Nutella Swirl Whole Wheat Banana Muffins

by Erin

I may be busy as all get out, but I wasn’t going to miss out on participating in Secret Recipe Club this month. I probably should have taken the month off, but here I am anyway. This month I was assigned to Enriching Your Kid! by Shirley. Her blog is geared towards parents looking for ways to enrich their children by strengthening their immunity and facilitating their growth. But if you are like me and do not have children, the recipes are still great for expanding your knowledge about healthy foods.  I plan to try out her Chocolate-Date Compound Butter in the future, and almost made the Chicken Corn Kebabs, but decided on a muffin recipe instead for today because it involved Nutella!

The original recipes had a dollop of Nutella in the middle of the muffin, but I forgot to only pour half the batter into the muffin pan in order to accomplish that so I just made a swirl on top. They might not have a Nutella-center but they certainly tasted as good as they looked. I loved that the recipe uses olive oil instead of a lot of butter or canola oil, and my taste buds were completely fooled. And with whole wheat flour and bananas in addition to the Nutella, there’s really no way to go wrong with one of these for breakfast, or a snack.

Nutella Swirl Whole Wheat Banana Muffins


Makes 12 muffins


1-1/4 cup white whole wheat flour

1 cup old-fashioned oats

1/2 cup sugar

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 egg, lightly beaten

3/4 cup milk (I used 1%)

1/3 cup olive oil

1 Tbsp salted butter, melted

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

3 medium ripe bananas mashed

Approximately 6 Tbsp Nutella


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a muffin tin and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.
  3. In large bowl stir together the egg, milk, oil, butter and vanilla. Add the mashed bananas and mix to combine thoroughly. Add the flour mixture into the banana mixture and stir until combined.
  4. Divide the batter amongst the cavities of the prepared muffin pan (they will be nearly full but don’t worry the batter doesn’t puff much). Add a 1/2 tablespoon dollop of Nutella on top of each and swirl with a toothpick or knife.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean and tops are golden.

Source: Adapted slightly from Enriching Your Kid.


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Elizabeth @ August 31, 2013 - 12:56 am

These look awesome! I love the swirl of Nutella in the middle. I have some nearly black bananas I’ve been “saving” on my counter (ie, just forgot to do anything with them until it’s too late)…I think perhaps they need a Nutella friend!

Vicki @ WITK August 27, 2013 - 7:51 pm

Banana and Nutella? Love it! I need to buy some bananas…

Shirley August 26, 2013 - 9:40 pm

What a “swirling” twist! Well done! Looks yummier with the swirl.

Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel August 26, 2013 - 6:29 pm

I love the swirls– a successful mistake! They look soooo very yummy!

Lynn H @ Turnips 2 Tangerines August 26, 2013 - 6:21 pm

Love Nutella and banana~ The swirl on top is perfect:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

Tara August 26, 2013 - 4:42 pm

Yum! A nutella and banana muffin sounds wonderful. I love the swirl on top!

Emily @ Life on Food August 26, 2013 - 3:49 pm

Love Nutellla! These muffins look so delicious and I love the little swirl on top, mistake or not.

Karen August 26, 2013 - 2:02 pm

What a GREAT pick and also, what a lovely combo of tastes and flavours too! Karen

Rebekah @ Making Miracles August 26, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Oh my those look amazing!! Great SRC choice!

Melissa August 26, 2013 - 11:59 am

I generally eat Nutella by the spoonful, so baking it into a muffin would make me feel less guilty about eating it. These muffins sound delicious. Great pick this month! :)

Janie E August 26, 2013 - 11:03 am

Yum. Banana muffins are my favorite and I love the idea of Nutella swirled up in it. Great pick :)
Happy reveal day!

steph@stephsbitebybite August 26, 2013 - 10:55 am

Gooey nutella swirled in a breakfast muffin…doesn’t get much better than that!

SallyBR August 26, 2013 - 10:09 am

Nutella Swirl, Nutella Filling, you say tomato, I say tomahto… who cares? Nutella makes it perfect, no matter how!

Great pick for the Reveal Day this month!

Zainab August 26, 2013 - 9:45 am

Nutella and banana t in one sentence!! I’m in! These looks delicious and I love the swirls.

Kayle (The Cooking Actress) August 26, 2013 - 8:20 am

Anytime Nutella is swirled in anything it’s a big WIN :)

Beth August 26, 2013 - 6:32 am

I agree – you can’t go wrong with nutella as an ingredient!

April @ Angel's Homestead August 26, 2013 - 1:08 am

Surprise! I had your blog as my assignment this month, and made your delicious Potato Nachos. I also made your peanut butter nutella cookies, but that’s for a future post. Now I have ANOTHER nutella recipe to drool over, your muffins look wonderful. It was fun visiting your blog this month, thanks for the great recipes.


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