Lately my love for Nutella and bananas runs a little too deep. Feeling a little fragile on the bank holiday Monday, a mission to the Co-op down the road seemed miles away. Post trekking it there, my eyes were set on one thing – comfort food. Don’t care what you say, cheese and cookies can cuddle you from the inside. As I scouted out the aisles for the perfect sweet and salty combo, a large glass jar of Nutella caught my eye. To my right were bananas in their perfect slight curve upwards, practically smiling at me. And this, is where the muffin story thickens.
Rosie Londoner (if you don’t follow her, stop what you’re doing right now *reading &WHAT* and go do it! Then come back to &WHAT pretty please), anyways, she is a baking babe. It is from the lovely Rosie where this recipe originates. There is nothing better than the sweet tooth combination of banana Nutella muffins (maybe a little extra Nutella for me!). The recipe is super easy and done in only 45 minutes – finished these off during Made in Chelsea this week. Heaven.
Follow the instructions and get on it you fellow Betty Crockers of the world!
To make 12 of your own Banana and Nutella Muffins you’ll need:
230 grams (1 3/4 cups) self raising flour
150 grams (3/4 cup) granulated white sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 large free range eggs, lightly beaten
113 grams (1/2 cup) melted unsalted butter
3 large very ripe bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 tbsp Nutella, at room temp
Pre-heat your oven to 180C or 350F. Line your muffin tins with paper liners, I used polka dot ones. In one bowl combine your flour, sugar & salt. In another combine your eggs, butter, mashed bananas & vanilla. Tip one into the other and gently fold together. You want your batter to be thoroughly mixed, but still lumpy and utterly hideous. (A smooth batter makes horrible banana bread, trust Rosie on this one.) Divide your mixture between your cases, each one should be just about half full. Take a teaspoon of slightly warm Nutella and pop a blob onto the centre of each muffin. Use a cocktail stick or skewer to swirl the Nutella into the muffin without turning the whole thing chocolatey. Make sure you get some chocolate swirls in the bottom of the muffin too – still yummy if you don’t but I like chocolatey goodness all the way through.
Repeat with each muffin and then pop them all onto the middle shelf of your oven. Bake for 20-25 mins, when they’re done you should be able to stick a skewer into the centre and have it come out clean as a whistle. Leave to cool by the window and enjoy when still warm.
And, just so you know, Kanye may think sunglasses and advil cure a hangover but you guys need to get on the muffin batter. Promise it will make you feel human again.