Sunday, 13 January 2013

Nutella Swirl Banana Muffins




Yesterday was one of the best days of my life.

Why? Because I went skiing for the first time in my life. Everyone thinks this is extremely weird because I live in BC. There are mountains everywhere, and they are gorgeous.



I took a 2 hour lesson, which consisted of skiing on a pretty much flat patch of snow with a slight, SLIGHT slope, but it still felt like I was flying down it. It was sort of like learning to drive.

Went I finally went on an actual hill, I fell of the ski lift getting off, then on the way down, fell a LOT. But after the first time, I could go down with only falling a couple of times,

We got there at 9AM, and we could stay until 10PM, but I was SO sore. But I am definitely going again. I thought I would hate it because I hate the cold so much. But I felt so warm the whole time, I was even taking my gloves and jacket off.

Now I am so sore, I need to do something to relax me. And what better to do then bake muffins? Banana and Nutella: the match made in heaven.





Nutella Swirl Banana Muffins 

printable recipe


What you'll need:

-1 cup all-purpose flour
-1/2 cup whole wheat flour
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-1 teaspoon baking powder
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-2 overripe bananas, mashed
-3/4 cup white sugar
-1 egg, beaten
-1/3 cup oil
-10 teaspoons nutella


Directions:

    1.   Preheat the oven to 375˚F. Line muffin pan with 10 paper liners.
    2.   In a medium bowl, combine the flours, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together the bananas, sugar, egg and oil with an electric mixture.
    3.   Add the wet mixture to the flour mixture, and mix with a spatula until fully combined.
    4.   Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin pan. Spoon one teaspoon of Nutella on top of each muffin, and swirl in with a knife.
    5.   Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

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17 comments:

  1. These muffins are wonderful! I would love a couple of them for the breakfast!

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  2. Hm..you know I haven't been skiing :D
    I thik I would rather choose cup of coffee with these delicious muffins than skiing :D

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  3. You sound like me the very first time I went skiing. Wasn't it a blast? Glad you had so much fun. Great recipe.

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  4. My kids would love these muffins. First they love bananas and nutella will absolutely delight them.

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  5. Cathleen, good for you! You need more practice with your skiing :) I'm one to talk, I used to live near the sea, my school was by the seaside and up till today I can't swim! Love the nutella banana muffins. I just only got acquainted with nutella and I love it!

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  6. Mmmm, I need to eat this asap, this looks so tasty :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  7. Cathleen , those muffins look fantastic ! Just love the texture and the flavor :)

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  8. Major congrats! I went skiing for the first time as an adult and never really got the hang of it. I think it's much easier to do when you're younger and have less fear lol.

    These muffins look like the perfect post skiing fuel! Yum!

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  9. They are looking fantastic. After all, it has nutella and banana as main ingredients.

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  10. Perfect comfort food after a hard day's skiing - sounds like you had great food and definitely earned a plateful of these goodies, Cathleen!

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  11. I love skiing, sounds like you had an awesome first time!! My SIL and I had a hotel room after skiing one time and we went into the outdoor hot tub that night. Next thing I know my hair was froze to the cement. We laughed about that forever!! And still do to this day...hee hee!

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  12. How fun, I have never been skiing before. I have snow boarded and I know how sore that can make you, so rest up and enjoy those muffins.

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  13. It's been awhile since I've baked with Nutella. These muffins look delicious.

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  14. Hi Cathlene, Where do you go skiing? In whistler or Vancouver. Well, BC is so big I know these two places only because my husband grouse grind every Sunday and one of our friend's children take skiing lessons in Vancouver and they usually go to whistler. I am scared of walking on the snow and you had fun skiing.
    These muffins would have been the right choice to eat after all that fun.

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    1. Haha, I went skiing at Cyprus mountain. It was such a gorgeous day, I'm definitely going again sometime!

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  15. Oh! Cathleen,
    My kids would love these Nutella muffins.
    They look soft and nice.
    mui

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  16. Yes, yes. Nutella in a banana muffin. Delicious!!

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