Friday 10 October 2014

Pumpkin Nutella Swirl Muffins

I've been wanting to experiment with pumpkin to make muffins. I finally made a batch of pumpkin muffins with nutella swirls for added richness and decadence!

Love the festive aroma of cinnamon in my kitchen, and the addition of nutella is definitely a bonus!! I also made a few variation of the pumpkin muffins. (see my notes at the end)

Thumbs up!!

Pumpkin Nutella Swirl Muffins
makes 16 muffins

220g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 ground nutmeg
80g brown sugar (will increase to 90g)
2 eggs
230g pumpkin puree
120ml canola oil
80ml milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

Some nutella

1. Clean pumpkin and desseed. Remove skin, cut pumpkin flesh into cubes and and steam pumpkin for about 15 minutes or till pumpkin becomes soft. Pour away any excess water and hand puree pumpkin until smooth. Set aside.

2. Preheat oven to 180C.

3. Line muffin pan with paper liners. (My oven is too small to house a standard sized muffin tray, so I improvised by doing the below.)

4. In a bowl, combine sifted flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg and salt together. 
5. In another large bowl, whisk brown sugar and eggs together till combined. Add oil, milk and vanilla extract and mix well. Add the pumpkin puree and continue to mix till well combined.

6. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry flour mixture. Stir till just combined. Do not overmix.

7. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.

8. Spoon a teaspoon of nutella to each muffin cup. Using a skewer, swirl the nutella and the pumpkin batter together.

9. Bake the muffins for 20 minutes and a skewer inserted comes out clean. 

Note - For other variations:

Pumpkin Muffins
- Leave out the nutella. Sprinkle some fine sugar on top of the muffins before baking.

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Swirl Muffins
- Replace nutella with peanut butter.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chips Muffins
- Leave out the nutella. Fold in 50g chocolate chips together with the flour mixture to the wet ingredients.

This post is linked to the event Little Thumbs Up (Oct 2014 Event: PUMPKIN) organised by Zoe (Bake for Happy Kids) and Mui Mui (My Little Favourite DIY) and hosted by Eileen (Eileen's Diary).

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  1. Mmmm... these muffins with pumpkin and nutella sound so yummy! Can I have one?

  2. The nutella topping looks super attractive, good job!

    Thanks for your great sharing to LTU.

  3. Pumpkin nutella muffins, that is really something new, I am sure they must be delicious! And thanks for the suggestion for pumpkin chocolate chips muffins, I am very tempted to try out the recipe ! :p

    1. Bee, you can also add in cream cheese. I think it should go well too! :)

  4. Hi LY, yummy-licious Pumpkin Nutella Swirl Muffins you've baked. Thanks for sharing this recipe with more variations too ... bookmark !



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