Monday, August 15, 2011

Strawberry Nutella Muffins

This was one of those recipes that I saw and immediately knew I needed to make ASAP.  I LOVE nutella, and when I say love, I mean it!  I sort of buy a small jar and eat it non-stop until I am sick of it, then repeat the cycle in a few months.  These muffins were incredibly tasty, however I think I would make them differently next time.  I had issues with my nutella coming out the sides while baking, making a rather messy muffin with not a whole lot of nutella left inside (well at least not enough for me).  I think it was due to the thickness of the batter.  Next time I make these I think I will skip adding the nutella prior to baking and instead cut out a hole after they cool to stuff with it, or cut them in half and slather them with nutella (sort of the way one would with butter in a muffin).  Seriously though, the strawberry-nutella combination is ridiculous.  I found myself dipping strawberries in the jar while making these, just sayin.

Strawberry Nutella Muffins
courtesy of Two Peas in Their Pod - yields 9 muffins
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (I used half whole wheat)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1 large egg
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped fresh strawberries
1/3 cup Nutella
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with paper liners or grease well. Set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar.
3. In a small bowl, combine canola oil, egg, buttermilk, and vanilla together. Use a fork or whisk and mix until well combined.
5. Incorporate the wet ingredients into flour mixture. Add slowly and gently stir, you don’t want to over mix. The batter will be thick. Carefully fold in the strawberries.
6. Fill each muffin cup half way with batter. Next, add a small spoonful of Nutella to each muffin cup. Cover the Nutella filling with the remaining batter. Sprinkle each muffin with turbinado sugar.
7. Bake muffins for 17-20 minutes, or until muffins are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Remove the muffins from the pan and let cool on a cooling rack.

1 comment:

  1. I must make these!! John will love me forever - he loves Nutella as much as you :)