Monday, 24 November 2014

Nutella-Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Muffins


Let us pretend swimsuit season is still months away and we can happily eat two of these for Sunday brunch... with milky coffee... sitting on our duffs for hours smelling the roses and watching the birds. Did I just mention roses and birds? Signs of spring and approaching summer? ... Then, when we're done with brunch, let us eat lettuce.

Nutella-Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Muffins
adapted from here
Makes 8

For the Muffins:
75g (1/3 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
100g (1/2 cup) caster sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
125ml (1/2 cup) buttermilk
190g (1 1/2 cups) plain flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
8 teaspoons Nutella

For the Topping:
45g (3 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted
50g (1/4 cup) caster sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Make the Muffins:
Preheat the oven to 220C (425F). Line a muffin pan with 8 paper liners. Set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar for about 2 minutes on medium speed until pale and creamy. Add the egg, vanilla and butter milk and beat until combined. Reduce the speed of the mixer to its lowest setting and add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and mix until just combined. Do not over mix.

Spoon a tablespoon of batter into each paper liner, Using a teaspoon, dollop the Nutella on top and then spoon another tablespoon of batter on top of the Nutella.

Bake at 220C (425F) for 5 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 180C (350F) and bake for another 13 -16 minutes, until done. Cool the muffins in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

Make the Topping:
Mix the sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl. Dip the top of each muffin in the melted butter, then dredge the tops in the cinnamon sugar. When they have all been dipped and dredged, sprinkle any remaining cinnamon sugar over the muffins.


  1. I love what nutella adds to baked goods. Thankfully swimsuit season is well and truly over here, so I'll take 1 or 3. :)

  2. Yes, let us pretend that, after I ate four pieces of caramel slice on Sunday....
    Let us celebrate and nourish our souls with nutella muffins, milky coffee, and duff-sitting and then nourish our bodies with green juice, salads, and long gym sessions :)

  3. Sometimes, it's good to treat ourselves with those kind of things. Sometimes. Or mores than sometimes mouahaha :P