Born to Bake: Nutella banana muffins

Posted by Grace Harman

Bananas are one of the cheapest fruits you can buy. They're soft, sweet and full of things that are good for you. Thankfully, you can quickly remedy that last part by baking them into a Nutella Banana muffin. Yes, they are as wonderful as they sound.

While this may sound like a challenge to make, the base recipe for these treats is essentially the same as it would be for classic banana muffins. I don't think anyone reading this is looking for something so plain, however, so I went ahead and added a little bit of oomph into the mix.

When I recently found myself with a bunch of bananas on the verge of going bad, I figured the best thing to do was make muffins with Nutella. Nutella is great with pretty much any fruit, and if you haven't had a granny smith apple with Nutella yet you are truly doing yourself a disservice. While the stuff may have about 11 grams of fat in just two itty bitty tablespoons, it's still about as close to ambrosia as we lowly mortals are ever going to get. I personally elect to put it in or on everything, especially banana muffins.

Regular banana bread is, of course, delicious on its own, but think about how delicious it might be with some hazelnut -spread swirled in. If the two dozen muffins I made hadn't already been demolished by friends, you can bet I'd be scarfing one down as I write this recipe out.

Ingredients:
? 3 cups all-purpose flour

? 2 teaspoons baking powder

? 2 teaspoons baking soda

? 1 teaspoon salt

? 6 large bananas, mashed

? 1-1/2 cups white sugar

? 2 egg

? 2/3 cup butter, melted

? 1/4 cup Nutella

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350

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