Nutella Swirl Banana Muffins With Pecans
These Nutella Swirl Banana Muffins are soft, fluffy and smell amazing! The Nutella Banana Pecan combo in these makes them extremely delicious for breakfast or snack.
If I’m trying to think of my favorite food combinations and flavors, the Nutella-Banana is one of them and these Nutella Swirl Banana Muffins represent it well. My husband had asked me to make him some Nutella-Banana crepes the other day, but I really wanted to bake something. I’ve seen all sorts of Nutella Banana muffin recipes on other blogs and thought it was time to put together my own.
The reason why I like homemade muffins is not only the wonderful smell in my kitchen, while baking, but also the fact that I can control the size and calories in these. Most bakery style muffins are chunky, delicious and beautiful looking, but they are way bigger than what I’d like to eat. And again, I really wanted to reduce the calories and add some extra fiber in my muffins so I used a combination of white and whole wheat flour, but white only can be used.
Of course muffins take less time to bake than banana bread, which makes them a great breakfast idea if you have some extra time in the morning. The Nutella Banana combo is amazing, but I also added chopped pecans to the batter, which after baking added some indulgent flavor. And as much as I wanter to make these with coconut oil, I used plain butter… You know you can’t co wrong with this butter pecan taste.
For the Nutella swirl, I used about 1 tsp Nutella per muffin, but feel free to increase the amount. To create the swirl, I used a toothpick.
You can make these on the weekend and if you have some left overs, you can keep in air tight container in the fridge for 5 days. Or if for some reason you like them so much and make more than a couple of batches, you can definitely freeze them (just wrap well in plastic wrap) and either thaw at room temperature, or warm up in the microwave.
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Nutella Swirl Banana Muffins With Pecans
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour — (can just use 2 cups all purpose flour)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 stick — (8 tbsp) unsalted butter softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 3 medium ripe bananas mashed
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 12 tsp Nutella
Preheat oven to 350F (190 C). Line a muffin tin with paper liners or spray with oil and sprinkle flour.
In a bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt.
In the bowl of electric mixer cream together butter and sugar until light for 3 minutes. Add eggs, bananas and vanilla extract and mix until combined. Stir in flour mixture, but do not over mix. Fold in nuts.
Divide batter between 12 muffin cups. Spoon 1 tsp Nutella on top of each cup. Using a toothpick swirl together Nutella and batter.
Bake until muffins turn golden for around 22-24 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Let muffins cool inside the pan for 5 minutes, than transfer to a cooling rack until they cool to a room temperature.
Nutrition InformationCalories: 218, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 27mg, Sodium: 110mg, Potassium: 286mg, Carbohydrates: 38g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 19g, Protein: 4g, Vitamin A: 60%, Vitamin C: 2.6%, Calcium: 55%, Iron: 1.4%
These muffins look so incredible, Mira! I am such a sucker for anything with nutella, so I’m absolutely loving the nutella banana muffins! Sounds like the perfect combination! And I love that you can freeze these cuties, too, although I have a feeling they wouldn’t last long in my house. Pinned!
Thanks for pinning Gayle! I’m glad you liked them, and surely, they never last in my house to be able to freeze them!
Much more portion-controlled than the crazy big ones we have to buy! Love the recipe, Mira! Especially the mix of banana and Nutella. Always a fan!
Thanks Mir! If you like it, it must be good. You are such a good baker and always come up with amazing recipes!
Banana and nutella are always amazing together! The muffins look great Mira!
These little muffins look delicious! I love homemade banana bread/muffins and anything with nutella is a winner in my book. I’ll have to try these out!
Thanks a lot Danielle! I hope you enjoy them!
oh my gosh! WAY to yummy looking! i’m such a sucker for the “swirl” or “marble” stuff !!! delicious 😉
Thanks a lot Michele!
These muffins are gorgeous, Mira!! Banana and Nutella is a fab combination.. Yummmm!! absolutely loving the swirls and the fact that these muffins can be frozen… 🙂
I’m glad you like them Arpita!
I love making my own muffins for the exact same reason as you! When I make my own, I can decrease calories and the size of the muffin and increase the fiber. Totally agree 100%. Plus the smell wafting around my kitchen is quite wonderful. And bakery muffins might use things like margarine and other ingredients that I’m just not on board with. Never have used nutella in a muffin before, and banana and pecans call my name.
I’m so glad you like them Laura! I totally agree, bakery muffins contain a ton of unnecessary stuff and I avoid having them! Plus these are extremely easy to make!
Hi Mira! I’m so happy to have discovered your blog! These are beautiful. I have a few almost overly ripe bananas waiting to be turned into something spectacular. Thank you for giving me something to try and veganize.
Hey Linda! Thanks so much for stopping by! It should be pretty easy to recreate the vegan version of these 🙂
These muffins sound amazing – and I love how simple they are to throw together (plus with a chocolate swirl – yes please!). Pinned onto my Banana Bread Board 😀
Thanks a lot for pinning Ceara!
Ooooh pecans! They are my favourite nut and I am trying to find as many ways to use them as possible. Plus, this has nutella in it. You can’t go wrong with that.
I’m glad you like it Dannii :)))
Hooray for Nutella swirl. I was just talking about how banana & Nutella are a match made in heaven, so this recipe comes in good time. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼ ☯
These are such gorgeous looking muffins, Mira! Love the sound of Nutella and bananas – such a perfect combination 🙂
Thanks so much Kelly! 🙂
I would love to start the day with these nutella swirl banana muffins. I am always looking for recipes to use of ripe bananas and these muffins would be perfect!
Thanks Ashley! They are really good for breakfast!
What a wonderful recipe! Bananas and nutella are a match made in muffin heaven! And these muffins are so beautiful – I love the swirls!
Yum! Those muffins look amazing. I love the banana and nutella combination 🙂
You had me at Nutella! These look amazing, I can’t wait to try them!
I just made some nutella swirl pumpkin muffins. I can only imagine how amazing nutella and banana taste with the crunch from the pecans.
They were full of wonderful flavor! Can’t wait to see yours 🙂
This is GOLD!! Those swirls are just fab. I’m not great at baking so am constantly excited when I see your recipes Mira!! Plus I really like that you make easy ones, things that I could actually make 🙂 Pinning!
Thanks for pinning Nagi!
I like to eat my nutella any way possible, but especially in baked goods! It sounds just perfect in these muffins. The banana-nutella combo is a good one!
Oh yum!! These look so delicious! I’m a huge fan of bananas and any sort of nut butter. Can’t wait to test taste this recipe.
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Ahhhh… my favorite combo, Bananas and Nutella! These muffins look so delicious, Mira, such a great idea for brunch or dessert!
I totally agree on bakery-style muffins (and cookies and brownies, for that matter). These look like the perfect sized treat for me 🙂
Yeah, portion control is important, when you bake pretty much every day 🙂 Glad you like them!
the recipe calls for baking powder. the instructions say baking soda. can you please clarify what to use…
Recipe fixed Diane. Thanks for stopping by!