield: 12 Muffins

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 24 minutes


2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon table salt
3 very ripe bananas, soft, darkly speckled, mashed well (about 1 1/2 cups)
1/4 cup plain yogurt
2 large eggs, beaten lightly
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup toasted hazelnuts, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup Nutella


Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line 12 muffin cups with muffin liners or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
In a medium bowl mix mashed bananas, yogurt, eggs, butter, and vanilla with wooden spoon. Lightly fold banana mixture into dry ingredients with rubber spatula until just combined and batter looks thick and chunky. Fold in hazelnuts.
Divide batter equally among prepared muffin cups. Place 1 teaspoon of Nutella on top of each muffin. Swirl with a toothpick. Bake until golden and toothpick inserted into center of muffin comes out clean, 20 to 24 minutes. Remove muffins from tin and serve

Source: adapted from Orange Spice Banana Bread

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41 Responses to “Banana Nutella Muffins”

  1. #
    Mal @ The Chic Geek — January 26, 2012 @ 12:06 pm

    These look so good, nutella makes everything amazing!

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    thekalechronicles — January 26, 2012 @ 12:19 pm

    Working the Nutella into the muffins is good — now, if you just work the banana out, you’ll have a muffin I might like.

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    Marcee — January 26, 2012 @ 12:19 pm

    Mmmm …. so good w/hot drinks for winterizing our freezin bods!

    We have a recipe for banana bread w/nutella. Delish ….. especially for breakfast!

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    Erin — January 26, 2012 @ 12:31 pm

    Adding nutella to things is like adding peanut butter, it’s always a good idea!

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    Judy — January 26, 2012 @ 12:57 pm

    Oh, my kids would love for me to make these! I like how you put the swirl in them–nice.

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    fitsgreaterthanskinny — January 26, 2012 @ 12:58 pm

    I’m going to try making these with whole wheat flour. I love Nutella and try to find every excuse to eat it :)

    • Stephanie replied: — January 26th, 2012 @ 3:53 pm

      comment back on how these turn out with whole wheat flour….I was going to try the same thing!

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    Karen — January 26, 2012 @ 1:11 pm

    I’m getting so tired of plain banana muffins. I’ll be making these this weekend. Thanks!

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    freshandfoodie — January 26, 2012 @ 1:27 pm

    Who wouldn’t love these?

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    IamSimplyTia — January 26, 2012 @ 1:39 pm

    These look really good! Yum.

  10. #
    christina — January 26, 2012 @ 2:43 pm

    I have yet to try nutella, but if you keep posting recipes like these, my no-nutella life will change very soon… : )

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    Just A Smidgen — January 26, 2012 @ 10:24 pm

    Nutella has been everywhere these past few days.. homemade Nutella, nutella on spoons, and now your fluffy Nutella cupcakes… my goodness these look amazing!!! xo Smidge

  12. #
    ChgoJohn — January 27, 2012 @ 5:12 am

    Banana mixed with Nutella, a merger whose time has come! Great idea & recipe!

  13. #
    The Food Hunter — January 27, 2012 @ 10:28 am

    I would eat these in a heartbeat.

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    Kathy — January 27, 2012 @ 8:49 pm

    always on the hunt for something yummy to make with ripe bananas…and being a nutella lover…this is my new fave! I didn’t have any hazelnuts, and had to substitute sour cream for the yogurt, but these are absolutely delish!

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    Ces — January 31, 2012 @ 5:59 pm

    Thank you for this! I have a batch in the oven now.

  16. #
    sa12s — February 4, 2012 @ 11:21 pm

    Reblogged this on step into my world and commented:
    i wanted to start baking other cupcakes than my usual red velvet with cream cheese frosting. after getting a jar of nutella at a white elephant this past Christmas, i decided it’d be my key ingredient. i came across this blog as a i googled ‘nutella cupcakes’. i made two batches of this and it was a hit. it really isn’t that unhealthy and i would have to say it’s healthier than the red velvet. sweet pea’s kithchen is an interesting blog and i think i’ll be stealing some more recipes from here as i am trying to get into some real cooking.

    up next, vegetable lasagna…

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  18. #
    Re — March 1, 2012 @ 2:10 am

    If you don’t have yogurt, will it still be ok to make?

    • Christina replied: — March 7th, 2012 @ 6:53 pm

      You can use 1 cup sour cream, or 1 cup buttermilk, or 1 cup heavy whipping cream plus 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice instead of the yogurt. If you give it a try I would love to hear how it turns out for you! :)

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    Lucy — March 3, 2012 @ 8:55 am

    Made these this morning. Came out perfect and so tasty. 1 and 3 year old loved them – so did mom and dad! Thanks.

    • Christina replied: — March 7th, 2012 @ 6:24 pm

      I am so glad to hear that everyone enjoyed them! :) Thanks so much for letting me know how they turned out for you!

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    terri — March 21, 2012 @ 7:03 am

    I just made the muffins and they turned out so nice they looked beautiful and tasted even better. My daughter who loves Nutella is going to be so happy when she gets home from school and has such a yummy treat waiting for her. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Christina replied: — March 27th, 2012 @ 7:58 pm

      I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the muffins! Thanks so much for letting me know how they turned out for you! :)

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    BK — April 10, 2012 @ 9:36 pm

    I substituted heavy whipping cream and lemon juice as suggested for the yogurt. Perfecto! These are delicious!!!!

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  23. #
    Rachel — May 5, 2012 @ 11:04 pm

    Just made these Muffins – Absolutely YUMMO!!!!!! Well worth a try! :)

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    Connie — May 28, 2012 @ 2:19 pm

    I just made these and they are really good! My only advice is to microwave the nutella in a glass dish for about 20 seconds before putting it in the batter to swirl. It makes it a whole lot easier. The first muffin I just plopped the nutella in and it just stayed in a big clump and sank to the bottom.

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    Alicia — July 10, 2012 @ 1:36 pm

    I followed this recipe to a T, an it came out FANTASTIC!! very easy, I tend to question recipes I find online, which messes me up lol but I followed this one exactly an I love it!

    • Christina replied: — July 17th, 2012 @ 3:07 pm

      I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the muffins! Thanks so much for letting me know how they turned out for you! :)

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    Amy G. — July 18, 2012 @ 7:23 am

    Just ate a warm one, fresh out of the oven, for breakfast this morning. Super yummy! Thanks for posting.

    • Christina replied: — August 1st, 2012 @ 1:21 pm

      I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the muffins! Thanks so much for letting me know how they turned out for you! :)

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    Merci — September 27, 2012 @ 8:51 pm

    So good. Just renewed my faith in my cooking. My new fav muffins.

    • Christina replied: — September 28th, 2012 @ 10:59 pm

      Yay!! So happy to hear that you enjoyed the muffins!! :)

  29. #
    Amanda — November 10, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

    I made these with wheat flour, turned out delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

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    Katie — November 19, 2012 @ 12:21 pm

    I loved this recipe–I used 1 cup white/1 cup wheat flour, added extra greek yogurt and added dark chocolate chunks. Very delicious.

    • Christina replied: — November 20th, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

      I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the muffins!! Thanks so much for sharing how they turned out for you! :)

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    Terry — January 5, 2013 @ 10:48 am

    I didn’t have a muffin pan, so I made this as a bread. I used blueberry yogurt since I didn’t have plain yogurt. It gave it a bit of a berry flavor although it was mostly drowned out by the banana and chocolate flavors. I swirled the Nutella in after pouring the batter into the loaf pan. It looked great and tasted delicious. I had to bake it about 1/2 hour.

  32. #
    trina — February 23, 2013 @ 11:57 am

    i just made these! they turned out delicious. i think i want to add some peanut butter with nutella next time.. perfect combination..

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    Erin — April 30, 2013 @ 7:31 pm

    Made these with whole wheat flour,strawberry vanilla yogurt and walnuts. So good I had 2!!

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