Nutella Stuffed Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

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When you’re looking for a healthy dinner idea that’s quick and easy and that picky eaters will eat try our Nutella Stuffed Double Chocolate Banana Muffins. Oh, did I say healthy?

 

a nutella stuffed double chocolate banana muffin cut in half

 

What I meant to say was, when you’re looking for a breakfast for dinner recipe that picky eaters will eat, because, Mama these nutella stuffed double chocolate banana muffins are not healthy, but you will feel happy after eating them.

 

Hyperemesis Gravidarum

It’s amazing to me how often breakfast for dinner makes me happy. I mean, it’s not like it’s every week, though we have had many months like that. Especially when I’ve got the Hyperemesis Gravidarum, it’s not morning sickness thing going on. And heaven knows I’m not the one making it. Like, at all. I’m not even on the same floor of the house, because smells are my worst nightmare during pregnancy.

But, I’ve become distracted, let’s not bring HG into the conversation, let’s stick with chocolate.

 

A nutella stuffed chocolate banana muffin

Banana Bread

After years of testing our BEST Banana Bread recipe we had no choice, but to go crazy with 500 billion adapted recipes and this particular nutella stuffed double chocolate banana muffins recipe is a combination of our obsession with a chocolate muffin we found in Italy, this Nutella Swirled Banana Muffins recipe and our favorite, moist banana bread with chocolate chips.

I still can’t figure out why so many of our readers resist chocolate chips in banana bread, so if you must take them out of this recipe, I understand, but you’re missing out for sure.

Our Nutella Swirled Banana Muffins recipe has a lot of good information about muffins, so please make sure you take a second to pop on over there.

A nutella stuffed chocolate banana muffin

What Makes Muffins Rise

There are a lot of different recipes with a lot of different combinations to make the muffins rise. Typically baking powder is a go to for a quick bread, but in all of our banana bread testing we discovered that the acid from the bananas and the baking soda work best to make a nice rise on the muffins.

If you’re making regular muffins without fruit or a quick bread loaf you’ll often see baking powder which is great.

 

A nutella stuffed chocolate banana muffin

What Should Bananas Look Like for Banana Bread?

 

over ripe bananas

 

Bananas should never be black or pure yellow for banana bread. These are the perfect bananas for banana bread.

 

Nutella Stuffed Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

When you’re looking for a healthy dinner idea that’s quick and easy and that picky eaters will eat try our Nutella Stuffed Double Chocolate Banana Muffins. Oh, did I say healthy?

Ingredients:

  • 1 2/3 Cups Flour
  • 1/3 Cup Cocoa
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/3 Cup Canola Oil
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 5 Tablespoons Sour Cream
  • 1 1/3 Cups Mashed Banana, about 2 very large bananas or 3 small
  • 2/3 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips
  • 1/3-1/2 Cup Nutella

 

Directions:

  1. Place two large spoonfulls of nutella in a bowl and place in the freezer.
  2. Set out the eggs and sour cream.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Spray a jumbo muffin tin with nonstick spray or line with paper liners. Or use a regular tin with liners.
  5. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  6. In another bowl, whisk together the oil and sugar. Add in the eggs and sour cream and whisk again, but be sure to not over mix.
  7. Dump the dry ingredients, banana and chocolate chips on the wet ingredients and switching to a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, gently fold the ingredients together just until a few streaks of flour remain.
  8. Scoop one large spoonful (we actually use a cookie scoop ) into the bottom of the muffin wells and place a dollop of the frozen nutella in the batter.  Cover with batter up to 2/3 high in the cup.
  9. Place a little nutella on top of the batter and using a small knife, starting at the outside edge of the batter, swirl through and around the nutella.
  10. Allow to rest in the pan for 8-12 minutes before baking. See note.
  11. Bake at 350 for 12-16 minutes for regular muffins, or 18-22 for jumbo. The muffins are done when lightly golden and the middle springs back up when you touch the top.
  12. Once the muffins are done, open the oven door, turn off the oven and let the muffins rest for 2 minutes, no longer, before carefully setting it on the counter for a few more minutes to cool.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 Jumbo muffins or 12 regular, Serving Size: 1

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 158 Calories
  • Total Fat: 6.8g
  • Cholesterol: 24.7mg
  • Sodium: 172mg
  • Carbohydrates: 22.9g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Sugar: 14.8g
  • Protein: 2.4g
All images and text ©Carrian Cheney for Oh Sweet Basil.

a nutella stuffed double chocolate banana muffin cut in half

Nutella Swirled Banana Muffins Recipe

It’s happening!! We took nutella and bananas and made magic. These nutella swirled banana muffins are also stuffed with creamy, delicious nutella!

A soft banana muffin cut in half with a dollop of nutella spilling out of the center

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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