If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you’ve probably picked up on my love for Nutella. Sadly, there just don’t seem to be enough recipes using it well – so I figured I’d do some experimenting with a basic muffin recipe to see if I could jazz it up a bit.
Let’s just say, these may be the prettiest thing I’ve ever made. Definitely worthy of an Instagram or two, and they don’t taste half bad to boot.
Nutella muffins (with peanut butter chips) – makes 12
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 cup butter
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/3 cup Nutella
1/3 to 2/3 cups peanut butter chips (depending on your preferences)
1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a muffin pan with muffin liners.
2) In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. Set aside.
3) Melt butter in a small, microwave safe bowl. Set aside to cool down slightly.
4) Combine milk and egg, and mix well. Add vanilla. Once butter is cool, add butter to this mixture. CAREFUL: if you add when butter is hot, it will cook the egg and be gross.
5) Slowly add egg/milk mixture to the dry ingredients, and stir until just combined. DO NOT over mix.
6) Stir in Nutella – once again, you’ll want to just barely stir in so that you see Nutella swirls in your batter.
7) If you want to add peanut butter chips, do it now – I think these work with or without, so I did 6 muffins with peanut butter chips and 6 without.
8) Cook at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the top comes out clean. Let cool before eating.