Nutella Almond Muffins | Still Playing School

Nutella Almond Muffins

We are a bit Nutella obsessed around here! We even make Nutella play dough regularly! One of my other favorite flavors is almond so we experimented to create Nutella Almond Muffins and yum!

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We mixed our wet ingredients with an electric mixer first. This included one mashed, very ripe banana (you could also use 1/2 cup of oil or applesauce) and the mashing was the kids' job! Mix in one stick of softened butter (equal to one half cup), a teaspoon of almond extract (optional) and two eggs. We added in 3/4 cup of sugar, too.

The dry ingredients were one and a half cup of flour, one teaspoon of baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. We mixed them together quickly before slowly folding the dry ingredients into the wet mixture.

I love that muffins provide so much opportunity for fine motor practice. Our preschooler E added the cupcake liners to the pan.

We scooped the muffin batter evenly into the muffin pan. This recipe made twelve muffins. We topped each with a dollop of Nutella. I won't ever try to talk you out of using as much Nutella as you please but we added about a tablespoon on top of each muffin. Finally we topped the muffins with a sprinkle of slivered blanched almonds.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or so. You'll know your muffins are done when they spring back if you touch them lightly (on the non-Nutella part, that is).

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  1. Love her smile. She looks so proud of herself, as she should be they look delicious

  2. Oh these look amazing! Your kids are the cutest!!

  3. Yummy - got to give these a try. They look delicious.

  4. these look so yummy! The kids and I will have to make them:)