One of the things helping with my anxiety is baking and since my daughter is still a fussy eater, I try to make things fun and am always on a lookout for new recipes. I tried loads so far. Some came out nicely and others not that delicious – I tried this red velvet cupcake recipe for Valentine’s day and I thought I will get diabetes from only one piece of cake. Way too sweet for my taste. If I decide on making them again I will most probably half the sugary ingredients.

My last discovery are these delicious banana muffins, swirled with Nutella chocolate. They are ideal for a yummy adult breakfast along a cup of coffee or tea and they can be the best little treat for toddlers. I managed to get them just right from the first try and they were a hit in our house. Now I have to make them for work on Tuesday as the girls noticed my Instagram stories and went cray cray over it.

They are easy to make, quick to bake and fun to get the little ones involved in the process. It takes about ten minutes to mix ingredients and cooking time goes to about fifteen minutes.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 medium over-ripe bananas – mashed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup nutella (this depends on how much you actually want to use)


Preheat your oven at 350F (aprox 180C) and line your muffin pan with liners.

In a medium bowl, whisk flower, baking soda, baking powder and salt until they are well combined together and set on the side

In a large bowl, mix together the mashed bananas with white sugar and brown sugar. Beat in the egg and then add vegetable oil and add the vanilla extract. Slowly whisk in the flower mixture until there are no lumps and add the pecans in the end

Fill in the liners about 3/4 and top each of them with about one teaspoon of Nutella and use a toothpick to swirl in into the batter (swirl don’t need to look perfect)

Bake the muffins for approximately 15 – 17 minutes (I left them just a bit over the 17 minutes). Best way to know when they are done is obviously to just insert toothpick in the center. Muffins are done if toothpick comes out clean.


I have found this recipe on THE NOVICE CHEF website and I am so happy I did. I am definitely going to try some other delicious treats and let you know how they come out.

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