Nutella Chocolate Banana Swirls

My little sister Ionna loves Nutella.

I mean loves.

I’d see her pair it with everything: a piece of bread (toasted or untoasted), a Skyflake cracker, a biscuit… but sometimes she’s just too lazy and eats it straight from the jar with a spoon.

And we all know that a tablespoon of the heavenly choco-hazelnut spread is 100 calories, so let’s just say it’s pretty unhealthy.

So when I made the whisk my best friend and decided to really start baking, I searched for Nutella treats that I could bake for my sister, and for my mom.

I saw this blog post on the Novice Chef, and I tried it out.

When my sister ate it, her eyes almost popped out. I took a bite myself and was mesmerized by how the flavors were just exploding in my mouth. It was amazeballs.

So I baked it again, and again, and again, and finally I experimented on some more ingredients that would make it more chocolatey, more banana-ey. (Is there such a word?)

I love how these muffins still give you the strong taste of banana and at the same time the chocolate melts in your mouth, leaving you with a zest of hazelnut from the Nutella.

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Now every time I bake, Mama asks me if there are rejects, or if there are extra muffins I made for her. Of course there always is, half the tray is for her.

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NUTELLA CHOCOLATE BANANA SWIRLS

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
4 medium over-ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup Caster sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup Nutella

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 180°C. Line muffin pan with liners.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, and baking powder until well combined. Set aside.
  • In large bowl, blend banana, caster sugar, and brown sugar. Beat in egg, butter and vanilla extract. Add in the nutella.
  • Slowly whisk in the flour mixture until well combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Fill muffin tins 3/4 full. Top each muffin with about 1 teaspoon of Nutella and use a toothpick to swirl it into the batter.
  • Bake muffins for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Serve warm or store in an airtight container until ready to serve.

Makes 18 muffins.

Enjoy!

Arrivederci!

- JULIA

PS. Please do check out the Instagram page of my blossoming online bakeshop, its @plccebu (Pretty Little Cakes) xx

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