Bakery Style Nutella Stuffed Muffins

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Guys I burnt so many calories a couple of days ago:



A batch of nutella stuffed muffins, to be exact.

Who needs running anyway, when you can simply get a batch of muffins in the oven and leave it  there, unattended for hours while you go browsing through Pinterest? Before you realize, you’ll have burned more calories than you would have did if you had been running for the same period of time.

See? Making muffins doesn’t actually make you fat. It does burn a lot of calories.

Yeah, I might have a laugh about it now, but back when this happened, it made me cry like a baby. Because you guys know I hate it when good food go to waste. And nutella-stuffed muffins are certainly filed under the “good food” category.

I have to tell you as well that this were actually my friend Laura’s birthday present. And I burned it. And then I cried. And then dad walked in and told me not to cry. “They’re not burnt” he said, “Just a bit… mmm, well, too golden and crispy yeah a bit crispy but hmm they’re ok”… and no they weren’t ok, they were as black as my soul was back then. And who wants crispy muffins anyway? I like my muffins to be soft, fluffy and spongy, but definitely not crusty, dad!!!

Luckily, I had tripled the recipe, so I had more batter and I could go on making muffins for Laura. I kept an eye on the oven while they baked so I didn’t carbonize them this time. *Pats self in the  back*.



The result?? Perfectly high doomed, fluffy, tender muffins oozing with a nutella center that doesn’t sink to the bottom (hate when that happens ugh!). And they have a sugar crakled top that is to die for… heavely, these muffins are simply heavenly! I want to mention as well that I added some greek yogurt and buttermilk for extra moistness and health benefits… which obviously allows me to make the nutella center bigger, duh. I had burnt a lot of calories previously anyway… which called for eating two of these babies, right?? Just kidding here. These muffins are so huge that you won’t be able to eat more than one by yourself… and trust me, they’re terrific, but they’re gigantic. Just like the bakery ones. I love that.



I knew that I had to make nutella stuffed muffins right after I saw these lovely muffins from I Wash You Dry on Pinterest, so I went and customized my Perfect Muffin and Cake recipe, adding a dollop of nutella in the center. Seriously, that recipe makes the most perfect muffins ever, and they’re no fail, like, they always come out tall, fluffy and amazing. I love them!


Bakery Style Nutella Stuffed Muffins

Serves 6 jumbo muffins
Allergy Egg, Milk, Wheat
Meal type Dessert
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable
Occasion Birthday Party
Website My Perfect Cake Recipe


  • 310g white flour (I like to use bread flour, but a.p would also work)
  • 150g sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 15g baking powder
  • 5 tablespoons whey or buttermilk
  • 2 eggs (large)
  • 70g light olive oil
  • 250g greek yogurt (I use fat-free)
  • 6-7 heaped tablespoons nutella (depending on how many muffins you want to make)
  • a sprinkle sugar (for the tops)


Form dollops of nutella and arrange them on a tray which fits into your freezers. Make as many dollops as muffins you plan to make. Freeze for 30-60 minutes.
Mix all of the dry ingredients in a big bowl.
Mix the wet ingredients in a different bowl.
Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ones and mix with an electrical whisk until you get a smooth, yet thick batter. Don't worry, it's hard to over mix this.
Fill RIGID molds (like the ones you use to make creme caramels or flans) more than 3/4 of their capacity. Otherwise you won't get tall muffins.
Push the nutella frozen dollops into the center of each muffin.
Bake in a preheated oven at 220ºC for 8 minutes, then lower the temperature to 175ºC and bake for about 25 minutes more, or until you see that they're done. If you want to make smaller muffins, you should bake them for a shorter period of time.


Before you put these in the oven, add a sprinkle of coarse or white sugar on top of the muffins. This will make them more like bakery muffins!


I hope you guys do give these a try and love them. Now tell me: what’s your worst experience regarding ruined or burnt food? Did it make you cry?


Have a wonderful weekend!





  • Reply MoonLight @ AWorldInMyOven September 21, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Ooh, this is such a lovely idea! I wouldve never thought of freezing dollops of nutella, I wouldve just filled the muffins after baking.. Definitely going to try technique this some time soon!

    • Reply Consuelo September 21, 2013 at 6:46 pm

      It is truly an awesome technique. I couldn’t believe how wonderfully they turned out the first time I made them! I loved that the nutella didn’t sink to the bottom 😉 Let me know how it turns out for you & I hope you’ll love them!! :-*

      • Reply MoonLight @ AWorldInMyOven September 22, 2013 at 4:10 pm

        I did it! (I couldn’t wait! xP) And they turned out amazing! The yogurt does so much for the texture and flavour (love it!)… but.. WOW, there’s SO MUCH nutella! It’s like eating a whole mini-sized dinner!! It turned out perfect: no sinking, no burning etc, but we really need to use half of the nutella so I can eat three of these in a row and not just one 😛

        • Reply Consuelo September 22, 2013 at 4:23 pm

          I’m so happy that you tried and liked them!! Yay, that’s fantastic!
          I didn’t think it was too much nutella, but it might have been because my muffins were super big and it made the nutella center look smaller… I don’t know, actually hahaha.
          Thanks for trying the recipe :-*

  • Reply Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl September 22, 2013 at 2:21 am

    Freezing nutella – what a brilliant idea! To stick in muffins and to just eat out of the freezer! I’m totally making these and going to eat every single one!

    • Reply Consuelo September 22, 2013 at 9:15 am

      The hardest part is freezing the nutella dollops and not wanting to eat tehm all once frozen… they look like ice-cream yumm. I hope you’ll love them, Pamela! x

  • Reply Monica September 22, 2013 at 3:38 am

    oh my goodness – I think I would cry too if I burned nutella muffins! Don’t things like that only happen when there’s a special occasion?! So glad you had extra batter! They look simply delicious…I love nutella and having them stuffed into a muffin is a beautiful thing!

    • Reply Consuelo September 22, 2013 at 9:17 am

      YES they usually happen when I actually need them to be perfect. Thanks God I had extra batter! I’m so glad you like them, Monica. Thanks 😀

  • Reply brighteyedbaker September 22, 2013 at 4:10 am

    Yum… these sound awesome Consuelo! I’m all for stuffing muffins with nutella to the max… no skimping for me! And I think the worst thing that’s happened to me baking-wise was when I was getting creme brulee out of the oven with kitchen tongs and it dropped and spilled – creme brûlée got everywhere, burnt all over the oven and everything. And I cried. :/

    • Reply Consuelo September 22, 2013 at 9:19 am

      That sounds terrible gosh… I would have cried as well :(( Thanks, I’m so glad you like them! And yeah, there’s no such thing as too much nutella when it comes to muffins 😉

  • Reply Stephanie @ Eat My Tortes September 22, 2013 at 6:46 am

    I want these! And freezing the Nutella–totally genius!

    • Reply Consuelo September 22, 2013 at 9:19 am

      Thanks Stephanie! 😀

  • Reply Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life September 22, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Adore bakery style anything! These look perfect; big dome, fluffy inside, sugar on top! I ruined a batch of cookies the other day and it was such a horrible feeling. At least you had two more batches left! These look wonderful!

    • Reply Consuelo September 22, 2013 at 4:22 pm

      Thank you, Mary Frances! I’m so so glad you like them! So sorry about your cookies, they would have been amaing, for sure :(( x

  • Reply Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking September 22, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    LOL! I love your take on burning calories! I also cry when I burn baked good and my fiance thinks I’m a complete moron, but it so wasteful and time consuming to remake! These muffins look amazing! Are you talking about baking muffins in ramekins? What a crazy, good idea!

  • Reply Aimee / Wallflower Girl September 22, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    :-O!!!! That gooey nutella centre looks soooooo inciting! They look incredible 🙂 But I know the feeling when a batch goes wrong and you feel bad about the food waste. Lucky you had some leftover batter to make these beauties!

    • Reply Consuelo September 22, 2013 at 8:16 pm

      Isn’t it a terrible feeling? :(( Thanks Aimee, I’m super happy you like them! x

  • Reply marcie@flavorthemoments September 22, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    You burned so many calories that you got to eat extra right?

    • Reply Consuelo September 22, 2013 at 8:16 pm

      Absolutely 😉

  • Reply Kiran @ September 22, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Total genius by freezing nutella! These are definitely my kind of brunch muffins! YUM 🙂

    • Reply Consuelo September 22, 2013 at 8:16 pm

      Thank you, Kiran! 🙂

  • Reply Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen September 23, 2013 at 1:06 am

    Oh Consuelo, I love this idea! I love Nutella – and to put them in the middle of a muffin – a sure winner! The 2nd batch looks wonderful! I absolutely love how they domed on top. Perfect!

    • Reply Consuelo September 23, 2013 at 8:05 am

      Thank you Kristi! I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend 🙂

  • Reply Anne ~ Uni Homemaker September 23, 2013 at 7:38 am

    You can’t go wrong with Nutella and Greek yogurt in muffins. These look amazing Consuelo! 🙂

    • Reply Consuelo September 23, 2013 at 8:06 am

      Thank you so much, Anne! x

  • Reply Joanne September 23, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Awww well I think we’ve all been there, but at least you had extra batter to work with! That nutella stuffing is just dreamy.

    • Reply Consuelo September 23, 2013 at 7:26 pm

      Yeah, it tastes amazing 😉 Thanks Joanne!

  • Reply Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes September 23, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Wow these look so perfect!! I like this method of filling them!

    • Reply Consuelo September 23, 2013 at 7:26 pm

      Thanks a lot, Ashley! x

  • Reply Shari September 23, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    You are not alone. I have done that before too. Anyway, these look really yummy!!

    • Reply Consuelo September 23, 2013 at 7:30 pm

      Thank you Shari 😀

  • Reply Ashley September 23, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    I totally understand – I HATE wasting food. Like hate hate hate! haha I get so upset when I ruin something (like burning it past the point of saving because I’m not paying attention) – it’s one thing if it’s just not all that special but when it’s inedible?? That’s when the tears come for me!

    But these muffins sounds amazing – anything nutella stuffed and I’m in!

    • Reply Consuelo September 23, 2013 at 7:27 pm

      It’s usually my fault when I ruin food, but I feel so so bad :((
      Thank you so much, Ashley! I’m glad you like them!

  • Reply El Rincón de las Especias, MªJosé September 23, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Hola Consuelo! aquí os dejo mi segunda receta para el reto 3/1 higos, o lo que yo llamaría como cambiar el sabor de un higo, porque creo que por ahora las recetas que llevo hechas son perfectas para todo aquel que no sea gran amante de los higos 😉 Esperoq ue os gusten!×1-chips-kellogs-naturales-y-piruletas.html

    • Reply El Rincón de las Especias, MªJosé September 23, 2013 at 7:46 pm

      Por cierto, me apunto esta receta, porque menuda pinta…

      • Reply Consuelo September 24, 2013 at 7:56 am

        ¡Gracias! x

    • Reply Consuelo September 24, 2013 at 7:55 am

      Pues a nosotras los higos sí nos gustan mucho, pero no te negaremos que tus recetas tienen una pinta deliciosa 😉

  • Reply Nik@ABrownTable September 23, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    I love the idea of freezing nutella, what a great idea. Each of those muffins look delicious.

    • Reply Consuelo September 24, 2013 at 7:54 am

      Thanks a lot, Nik! x

  • Reply Cindy September 24, 2013 at 12:02 am

    I too get so upset when I over bake something and have to throw them away. Now, these muffins are seriously huge! I have been wanting to make muffins and these would be perfect 😀

    • Reply Consuelo September 24, 2013 at 7:56 am

      I know, right? They’re so so big! Let me know how you like them if you try them :-*

  • Reply Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen September 24, 2013 at 12:21 am

    I really have to be careful when I get on the computer and have something in the oven. Especially Pinterest! I get totally sucked in and completely lose track of time. Good thing you had extra batter. They look amazing. My daughter has been making me buy the big jars of Nutella. Will have to try these muffins!

    • Reply Consuelo September 24, 2013 at 7:57 am

      Pinterest is so so dangerous, right? Thank you so much I hope you’ll love them! And big jars of nutella sound amazing ;D

  • Reply Julie @ This Gal Cooks September 24, 2013 at 2:38 am

    I love your photos, Consuelo! I really like all of the props and the setting! And the muffins look great! Pinned.

    • Reply Consuelo September 24, 2013 at 7:58 am

      Aw thank you so much, you’re so sweet! 🙂

  • Reply Monet September 24, 2013 at 4:16 am

    These are gorgeous! I have burned a few batches of muffins in my day…and I’m so glad that you had extra batter. These look like they’d be perfect with my afternoon cup of tea. Thank you for sharing!

    • Reply Consuelo September 24, 2013 at 7:59 am

      I’m glad I had leftover batter too 😉 Thank you, Monet! x

  • Reply Kumar's Kitchen September 24, 2013 at 8:10 am

    yum yum choco-nutty muffins…bliss in every bite 🙂

    • Reply Consuelo September 24, 2013 at 6:26 pm

      I’m so happy you like them, Kumar! x

  • Reply Kalyan September 24, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Just mouthwatering…looks delicious!

    • Reply Consuelo September 24, 2013 at 6:26 pm

      Thank you Kalyan! x

  • Reply padresfrikerizos (@padresfrikerizo) September 24, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Ay Consuelooo que estoy salivandooooooo, esto no se puede ver a la hora del desayuno. A pesar de que la primera tanda te quedara crujiente como dice tu padre, la segunda te ha quedado de 10. Esta no se si se la enseñaré a Mr. P porque me puede obligar a punta de nutella a que se la haga 🙂

    • Reply Consuelo September 24, 2013 at 6:28 pm

      Ni a la hora del desayuno ni a ninguna… a mí siempre me están apeteciendo 😉 Pues nada, tú hazlas, si son facilíiiisimas jajaja. Me alegro mucho de que te gusten.
      Un beso 😀

  • Reply thecupcakeconfession September 26, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Okay, I’m gonna totally agree that Pinterest can be blamed for soooo many disasters! I was just studying for a college exam when I decided to take a break and see what Pinterest has in store! I didn’t even realize when those 15 minutes turned into an hour! Addictive! Btw!!! these muffins!!!! are GORGEOUS!!!! They’re soooo amazingly huge! That dome like top and frozen nutella??? GENIUS!!!!! 🙂

    • Reply Consuelo September 26, 2013 at 7:39 pm

      That has happened to me way too many times too… it’s so dangerously addictive ;–) Thanks, Samina! I’m so happy you like them 🙂

  • Reply Galeteria October 7, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Me encanta cualquier receta que lleve Nutella, la probaré sí o síii!! Me comía uno ahora mismo!!

  • Reply María José - Honey and Figs October 8, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    No os podéis imaginar lo ricas que estaban. No dejéis de probarlas.

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