My partner loves Nutella. Actually, that sentence is an understatement. I do in fact have to keep it hidden sometimes, but some days call for a special treat. I leave for work a couple of hours before my partner gets up, so on valentine’s day I left these on the counter with a little note. Unfortunately during the week, it seems we see each other very briefly before crashing into bed for the night, but little sweet gestures such as these are commonplace in our house and it’s truly the little things that make my heart melt.
These are by no means a health food, but everything in moderation. If I’m making these for myself, I use applesauce instead of butter, whole wheat flour, oats, and a homemade or natural version of Nutella. However, my partner can always tell when I make these “healthy” so when I make them specifically for him, I use the good stuff (aka butter and white flour).
Nutella Banana Muffins
- 2 cups flour (I prefer whole wheat)
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 4 ripe bananas mashed
- 1/2 cup butter, melted (can substitute applesauce)
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup brown sugar (can substitute honey or maple syrup and/or reduce to 1/3 cup)
- 1/4 cup Nutella (or homemade Nutella/natural hazelnut spread)
1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2.) Mix together bananas, butter, eggs, and sugar in a bowl until well mixed.
3.) Add flour, oats, baking soda, and cinnamon and stir until everything is well combined.
4.) Spoon batter into lined muffin tins.
5.) Add Nutella to each muffin and cut through with a knife to make sure it mixes well into the batter.
6.) Put muffins into oven and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean!