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This is what it currently looks like outside…..

So baking was a no brainer! In fact I am already plotting out my holiday baking! So excited…

It seems we always have some brown banana’s on the counter. So when I was trying to think of something to make I decided banana’s must be included! I also figured it would be a nice break from all the pumpkin treats I have baked up lately (don’t despair, recipes to come)!

I made muffins because honestly every time I bake banana bread the middle never cooks. I mean really I can not get it to cook! It gets burnt on the edges, but is still batter in the middle…….frustrating! Does anyone else have this problem? Maybe it’s the elevation, we live at almost 9500 feet.

Really muffins are cuter anyway, and they are great, on the go snacks. Around here though you can not make a treat or snack without at least a little chocolate. So I added some and then I thought what goes better with bananas and chocolate than…. peanut butter, so I added that to!

Oh, ya and then there is that teaspoon of nutella you add to each muffin. Trust me this makes for one amazing bite! Seriously, people eyes will widen with pleasure. I know from experience.

You can either make a swirl with the nutella using a toothpick or knife or you can push it down towards the middle of your muffin for a nice surprise in the middle! Or you can do a mixture of the two!

The bananas make the muffins so moist. They also bump up the nutritional factor of the muffins. The bananas along with the peanut butter and whole wheat flour makes these muffins a much healthier treat.

Right after these photos were taken the boys walked in from snowboarding…..Yes, you read that correct. There are currently three mountains now open, with the rest all scheduled to open with the next two weeks!

Anyway, it is a good thing I got these photos because they were gone within 10 minutes of the boys arrival. To say they loved them is an understatement!

nutella swirled peanut butter banana muffins

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings: 16 muffins
Calories Per Serving: 227 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • Preheat oven to 350F. Spray two muffin pans with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together bananas, peanut butter, oil, egg, vanilla and sugars. 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 OVERMIX. Fold in chocolate chips. Scoop batter into prepared muffin pan.Fill 3/4 the way up or just under that, do not over fill.. Drop 1 teaspoon of Nutella on top of each muffin. Swirl with a knife or scoop batter over the Nutella for a filling instead of a swirl. I did a mixture of both.
  • Bake for about 20-25 minutes. Baking times may vary.*
  • Let cool in loaf pan for 10 minutes, then loosen the edges of the muffin pan with a knife and remove, transferring muffins to a cooling rack.


* I used four small banana's, if you banana's are on the larger side just use three. * All white flour can be used, just make sure to use1 1/2 cups of flour total. *Do not overmix the batter! Overmixed batter leads to tough, crumbly baked goods. * I baked mine for 20 minutes but they were on the dough side, but we like them that way!
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Ok, now I need to go find the heat fan, or the sun as the boys call it, since they really are quite bright. It may be frigid out, but it’s snowing, which means the holidays are almost here!


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    1. Aw that is so amazing to hear! I am really glad she loved these and can make them on her own! YES! Thank you Gemma! xTieghan

  1. 5 stars
    My first HBH baked goods recipe did not disappoint! I only had AP flour, so I didn’t use the mix of AP and whole wheat. These were delicious the next day too, and so pretty with the nutella swirl on top. Great for a (socially distanced) brunch with friends!

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  3. i just made these tonight and they are a.w.e.s.o.m.e! i told my hubby i was making them to bring to work but once we tasted them we gave each other the wink wink (no, not *that* wink wink) and suffice it to say i don’t think they’ll be going anywhere. p.s. i am pretty sure the vanilla is skipped in the instructions above, but everyone probably figures to mix it in with the wet stuff…thanks for the recipe!

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  5. These sound awesome! 🙂 Thanks for sharing last week on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! You are a featured favorite this week! We can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to this week! Have a great weekend!
    Mackenzie 🙂

  6. Oh, my, I just had to share this link on Facebook for a friend of mine who LOVES nutella.

    I prefer making muffins for my kids. They’re less messy to pack, plus the little ones love the mini muffin size.

  7. These look amazing! Thank you for sharing the recipe…now I have another way to use up brown bananas.

  8. those look wonderful. Perfect with some hot cocoa after a day of playing in the snow. We have snow here too. The ski resorts are smiling. xo P.S. I invite you to share this yumminess at my blog hop