Nutella Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

Nutella Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Muffins - Cinnamon sugar crusted muffin tops with a hidden Nutella filling that everyone will love!

Cinnamon sugar crusted muffin tops with a hidden Nutella filling that everyone will love!

Nutella Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Muffins - Cinnamon sugar crusted muffin tops with a hidden Nutella filling that everyone will love!

This was a tough weekend for me. I felt so uninspired with everything – cooking, blogging, working, running… you name it. And on top of everything else, Jason had to work all weekend so I barely got to spend any time with him. Normally I wouldn’t be so upset about it but he’s leaving for San Francisco in 3 weeks and once he’s back up north, I probably won’t be seeing him for another month.

Yeah, having a long-distance relationship is pretty damn tough.

But on a good note, these muffins totally got me in my groove again. Not only was I incredibly happy with the way the pictures turned out but once I took that first bite, I was seriously in heaven. I forgot about all my troubles and devoured this baby like there was no tomorrow.

How can this muffin not brighten up anyone’s day? I mean think about it:

  • Cinnamon-sugar topping: YES!
  • Surprise Nutella filling: YES!
  • An excuse to have this for breakfast: Double YES!

And yeah, that pretty much sums it up. Happy Muffin Monday! 🙂

So here’s how you make this:

Let’s first start with the dry ingredients – flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder and salt.

Nutella Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Muffins - Cinnamon sugar crusted muffin tops with a hidden Nutella filling that everyone will love!

Then we’ll combine the wet ingredients – milk, vegetable oil, egg and vanilla.

Nutella Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Muffins - Cinnamon sugar crusted muffin tops with a hidden Nutella filling that everyone will love!

Next we’ll pour the wet to dry, gently stirring with a rubber spatula.

Nutella Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Muffins - Cinnamon sugar crusted muffin tops with a hidden Nutella filling that everyone will love!

Nutella Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Muffins - Cinnamon sugar crusted muffin tops with a hidden Nutella filling that everyone will love!

Then we’ll divide them up into 8 muffins cup, half-filling them with batter, dropping about 1 teaspoon Nutella filling in the center and then covering it up with some more batter.

Nutella Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Muffins - Cinnamon sugar crusted muffin tops with a hidden Nutella filling that everyone will love!

Pop these babies into the oven for about 15 minutes. This is what they’ll look “undressed”…

Nutella Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Muffins - Cinnamon sugar crusted muffin tops with a hidden Nutella filling that everyone will love!

But once you slather on that melted butter and cinnamon-sugar mixture, you’ll have this!

Nutella Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Muffins - Cinnamon sugar crusted muffin tops with a hidden Nutella filling that everyone will love!

The latter is so much better, right?

Nutella Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Muffins - Cinnamon sugar crusted muffin tops with a hidden Nutella filling that everyone will love!

Nutella Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

Cinnamon sugar crusted muffin tops with a hidden Nutella filling that everyone will love!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 teaspoons Nutella

For the cinnamon sugar topping

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a 12-cup standard muffin tin with paper liners; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a large glass measuring cup or another bowl, whisk together milk, vegetable oil, egg and vanilla. Pour mixture over dry ingredients and stir using a rubber spatula just until moist.
  4. Scoop a spoonful of batter evenly into the muffin tray. Drop 1 teaspoon Nutella into the center of each cup. Top with remaining batter to completely cover the filling.
  5. Place into oven and bake for 13-15 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. To make the cinnamon sugar, combine the cinnamon and sugar.
  7. When the muffins are done, cool for 10 minutes and dip the muffin crown into the melted butter and then into the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  8. Let cool on a wire rack.