These Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Muffins are moist on the inside and bursting with chocolate goodness.
If you’re a fan of my Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins, you’ll love these bakery-style chocolate chip muffins stuffed with amazing, delicious Nutella!
Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Muffins
These bakery-style muffins are soft and moist on the inside, with a golden brown top. The Nutella on the inside adds to the richness of the mini chocolate chips that are layered all throughout the muffins.
Here’s the basic list of ingredients you’ll need in order to make Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Muffins. As always, you can find the full list of ingredients located in the printable recipe card below.
- Nutella – hazelnut chocolate spread, usually found in peanut butter isle
- Flour – all purpose
- Baking Powder
- Baking Soda
- Sugar- white granulated
- Vanilla Extract
- Greek Vanilla Yogurt
- Regular Vanilla Yogurt
- Mini Chocolate Chips
How To Make Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Muffins
A few simple tricks make these muffins super easy to fill. I’ll guide you through the steps!
Why Freeze the Nutella?
It may seem like extra work to freeze the Nutella, but trust me, it will make it so much easier to work with and stuff the muffins!
Freezing it solid makes it so that it bakes into the muffin and becomes melty instead of filling it after baking it with un-frozen Nutella and making a gooey mess.
Start by lining a baking sheet with wax paper. Measure out 15 rounded teaspoons of Nutella and drop them onto the wax paper, ensuring the edges do not touch. Place the baking sheet in the freezer for at least 2-3 hours, or until the Nutella is frozen solid.
When Nutella is nearly frozen, preheat the oven and line 15 muffin cups with paper or foil liners, and set aside.
MIX DRY INGREDIENTS
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to combine. Set aside.
MIX WET INGREDIENTS
Cream the butter and sugar in the bowl of your stand mixer until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in one egg at a time, then add the vanilla extract. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
COMBINE WET & DRY
Alternate adding the flour mixture and the yogurts to the butter mixture. (Batter will be really thick).
Add the cup of mini chocolate chips, and stir them in.
Divide the mixture evenly in the prepared muffin tin (note: fill above the top of the cup). Remove the Nutella from the freezer and quickly push the frozen Nutella into the center of the muffins.
PRO TIP: The key to a delicious Chocolate Chip Muffin is to sprinkle some extra chocolate chips on top, then give it a little sprinkle of turbinado sugar. They look and taste more “bakery style” that way.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the tops are golden brown. Best served slightly warm. Enjoy!
Make Ahead & Storage
It’s really easy to make these easy chocolate chip muffins ahead of time, and store them in an airtight container for up to 3 days on the counter.
FREEZE: These muffins also freeze very well! It’s best if you flash-freeze them.
- Place cooled muffins about 2 inches apart on a baking sheet so the edges aren’t touching, and place them into the freezer for at least 30 minutes to freeze the outside and prevent them from getting stuck together.
- After 30 minutes you can place all the muffins in an airtight container or zip-close bag and freeze them for up to 3 months.
- Pull out individual muffins when desired and set at room temperature for about 1-2 hours, and enjoy.
Tips & Variations
These are amazing muffins as is, but if you’re looking to switch things up, I have a few suggestions!
- Use peanut butter chips for an extra delicious Nutella-peanut butter combo!
- Coarse white sugar sprinkled on top, along with some mini chocolate chips helps take these muffins to the bakery-style level!
- For an extra decadent, cupcake like treat, make some Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting to pipe on top.
More Breakfast Muffins
We love muffins for breakfast, it’s no secret! Here are a few of our favorite breakfast muffins to try…
- Cinnamon Sugar Banana Muffins
- Pumpkin Crumb Muffins
- Frittata Egg Muffins 3 Ways
- Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe
I know you’re going to love these Nutella stuffed muffins! Let me know how you like them in the comments below.
Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Muffins
- 15 tsp chocolate hazelnut spread
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 10 tbsp butter, softened
- 1 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¾ cup Greek Vanilla Yogurt
- ¾ cup Vanilla Yogurt, regular
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips
- 2 tbsp turbinado sugar
- On a wax paper lined baking sheet, drop 15 round teaspoonfuls of Nutella (making sure they do not touch). Place the baking sheet in the freezer for at least 2-3 hours, or until the Nutella is frozen solid.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 15 muffin cups with paper or foil liners and set aside.
- In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk to combine, set aside.
- Cream the butter and sugar in the bowl of your stand mixer until light and fluffy (2 min). Beat in one egg at a time, then add the vanilla. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
- Alternate adding the flour mixture and the yogurts to the butter mixture. (Batter will be really thick) Add the cup of mini chocolate chips, and stir them in.
- Divide the mixture evenly into the prepared muffin tin (note: fill above the top of the cup). Remove the Nutella from the freezer and quickly push the frozen Nutella into the center of the muffins. Then sprinkle each muffin with the remaining chocolate chips and turbinado sugar.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the tops are golden brown. Best served slightly warm. Enjoy!
I have just tried making these in trial run for my daughters 3rd bday party on sat!!!!! Omg they are amazing i cannot believe how moist they are! Love themxx
My kids love mini muffins, could I be able to turn these regular sized ones into minature ones? Please reply. Thanks 🙂
I’m interested in making them as mini muffins for an event. Any suggestions?
Hi Shawn! i was just wondering if I could replace the two yogurts with sour cream? Please reply, because I am TEMPTED to make these delicious muffins! Thanks : )
I think the sour cream will work for this recipe. Enjoy!
Thanks for the reply! 😀
Yum yum!! I’m big fan of Nutella and chocolate! Your muffin looks delicious.
What can I use to substitute with Greek yogurt? Milk?
Hi Iva, you’ll want to substitute something with the same consistency. I would go with a sour cream or you could try a plain yogurt, but that is even on the verge of too thin of consistency. Hope this helps!
I made these yesterday for my friends birthday. The were D E L I C I O U S. I did make quite a mess trying to put nutella on the baking sheet and and then in to the freezer so at the end I scraped it of the baking paper and filled a silicon ice cube making mold with nutella and it was way less messy and easier to work with. I got these firm nutella cubes that very easily popped out of the mold and I just pushed them into the dough.
The muffins were gone before I could even taste them and everybody LOVED THEM. Really recommend.
Brilliant tip about the silicone ice cube mold! I feel like I need to make another batch just to try it out. 🙂 Thanks Janice!
Is there a alternative to 10tbs butter? Can we do healthier coconut oil or canola?
I’ve never tried to substitute the butter in this recipe with coconut oil, but I have heard that using avocado in place of butter is a great alternative? It might turn them a slight green color, but I bet it would work out still. 🙂
Ok thanks I wonder if apple sauce maybe?
I found this post that has a few great alternatives to butter and when to use them. It does have applesauce as an idea!
Thanks! Otherwise awesome recipe!!! Never seen something like this before!
Thanks! They are amazing muffins, I know you’ll love them! 🙂 Let me know how they turn out with the substitutions too!
I just tried these (in a hurry!) and they turned out great! Thanks for this recipe.
I did make alterations, too: no eggs (I had only one and didn’t feel like ‘messing around with egg shell’ so I just left those out. I used european (belgian) dark brown sugar, vanilla sugar instead of vanilla (the only thing vanilla-ish at hand from my cupboards) and finally, I used real Belgian Cooking Chocolate (giant chunks + the ‘real stuff’ 🙂 ), chopped those in big bites and pushed them down the batter in the center of the muffins. Oh yes, i sprinkled normal white sugar on top since again that was what I have, which made the kitchen smell like caramel. Oh goody, they’re almost like french ‘moeuilleux’ in the middle. About 25′ indeed and perfectly tanned, not darkened. The first 10′ of baking time it seemed to me that it would turn out crap since they didn’t rise at all. Leaving the oven for what it is and not hanging around peeking is always a good idea 😉 As said, they turned out like masterpieces. Thanks! 🙂
Here’s a link to the belgian chocolate giant chunks: http://www.chocojacques.be/nl/het-groot-bloc-dessert-fondant It is written in Dutch but I assume you can hit ‘google translate’. http://www.belgianchocs.com/catalog/jacques-fondant-cullinaire-bloc-dessert-500g-c-11_29-p-62.html?zenid=66636730e38de99e978e0ad6abbb50f3 or to have an impression of how big a pack it is: http://ethicalrelish.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/jacques-bloc.jpg
Blessings for a tasty and joyful holiday season, from Germany!
Would these freeze ok? They look amazing!!
MoonLight @ AWorldInMyOven
Oh this is such an interesting way of filling muffins! And they look amazing! Definitely going to try this technique soon… I could hand these out during my next school project. There’s no way anyone can resist nutella, right?
Very sweet and would recommend a reduction in sugar,also weights and measures to cater for the British public as having to convert is a bit of a bind,Otherwise a fairly good recipe.
Okay, I like your method WAAAAY better for stuffing muffins with Nutella! Such a smart idea to freeze it! Pinning!
Haha! Thanks Ashley, the freezing makes it so much easier!
This is such a great recipe! I just wanted to ask what exactly you meant by vanilla ? Would it be vanilla extract?
I’m really looking forward to baking these muffins 😀
Wow – the last (or first) thing I need is another way to consume nutella. Never would have thought of freezing it.
These look fantastic, Shawn, and I love that you used Greek yogurt for extra moisture. I could eat this alongside a serving of Timbits, right? 🙂
OMG-These look so so good!!
What is turbinado sugar?
Turbinado sugar is a course sugar, and usually found in raw form. It adds just a little bit of sweetness to the top of each muffin! 🙂
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
These are so great Shawn! I love that Nutella inside!
Averie @ Averie Cooks
Shawn these look so good! So soft, fluffy, moist and Nutella – yes!
Best. Idea. EVER!!!!!
These look delicious. My kids adore Nutella so I bet they would love this.
This is a beautiful recipe that we are going to use as a snack this weekend for our dieting group. We are going to include dark chocolate and raw chocolate bits (cacao). Dark chocolate helps burn fat of the body
That sounds wonderful! I love dark chocolate! 🙂
YUM! These look awesome! I absolutely love chocolate chip muffins, and nutella would put them over the top!
I couldn’t help but notice your reference to Tim Hortons. Tims was founded here in Canada, and up here, north of the border, Tims is a national institution! Notice, I simply called them ‘Tims’…here in Canada, that’s how we refer to that coffee chain…simply ‘Tims’ 🙂 Mention Tims to any Canadian and they’ll know EXACTLY what you mean! And I’m in total agreement, their baked goods are very good!!
Saint John, NB
Thank Rob! I’m actually living in BC right now, so I quickly learned about the Tim’s phenomenon when we strolled into town. It’s one of the 5 restaurants here, so we go there often. 😉
Welcome to BC and to Tim Hortons. It’s cute how you are calling Tim’s a restaurant, I’ve never really thought to classify it as such, it’s always just been Tim’s.
I agree about their Chocolate Chip muffins. yum.
Haha! I call it a restaurant because we only have a few places to eat here in our small town. I love Tim’s, and eat there more than I would care to admit! 😉
Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes
I love that you stuffed these with Nutella!! Everything you make always looks so delicious!!
Thanks Ashley! I could say the same thing about your recipes! 🙂