Our younger two boys love bananas topped with Nutella. This is the easiest snack/treat for them, especially on those nights where they are “starving” at bedtime but can’t think of what they want to eat. Nutella banana? YES! So when I had four old bananas that I needed to use, but didn’t want to make the traditional banana muffin, I made Nutella Banana Muffins instead! And my whole family LOVED THEM!
The ingredients are ones you likely already have on hand, but can be swapped for anything. For instance, I used coconut sugar for half of the sugar, but you can absolutely use regular sugar for the whole recipe or brown sugar or…whatever sugar that you have and love to use as long as it is cup for cup.
I love that the Nutella on top makes it almost feel like a decadent cupcake, but you don’t have to mess with icing. It bakes all together and then the heat of the cooking process makes the Nutella melty and delicious.
So, here is the breakdown: My husband liked them. My oldest son who loves peanut butter and chocolate more than anything in this life loved them. (He does also love Nutella, just not as much as peanut butter and chocolate.) My younger two, who I mentioned love Nutella bananas were a little upset that I cut them off at two of these! They loved them so much! Looks like I will be making them more often now!
The inside of a Nutella Banana Muffin
Nutella Banana Muffins with Chocolate Chips
Yield: 16 muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
These Nutella Banana Muffins with Chocolate Chips are a great way to use old bananas, and are a great snack or dessert!
4 overripe bananas
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup coconut sugar (can use all of the same sugar or sub brown sugar)
1/4 cup coconut oil (can sub any oil)
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup Nutella (more or less, if desired, just go ahead and grab the whole container)
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Place 16 muffin liners in the pans.
In a mixing bowl, combine bananas, sugars, eggs, coconut oil, and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, mix together well.
Slowly add the flour mixture into the banana mixture, while slowly mixing until combined. (don't overbeat)
Slowly add in chocolate chips and combine well.
Using a 1/3 cup measuring cup, pour mixture into each muffin paper in the muffin pan.
Spoon about a teaspoon of Nutella (can melt in microwave for 10 seconds if too thick) on top of divided muffin mix.
Use a knife to mix together very slightly.
Bake muffins for 15 minutes and check for doneness with a knife inserted into the center. When it comes out clean, the muffins are done.
Cool for a few minutes and enjoy!
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