Thursday, September 25, 2014

nutella banana oat muffins

My love affair with Nutella is a never-ending one.

Which, by the way, is perfectly okay for me.

Recently, I have been trying to bake more healthy treats. That means using more wholemeal flour and incorporating things like oats and chia seeds when I bake.
Thankfully, this does not mean that I have to give up Nutella or Horlicks any time soon.

PHEW!

I've always loved adding bananas to muffins. Banana seems to add that magical touch to any bake and make everything more moist.

I like moist muffins.
Healthy moist muffins.

Hmmm. My world is (almost) complete.

Now if someone would make me an iced latte, then I think I would be in heaven.

Anyway, if you are interested in making some moist nutella + banana + high fibre oat muffins, here's how!

Place the flour, oats, white and brown sugars, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Stir until the ingredients are well combined.
In a medium bowl, add the egg and vegetable oil.
Into this, add the milk, followed by the vanilla extract and mashed bananas.

 Whisk until the ingredients are well combined.
Pour the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients.
Stir with a wooden spoon until just combined. Do not over mix.
Dish into lined muffin pans.
Place a tablespoon of warm Nutella on each muffin.
Hmmm, this is so pretty!
Insert a skewer into the muffin to make swirls.
Bake at 180°C for 17-20 minutes, or until a skewer inserted emerges cleanly.

Cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes before transferring onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Muffins can be eaten warm (super delicious!) or when cooled.

Perfect for a weekday breakfast!

RECIPE
Nutella Banana Oat Muffins (Makes 18)
Loosely adapted from chef-in-training

Ingredients:
2 cups (250g) plain flour -  I used 50% wholemeal flour and 50% plain flour
1 cup (90g) old fashioned oats
¼ cup (50g) caster sugar
½ cup (100g) brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 egg
½ cup (120ml) milk
¼ cup (60ml) vegetable oil
1 teaspoon (5ml) vanilla extract
2 bananas, mashed
Nutella

Method:
1. Place the flour, oats, white and brown sugars, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Stir until the ingredients are well combined.
2. In a medium bowl, add the egg and vegetable oil.
3. Into this, add the milk, followed by the vanilla extract and mashed bananas.
4.  Whisk until the ingredients are well combined.
5. Pour the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients.
6. Stir with a wooden spoon until just combined. Do not over mix.
7. Dish into lined muffin pans.
8. Place a tablespoon of warm Nutella on each muffin.
9. Insert a skewer into the muffin to make swirls.
10. Bake at 180°C for 17-20 minutes, or until a skewer inserted emerges cleanly.
11. Cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes before transferring onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Note: Muffins can be eaten warm or when cooled.

15 comments:

  1. Love these healthy muffins! May I know how much is your 2 bananas? Thanks in advance. Have a nice day!

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    1. Hi Vivian, I used 2 big bananas but to be honest a bit more or less would not matter :)

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  2. Hi Diana, Can I bring my Apple & Oat muffin to exchange with your yummy Nutella Banana Oat Muffin ? Hee .. hee!

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  3. MMMmmmmm.....looks so, so good! Love nutella and bananas in bakes too!

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  4. Can I omit the oats?

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    1. Hi I am not sure if it would work, seeing that you may have to adjust the liquid quantities.

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  5. Can I replace oil with butter instead? Thanks.

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    1. Hi I guess so but I have not tried..

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  6. Can omit bananas? If not, what else I can replace bananas?
    Thank Q so much

    Best regards from Yvonne

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    1. Hi Yvonne, I am afraid you will need to try something else you if don't like bananas. :(

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    2. Okay thanks... will keep & try your recipe tomorrow for kids breakfast.

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  7. Hi Diana,

    Just to check can I replace the plain flour to self raising flour?
    If yes, do I need to omit Baking powder & soda?

    Tks form Jenny

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    1. Hi Jenny, please see here: http://www.thedomesticgoddesswannabe.com/p/whys.html

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