Nutella Muffins

Nutella Muffins

I have a weakness for Nutella.  I can’t keep a jar of it in the house or I end up eating half of the jar with just a spoon.  A little here, a little there, before I know it half the jar is gone. 

Sometimes I can’t help myself when I find myself at the grocery store and a I see a lonely jar of Nutella on the shelf.  I know it is just destined to come home with me.  I just better put it under lock and key or I’m in trouble. 

Nutella Muffins

I love Nutella for many things.  Sometimes as a little snack, I will spread a little Nutella on a flour tortilla and wrap it up with a banana.  It is so good like that!  My Nutella Brownies are wildy popular.  Thank you so much for the continued positive feedback on that recipe.  I am so thrilled that everyone love those.  If you haven’t tried those yet, those are a must try.  They may quickly become your new favorite brownie.

These Nutella Muffins may become a new favorite of yours as well.  They are light, moist and delicious served warm alone or even spread with a little strawberry preserves.  Try them even as a dessert with a little vanilla ice cream.  You may also pop them in the freezer so you have some on hand anytime the urge for one hits.  They thaw quickly in the microwave or even just sitting on the counter.

Nutella Muffins

Nutella Muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: PT18-20M

Total Time: PT33-35M

Yield: 12 muffins

Nutella Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup low fat milk
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a 12 cup muffin pan with liners or spray with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and set aside.
  3. In another large bowl, stir butter and sugar until combined. Stir in eggs one at a time. Stir in milk followed by Nutella until mixture is smooth.
  4. Gradually stir in flour mixture into wet ingredients until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Pour batter about 3/4 full in prepared muffin pan. Bake for 18-20 minutes until cake tester comes out out clean.
  6. Cool in pan for about 5 minutes. Serve warm or transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Banana Cake with Nutella Frosting

 
There are some food pairings that are just meant to be together.  Peanut butter and jelly, bacon and eggs, spaghetti and meatballs, and bananas and Nutella.  
 
On the other hand Nutella is good with quite a few things but I think it’s best with bananas.  One of my favorite ways to enjoy this tasty combination is in my Nutella and Banana Smoothie.  It is thick and creamy and the perfect ratio of banana and Nutella.  I know many of you that have tried it and loved it.  
 
I was delighted when I was assigned The Ginger Snap Girl for this month’s Secret Recipe Club.   I quickly found this recipe and knew it would be excellent to feature.  The Ginger Snap Girl is written by Gloria who shares amazing recipes such as Blueberry Donut Muffins and Pumpkin Ice Cream, perfect for fall just to name a few.  
The banana cake is moist and is great to make with ripe bananas you have on hand.  Topping this cake off with a creamy Nutella frosting makes this one amazing cake.  
This is definitely one cake you will want to give a try!

  Banana Cake with Nutella Frosting

Banana Cake with Nutella Frosting

Banana Cake with Nutella Frosting

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 large)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Nutella Frosting
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2-4 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and lightly flour a 9"x 13" cake pan knocking off any excess flour and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer in a large bowl cream butter and sugar on medium speed until creamy. Add eggs one at a time on low speed until combined. Stir in vanilla and bananas. Gradually add in flour mixture alternating with milk until both are combined. Do not over mix. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake on center rack for 35-40 minutes until cake tester in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  4. Allow cake to cool completely before frosting.
  5. Nutella Frosting
  6. Using an electric mixer beat butter and nutella until combined. Gradually add in confectioners sugar until of confectioners sugar is combined. Mixture will be crumbly. Add in 2 tablespoons of milk and beat on medium-high speed. Add in additional milk until frosting reaches a spreadable consistency.
  7. Spread frosting on cooled cake.

Adapted from Ginger Snap Girl originally adapted from Toasty Biscuit and All Cakes Considered

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Nutella Brownies Revisited


Today I’m hitting the MT archives.

A little over a year ago I posted a recipe for Nutella Brownies that were a huge hit.  Have you had a chance to try these?

Since then they have become one of my most popular recipes.  I can totally understand why;  they are incredible.  

I have recently updated the photos for these and launched my YouTube video series with these amazing Nutella Brownies.  

The only bummer is the video is a tad dark as we have to shoot in the evenings when I have some “mother thyme”.  I’m sure as we continue these videos we’ll work out those little kinks.  

I hope you enjoy my first video on these fabulous and delicious brownies.  We are already preparing the next video (hopefully with better lighting) that should be posted next week.  If there are any past recipes you would like to see me create in my videos series please let me know, I would love to hear what you would like to see in upcoming videos.  



If you recently started following me and haven’t had a chance to check out the older recipes I have shared I hope you take a moment and revisit the recipe for Nutella Brownies.  If you love Nutella or even brownies you definitely need to give these a try.  

Nutella Granola Bars

It has been far to long since I shared a recipe that includes Nutella.

Just because there has been a lack of Nutella recipes on Mother Thyme recently doesn’t mean there isn’t a jar or two of this tasty hazelnut spread hanging in my pantry.  Like Biscoff, Nutella is one of those spreads that you just need a spoon and a jar of this amazing stuff to satisfy a sweet tooth.

Nothing beats homemade granola bars.  If you are a Nutella fan you are going to love these.  These Nutella Granola Bars are fantastic!  Just the right amount of Nutella incorporated into granola bars that have perfect firmness and right amount of texture.  Best part, these are so simple to whip up.  You just need one bowl, one pan a few ingredients and 30 minutes to whip up these delicious little bars that make the ultimate snack.

Looking for more Nutella or Granola recipes?  Check out these recipes below.

Nutella Granola Bars

Nutella Granola Bars

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup rice krispies
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes (sweetened or unsweetened)
  • 1 tablespoon flax seed
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted and cool
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8"x8" pan with parchment paper letting it drape slightly over the sides of the pan.
  2. In a large bowl stir together rolled oats, rice krispies, coconut flakes and flax seed. Add in honey, Nutella, butter, vanilla extract and pecans and stir until blended.
  3. Spread and press evenly onto parchment lined baking pan and bake in a preheated oven on the center rack for 30 minutes until top is golden brown. Cool pan on wire rack for 20 minutes.
  4. When pan is cool to the touch, lift parchment paper from pan and set granola on parchment pan until cooled completely.
  5. Cut evenly down the center and then cut each section into 4 evenly sized bars per section.
  6. Store in an airtight container.
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Nutella Banana Smoothie

Nutella Banana Smoothie

I am so honored and thrilled that today Mother Thyme is featured on Yummly as a Featured Food Blog.  If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out at HERE.  

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook I posted yesterday a picture of a smooth and creamy Nutella and Banana Smoothie.  It was so good and delicious I have to share the recipe with you.

You may also know from previous posts I love my smoothies.  They are filling and delicious I have one about every day.  Being a busy mom its simple to whip up a smoothie to enjoy in one hand  while I am feeding the kiddos in another.  

I have shared before my Blueberry Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie which is delicious.  Since I am on a bit of a Nutella kick I switched up my usual smoothie and created this.  It reminds me more of almost a milkshake of sorts than a smoothie.  Super delicious!  

If you have some Nutella hanging around in your pantry.  Add a few ingredients to your blender along with some Nutella and give this smoothie a try.  If you do, let me know what you think of it!  

(p.s. If you are checking out the brownies in the pictures, those are Nutella Brownies too.  Check those out HERE).  

Nutella Banana Smoothie

Nutella & Banana Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt
  • 1/3 cup Nutella
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions

  1. In a blender combine ingredients in order and blend on highest setting until desired consistency.
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Nutella Brownies

Who doesn’t love a soft and chewy brownie?  It is the perfect little 2 inch square snack to fulfill any chocolate craving.  The only problem is, its hard to eat just one.

You know when you make a fresh batch of brownies and they are sitting in that brownie pan, you cut that first little square.  You leave the knife in the pan and you come back and cut a little more.  Before you know it a huge chunk of brownie has disappeared.  I think we are all guilty of being a brownie thief.

If you are a ooey, gooey, chocolate brownie lover and have never tried Nutella Brownies before you need to try this one.  You may, just may have found a new love in brownies like I have in this recipe.   These are  so simple to make, and simply delicious.  

If you haven’t tried Nutella in a brownie before, try this recipe and let me know what you think.  I made these and I didn’t even tell people they were made with Nutella (until later of course) and they didn’t know.
Nutella Brownies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: PT30-37M

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 12

Nutella Brownies

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Nutella

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl combine flour and salt and set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer blend butter until light and fluffy. Mix in sugar, eggs, vanilla and mix well followed by Nutella and stir until mixture is creamy. Stir in flour mixture.
  4. Pour into a greased 8-inch square brownie pan and bake for 30-37 minutes. Cool pan on wire rack.
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Watch the video to see how easy these are to whip up and enjoy!

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