Nutella-Stuffed Gingerbread Snickerdoodle Muffins


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Learn how to make Bakery-Style Gingerbread Snickerdoodle Muffins stuffed with Nutella filling! The best and easiest Christmas morning treat ever! 

Nutella-Stuffed Snickerdoodle Gingerbread Muffins stacked on top of each other

These Nutella-Stuffed Gingerbread Snickerdoodle Muffins are a decadent holiday treat for lovers of donuts and Nutella!

These Nutella-Stuffed Gingerbread Snickerdoodle muffins are the most delicious way to add holiday spice to your breakfast!

They are not only stuffed with *OMG* Nutella but also dipped into melted butter and cinnamon sugar while they are still warm. Just like a snickerdoodle cookie!

What makes Nutella-stuffing superior to chocolate? Well, it says liquid at room temperature and even if your muffins are not warm anymore, the center will be liquid and perfect.

Do these gingerbread muffins still taste best fresh out of the oven! Oh, abso-yummy-lutely!

A mix of whole wheat flour and white flour makes these easy Christmas muffins super moist and fluffy and with my secret trick, you will get the perfect rise.

Nutella Stuffed Gingerbread Snickerdoodle Muffins with whole wheat flour on a blue plate

Why these Gingerbread Snickerdoodle Muffins are the best holiday breakfast treat ever:

Donut, cookies, or muffins? With these cinnamon sugared snickerdoodle muffins, you get the best of all worlds. They taste like a cross between a snickerdoodle cookie, a cinnamon sugar donut, and a spice muffin!

They’re made with a mixture of all-purpose and whole wheat flour, which makes them light and fluffy, yet more satisfying than a regular white flour muffin.

The recipe makes 6 very big soft and moist Nutella-Stuffed Gingerbread Muffins. It can easily be doubled for a bigger batch. You will want a big batch, believe me – these are the bomb.com!

Guys, I didn’t even use muffin liners for this recipe! As long as you butter the muffin tins well, you really do not need liners! I think these Snickerdoodle Gingerbread Muffins even look prettier without them, somewhat rustic!

overhead shot of Nutella-Stuffed Gingerbread Snickerdoodle Muffins on a blue plate

 

Tips for making the best snickerdoodle gingerbread muffins:

  • Do not overmix the batter when you stir your wet ingredients into the dry ones. I cream butter and sugar for a good 5 minutes, then switch to a spatula to incorporate the flour.
  • For bakery-style muffins with the perfect rise, we need a very hot oven. Let it preheat to 430 F, and bake the muffins at that high heat for 5 minutes. Then, dial down to 350 F and continue to bake until done, for about 15 minutes.
  • If you’re not using muffin liners, make sure to butter the tin well. Let the muffins cool in the tin for a couple of minutes while you melt the butter, then remove them by twisting the tops carefully.
  • For a mess-free stuffing, you can place 6 dollops of Nutella on a tray lined with parchment paper and freeze it. Then, simply push the frozen Nutella into the center of your muffins and cover with batter.
  • Pour the melted butter into a small dish that fits the top of your muffin, but is small enough or the butter to stand at least 1 cm high at all times.

snickerdoodle gingerbread muffins with molten nutella center on a pale blue plate

 

Variations on this Snickerdoodle Gingerbread Muffins recipe:

  • Want to go for a Chai Spiced Muffin? Add some ground ginger, cloves, nutmeg, fennel seeds, cardamom, and black pepper to the muffin batter and cinnamon sugar!
  • Not a Nutella fan? (WHO are you?) Just use cookie butter, salted caramel or dulce de leche.
  • Some grated orange zest would be a great addition to this muffins recipe. Grate the zest of an orange straight into the sugar and rub it with your fingers before creaming sugar and butter.

Nutella-stuffed Gingerbread Snickerdoodle Muffins on a blue plate

 

Can I freeze these Nutella-Stuffed Snickerdoodle Muffins?

These muffins freeze well, so you can enjoy them anytime that Nutella craving hits you.

Just heat them up in your oven or toaster oven straight from the freezer. Such a comforting Christmas morning treat with a warm cup of Maple Latte.

a hand holding half a Nutella-Stuffed Gingerbread Snickerdoodle Muffin with Nutella oozing out of the center

 

For more Christmas Morning recipes, make sure to check out my Vegan Hazelnut Cinnamon Overnight Oats. Fans of Nutella-Stuffed Muffins would also love my Raspberry Vanilla Muffins with Hazelnut Chocolate

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Nutella Stuffed Gingerbread Snickerdoodle Muffins on a white plate
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Nutella-Stuffed Gingerbread Snickerdoodle Muffins

Learn how to make Bakery-Style Gingerbread Snickerdoodle Muffins stuffed with Nutella filling! The best and easiest Christmas morning treat ever! 

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword gingerbread muffins, Nutella-stuffed muffins, snickerdoodle muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 big muffins
Calories 320 kcal
Author Kiki Johnson

Ingredients

For the Nutella-stuffed gingerbread muffins

  • 75 g softened butter 5 tbsps
  • 60 g light brown sugar
  • 40 g white sugar
  • 100 g all-purpose flour
  • 90 g whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 120 ml milk 1/2 cup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 6 tsp chocolate hazelnut spread

For the snickerdoodle topping

  • 50 g sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 50 g butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 430 F. Grease a muffin tin.

  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer, beat softened butter and sugars for 5 minutes using the paddle attachment. Scrape down the sides halfway through.

  3. Mix all dry ingredients. In a small bowl, stir together milk, vanilla, and molasses until the molasses has dissolved. 

  4. Add the egg to the butter-sugar mix and continue mixing until combined. Now, reduce the speed of your mixer and, taking turns, add some of the milk mix and some dry mix, finishing with dry mix. Just stir until the dough starts to come together. A few floury streaks are fine. For more control, you can do this by hand with a spatula.

  5. Spoon one heaping spoonful of muffin mix into the greased muffin mold. Make a little indenture with a spoon or a wet finger, and drop a tsp of Nutella in the middle. Top with another heaping tbsp of batter. I find the amount of batter is perfect for 6 big muffins. I fill the mold way over the line as I want them to be tall and bakery-style.  

  6. Bake the muffins for 5 minutes at 430, then reduce temperature to 350 and bake another 15 minutes.

  7. Remove muffins from the oven and let cool for a couple of minutes. In the meantime, mix sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and melt the butter in the microwave or on the stove. Pour into a small dish.

  8. Remove warm muffins from the tin and dip into butter, then into the cinnamon sugar mixture. Let cool down on a cookie rack and enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

Tips for making the best snickerdoodle muffins:

  • Do not overmix the batter when you stir your wet ingredients into the dry ones. I cream butter and sugar for a good 5 minutes, then switch to a spatula to incorporate the flour.
  • For bakery-style well-risen muffins, we need a very hot oven. Let it preheat to 430 F, and bake the muffins at that high heat for 5 minutes. Then, dial down to 350 F and continue to bake until done, for about 15 minutes.
  • For a mess-free stuffing, you can place 6 dollops of Nutella on a tray lined with parchment paper and freeze it. Then, simply push the frozen Nutella into the center of your muffins and cover with batter.
  • If you're not using muffin liners, make sure to butter the tin well. Let the muffins cool in the tin for a couple of minutes while you melt the butter, then remove them by twisting the tops carefully.
  • Pour the melted butter into a small dish that fits the top of your muffin, but is small enough or the butter to stand at least 1 cm high at all times.
Nutella Stuffed Gingerbread Muffins - these bakery-style muffins are so easy to make and the best Christmas morning breakfast ever! Kids love this holiday treat #christmasrecipes, #muffinrecipes
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15 Comments


  1. WOW…gingerbread stuffed with Nutella?? Sign me up. What a treat these would be. I would eat them for dessert, snack…and breakfast!!


  2. Oh, my goodness. There are so many things I love with this recipe! Gingerbread and snickerdoodles combined together? And then stuffing them with Nutella? Yes, please! I will be making this soon!


  3. Wow. Just… WOW. You’ve outdone yourself this time! Not ‘just’ gingerbread, (which happens to be my favourite flavour of all time) but you’ve stuffed those gingerbread muffins with Nutella and as if that wasn’t enough, rolled them in butter and cinnamon sugar? I think I love you.


  4. I think you just created the perfect muffin. Wow, it sounds amazing!

  5. You had me at Nutella stuffed! One of my favorite childhood memories is eating Nutella haha! Stuffing it into sweets is even better!


  6. When you put two words- Snickerdoodle and Nutella in one recipe, you know its going to be good!


  7. Just let it be said that I’m nuts about Nutella. I know some people pooh-pooh the chocolate hazelnut spread, but they just don’t want to admit how good it is. Now, you’ve added it to another favorite – gingerbread. All this in one muffin. Not just an ordinary gingerbread muffin, but a snickerdoodle gingerbread muffin. You have a real winner here.


  8. Now I’m dreaming of waking up tomorrow morning and having one of these muffins waiting for me on the breakfast table. They look amazing!!!

  9. This sounds so delicious! I love the way you’ve taken a classic flavor like gingerbread and gave it a whole new life by adding a new twist with nutella!

  10. You already had me hooked at snickerdoodle muffin, but they’re stuffed with Nutella?! Um, yes please!


  11. Oh my gosh! Nutella in a snickerdoodle muffin?! This is the perfect treat! My hubby is Nutella-obsessed! I can’t wait to make these for him!

  12. Oh my gosh! Nutella in a snickerdoodle muffin?! This is the perfect treat! My hubby is Nutella-obsessed! I can’t wait to make these for him!


  13. These muffins sounds and looks sooo good. So delicious. I know my kiddo would devour those in a second. I must save this recipe and make it for my family. This will go so perfect with cup of tea.

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