Banana & Nutella Swirl Muffins

These muffins are the perfect way to use up ‘dead’ bananas as they use 4 in one hit. They’re also my favourite kind of bake; one where you bung a whole heap of ingredients in a bowl, combine and then bake. From start to finish they take approximately 30 minutes and they fill your home with a heavenly aroma.

I’ve cut down the sugar significantly from the original recipe (which had a cup of sugar), as I found that the bananas and Nutella are sweet enough for me. Of course, feel free to add more sugar to taste.


Ingredients (makes 12 large muffins)
4 medium over-ripe bananas, mashed
½ cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg
¼ cup vegetable oil
2 tspns vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 tspn baking soda
1 tspn baking powder
½ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
12 tspns Nutella


Preheat oven to 180°C. Spray a 12-hole muffin tin liberally with cooking oil.

In a large bowl, whisk together banana, sugars, egg, oil and vanilla. Add in your dry ingredients and mix until it is lump free. Fold through walnuts if desired.

Spoon the mixture into the muffin tin and top each muffin with approximately 1 teaspoon of Nutella. Using a toothpick, swirl the Nutella into the batter.

Bake the muffins for 15-20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

Leave to cool in the tray for 5 minutes before transferring onto a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!


Adapted from The Novice Chef’s ‘Nutella Banana Swirl Muffins’

It’s a small world…

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Excitingly, as of May 2016, Bakerholics Anonymous has been viewed by people in over 100 countries & territories worldwide! Above is a map showing where it has been viewed (so far) and here are some cool places that might not be visible on the map:

  • Andorra
  • Aruba
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Costa Rica
  • Cyprus
  • Dominica
  • Fiji
  • Isle of Man (where some of my forebears are from!)
  • Jamaica
  • Jersey
  • Mauritius
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • U.S. Virgin Islands.

Please, if you’re from overseas I’d love to hear from you (and to be completely honest if you’re local as well!), just leave a comment saying where you’re from because the technology certainly isn’t perfect and it’s quite possible some places have been missed 🙂

For those of you who had been hoping to see a post about Disneyland’s ride ‘It’s a small world’ see here and, if you can stomach it, here!