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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

Have old bananas and don't want to make banana bread for the millionth time? Try these muffins, with the added bonus of Nutella!
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Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: Swah


  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 large bananas mashed
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 80 g butter melted
  • 1/2 cup Nutella


  • Preheat oven to 170°C. Line 12 muffin tins with cupcake papers.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the bananas, brown sugar, egg, and melted butter.
  • Stir in the flour mixture, and mix until smooth. Scoop into muffin pans.
  • Add a generous dab of Nutella to the top of each muffin and swirl the top using a toothpick.
  • Bake the muffins for 20 to 25 minutes until lightly golden
  • 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 the 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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