The best recipe for Nutella muffins! Super moist and fluffy muffins with a Nutella filling, the perfect after school snack for the little ones !
Combine the perfect softness of a plain muffin with Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread! It's easy, quick and delicious.
Nutella muffins, such a simple and tasty recipe with a favorite ingredient that brings a sweet and creamy touch to muffins.
Everyone loves Nutella, so imagine this perfect muffin recipe with a fluffy and airy crumb with a pretty gourmet bump and a sweet heart of Nutella.
Super easy and quick to prepare, these muffins are ultra soft and light in texture. And topped with Nutella spread for a gourmet heart. And also added on top in a swirl, which adds a delicious sweet touch.
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Muffin recipes are often made with oil, which gives them that moist texture. But the combination of butter and oil is much better for a moist, yet more flavorful texture.
Use the sugar of your preference, just make sure it's not too thick so that it blends in well with the other mixtures. You can use a combination of powdered sugar and brown sugar for extra flavor.
Use large eggs, especially at room temperature. You can place them under hot water for a bit if you are in a rush.
Buttermilk is fabulous in cake recipes, as well as in muffin recipes. If you don't have any, you can make buttermilk simply by using semi-skimmed milk to which you have added a tablespoon of white vinegar and let it sit for a few minutes.
You can use purpose flour of your choice, I use wheat flour most often. The only important thing to remember with flour is to incorporate it gently to keep a soft and light texture in the muffins.
Baking powder and baking soda
A combination of baking powder and baking soda is essential for successful muffins. They will be well puffed with a light and fluffy texture.
Salt and vanilla
And don't forget the little pinch of salt that brings out all the flavors and the vanilla extract to flavor the muffins.
For even more delicious muffins
- Add chocolate chips, and why not try my homemade chocolate chip recipe.
- Add crunch to the texture by incorporating nut chunks into the batter.
- Turn your muffins into cupcakes by adding a chocolate ganache frosting.
How to make the Nutella muffins
Start by preparing the Nutella inserts, place small piles of teaspoon Nutella on a baking sheet. Then place them in the freezer for about 30 minutes, they should be well frozen.
Then preheat your oven to 392°F / 200°C and prepare a cupcake/muffin tin with muffins cups or use pieces of parchment paper for easy removal of the muffins.
In a large container, place the softened butter, vegetable oil, sugar, eggs, vanilla and fermented milk. Mix with a whisk until smooth.
Add the dry ingredients, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix gently with a whisk or wooden spoon to blend the dry ingredients into the liquid ingredients without over-mixing the batter.
Pour the muffin batter into the paper cups, filling them halfway. Then take the Nutella discs out of the freezer and place them on the batter without pushing them down. Then cover with a bit of batter.
To form the nutella swirl, add a small amount of Nutella on top and with a toothpick swirl the Nutella.
Bake the muffins for about 12 to 15 minutes without opening the oven door. At the end of the baking time, check the muffins for doneness by toothpick inserted the center of the muffin. It should come out clean.
The muffins will be ready when the bump does not fall back when they come out of the oven and when they have a golden color on the top.
Let them cool completely before enjoying them with a good coffee or a small glass of milk.
How to store muffins
Muffins can be stored at room temperature, in a box with an airtight lid, for up to 7 days.
Or you can store them in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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Tips for successful muffins
Muffins are very easy to make and the risk of messing them up is minimal. But as with all recipes, there are a few preparation rules to follow and a few tricks to know to make muffins successful.
Use room temperature ingredients
This applies to the eggs, buttermilk and butter, and allows you to have a smooth and homogeneous batter texture. Especially the butter which must be well softened because it can give a grainy preparation.
A nice bump on top
Use a combination of baking powder and baking soda to make the muffins rise. In this recipe, no air is incorporated into the preparation, so it is thanks to the raising agent that you get soft muffins with a nice bump on top.
Do not over mix the dough
To keep the texture fluffy, don't over-mix the mixture after adding the flour. Mix gently with a hand whisk or a wooden spoon, it is not recommended to use an electric mixer to make the muffins.
Be careful when baking
Place your muffin pan halfway up in a preheated oven and be careful not to open the oven door, especially at the beginning of baking, which could cause the muffins to fall out. Also avoid overcooking the muffins to avoid ending up with overly dry muffins.
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- 80 g Butter - unsalted and softened
- 80 g Vegetable oil - rapeseed or grape seed oil
- 200 g Powdered sugar
- 2 eggs - large
- 330 ml Buttermilk - or semi-skimmed milk
- 390 g flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 pinch pinch of salt
- Preheat your oven to 392°F / 200°c (fan oven) and line a cupcake/muffin tin with paper liners.
- On a baking sheet, spoon out large chunks of Nutella and place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the softened butter, vegetable oil, sugar, eggs, vanilla and buttermilk until you have a smooth, homogeneous cake batter.
- Then gently fold in the dry ingredients, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and mix to form a smooth cake batter.
- Pour the dough into the boxes, filling them by half, and place the frozen Nutella discs on top of the dough without pushing them in and cover with a little dough.
- Then place a small amount of Nutella on top and form a swirl of dough with the tip of a knife.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, without opening the oven door, until the muffins are golden brown with a nice bump on top.
- Let muffins cool completely before eating.