recipe: Nutella chocolate chip muffins - a perfect snack paired with coffee or tea
Mary Bilyeu | Contributor
Muffins go perfectly with coffee, with tea, with cocoa, with milk. They're easy to make, easy to carry in a lunch bag. Really, they're an ideal food.
And how can you go wrong by throwing a bit of Nutella and some chocolate chips into the batter...? The only way to make these muffins better is by cutting them open and then schmearing extra Nutella onto them!
Nutella Chocolate Chip Muffins
1/3 cup butter-flavor shortening, at room temperature
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup + 3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder
1/3 cup vanilla-flavor yogurt
1/3 cup Nutella
3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup white whole wheat flour
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with 9 paper liners.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the shortening, brown sugar, 1/4 cup sugar, salt, and baking powder. Stir in the egg, yogurt, and Nutella. Stir in the flours, then stir in the chocolate chips.
Divide the batter among the lined muffin cups, then sprinkle tops with the remaining sugar.
Bake for 25 minutes, until a tester inserted into the center of the muffins comes out clean. Let muffins cool on a rack.
Makes 9 muffins.
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