I know, I know, there’s a pattern starting to form over here…
Of Nutella stuffed things.
Nutella is just SO good.
Actually, scrap that. I’m not sorry.
Because who doesn’t love Nutella stuffed things?!
And if you don’t love Nutella stuffed things, then I only have one thing to say to you –
So now that we got that out of the way, let’s get back to these muffins. They are quite possibly the best muffins to ever come out of my oven.
They were totally breakfast (and lunch, and sometimes even dinner and dessert all rolled into one) for a few days over here in my world.
I love the whole coffee cake thing, and the streusel layer on the inside thing, and the streusel on the top thing, and the moist cake thing (yes, I just said moist. It’s totally appropriate), and the slight banana thing, and the oozy, melty, Nutella middle thing.
Actually, I really love the oozy, melty, Nutella middle thing.
I would highly recommend you take your laptop into the kitchen and make these. Right now.
And while you’re there, can you please explain to me why coffee cake is called coffee cake?! Because I was totally envisioning coffee flavoured goodness, but it is not so.
Make these, yeah? Cool.
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NUTELLA STUFFED WHOLEWHEAT BANANA COFFEE CAKE MUFFINS
Adapted from the amazing How Sweet It Is.
For the streusel
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup wholewheat flour
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
110g cold unsalted butter (1/2 cup), cubed
For the muffins
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 banana, well mashed
110g unsalted butter (1/2 cup), melted and cooled
2 cups wholewheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
12 tbsp Nutella
Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F) and line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper liners.
To make the streusel, put the brown sugar, wholewheat flour, cinnamon, salt and cold, cubed butter in a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment. Mix on low until a moist crumble forms. Set aside.
To make the muffin batter, whisk the eggs and sugar together in a large bowl. Add the yogurt and whisk until there are no lumps. Whisk in the mashed banana and finally, the melted butter.
Add the wholewheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt and mix until just incorporated.
Fill each muffin liner a third full with batter. Add a handful of streusel topping, and then drop in a heaped tablespoon of Nutella. Fill the liner the rest of the way up with more batter, and top with another handful of streusel.
Bake for 18 – 20 minutes, until golden and a skewer inserted comes out clean. Makes 12 large muffins.