Who needs a different variety of muffin? I do! I do!
How about a breakfast you can eat in bed, or on the go!
MGG and I snuck away for a long weekend not long ago and stayed at a wonderful little boutique hotel in Santa Barbara. We just love this town and I have to tell you what impressed me quite a bit was the welcome basket full of baked goodies. There were fresh chocolate chip and snickerdoodle cookies (who can resist that!) that were scrumptious. They also gave us a few croissants, and some banana chocolate swirled muffins.
Those muffins were so moist and delicious they are definitely the inspiration for today's recipe.
BANANA CINNAMON NUTELLA SWIRL MUFFINS
So over the weekend I tried my hand at a combination of banana and chocolate using my basic muffin recipe. Bananas always add great flavor and moistness to muffins and then adding Nutella as a swirl into the muffins just seemed necessary. Let me tell you...they were easy and tasty! Hot from the oven these mouthwatering, fluffy, and seductive (yes, I said seductive...) muffins should probably be hidden if you want to save some for yourself, because they will be gone once your family smells them! After one bite, it's all over!
Can't wait to go back to Santa Barbara and get some more inspiration.
Banana Cinnamon Nutella Swirl Muffins
Makes 6 muffins
1 1/2 ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup canola oil
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 6 well muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
In a large blow mash your bananas. Add the egg, oil, milk, and vanilla. Stir until combined. Add flour, both sugars, baking powder and soda, salt, and cinnamon. Stir just until combined.
Divide batter among 6 muffin tins that have been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Add 1 tsp of Nutella to the top of each muffin. Using a toothpick drag the Nutella through the batter to swirl.
Bake at 400 degrees for 20-22 minutes.