Pumpkin Nutella Swirl Muffins
My Pumpkin Nutella Swirl Muffins are made with just a hint of orange. A winning flavor combination! They’re perfect for those chilly fall mornings accompanied by a hot cup of coffee or tea.
Pumpkin, Chocolate and Orange – A Truly Delicious Combination
For this recipe, I took the inspiration from my pumpkin walnut muffins, swirled in Nutella and left out the walnuts. The addition of the orange juice really brings out the flavor of the pumpkin. But pair this with Nutella? Well, I think we all know how well chocolate and orange go together!
How to Get the Nutella Swirl
The swirl you see is not only happening on the top, it’s also jazzing up the inside of the muffin as well. I filled the muffin cup about ⅓ full of the muffin batter, then added 1 teaspoon of Nutella and swirled it using 2 toothpicks.
I used 2 toothpicks because 1 just wasn’t collecting enough of the Nutella to get a good swirl. You don’t have to be too artistic because this swirl is only seen when being eaten and adds a bit of fun to your muffin.
I filled the muffin cups with the rest of the batter (I like large muffin tops so I like to fill the cups all the way to the top (for the record, this is the only time a large muffin top is acceptable!). Then, I swirl in even more Nutella. I was a bit more artistic with the swirl effect since the top is what is seen and gives the muffins the wow factor.
How to Make Pumpkin Nutella Swirl Muffins – Step by Step
To a mixing bowl sift the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt. Mix. To a separate bowl add the sugar, pumpkin, eggs, vegetable oil and orange juice. Whisk until blended. Add the dry ingredients to the wet in batches until well mixed.
Fill muffin cups ⅓ of the way with the pumpkin mix. Add 1 teaspoon of Nutella. Swirl using 2 toothpicks.
Add more pumpkin mix to fill the cups, then swirl in more Nutella on the top. Bake for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted. Turn the muffins out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
Pumpkin Nutella Swirl Bread
You can also made this recipe into a quick pumpkin bread. Just line a loaf pan with parchment paper and bake at the same temperature for 50-60 minutes.
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