Thursday, April 2, 2015

Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Muffins

These hearty banana muffins are flavoured with Nutella chocolate spread and studded with hazelnuts.

Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Muffins

I think the kids are going through growth spurts, because they are eating me out of a house and home. Everyday after school and after dinner I get requests for snack, after snack. So I decided to make some muffins that would be hearty and would fill their tummies for more than 30 minutes. I always have a ton of banana in the freezer, so banana muffins were on the agenda.

I found some hazelnuts in the freezer, leftover from my holiday baking, so decided to add them in for a nice crunch. Oatmeal is always good, to keep those tummies full, so I knew I wanted to use oatmeal as well. Since I was using hazelnuts, I added some Nutella on a whim. Super delish!

Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Muffins

Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Muffins

3 ripe bananas, mashed
1 large egg
1/4 C oil
1/4 C brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 C milk
1/2 C Nutella
1 C flour
1 C rolled oats (quick cooking or old- fashioned)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 C raw hazelnuts, chopped

1/4 C nutella
1 1/2 C powdered sugar
1-2 Tbs milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin, or line with paper cups.

In a small mixing bowl, combine the flour, oats, baking soda and powder, salt and nuts. Set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl, beat the egg, oil, brown sugar, Nutella, milk and vanilla until smooth. Add in the dry ingredients and mix until just about combined. Add in mashed banana and carefully mix until just combined.

Using a medium cookie scoop, fill the muffin tin with equal amounts of batter. Bake for 20-25 minutes; until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool a few minutes in the tin, before removing to a wire rack, to cool completely.

For the glaze: Combine the nutella with the powdered sugar. Start by adding 1 tsp of milk, adding more 1 tsp at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Drizzle over completely cooled muffins.

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Erren said...

Yum! I just made chocolate chip banana muffins, but I think you've topped it!

AMummyToo said...

Oh yum, the flavour combination sounds wonderful and I love the decoration. So tempting!

Patty Anderson said...

Cindy, what a great way to satisfy the appetites. I know exactly what you mean about their appetites. Some days you just can't fill the bottomless pit!

Manila Spoon said...

These look really delicious, Cindy! I love chocolates and nuts together on anything! :)

Mike Benayoun said...

Anything with Nutella is a winner in my book!

Joanne T Ferguson said...

Love the combination and wish I had one of these with my coffee right now
Thanks for stopping by the Say G'day Party and sharing! Pinned all your submissions and look forward to seeing you next Saturday Cindy!!

Michelle Nahom said...

These look so good!! I hear you on the kids...I can go to the grocery store and the next day it seems like there is nothing left! I don't know where they put it. I know these will disappear quickly too! So glad you shared these with us at #FoodieFriDIY, because I plan on making them soon!