Strawberry Nutella Muffins

I’ve never been called a tease until I started updating Prevention RD’s page on Facebook regularly. I’ve lost track of the messages that read something like, “YOU BETTER POST THE RECIPE FOR THE STRAWBERRY NUTELLA MUFFINS YOU RAVED ABOUT OVER A WEEK AGO…SOON!”

Apologies. Truly. That wasn’t very nice of me.

But I am a dietitian and I have to at least lead people to believe I eat something other than Strawberry Nutella Muffins and baked doughnuts for breakfast (I do…promise). For the record, I had oats TWICE this week for breakfast. But in all truthfulness, I try to post a balance of the sweet, the savory, the very, very healthy, and even some of the “watch the portion!” foods. At least that’s what I aim to do. With healthy twists, ideally.

Like in this recipe, I subbed in whole wheat pastry flour for most of the flour. I’ve said it many times before, but you really ought to get your hands on some whole wheat pastry flour or white whole wheat flour. The stuff works miracles in baked goods.

I also opted for low-fat buttermilk, and had the recipe called for vegetable oil…I would also sub in canola oil for the heart-healthy mono and polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Now who would argue that Nutella isn’t suitable for breakfast? At least they contain fruit! 😉

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Strawberry Nutella Muffins slightly adapted from Two Peas & Their Pod

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1 large egg
1/3 cup low-fat buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup chopped fresh strawberries
1/3 cup Nutella
turbinado sugar, for sprinkling on top of muffins (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with paper liners or grease well. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar.

In a separate bowl, whisk together canola oil, egg, buttermilk, and vanilla.

Mix the wet ingredients into flour mixture. Add slowly and gently stir, you don’t want to over mix. The batter will be very thick; fold in the strawberries.

Fill each muffin cup half way with batter. Next, add a small spoonful of Nutella to each muffin cup. Cover the Nutella filling with the remaining batter. Sprinkle each muffin with turbinado sugar.

Bake muffins for 22-26 minutes, or until muffins are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Remove the muffins from the pan and let cool on a cooling rack. Yield: 10 muffins.

Nutrition Information (per muffin): 218 calories; 9.3 g. fat; 22 mg. cholesterol; 231 mg. sodium; 31.3 g. carbohydrate; 2.1 g. fiber; 2.2 g. protein

Result: So sinful and fresh! The strawberries add a lot to the muffins and despite the very thick muffin mix, the muffins are fluffy and light! I am also pleasantly surprised with the nutrition stats aren’t too shabby at all!

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This week is draggging…anyone else?

Question: How do you eat Nutella?

Sinlessly delicious,

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27 Comments

  1. June 16, 2011 / 7:02 am

    That’s one thing I always struggle with when writing on the blog. I swear I eat balanced… it just seems I get more excited to talk about the more decadent things on the blog (no one ever sees the oatmeal or salad I eat on a practically daily basis!).

    • Nicole
      Author
      June 16, 2011 / 8:40 am

      I totally agree!

  2. June 16, 2011 / 7:07 am

    These look delicious! Strawberries and Nutella work so well together!
    My favorite way to eat Nutella is *cough* straight out of the jar with a spoon *cough* It’s so bad but SO good! 😉

    • Nicole
      Author
      June 16, 2011 / 8:41 am

      Well, that is THE best way to eat Nutella…I couldn’t agree more 🙂

  3. June 16, 2011 / 7:57 am

    YUM!! This is one of those recipes that I wish I could make at work, because I know they would be a huge hit. We serve Nutella at work with our Magic Pops (the very large rice cakes). I prefer peanut butter though, personally, but in muffins?? Nutella sounds wonderful!

    BTW, I love your “print this” function on your blog. I’m going to have to find out how you do that. I used it last night to print your PB Thai burger recipe, and it was pretty awesome.

    • Nicole
      Author
      June 16, 2011 / 8:42 am

      I’m glad you like it! I don’t know how to add that — Julie from Savvy Eats who designed my blog put that in. You know I’m technologically challenged 🙂 Getting verrry excited for next Wednesday!!! Thurman’s, here we come!

    • Nicole
      Author
      June 16, 2011 / 8:43 am

      Please tell me there’s a recipe on your blog… 🙂

      • June 16, 2011 / 8:46 am

        Heh. Maybe when my life slows down a little bit?? I am planning on it, have the post all written up in my head, just need to get it on the computer!

  4. June 16, 2011 / 8:30 am

    I love using whole wheat pastry flour in my baked goods. And to answer your question, YES this week is totally dragging for me! Wednesday felt like Friday!

    • Nicole
      Author
      June 16, 2011 / 8:43 am

      ME TOO. The whole week just feels like a bad joke…it’s going that slow.

  5. June 16, 2011 / 9:52 am

    Finally–thank you! I’ve been drooling since it was mentioned on facebook. Nutella is one of life’s perfect foods. I’ve been eating it since I was itty bitty in Germany and have been obsessed ever since. I love the spoon method, toast method, baking method, brownies, strawberries…if it has nutella, I will LOVE it! Now, when will you post the oats you mentione a few days ago that sounded amazing??

  6. June 16, 2011 / 10:45 am

    these look amazing nicole! i do not eat nutella but i think i would like it!

  7. June 16, 2011 / 11:45 am

    You had me at nutella! haha.
    These look amazing. I love chocolate dipped strawberries so I’m thinking I would love the combo in a muffin.

  8. June 16, 2011 / 4:27 pm

    These look delicious! Its unfortunate that I can’t have nutella in the house — I would eat it all in an instant!

  9. June 16, 2011 / 6:01 pm

    These look SO good. I want!

  10. June 16, 2011 / 7:50 pm

    wow! I saw these on two peas and their pod and just dismissed it as one of those things I just shouldn’t make…because i would surely eat them all! lol

    How do I eat Nutella? Um…with a spoon, of course. See? this is why i can’t make these! lol

  11. June 16, 2011 / 9:49 pm

    Well, this sure didn’t help with my Nutella cravings. I think I have to cave and buy some.

  12. June 16, 2011 / 10:09 pm

    Oh my goodness what a winning combo! I don’t usually eat Nutella-it’s one of those trigger foods that makes me want more!

  13. June 16, 2011 / 10:14 pm

    Wow, ‘A’ for presentation.

    For a minute, I thought there was a new strawberry-flavored Nutella.

  14. June 16, 2011 / 11:40 pm

    I eat Nutella by the spoon, of course. 🙂
    But my favorite way would be in crepes, though these muffins sound awesome, too…and not too guilt-inducing!

  15. June 17, 2011 / 9:48 am

    Ok, I confess…my favorite way to eat Nutella is by the spoon too! (Lol, I blame Mike…he’s the one who brings the jar and 2 spoons! 🙂 ) I’d love them in these muffins too though…they sure are pretty!

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