Shweets has been asking me to bake something. After a tiresome play day she was fast asleep. Perfect time to surprise her. One way to surprise her would be to use Nutella in baking. Also I wanted to bake something snacky and not too sweet. I suddenly got reminded of the popular food gawker recipe the Doughnut Muffins. Can you believe this "Muffins that taste like Doughnuts". Yes it is true !! They were perfect, fluffy and will just melt in your mouth. Obviously Shweets was surprised as it tasted super good. She has stored the extras in the refrigerator for tomorrow's breakfast.
Nutella has become something irreplacable in our kitchen. I never forget to visit the aisle that stores nutella even when I have enough stock. Just in case I run of it is my excuse each time I reach out to it. These nutella filled doughnutty muffins are perfect for breakfast or tea time. Once you have about 30 minutes in hand, get your sleeves up and try out these beauties. Cinnamon and Sugar coating on the outside and Nutella in the inside will take you to different world. You will surely love it I guarantee !!!
Preparation Time - 10 min
Baking Time - 20 min
Yields - 8 Standard Size Muffins
Recipe adapted from here and here
All Purpose Flour - 1 3/4 cup
Baking Powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Ground Cinnamon - 1/2 tsp
White Sugar - 3/4 cup
Eggs - 1 no
Oil - 1/3 cup
Milk - 3/4 cup (I used 2%)
Vannila Extract - 1 tsp
Nutella - as needed
For the Coating
Unsalted Butter - 5 tbsps
Sugar - 1/3 cup
Ground Cinnamon - 1 tsp
- Prepare the muffin trays by spraying vegetable oil.
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Mix the egg, oil, milk and vannila extract in a large size bowl.
- Sift the flour, baking powder, sugar, ground cinnamon and salt in a medium size bowl.
- Transfer the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not over mix.
- Fill in the prepared muffin tray with 2 tbsp of the batter, fill with about 2 tsps of nutella and then again add 1 - 2 tablespoons of batter filling only 3/4 of the muffin cup.
- Bake for about 18 - 20 minutes. Do not over bake.
- When the muffins are baking, melt the butter in a medium size bowl.
- Combine the sugar and cinnamon mentioned in the "for coating section".
- Once the muffins are baked, shake them out of the tray when it is hot.
- Dip the muffins in the melted butter and roll it in the cinnamon, sugar mix until all of the sides are coated. Place it on a wire rack.
- Enjoy your doughnut-y muffins when it is warm.
- As always do not overmix the mixture, overmixing leads to rubbery muffins.
- Do not overbake, overbaking leads to dry muffins.
- You can replace Nutella with jam or jelly.