One year ago today I wrote my first post for this blog. When I started I really never thought anyone would read it. For a couple of months I was writing just for myself and the two other people I had told about the blog. Then I discovered Foodbuzz, and was introduced to a wide world of food bloggers. They were kind and supportive, and I like to think that some of the people I’ve “met” through Foodbuzz are my friends.
When I started writing the blog, I had a hard time coming up with what to say. What is it people want to read? Then I came across this quote:
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. ~Cyril Connolly
It helped me realize that writing for some imaginary potential audience won’t work. This blog is a place for me to share my experiences with food, recipes I enjoy, and the occasional anecdote about my day. It’s an escape from the day to day more than anything else (sometimes I even write my posts while at work when I need to clear my head; sshh, don’t tell anyone!)
I’ve been fortunate enough to get a few subscribers and regular readers. I want to thank all of you for reading my ramblings and sharing your thoughts with me. Your comments are always very much appreciated!
My original plan was to remake the Amaretto Cheese Tart I wrote about in my first post. An unexpected condo visit on Sunday changed my plans. Instead I’m sharing these Banana Nutella Muffins with you. They seem fitting since muffins are probably the baked good I make the most.
I was hoping for more of a Nutella swirl look to them, but I over-mixed the batter and lost the swirl. It’s ok, they still taste great, and the Nutella drizzle on top completely makes up for the lack of swirl inside.
Don’t worry, I’ll make the tart soon!
Banana Nutella Muffins
- 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
- 1/4 cup melted unsalted butter
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt (anything but fat free)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup Nutella, plus more for drizzling
- 1 ripe but firm banana for garnish (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 375. Line a 12 cup muffin tin.
- In a large bowl, mix the flours, baking powder and salt together.
- In a separate bowl, mix the mashed banana, butter and egg together. Stir in the yogurt and vanilla.
- Mix the wet into the dry until just combined. Stir in the Nutella.
- Pour batter evenly into the prepared muffin tin. Top each muffin with thin slices of banana.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes.
- Once done, cool on a wire rack. Drizzle with Nutella.
49 thoughts on “Banana Nutella Muffins”
That looks wonderful.
Your muffins looks so good! And congrats on your one year blogiversary!
Woo hoo! Happy blogaversary!! Nutella and banana, together at last! These look scrumptious! Keep the ramblings a coming!
I love your view on writing. I share the same thoughts! And I would like to share these muffins too :) I think I could even just eat their tops!
wow these look amazing! The bananas on top are beautiful. Deffinitely saving this recipe!
Congratulations on your anniversary, you’ve picked a nice recipe to ring in the year. Here’s to many more of your lovely recipes in the coming years;-)
Looks sooo delicious :)) thx for sharing ;)
Happy bloggiversary! Those muffins look so delectable, and one can never go wrong with Nutella & banana :D
These muffins look divine! I have a chocolate hazelnut spread in my pantry that I’ve been eating with a spoon, but I might have to save some to bake these.
Happy Blogoversary. I always enjoy your blog and your recipes, so here’s to another year ahead!
One year goes by fast doesn’t it? I just recently passed the year marker myself. I am a new follower of yours, so I went back to your first entry, and I love that I now see the connection between your website address and the title of your blog. That’s a great movie!
These muffins look so good! I love nutella. Thanks for sharing!
Banana and nutella, one of my favourite combos:) They look lovely by the way:)
Oh my! Unbeatable combination, these look wonderful!
Happy blog birthday! Whether you can see the swirl or not, the mere presence of nutella makes them amazing! Great recipe!
Love the look of the drizzled Nutella over these muffins! How indulgent!
Ive just arrived on WordPress. I travelled over from Windows Live Spaces. I was hoping to find a WordPress Blogger, with some nice Recipes to share, and your page looks Stunning! Thanks for sharing your wonderfull recipes, and the photography is Just great!
Those look delicious!
Congratulations on your anniversary! I love the quote about writing, very true! Your recipe looks delicious, as a nutella-holic I will have to try it!
I don’t have whole wheat flour… can I substitute anything? These look incredible!
You can use an equal amount of all purpose instead.
How beautiful! I love the idea of combining nutella and bananas in a muffin, yum!
i stumbled onto your blog in a wrong moment…it’a 4 am and i just stormed the house for some sweets, but now i just gave up…they look awesome!
nice… the pictures made me forget to say keep on escaping ;)
These look awesome….printed recipe to try! Yum!
congratulations on your one year anniversary :)
I loved the qoute..I’ve just started my food blog about a month ago and you just inspired me.
I subscribed because I really loved your blog
keep up the good work
Congratulations on your one year anniversary! That’s a big milestone. Here’s to many more years!
I love muffins and Nutella and bananas…these muffins are perfect! Congrats on one year of awesome recipes :)
Mmmm….Nutella and banana….a fabulous mix of flavors.
Thank you for bringing that quote to my attention. I’ve recently started blogging myself and feel the same way….’why would someone wnat to read this?”
I’ve added this blog to my site of receipes….with your approval…. And congradulations on your first year!
Wow! Bananas and nutella is such a great combo. Nutella goes well with anything. Last month, I made a gluten-free Nutella cake…
Congratulations on one year of blogging! Mine is coming up in a few months… that was fast. I love the combination of bananas and nutella! Your close-up picture is especially mouth-watering!
That looks so yummy delicious! I can smell it from here
I love Nutella, I love bananas, and these look like the perfect way to combine the two.
We made these with a couple of our own additions and posted them on our blog today. They just looked so flawlessly delicious, we couldn’t resist!
I am so ridiculously proud of you! You write a terrific blog filled with tons of great recipes. Awesome job Lynn!
Happy happy anniversary!!!
Your blog is delicious. :)
Just made these. Turned out great. The muffiny texture from the whole wheat flour really hits the spot. I’m hoping my coworkers drool over these sexy muffins that I’m going to totally show off tomorrow.
Thanks for posting such a great recipe!
Thanks for the post! I was just wondering what I was going to do with the ripe bananas in my fruit basket. Congrats on your anniversary.
Wow! I LOVE nutella especially baking with it! This is the first time I’ve come across nutella in a muffin, I must try them!
I just tried these muffins. I noticed there is no sugar in them, so I am wondering if it is missing from the recipe. The taste is passable, but nothing special and I used very, very ripe bananas.