Banana Nutella Muffins

I woke up this morning in a mood to bake, and seeing as how we had some very ripe bananas, I went forth and made some banana muffins. But I didn’t stop there, because I also had a huge container of Nutella waiting to be used.

I originally bought the bananas and Nutella to make a pizza out of the two ingredients, but that never happened, so I decided to include the chocolate/hazelnut spread in the muffins.

Jesstagirl meets Hungry Girl
Top Banana Bread
(2 points per slice…so maybe 3 points per muffin?)

Thankfully, Hungry Girl had a recipe for banana bread, which I’ve used before, so I made the mix according to her directions. I filled the tins up about 1/4 of the way and then put a tiny dab of Nutella in the middle, swirling it as best I could.

Then I put more of the mix on top of that with another dab of—this time—warm/softened Nutella. (My genius husband gave me that idea!).

And then we swirled some more:

The house smelled awesome and this is what they looked like once they cooled enough for me to get my hands on them:

They taste great, but if I make them again I’ll do a few things different:

  1. Add more bananas. I used three bananas (two of them very ripe and one still yellow), but they were lacking on the “banana” flavor.
  2. Add more Nutella. Instead of putting a “dab” in the middle I may want to put a “glob.” Nutella is sooooo yummy. But more Nutella would up the calories, and that’s not what I’m going for.

I promise this won’t turn into a food blog, but I’m making this recipe tomorrow and definitely want to write about the outcome.

Oh, and can I just toot my own horn and say that those are some of the best food pictures I’ve ever taken? I’m really trying to learn and experiment with my camera, so I’m really proud of myself.


  1. I absolutely love those donut muffins. I make them without the jam in the middle. And I make up some powdered sugar icing (milk, powdered sugar and vanilla) and dip the top in them. Then sprink with cinnamon sugar. I call them breakfast cupcakes. They are always a hit.

    I might have to make some tomorrow after all this talk about them.

  2. Sheesh, you became Suzie Homemaker! 🙂 Wanna come fix me some food tomorrow? I'll make the cupcakes!

    You have an award on my blog!

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