Nutella Swirled Banana Muffins are moist banana muffins with swirls of Nutella in every scrumptious bite!

At almost 37 weeks pregnant with our 4th, I’m in full nesting mode. I’m getting things checked off my to-do list that have been on there since the twins were born and that was almost 3 years ago, my friends! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Last week, I did a much needed clean out of our pantry and found 5 jars of unopened Nutella. Ha! There was pretty much a container at the back of every darn shelf. You would have thought I was stocking it for a crisis of some sort. And maybe I was…because it would be a crisis if we ran out of Nutella, wouldn’t it now?! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I bake with Nutella a lot, so every time it’s on sale or I might even suspect that we’re running low, I buy a jar. And now we have 5 full jars to enjoy! Oh my!

The first thing I thought to bake with my surplus of Nutella was my Nutella Swirled Banana Bread recipe. It’s to die for! It was early in the morning and since the bread bakes for over an hour, I thought it would be great to try baking the recipe into muffins so we could eat them for breakfast.

As the muffins were baking, the boys kept asking, “what’s that yummy smell?”! The house smelled irresistible. That familiar smell of banana bread baking with a hint of hazelnut and chocolate filled the house and as soon as I pulled them from the oven, the boys came running to the kitchen.

They turned out so pretty and since I was 100% confident they would taste amazing, I made the boys wait a bit a longer so I could quickly photograph them to share the yumminess with y’all here on the blog.

Moist banana muffins with lots of Nutella swirled throughout. The combo is incredible!

They make for a great breakfast and would be pretty special to bake and take to friends or serve at a special event. Muffin love!

I hope you get a chance to bake these marvelous muffins soon! Enjoy!


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Nutella Swirled Banana Muffins

  • Author: Maegan - The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Breakfast


Nutella Swirled Banana Muffins are moist banana muffins with swirls of Nutella in every scrumptious bite!


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 overripe bananas, mashed (about 11/2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread
  • 1 ripe banana, for garnishing


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan generously with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, melt the butter and let cool slightly. Whisk in the sugar then the eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour and baking soda. Fold in the mashed bananas until just combined.
  3. Fill each muffin cup halfway with some batter. Dollop 1 teaspoon of Nutella in a few spots on top of the batter in each muffin cup. Use the end of a chopstick or other small utensil to gently swirl the Nutella through the batter in each muffin cup. Scoop the remaining batter evenly among the muffins cups, filling each muffin cup almost full. Dollop 1 teaspoon of Nutella in a few spots on top of the batter in each muffin cup. Use the end of a chopstick or another small-ended utensil to swirl the Nutella through the top half of the muffin batter.
  4. Cut the remaining banana into 12 thin slices and place a slice in the middle of the swirled batter in each muffin cup.
  5. Bake muffins for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let the muffins cool in the pan for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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  1. […] with streusel topping, vegan pumpkin gingerbread muffins, caramelized upside down pear bread, nutella swirled banana muffins, pumpkin brown butter […]

  2. I stumbled upon your blog looking for a recipe for Nutella muffins for my daughter’s 15th birthday tomorrow (she is the world’s biggest Nutella fan). This recipe looked good so I tried it, and now here I am, at 12:47 in the morning, eating one fresh out of the oven because I couldn’t wait the remaining five hours till the rest of the family will wake up and eat the rest. ๐Ÿ™‚ They are AMAZING. Thanks for sharing. I can already tell this will become a family favorite!

  3. These were incredible!! I made them last night and they filled the whole house. I used 5 smallish bananas since that’s what equaled 1.5 cups and brown sugar instead of white. I even had half a cup of batter left over so I was able to make a few more muffins in the second batch. Brought them to work and everyone LOVED them! The nutella filling and swirl is just to die for. So moist and delicious. Thanks for the great recipe!

  4. My son had to bring food for a picnic at school and in a hurry we chose these muffins this morning. He helped me with the recipe, which was quick and easy and they came out delicious! He said ours were the first plate to empty at the picnic, and all the other kids loved them! I used a little more nutella than in the recipe and ended up with 24 smaller sized muffins, perfect:) They were super tasty straight out of the oven this morning, but I actually thought they were even tastier a few hours later. Will definitely make again, thank you!

  5. 38 weeks pregnant and in crazy nesting mode currently! Made these yesterday in my mini muffin pan and they came out perfectly! Thank you so much! Definitely making these again!

  6. Made a batch of these and they turned out great; I would say more toward cupcakes than muffins – quite sweet and a light, crumbly texture ๐Ÿ™‚

    I did find I had to add a splash of milk to free up the mixture.

    8/10, would bake again!

  7. I have a desperate urge to make these like, NOW lol. How important is it to have overripe bananas? I would like to buy bananas fresh from the supermarket so I don’t have enough time for them to become overripe.. thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. The riper the bananas, the more banana flavor will come through in the muffins. Riper bananas also give the muffins more sweetness and blend well into the batter making the muffins bake up soft and moist in texture. You can certainly use yellow bananas, but I would not recommend using green bananas. Hope this helps. Enjoy!

  8. Hi! I’d like to try and bake these soon. Would it be okay to add some milk and decrease the amount of butter? I’m new to baking and all the recipes I’ve made so far used milk and I was just wondering why this one doesn’t need any. Thanks!

    1. Hi Shade! Milk is added for moisture and since this recipe has butter and lots of banana in it, the milk wasn’t necessary. They turn out very moist without it. You could certainly try substituting some of the butter with milk, but I couldn’t say for sure how much until I tested it. Hope they turn out great if you do try substituting in some milk or baking the recipe as is. Enjoy!

  9. Made them… Loved them… Perfect midnight snack on a cold winter day! The fresh aroma from the oven just filled the house… Thank you so much for the wonderful recipe โค๏ธ????

    1. Hi! There are no oats in this recipe for Nutella Swirled Banana Muffins. Were you referring to another recipe?

  10. These are truly amazing. They donโ€™t last long here! I want to make ahead of time for house guests. Do you know if theyโ€™d freeze and thaw well without changing texture?

    1. Hi Cheryl! Yay, so happy to hear! They’re a fave in our house too! Yes, they freeze great. I recommend wrapping them individually in plastic wrap then putting in a freezer-safe container or in individual freezer-safe baggies. To defrost, let set at room temperature, uncovered, so they don’t absorb too much of the moisture from the defrost. Continue to enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

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