Banana Muffins with Nutella Swirls

When I was in uni, a dynamo of a classmate of mine, Claire McTiernan, gave me her ever-so-simple recipe for banana bread. It was fantastic. Simple and always a hit. Everybody fought for the crust. I’ve lost it or it may be somewhere in my recipe book (remember those times before iPads?).

I decided to revisit the humble banana bread but add a little twist to it and I chanced upon this recipe at The Novice Chef.

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They didn’t have any over ripe bananas. Just these lovely bright yellow ones

 

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So I followed a tip about putting them in the oven for 15 minutes. Fifteen, not 30 like what I did and ended up with cooked bananas

 

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See?

 

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Anyway, in goes the brown and white sugar, oil and vanilla extract

 

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Fold in the flour, baking powder and soda

 

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Scoop them into the cupcake liners and plop a teaspoon of Nutella in the middle

 

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Attempt your hardest to do an artistic swirl with a toothpick. Good luck with that as the dense Nutella ain’t budging and you’ll only end up pushing the banana batter over the edge. Or yourself..

 

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Well, here is my best effort

 

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Truth: I never got to eat any so I can’t really tell you the verdict first hand. No muffins left though, so I’m guessing they were passable 😛

 

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