Banana-Nutella Muffins

Banana-Nutella Muffins Recipe
Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps
Sweet and fruity, nutty and chocolaty: these scrumptious Banana-Nutella Muffins have it all.

Yield:

Yields: 12 muffins

Recipe Time

Prep: 18 Minutes
Bake: 22 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 305
Fat 15 g
Satfat 6 g
Protein 5 g
Carbohydrate 40 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 52 mg
Sodium 173 mg

Ingredients

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole-wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
3 very ripe bananas, peeled and mashed (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, toasted
1/4 cup Nutella

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners or coat with cooking spray.

2. In a bowl, combine flours, baking powder and salt.

3. In another bowl, using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter and sugar until light, about 3 minutes. Beat in eggs, bananas and vanilla until smooth. Gradually stir in flour mixture. Fold in nuts.

4. Divide batter among muffin cups. Spoon 1 teaspoon Nutella on top of each cup. Swirl together Nutella and batter with a toothpick.

5. Bake until muffins are golden, about 22 minutes. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes, invert onto wire rack, turn muffins right side up and let cool completely.

May 2014
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