So, last Thursday (when I should have been resting from a very minor surgical procedure) I decided I wanted to bake something. Happily, this great recipe popped into my Facebook feed and I immediately knew I was going to try it out. (admittedly, perhaps that particular day wasn't the best timing!)
~ As a side note…don’t just bookmark recipes, pin them, share them to your FB page…actually TRY THEM! They are good or they wouldn’t be out there. And, it is a great way to hone your cooking or baking skills…and try some substitutions and variations on a theme! (ok…rant done!)~
I’m so happy I followed the link, not only for this great recipe, but for her blog. It is really cool and it is one I hadn’t yet visited. Center Cut Cook is a great blog and a fantastic place to find inspiration. I mean, come on…this recipe has Nutella in it – any blog that posts Nutella filled recipes is a hit in my book! Go check out Ashley’s blog – she doesn’t disappoint!
I used to make muffins like these when I was a new mom. They are fairly quick and very easy. Of course, my recipe from back then doesn’t have any filling. The filling makes all the difference in the world!
Without further ado…
Prep Time: 15mn
Cook Time: 25mn
Total Time: 40mn
1 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (I'm not a nutmeg fan, so I just increased the cinnamon)
1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup milk (I used 2%)
8 heaping teaspoons Nutella
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
6 tablespoons butter, melted
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, sugar, and nutmeg.
In a separate bowl combine milk, egg, and melted butter.
Mix the wet ingredients into the dry and stir well.
Lightly grease a muffin tin or line it with paper muffin wrappers.
Place around 2 tablespoons of batter into the bottom of each muffin cup. Add 1 heaping teaspoon of Nutella to each muffin. Divide the remaining batter among each muffin.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the muffins start turning golden brown at the edges.
If you baked the muffins in paper liners, remove the liner before the dipping process.
Pour 6 tablespoons melted butter into a small bowl. In another small bowl, combine 1/2 cup sugar with 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Dip each baked muffin in butter, then in the cinnamon sugar mixture. (be careful...the tops come off easily if you happened to put a little too much Nutella in the centers...I may or may not have first hand experience with this!)
Eat them fresh from the oven!