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Banana and Nutella Swirl Muffins

As much as I love whipping up grand triple-layered cakes and carefully piping buttercream roses, sometimes it’s nice to just bake something easy and comforting. No fancy decorations, no heavy machinery required – just a bowl, a spoon and a mixing hand at the ready.


I had a few overripe bananas in the freezer that needed using up and 1/2 a jar of Nutella that was inviting me to consume it with a spoon, so these muffins solved 2 problems – plus it’s nice to whip something up that isn’t banana bread!


Banana and Nutella Swirl Muffins
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Serves: 12
  • 1½ cups plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 large bananas, mashed
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 80g butter, melted
  • ½ cup Nutella
  1. Preheat oven to 170°C. Line 12 muffin tins with cupcake papers.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the bananas, brown sugar, egg, and melted butter.
  4. Stir in the flour mixture, and mix until smooth. Scoop into muffin pans.
  5. Add a generous dab of Nutella to the top of each muffin and swirl the top using a toothpick.
  6. Bake the muffins for 20 to 25 minutes until lightly golden
  7. Enjoy!

I tried to get a bit creative and unnecessarily wrapped each muffin up in a doily and adorned it with twine. I think Pinterest has gone to my head. But it’s a cheap, easy and cute way to dress these up if you want to gift these!


And the result? The muffins hover between a light and fluffy cake and dense banana bread, with the swirl of Nutella on top a real treat. They make he perfect afternoon treat when heated up in the microwave with a little (more) butter and consumed with a cup of tea.



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  • Reply milkteaxx May 29, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    ummm delicious! banana and nutella is a killer combo!

    • Reply Swah June 17, 2014 at 4:13 pm

      It’s one of my favourites, especially in crepes!

  • Reply Lillienne Goddard June 11, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Fueling my nutella addiction, might have to make these on the weekend.
    Thanks for the recipe :)

    • Reply Swah June 17, 2014 at 4:05 pm

      You are very welcome Lillienne, from a fellow Nutella addict :)

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  • Reply pavitra October 3, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    Your dish look so delicious! I’ve never tried making Banana and Nutella Swirl Muffins but after reading your recipe I feel like I have to. Thank you for sharing!

    • Reply Swah October 12, 2017 at 11:53 am

      You’re welcome! I think banana and Nutella is a winning flavour combo :)

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