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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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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!

30 minutes15 minutes


  • 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


  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.

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    I just made them and they are amazing!! Thank you for the receipt! Very easy and delicious!

  2. Yikes. Not sure where this recipe went wrong but I ended up with very dense muffins. Batter was not sweet and fluffy at all. Heavy. Def won’t waste my ingredients on this again.

  3. I just made these, and they were amazing! I didn’t use paper cups, but brushed my muffin tin with oil. Baked for 14 min, and probably could have stood another minute. Even so, they were perfect! First time I’ve left a comment about a recipe, but these were such a hit, I couldn’t pass up the praise! Thank you for the recipe! Will make these again, and again…

  4. Hi is it possible to have conversions of this recipe for uk – i.e. grams instead of cups?  Thanks

  5. Does the recipe double or triple well?

  6. These are outstanding. Didn’t use paper liners, just sprayed muffin tins with cooking oil. Baked full 15 minutes. This is the first time I’ve ever made a comment on a recipe but they were just too perfect.

  7. These are outstanding. Didn’t use paper liners, just sprayed muffin tins with cooking oil. Baked full 15 minutes. This is the first time I’ve ever made a comment on a recipe but they were just too perfect.b

  8. Can we make these in mini muffins

  9. These were delicious and fast. I substituted butter for vegetable oil (because I was out!). I didn’t notice the direction to only make 8, so I tried for a dozen but only got 11. 8 would have more perfectly covered all the nutella. At any rate, the taste is delicious and my baking time of 14 minutes is perfect.

    Next time, I’m going to try to substitute 1/2c almond or hazelnut flour.

  10. What type of milk works the best?

  11. Hi, is it possible you could tell me the cup measurements in grams for the dry ingredients and in ml for the wet ingredients? Thanks. 

  12. What could i subsititutw the vegatable oil for. All i have is butter and canolia oil

  13. Hello, 
    It  says it’ll makes 8 muffins but to line a standard 12 cup muffin pan with liners. Is it for 12 or 8 muffins? If  it’s  for 8 only, how do you need to alter the measurements to make 12? 

    • You can increase the other amounts as needed to suit 12. It may take some math but it’s definitely possible! 🙂

  14. hi i was wondering whether nutmeg is truly necessary for this recipe, or whether i could sub it out for something else as i dont really have nutmeg sitting around, thnks

  15. Hi Chungah!

    This recipe is just perfect! Thank you so much 🙂 
    Here is my attempt:


  16. Oh My God! I came across these and they seemed too good to ignore, and it was such a good decision, because these are out-of-the-world tasty and so easy! I made half a batch and did not face any problems at all. Love it! Thank you! 

  17. With my wife going back to nursing school, I’ve found myself cooking more dinners and special things (like these muffins!). I’ve used a few of your recipes so far with GREAT success! Just wanted to say thank you!

  18. These were amazing, my wife thought I was a natural baker haha……I used Coconut oil instead of vegetable oil and used All Spice instead of Nutmeg cause thats what I had sitting around…..

  19. Hi, is it possible to replace the nutella with jam? If so, would any of the other ingredients need to be exchanged as well?


  20. these were delicious! Thank you for sharing!!!

  21. Hello! Does it freeze nicely? Wanna bake these for my bf who’s working away. 🙂

    • Unfortunately, I cannot answer this with certainty as I have never tried freezing this myself – there were no leftovers left to freeze! Please use your best judgment for freezing and reheating.

  22. I made these muffins on a whim and they turned out phenomenal. My roommate said they were so good I could sell them! I had to break it to her that all I did was follow a recipe… Thanks for sharing!

  23. OMG! Just made these and they are so AWESOME! Thank you so much for the recipe! 😀

  24. Made these today and they were so good!! Awesome recipe! Thanks!

  25. Hi
    How long do these store for? I’m making these as presents for friends and thinking of baking the day before rather than the day of

    • You can certainly make these ahead of time but I recommend rolling these in cinnamon sugar right before serving as these will get soggy over time.

      • I did put extra sugar in the recipe and cut down on the sugar in the topping but other than that these went down an absolute treat, thanks!

  26. In the second picture, it looks like you used 2 teaspoons of cinnamon but it says 1/2 teaspoon in the recipe, could you please confirm the right amount?

  27. Tried these, and my family loved them! Even though I accidentally forgot the salt :S but this is a great recipe! Thank you!

  28. I added 50% ingredients to make an even dozen. Also I added one chopped up granny smith apple, since apples go great with cinnamon and also great with nutella. So figured the fusion of both would be fantastic. Turned out great. With the added moisture from the apple you do need to leave it in the oven longer. I had it in for about 20 mins and still was slightly more moist then i would like. So probably 20-22 mins. I am at 5000 feet altitude though too.

    • Rated 5 out of 5

      I had tried this once long back and was a hit among family so thank you for it!! But now I am off eggs and would love to make this recipe again. What may I substitute for it?

  29. Would coconut oil work instead of vegetable oil?

    • You can certainly try substituting coconut oil but without further recipe testing, I cannot speak for how much this will change the overall taste/texture of the dish. It is always best to use the ingredients listed in the recipe to obtain the best results possible.

  30. Just made these and they tasted heavenly! Although my cinnamon topping didn’t come out looking as pretty as yours lol

  31. I just made them and they turned out amazing! I baked them for 14 minutes and they are so delicious and they look so pretty and yummy too! Thank you for the awesome recipe!

  32. Hi there
    Was just wondering if I could make this gluten free using the same measurements?

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