Banana & Nutella Muffins #tocookbefore24

6 Dec 2015

I added muffins to the #tocookbefore24 list because, to me, it feels like an essential. When done well, muffins are addictive, particularly when slightly crunchy on top. Muffins are also the kind of adaptable foods that can be part of any meal. They can be a pudding, breakfast, sweet, savoury... The possibilities are endless.

Until this point, I had never made muffins in my life which is an utter scandal. But these gorgeous banana and nutella muffins were the best way to correct that, and the best way to wear in my brand new muffin tray (apparently the only piece of kitchen equipment my Mum does not own). Banana and nutella is a dream combination and these muffins went down a storm with all who tried them.

For banana and nutella muffins, you will need (makes 12):

3 bananas
12 teaspoons nutella
230g self raising flour
150g white sugar
110g butter
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 paper muffin cases

Heat your oven at 180c. Chop up your bananas into chunks and then, using a potato masher, mash your bananas in a bowl.

Melt your butter in a pan.

Combine the mashed bananas, melted butter, eggs and vanilla in a bowl.

Add the flour, sugar and salt.

Mix everything together.

Line your muffin tray with paper muffin cases and then fill each case halfway with the batter.

Add a teaspoon of nutella to each case.

Use the handle of a spoon to swirl the nutella into the rest of the mixture.

Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Make sure you eat one whilst it's still warm, otherwise you're doing it all wrong. If you're feeling nice, you can share them with your friends and watch as you become their new favourite person.