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Nutella Swirl Pumpkin Chocolate Muffins

Push aside that healthy bowl of oatmeal for one of these Nutella Swirl Pumpkin Chocolate Muffins. They’re sweet and decadent, moist and tender.

Why should you make muffins? Um, they’re delicious! Need more convincing? Oh, all right.

  1. They’re individual, which means there’s no need to share and, as you all know, I don’t respond well to sharing. I’m like Joey on Friends… Jennie doesn’t share her food. Sorry!
  2. They only take a few minutes to whip up, and I’m a huge fan of instant gratification. When this girl wants something, she doesn’t like to wait for it.
  3. They’re extremely versatile. Like bananas? Throw some in. Chocolate fan? Add those, too. The list goes on.
  4. Did I mention that they’re delicious? Well, they are.


This week’s muffin recipe happened to be something I already have on the blog, Double Chocolate Banana Muffins. So, I decided to shake things up a bit and make a nutella swirl pumpkin chocolate muffin, and it’s damn good!

I know I’m going a bit overboard with pumpkin, but, in my defense, it’s fall.

The chocolate really shines in this recipe. There’s a touch of cocoa powder in the batter, a generous amount of chocolate chips studded throughout, and a dollop of Nutella swirled in the center. Chocolate fans… You’re welcome.

The pumpkin is there to aid in the moist, cake-like texture of this cupcake. This may be the moistest muffin I’ve ever had.

Nutella Swirl Pumpkin Chocolate Muffins

Yield: 16 muffins

Total Time: 25 minutes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup Nutella


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 16 muffin tins with paper liners.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and cocoa powder. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk pumpkin puree and melted butter. Whisk in eggs, brown sugar, and vanilla. Fold in dry ingredients until just combined, then gently fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Fill each of the tins half way. Using a 1/2 teaspoon, add a dollop of Nutella, then top with batter. Swirl with a knife. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
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20 Responses to “Nutella Swirl Pumpkin Chocolate Muffins”

  1. #
    CCU — October 8, 2012 at 2:27 am

    God these muffins are the epitome of delicious my friend, I don’t think I would be sharing a tray ;)

    Choc Chip Uru


  2. #
    CCU — October 8, 2012 at 2:29 am

    God these muffins are the epitome of delicious my friend, I don’t think I would be sharing a tray ;)
    I would hide it!

    Choc Chip Uru


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    Meena T — October 8, 2012 at 6:25 am



  4. #
    Baker Street — October 8, 2012 at 7:42 am

    These look incredible, Jennie! Nutella and pumpkin is such a lovely combination.


  5. #
    Whitney @ The Newlywed Chefs — October 8, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Jennie, these look heavenly! Anything with nutella has my name on it. I’ll be trying them soon!


  6. #
    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure and Health — October 8, 2012 at 10:32 am

    anything with nutella and chocolate is heavenly..happy #muffinmonday.


  7. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — October 8, 2012 at 11:21 am

    You totally convinced me to make these!


  8. #
    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — October 8, 2012 at 11:45 am


    Kayle doesn’t share food either! :P


  9. #
    Anita at Hungry Couple — October 8, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    How did you know how much I like chocolate and pumpkin muffins? You’re bringing some over, right?? :)


  10. #
    Jenn and Seth — October 8, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    i totally wish these were baking in the oven right now, i love everything about them!


  11. #
    Stacy — October 9, 2012 at 2:16 am

    Gorgeous muffins and pumpkin really does make everything more moist and cake-like. And when you finish it off with a swirl of Nutella, THAT is a special muffin!


  12. #
    Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom — October 9, 2012 at 2:36 am

    Love these! OMG, they look so good! I a definitely going to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing!


  13. #
    Kim @ Treats & Trinkets — October 9, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    No words. Just… no words. I may have gotten slightly teary-eyed from how perfect these muffins are. *sniff*


  14. #
    Lyn @LovelyPantry — October 10, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Love! Love! LOVE! Jennie, these look awesome! Pumpkin + Nutella = Brilliant! LOL


  15. #
    kita — October 10, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Holy crap! These look perfect. I need no convincing for muffins – but these have me wanting to make them right now – at 10:14 at night after an 11 hour shift… If I wasn’t in my PJs with dishes drying I just might. Hopefully manana!


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    Carrie @ poet in the pantry — October 12, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Delicious photos! Nutella makes everything better. :)


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    brighteyedbaker — October 17, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Yum… these look so good! I’m a huge chocolate lover, so chocolate chips, cocoa, AND nutella are like a heavenly triple threat to me. And I’m going crazy with pumpkin too, so don’t feel bad! :)


    • Jennie replied October 17th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

      Thanks! Yeah, I’m going a bit overboard with pumpkin, but it’s fall, and I love it.



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