Nutella Swirl Pumpkin Muffins

What better way to welcome autumn than with some scrumptious pumpkin, Nutella (need I say more?!) muffins!

This “toddler-friendly” recipe is a variation of my baby-friendly “Pumpkin Spice Muffin Bites.”  It’s a little more indulgent but still relatively healthy as I substituted the butter with coconut oil (yes, it IS healthy in small doses…not convinced? Check out my post, “Coocoo for Coconut Oil“).  Also, in my original version I substituted eggs with ground flax seed (my son was still under a year old when I came up with the recipe) so there is always that option if you prefer an egg-free version.

These muffins were a hit, I mean how couldn’t they be?! (I don’t mean to boast here…I’m just assuming that most people like pumpkin, and who doesn’t like Nutella?!)
My husband, for one, isn’t a big fan of pumpkin (of course he grew up on Nutella) but this delicious combination had him at the first bite! On the other hand, there was no question as to whether or not my son would love them!

(Makes about 12-14 large muffins)
1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup extra-virgin coconut oil, melted (or unsweetened applesauce)
1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
With a hand or stand mixer whisk eggs for about 2 minutes or until light and frothy.

Add sugar, vanilla, pumpkin puree, and coconut oil (I nuked the coconut oil for 20 seconds or so and let it cool slightly before adding to the egg mixture).
Whisk all wet ingredients again until well combined.

In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients together.  Add the wet ingredients and whisk until combined.

Spray muffin liners with cooking spray and fill each about 3/4 from the top with batter.
*Tip: I like to use an ice cream scoop so all the muffins are the same size!

Scoop about 1/2 tsp. of Nutella onto each muffin. With a toothpick, swirl the Nutella
into the batter until combined.
*Tip: the Nutella is very dense so in retrospect it would have been a good idea to heat it in the microwave for 10-15 seconds, making the “swirling” step a bit easier!

Someone was scouring the kitchen floor for some batter that dripped off mama’s spoon!

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Set aside and allow to cool before removing from the muffin tin.

I know they looked delicious, but I didn’t think they would be fighting over them!

My son looks very determined…my bets are on him! ;-)

Hmm…could spreading even more Nutella onto a Nutella swirl pumpkin muffin make it even tastier?!

What’s your favourite savoury or decadent pumpkin recipe? 

  • Love Lulu

    These look so amazing Lisa!! I’m obsessed with nutella ;)

    • Love Lulu

      and by the way, your son has the most beautiful eyes!

      • Lisa Corda

        Thanks Lauren! He looks exactly like my husband but everyone says he has my eyes..thanks for the compliment! lol! Btw, if you love Nutella you really have to try these! They’re quick and easy to make and so goooood!

  • facebook-710180099

    Super delicious nutella muffins right there!!!

  • Me N my Monkeys

    Yummo, the muffins look delicious.

    • Lisa Corda

      They were! ;-)

  • Marija

    Hello,I accidentally came on your website, searching for good baby recipes. It’s absolutely amazing,huge respect for you!!!! First website with so huge choice and variety of recipes. I’m saving almost every single of them in bookmarks :) Huge Thank you!!!!!!

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies

      Aww, thanks so much! That is so awesome to hear…I’m happy that I’ve inspired you! I hope to see more feedback on the Blog as you try some of the recipes out (and please share with your friends!) ;-)))