Sunday, May 22, 2011

Pumpkin Nutella Muffins

     Another Muffin Monday post for you today. Sometimes, the best muffins are inspired by bread or other treats I've had. This is one of those recipes. I can't remember where I had the bread, but it was a very good pumpkin chocolate chip bread! I didn't have chocolate chips tonight, so I used Nutella. Now, I'm convinced this was even better!
     I've been working on a few variations to recipes to cut out a few calories or fat. You wouldn't know it with these. They came out delicious, moist, and with good texture. My favorite part was the Nutella surprise in the middle of the muffin!
     I figured up some nutritional information using One muffin has 180 calories, 7 grams of fat, and 3 grams of fiber if you use whole wheat flour, flax, and applesauce as listed.

for 12 muffins:
1-1/2 cups flour (Take away 3 Tbl if using whole wheat)
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 c sugar
1/4 c unsweetened applesauce
1/4 c very soft butter (or use no applesauce and 1/2c butter)
1 egg
1-1/2 tsp flax
1-1/2 Tbl water
8 oz pumpkin (homemade puree or canned)
1/4 c Nutella
  • Preheat oven to 350*. Place liners in muffin tin, or oil it.
  • Mix flour, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon,  salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
  • Whisk sugar, applesauce, and butter. Add eggs and whisk until fluffy. Add pumpkin.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet. Stir with a wooden spoon until just combined. Do not overmix.
  • Place about a tablespoon of batter in each muffin cup.
  • Add about 1/2 teaspoon of Nutella, and top with more batter.
  • Using a toothpick, swirl a little more Nutella on each muffin top. 
  • Bake about 20 minutes in preheated oven.
This is linked up to
Muffin Monday


  1. Oh my, what a great combination. These sound so good! Thanks so much for linking your delicious recipe up at Muffin Monday! Have a great week and hope to see you again next Monday!

    Also, here's our Opera Cream Muffin Recipe to share with your readers.

  2. ooo, nutella and pumpkin should always be friends. this looks divine! loves it, thanks for the post!

  3. Mmm, pumpkin and Nutella sound like a match made in heaven. Those muffins must have been oh so good. Regarding the strawberry chocolate chip bread, I made it into muffins too and they were delightful. If you make them, I know you'll love them.

  4. Such a fabulous flavor combination for muffins. Must be heavenly!

  5. Yum! this looks so good! I had fun browsing through your blog! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would take a look at my blog and follow me too! Thanks!


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