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Nutella-Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

August 22, 2016

Moist and fluffy muffins filled with Nutella and topped with a cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Nutella-Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

I think the title pretty much says it all. These are ridiculously good cinnamon muffins filled with gooey Nutella and coated with a cinnamon-sugar mixture much like donuts. I’ve made these muffins more times than I can remember, and they’re something that both adults and children go crazy for.

Nutella-Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

The inspiration for this recipe comes from Sally of Sally’s baking addiction, but (since I have made it about a thousand times) I did make some adaptions. I use all-purpose flour instead of whole wheat flour because I prefer the lighter texture. Instead of making standard-size muffins, I bake them in a mini muffin pan to create perfect bite-size treats. I’ve also played a bit with the baking temperature so you should end up with muffins that rise nicely and have rounded domes for dipping into lots of butter and sugar and cinnamon.

Filling the muffin tin easily
The easiest way for me to fill the muffin cups is by using two pastry bags: one filled with batter, and the other with Nutella. Pipe some of the batter into the muffin cups, a dollop of Nutella in the center, and the rest of the batter on top. You can, of course, spoon in the batter and Nutella instead of using pastry bags, but it will take a bit more time and get a bit messier. The cupcake cups should be about ¾ full. I get exactly 24 mini muffins every single time.

Nutella-Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

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Nutella-Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Muffins
Nutella-Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Muffins
YIELD: 24 mini muffins
Moist and fluffy muffins filled with Nutella and topped with a cinnamon-sugar mixture.

For the muffins:
  • 1 1/3 cups (185 g/6.5 oz) all-purpose flour
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup (75 g/2.6 oz) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • ½ cup (100 g/3.5 oz) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg , slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1/3 cup Nutella
For the cinnamon-sugar topping:
  • 3 tablespoons (45 g/1.5 oz) unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup (50 g/1.7 oz) granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Grease a mini muffin pan with butter or cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl sift together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together butter and sugar on medium speed for 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as necessary. Beat in egg, vanilla extract, and milk until combined. Reduce mixer speed to low and add half of the flour mixture until combined, followed by the other half. Do not overmix—the less you mix, the lighter the muffins will be.
  4. There are two ways to fill the muffin tin: Option 1: Spoon about 1 tablespoon of batter into muffin cavity. Layer with 1/2 teaspoon Nutella in the center and spoon more batter on top to cover the Nutella and fill the muffin cup about ¾ full. Option 2: Use two pastry bags, filling one with batter and the other with Nutella. Pipe some of the batter into each tin, then pipe some Nutella into the center. Use the rest of the batter to cover the Nutella and fill the cups about ¾ full.
  5. Bake for about 10 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the muffin comes out clean. Allow muffins to cool for about 5 minutes, then remove from pan and allow them to cool completely on a wire rack.
  6. While muffins are cooling, make the cinnamon-sugar topping. In a small bowl mix together sugar and cinnamon. For each cupcake, dip the top in melted butter, then dip into the cinnamon-sugar mixture, swirling around to get a thick coating.
  7. Muffins are best the same day they are made, but will also freeze well for up to 2 months.



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  • Reply
    Amanda @ Cookie Named Desire
    August 22, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    I think making these mini was a genius idea! I need that extra portion control in my life!

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    August 22, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    Totally convinced that these are tiny little nuggets of heaven. Nutella filled heaven. I can’t wait to dig into a batch of these!

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    September 18, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    These sound delicious! Will definitely have to try them. What can replace the cinnamon? Is the flavor still the same without it? I’m thinking of allergies.

    Thanks for these amazing little muffins!

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      September 19, 2016 at 9:35 am

      Hi Chidinma, the muffins are best with the cinnamon topping, but, you can make the muffins without the topping.

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    November 30, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Thinking of making these, but have always had a tough time with any “Stuffed” nutella things because it’s goey and it never seems to go smoothly for me. Are they easy to stuff?

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      December 3, 2017 at 1:07 pm

      Hi Natalia, there are two ways to fill the muffin tin, and I mention both of them in the recipe. The easier would be using a pastry bag, but if you choose the other option you can scoop the Nutella using two teaspoons, and it should be fine. It might get a bit messy, but that’s ok, it’s still going to be delicious!

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    May 9, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    Just tried these out – baked a whole bunch for an event on my college campus. They were a huge hit! I even made some using gluten free flour and those tasted delicious as well. Love the fact that they are bite-sized and can be made earlier and warmed up right before being eaten without a huge difference in taste. Thanks for all the great recipes!

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    hannah mckewn
    July 12, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Thanks for it xx

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    Tamsin Brincatos
    October 13, 2018 at 11:49 am

    Just baked a batch and already ate half of them! This is what heaven tastes like! Di-viiiine! Thank you!!

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    October 24, 2018 at 2:20 am

    Would these work in standard cases @20 mins a bake? (Batch of 12) as I dont own a mini baking tray x

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      October 25, 2018 at 5:09 am

      Yes, it’s ok. Because the muffins are bigger, fill the center of the muffins with more Nutella.

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    March 9, 2019 at 6:26 am

    Hi do you need to add mini muffin liners or directly into pan?

    • Reply
      March 10, 2019 at 6:58 am

      You can use liners or just grease the pan with butter or cooking spray.

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