Friday, January 11, 2013

Brilliant Brunch: Banana Nutella Muffins

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John and I bicker a lot over stupid things; do all couples do this?  Of course it’s usually me, I mean, his fault.  For example, Nutella.  One of the best ingredients ever invented right?  Sure, the two of us can agree on that but he always has to push it one step farther.  When I told him I was making these muffins his eyes told me he was thinking “yay Nutella”.  But what came out of his mouth was oh I love Nutella.  Rolling my eyes, I think I know you do…because we’ve been dating three years and I have a general idea of what you like and dislike. 

Further, whenever I buy Nutella for myself, YOU eat it.  Yes, I have a pretty good idea you like Nutella.  Now just this, I could have lived with.  I usually just nod, smile, and go back to whatever I was doing anyway.  But then he said, you know, I think I was one of the first people in the country to have Nutella.  OH REALLY!  Why had I never heard about this before?  Apparently in the 80s, one of his uncles brought it home from his army base in Germany for his family to try and he loved it. 
Please, I think, you cannot be one of the first people in the country, you’ve got to be kidding.  So, like the loving (stubborn) girlfriend that I am, I decided to research it.  Nutella though was first introduced in the USA in 1983, before I was even born!  And since John was only 5 at the time, I doubt he was one of the first people to try it.  But then I think, is it even worth fighting about who tried it first (why I didn’t think of that before I spent the time researching, I’m not sure).   As long as we agree it’s delicious and can sit down and eat these muffins in peace, I think we’ll be fine.  As long as he knows he wasn’t the first person in the USA to eat Nutella then I’m happy with him knowing he was the first person in our house to eat these Banana Nutella Muffins!
Banana Nutella Muffins (adapted from Tastefully Julie)
Serves:  12
2 bananas, mashed
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/3 cup oil
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup Nutella


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.  Prepare the muffin tin by spraying each of the cups with cooking spray.  Set aside.

Add bananas, sugar, egg, and oil into a large bowl.  Beat well until fully incorporated.  Add the flour, baking soda, and baking powder, beating until just combined (be careful not to overmix).

Swirl the Nutella into the batter and pour the batter into the 12 cups.  Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the tops are lightly golden brown.  Let cool to the touch before removing from the tin.  Serve immediately or store in an airtight container up to a week.

Until the next time my oven is on...

27 comments:

  1. If you are going to argue about anything, Nutella is a good place to start because at some point it means you get to eat it. Your muffins sound wonderful.

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    1. Good point Karen :) They were delicious...and we fought over the last one (haha)!

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  2. Oh my goodness, I was browsing through Facebook, and saw this shared by Jersey Girl Cooks, so I stopped in my tracks. I happen to have all these ingredients in my pantry + the over riped bananas, so I must bake these today. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Betty Ann - Can't wait to hear how they came out for you :)

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  3. stopping by from SITSgirls. These look amazing!

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  4. Love Nutella! Happy SITS day!!

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  5. Visiting from SITS! I will definitely be trying these yummy muffins!!

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  6. These look amazing! Hope you enjoy your SITS Day!

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  7. My daughter would love these! Happy SITS day!

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  8. These look really interesting!
    Happy SITS day!

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  9. Oh.My.Word. These look and sound amazing. I'll have to give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing, and Happy SITS Day!!!

    xo,
    Stephanie
    Diary of a Debutante
    www.stephanieziajka.blogspot.com

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  10. Nutella is wonderful. I'm not surprised it hasn't always been here. I wonder what other treats are out there in the world that we don't have in our country. I did try vegemite when we lived in Australia. Definitely not my taste but we loved shark. Enjoy your SITS Day and thanks for the recipe and the blog

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  11. These look delicious! Will definitely have to try!!

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  12. I love bananas, and I love Nutella. So I know I'll love these. Happy SITS day to you!

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  13. These are going to be wonderful. Have a great SITS day!

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  14. I make something very much like this and we devour them :)

    Have a great SITS Day!

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  15. Ha! Love the story. Men can be so ridiculous sometimes... This recipe sounds delicious and looks so simple!
    Happy SITS Day!

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  16. This sounds like such an easy recipe. I tend to shy away from baking because it's a precise science, but I think I might be able to do this one. Love, love, love the slideshow of your food photos in your sidebar. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from SITS.

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  17. Oh this looks so incredible!!
    Happy SITS day to you! I am definitely coming back for more!!!

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  18. I am pretty sure my husband and I have had the EXACT same conversation 100 times about random shit. LOLOL. Glad I am not the only one.

    Love this recipe. Pinned it to be sure I bake it this weekend! :)

    Happy SITS Day!

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  19. This sounds delicious! I'm pinning this to my Pinterest, that's the best way to keep up with recipes. Happy SITS Day.

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  20. Those sound divine! And your husband sounds like he went to arguing school with mine!!

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  21. These sound delicious and now I want Nutella!!

    Happy SITS Day!

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  22. banana and Nutella are two of my favorites...I'll surely make it soon...Happy SITS day

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  23. I never tried Nutella until December. I am 31 years old. LOL. I made some delicious cookies with it. I've also made some mini nutella muffins with it. Both were delicious! Your muffins look fabulous.

    Stopping by to wish you a happy belated SITS day. Hope it was a great one! :)

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

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