Monday, September 19, 2011

Pumpkin Nutella Muffins (Muffin Monday)

If you know me, you know that I am obsessed with all things Nutella, and all things pumpkin.  And this obsession only intensifies when I pregnant.  Needless to say these little muffins made me a very VERY happy woman today!

3/4 c + 1/8 c flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
heaping 1/2 tsp nutmeg
3/4 c granulated sugar (can subsitute 1/4c brown sugar)
1/4 c canola oil (I ran out and used extra light olive oil)
1/6 c water
1/2 c canned pumpkin (not pie filling)
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 and spray muffin cups w/ cooking spray.  Whisk wet ingredients + sugar in large mixing bowl, then whisk the rest of the dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.  Then fold dry ingredients into wet.  Divide mixture evenly into muffin cups, then add a spoonful of Nutella to the top of each.  Swirl with toothpick until marbled.  Cook for 15-18 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

This recipe yields about 8 regular size muffins.  Since I had a large playgroup I doubled the recipe.

Originally saw idea on 2 Peas and Their Pod, but found the muffin adaptation from Baking with Buttermilk in the comments.