Nutella Stuffed Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Banana and Zucchini Muffins

Serving Size: 16
Total Time:

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 0.25 cup chocolate chip
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1.75 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 0.5 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 0.25 cup canola oil
  • 0.5 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 12 tsp (heaping) Nutella

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a muffin pan with nonstick spray or line with muffin cups. You can also make 24 mini muffins. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together bananas, zucchini, peanut butter, oil, egg, vanilla and brown sugar. A stand mixer can be used to beat the wet ingredients.
  3. Pour dry ingredients into wet ingredients and stir or mix until just combined. Do not over mix. Fold in chocolate chips. Scoop batter into prepared muffin pan. Fill 1/2 the way up or just under that, Drop 1 teaspoon of Nutella on top of each muffin. Spoon more batter over the Nutella, filling the cups 3/4 the way full. Add a teaspoon more of Nutella on top and swirl with a knife or toothpick. Do the same for mini muffins. Bake 20 to 25 minutes (10-12 for mini) or until lightly browned on top.
  4. Let them cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then loosen the edges of the muffin pan with a knife and remove, transferring muffins to a cooling rack.

Notes
For high altitude add one teaspoon baking powder.

Makes 16 muffins

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