Nutella Swirl Banana Muffins

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September 24, 2015

Nutella Swirl Banana Muffins

Happy Gameday!

Pro football season kicks off today and I feel like fall is finally here.

It’s cloudy in Nashville and temps are supposed to cool down this weekend… hello happiness! I had 3 VERY ripe bananas leftover from our beach trip last weekend and didn’t want them to go to waste. So… I whipped up these Nutella Swirl Banana Muffins this morning (instead of going for a run) and figured I’d share the recipe with y’all too – perfect for chilly fall mornings/afternoons in our future! And, the perfect gameday treat!

Who are y’all cheering for this year?



Nutella Swirl Banana Muffins

Servings 18 muffins


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 medium over-rip bananas
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup Nutella or peanut butter


  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees. Line muffin tins with liners.

  2. In a small bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

  3. In a large bowl, combine banana, sugar, and brown sugar using a handheld electric mixer or a stand mixer. Beat together until no lumps remain. Add egg, applesauce, and vanilla.

  4. Once wet ingredients are combined, slowly add in flour mixture. Stir together until just combined.

  5. Fill muffin tins 2/3 full. Spoon 1-2 tsp Nutella (or peanut butter or a Nutella/PB combo) onto the top of each muffin. Use a toothpick to swirl it into the batter.

  6. Bake muffins for 14-16 minutes.

  7. Best served warm. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Note: Recipe adapted from The Novice Chef.


  1. Sara Shaffer says:

    Yum, yum, yum! Definitely making these as soon as we move and I can unpack all my baking goodies. Thanks for the great recipe {Chris thanks you even more; he has a great love for Nutella!}!

  2. Andrea says:

    Just made these today and they were amazing!
    Also a fan of your instagram- would love some posts on how you meal plan and keep generally organized. And of course, the recipe for the roasted veggies and turkey meatballs 🙂

    • Hilari Williams says:

      Hooray! I am so glad you love them! Perfect for fall 🙂

      Thanks for following along- I will definitely put together a meal prep post soon!!

  3. Rachel S. says:

    Fantastic recipe! Unfortunately I didn’t have applesauce and substituted butter…definitely should’ve used oil instead because these are already so rich. But still delicious of course! My co-workers thank you 🙂

    • Hilari Williams says:

      Yay! You could also try with coconut oil next time, too! Anything to lighten them up 🙂 Thanks for letting me know how they turned out and I’m glad they went over well with your coworkers!

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