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

Prep Time 30 minutes

Cook Time 15 minutes

Total Time 45 minutes

Yield 8 muffins

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

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a 12-cup standard muffin tin with paper liners; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder and salt.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Place into oven and bake for 13-15 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • To make the cinnamon sugar, combine the cinnamon and sugar.
  • 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.
  • Let cool on a wire rack.

Notes

http://damndelicious.net/2012/08/06/muffinmonday-nutella-stuffed-cinnamon-sugar-muffins/