special by R’unique
*recipe taken from Sally’s Baking Addiction*
- 1/3 cup (5 Tbsp) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup milk (I used almond milk, but regular is fine)
- 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour (or all-purpose flour)
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 8 tsp Nutella
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
Preheat oven to 425F. Spray muffin pan with cooking spray and set aside.
In a large bowl of an electric or stand mixer, cream butter and sugar together on medium speed. Mix in the egg, vanilla extract, and milk. Gently stir in flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. DO NOT overmix – stir until *just* combined.
Spoon 1 heaping Tablespoon of batter into muffin cavity. Layer with 1 tsp Nutella in the center and spoon another heaping Tablespoon of batter on top. If the muffin tins are completely full, that is ok. They will not overflow. Repeat layering batter + Nutella into each muffin tin. I got exactly 8 muffins.
Bake at 425F for 5 minutes. Reduce oven to 350F and bake for an additional 13-17 minutes until batter is set. Allow muffins to cool for about 5 minutes.
While the muffins are cooling, make the cinnamon-sugar topping. Melt the butter for about 30 seconds in the microwave. Stir and stick back in microwave if not fully melted. In a separate small bowl, stir together the sugar and cinnamon. Dip the top of each muffin into the melted butter and dip into the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Swirl them around in the cinnamon-sugar a bit to make sure you get a thick coating. Set upright on cooling rack. Enjoy!