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I made this with one person in mind.

Nutella Stuffed Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Banana and Zucchini Muffins | halfbakedharvest.com

And that one person is four years old.

Of course right now would be the time she would jump in and say “Yeah Tiegy, but I’ll be five on August 30th”.

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You guys, five years old.

Seriously, how in the heck did that happen. It seems like just yesterday I was fifteen and thinking about things like getting my learners permit and summer vacation ending. Okay fine, some of you may say it was just yesterday, but really time flies and my gosh I feel like a totally different person than my unconfident fifteen year old self.

I know I may still have a lot of life to live and lessons to learn, but I feel I have come a long way. I never would have thought back then that I would be through with school, writing a food blog and cooking my butt off day in and out.

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It is still kind of crazy when I really sit and think about it.

But we’ll talk more about that another day. Today’s all about these muffins and my best friend heading off to her first day of kindergarten tomorrow.

And trust me, it is a full day.

Nutella Stuffed Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Banana and Zucchini Muffins | halfbakedharvest.com

School starts at 8:45am and goes all the way till 3:55pm.

Gesh, that’s a long day! Oh, but this one has no fear and no nerves. It’s all excitement!

Asher and I? Yeah, we could not be more different.

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She is jumping out of her skin excited.

She has been counting down the days for weeks, picked out her prettiest first day outfit and packed up all her new and exciting school supplies in her new (and so cheesy) pink Barbie (yes Barbie) backpack.

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Since you know I am her very favorite sister I thought I’d make her some muffins with her absolute favorite thing.

Nutella!

Seriously, is Nutella every kid’s favorite?

Oh and yeah, I am her only sister so she has no choice……and I like it that way! She’s got five brothers and everyday she has a different favorite. But everyday when I ask her who her favorite sister is it is always “Tiegy!”.

Love. That.

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About these muffins.

Yes, they are whole wheat and yes, they are mixed with mashed banana and yes, they are also mixed with shredded zucchini. So yes, I am calling these a healthy after school snack.

But chocolate is a health food around here…….as I feel it should be everywhere, but to each their own!

The official taste tester LOVES these. In fact she has demanded I make them again.

Nutella Stuffed Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Banana and Zucchini Muffins | halfbakedharvest.com

Nutella Stuffed Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Banana and Zucchini Muffins

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 24 Muffins
Calories Per Serving: 127 kcal

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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Nutella Stuffed Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Banana and Zucchini Muffins | halfbakedharvest.com

For her entire class…. I guess it’s a good thing they are quick and easy!

 

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  1. Teighan,
    These muffins were OMG delicious! I substituted coco’-loco instead of the Nutella just because I am a super coco-loco junkie:) I love your blog by the way!!!!!!!!
    Thanks, Sam

  2. Hey Tieghan –

    If I wanted to sub in applesauce for the mashed banana, how much would you recommend I add?

    These look delish…can’t wait to recreate in my own kitchen!

    Thanks so much, Brie

    1. Hey Brie!

      Use equal amounts applesauce for the banana. Should work great.
      Hope you love these!!
      Thanks!

    2. 5 stars
      Hi! Making these for coworkers and want to provide nutrition. Is this for 25 or 12 reg muffins? Btw they are amazing 🙂 so delish!

      1. Hey Bridgette,
        This is for 24 muffins. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  3. I made these for my friend’s birthday and everyone at the party thought they were good. It’s always nice to make muffins/dessert for a party because you can have a taste of your creation without eating ALL of it!

    1. Hi Kristen,

      I do not track the calories, but you kind calculate them online here.

      Hope that helps and I hope you love these!

  4. I made these last night, they are so delicious, you forget they are healthy! A great snack for kids and grown-ups! My swirls aren’t as neat as yours, but they taste great! Thanks for the recipe.

  5. 5 is such a great age. And these muffins are fabulous! Chocolate is totally a health food. It’s it’s own food group and should be eaten every day!

  6. Aww, your little sis sounds so cute! My big sister is like that, too–saying how she is my favorite sister. not like I have any choice. xD she’s awesome, though.
    These muffins look fabulous! (I especially love the minis) and I love how you swirled the Nutella on top like that. They’re so picture perfect. 🙂

  7. Aw, your sister sounds adorable! She is lucky to have a big sis that bakes her muffins stuffed with nutella.

  8. A 5 year old is one of the best critics because they are honest. So sweet, everything you said abour your little sister. 🙂 I have 3 little sisters (only they are not so little…34, 31 and 27 years old).
    My 2 young nephews love nutella so it totally must be a kid thing. I wonder if they’d like these muffins. It’s a great way to get their fruits and veggies in. Well if they don’t like them (we know how picky kids can be) I’m sure I will. These are gorgeous and I’d easily eat more than 1. 🙂