Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Banana Nutella Muffins with Streusel Topping

I had some way-beyond-salvation-overripe bananas in my kitchen so I decided to make some muffins. I wanted to try something new and I remember seeing a recipe for Banana Nutella muffins so I quickly hopped to it! These were as simple as tying your shoes; mix, bake, enjoy!

Overall I was liked these muffins but was not very impressed, sadly. If I hadn't already known there was Nutella in the muffin, I would have never guessed it. I think next time swirling in the Nutella into the batter before baking rather than mixing it into the batter would be the more genius idea! But an extra spread of Nutella really did do the trick to fix these in a snap.

Banana Nutella Muffins with Streusel Topping
Yields: 12 muffins
Slightly adapted from here and here.

For the muffins:
1 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 large or 2 small ripe bananas, mashed
1 egg
3.5 oz. milk
4.5 tbsn. butter, room temperature
3 1/2 tbsn. sugar
3 - 4 tbsn. nutella

For the streusel:
2 tbsn. butter, room temperature
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup quick cooking oats
2 tbsn. flour
1/4 tsp. salt

Preheat the oven to 375 F. Line a muffin tin with liners and set aside. For the muffins, cream together the sugar, butter and egg. Once well creamed, fold in the nutella and the mashed bananas. In a small bowl combine the milk and the baking soda and mix well. In another medium bowl, sift together the flour and baking powder. Add the flour and milk mixtures to the creamed mixture alternatively. Incorporate well but make sure not to over mix as it can make your muffins tough. Fill the muffin tin about 2/3 full and set aside. For the streusel, mix all of the ingredients together and using your hands work the butter into the mixture until it is all combined and is crumble-y. Top each muffin with about a tablespoon each of the mixture. Bake until an inserted toothpick comes out clean, about 15 minutes. Let cool before eating and enjoy!


  1. I just recently discovered the wonder of banana bread + nutella, so I have to try these soon. I bet swirling the nutella into the batter would work well!

  2. Now that is my kind of muffin! Banana and nutella and the heartiness of oats! yum!

  3. I just pulled these out of the oven and I'm so excited.

  4. thankyou for the recipe!!! they taste real good!!!

  5. thanks for sharing - I just made these, without the nutella since I didn't have any and they were delish.
    Seems like we have a quite a bit in common from me reading through your blog.
    Keep up the great work!

  6. i had to add a whole extra cup of flour (wheat) to get the muffins to the right consistency. but otherwise, these are the best muffins i've ever tasted :)