When it comes to baking there are a few classic combinations that never fail. One of this combination for me are over-ripe bananas, the ones with lots of black spots which are super sweet, with toasted hazelnuts and chocolate. I mean who doesn’t love Nutella? The saying “You can’t make everyone happy, you are not a Nutella jar” is pretty accurate.
And when speaking of Nutella of course the chocolate must not be forgotten. And the chocolate can come in many forms, chocolate chips, chocolate powder (cacao powder), melted chocolate, and the list goes on. So… when you have these 3 ingredients you can already preheat your oven, because the possibilities are endless and the result is always amazing.
This time I used the Torino black chocolate. I buy this every time I visit my mother in Switzerland and bring at least 10 of them back with me to Barcelona. The “Torino Stängeli” which means “Torino bar” in swiss german was always one of my favourite chocolate pre-vegan. And then I stopped, because they have a milk version and the dark version had also some kind of milk powder in it. But a few months ago they changed the recipe and it’s now 100% vegan. It’s the perfect chocolate to use as it melts wonderfully. But of course you can use any other chocolate you like for the filling of these Banana Muffins with toasted Hazelnuts and dark chocolate centre.
As said, you only need 10 ingredients and oil, gluten and sugar are not part of them. These chocolatey muffins with bananas and hazelnuts are a healthy treat and you do not have to have any regrets when you eat two at once, which will most probably happen, haha.
They are kids-friendly, you do only need one big bowl, so the little ones can help you perfectly in the kitchen, they just have to swing the spoon and you keep adding the ingredients.
These Banana Hazelnut Muffins with dark chocolate centre can be eaten for breakfast, for coffee break at the office, afternoon tea or at night when watching your favourite Netflix show and you crave something sweet. Now go preheat your oven and in only 1 hour total time you will have 12 of these beauties waiting for you to be eaten.
Want to try some of my other muffins recipes? Check these out:
- Peanut-Butter filled Chocolate Banana Muffins (vegan)
- Berry Muffins with Cashew-Date-Caramel Centre (vegan, oil free)
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