Decadent Banana Nutella Muffins


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Banana Nutella Muffins

Until recently the vegan blueberry muffins was my favorite muffin recipe ever. God knows how many times I have baked it with so many variations! But all that changed one day when I baked these banana Nutella muffins. I don't know if I'm being bias because I'm a chocoholic. The love for Nutella doesn't help either! So I think I have to push the blueberry muffins recipe down, give that the second place and these absolutely decadent beauties move to the sweet first spot. My kids loved these muffins so much that they are deliberately avoiding eating bananas so that it would ripen very much and I can make these banana Nutella muffins again.

Egg Free Banana Nutella Muffins

I have tried a couple of baking recipes using very ripe bananas but this muffin recipe beats them all. I also wanted to include peanut butter in these muffins and then only realized that if I do so my son can't take it for lunch because of the nut allergies prevalent in school. Sunflower seed butter is a very good replacement for those who can't eat peanut butter. It has a similar flavor. So I included that too, but that flavor did not show up in the muffins. Adding chopped walnuts or pecans to the muffin batter would have tasted good too. All I could smell and taste was the bananas and Nutella and I'm not complaining about that at all! Thanks to Jessica for this amazing recipe. I just tweaked it a little to make it egg free.

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Banana Nutella Muffins Recipe

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Prep time
20 Mins
Cook time
10 Mins
Yields
About 32 Mini-Muffins
 
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Decadent Banana Nutella Muffins
4.6 from 7 reviews
I strongly believe that banana and Nutella are made for each other. If you have any doubts about that, bake these muffins and you will agree with me too.
Flour Mix:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Wet Mix:
  • 1 cup mashed banana (about 2 medium)
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seed butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Others:
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • Nutella as needed
Substitutions:
  • flour - whole wheat pastry flour
  • sunflower seed butter - peanut butter or another 1/4 cup of mashed banana itself
  • almond milk - any other milk of your choice (dairy or non-dairy)
  • apple cider vinegar - white vinegar
  • avocado oil - any other oil of your choice
  • walnuts- any other nut of your choice
Procedure:
  1. Preheat oven at 350F/180C for 15 minutes. Line a 24 cup mini muffin tin with paper liners or grease it lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl mix together the dry ingredients and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl stir together the rest of the ingredients listed under "wet mix". Fold in the nuts too, if using.
  4. Fill the prepared muffin cups with a tablespoon of batter for each muffin. Top each muffin with about 1/2 teaspoon of Nutella and swirl it with a toothpick.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Remove the pan and leave it on a cooling rack for about 5 minutes. Then remove the muffins from the pan and let it cool completely on the rack before storing it.
My Notes:
  1. I just made 24 mini muffins and the rest of it as regular size muffins and got 3 of it. I'm guessing you would get another 7-9 mini muffins for that batter.
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Eggless Banana Nutella Muffins

26 COMMENTS

  1. I made these this morning but as I had no bananas, substituted two large red apples, one peeled and grated, the other peeled and chopped into chunks. I halved both the sugars and the muffins came out sweet enough, probably due to the Nutella.
    I used crunchy peanut paste which is nice with the apple chunks (reminds me of my schooldays when we had peanut butter and apple sandwiches). I also added one tablespoon of sour cream, as the amount of wet ingredients seemed to be not quite enough for the dry ingredients. The muffins came out somewhat dry – although very tasty. Perhaps I need to add either more oil or milk or sour cream next time. Or try the recipe again using bananas, as per the original.

  2. This recipe sounds great to me. I would love to make it as a bread in a loaf tin and substitute the walnuts for oats. Is that possible with this recipe?

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