Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Muffins

There is this restaurant in our small town called Tim Hortons, that has some incredible chocolate chip muffins.

I would say Tim Hortons is a cross between a Dunkin Donuts, Paradise Bakery and Starbucks. I have been trying my best to recreate these dang muffins for the past few months, and I think I finally cracked the code to their Chocolate Chip Muffins.

Then I had to one-up them by making Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Muffins.

Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Muffins

These 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.

Simply put – they are delicious.

So how do you get the Nutella on the inside?

A hand holding a jar of Nutella over a sheet with spaced dollops of Nutella

You just lay spoonfuls of the hazelnut goodness onto a wax paper lined baking sheet then pop it in the freezer.

Once they have hardened, stick them right in the center of the muffin batter!

Nutella Stuffed Muffins

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.

Nutella stuffed Chocolate Chip Muffins

Trust me, I’ve been practicing for a while now!

Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Muffins

Yup, these are definitely my new favorite muffins.

If you’re not a fan of Nutella, then just leave it out. The Chocolate Chip Muffins are still to die for!

Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Muffins

But seriously, the Nutella in the center is uuuuuh-mazing!! 

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Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Muffins

These bakery style muffins are filled with an extra chocolatey surprise!
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time2 hrs 25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 15
Calories: 347 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 15 tsp chocolate hazelnut spread
  • 3 cups 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
  • 3/4 cup Vanilla Yogurt
  • 3/4 cup Vanilla Yogurt
  • 1 cup 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!


Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 307mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 306IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 2mg
Keywords: chocolate chips, muffins, Nutella
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About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.

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Shawn Syphus

Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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