Oatmeal Muffins with Nutella Frosting

16 Feb

I baked these in honor of World Nutella Day (Feb. 5th) but they would be a perfect treat anytime. This is inspired by a recipe I found on the Tasty Kitchen site by user JuliaAndrusWilliams. The muffin is fluffy and balances perfectly with the sweet, creamy, chocolaty frosting.

Time: 30 minutes             Serves: 6

Ingredients


  • Muffins


  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup AP flour
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • Frosting


  • 2 tbsp butter, softened
  • 2 tbsp confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 1/4 cup Nutella
  • Trader Joe’s Elegant Cocoa Pearls (or similar) for decoration

How to make it


  • Muffins


  • Soak oats in buttermilk until softened, about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375F. Line muffin tin with cupcake liners, or prepare with cooking spray.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream together brown sugar and melted butter. Add egg and vanilla, whisk.
  • In another bowl, combine flours, baking powder, soda, and salt.
  • Add flour mixture to wet ingredients, about half at a time. Mix until smooth. Add softened oats and stir until just incorporated.
  • Divide into muffin tin. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean (mine took 14 minutes).
  • Transfer to cooling rack and allow to cool completely.
  • Frosting


  • Beat together butter, sugar and Nutella until smooth.
  • Frost cooled muffins. Top with Cocoa Pearls.
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