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Apple Nutella Chip Muffins #MuffinMonday

Nutella  muffins chock full of apples,  chocolate chips and a little bit of spice.
Apple Nutella Chip Muffins

Apple Nutella Chip Muffins

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

It’s  time for #MuffinMonday  again!

Yes, it’s the last Monday of  the month and you know that means muffins.

This is me working up some Nutella I have in the pantry. I  suppose  you all know I have been  dieting. I found  some sugar-free Nutella online and ordered it, but it is not supposed to ship for another couple of weeks.

If the flavors seem unusual,I was just imagining some  monster candy apples  I have seen up  at Hidden valley fruit farm  in Lebanon Ohio   that have huge apples coated with chocolate and nuts. They are  pretty awesome.

So why not fashion a breakfast muffin after those?

It is that apple time of year already,  and  I have  been getting messages from local orchards letting me know all the kinds of apples they have.

In a couple of weeks things will really go crazy here when I join in with other bloggers to do #AppleWeek again. It comes at the peak of the apple harvest season in Ohio, which began mid-August with MacIntosh  and peaks  around the third week  of September, and winds down  to several weeks in October with the harder,  spicier apples such as Winesap.
Apple Nutella Chip Muffins

What kind of apples  do they grow in your area?

I  used Jonagold in these, which is a good apple for baking pies and baking in general. It comes from the cross of Jonathan apples  and  Golden Delicious. You should be able to  find  those in almost any supermarket.
Apple Nutella Chip Muffins

Apple Nutella Chip Muffins

  • Servings: 12-15
  • Difficulty: easy
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Apple Nutella Chip Muffins
Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup nutella spread
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil or cooled melted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Splenda brown sugar blend
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apples
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chip morsels
  • Wilton white cookie icing (optional)

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Whisk together the nutella, applesauce, cooled melted butter, eggs, and vanilla until smooth.
  3. Stir together the flour, Splenda, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  4. Combine flour mixture with nutella mixture and stir.
  5. Fold in dried apples and half cup of the mini chocolate chips.
  6. Divide among muffin tins in cupcake liners.
  7. Sprinkle the top of the batter with remaining fourth cup of chocolate chips.
  8. Bake for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out without wet batter.
  9. When cool,  drizzle with icing  if desired.

From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com

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Apple Nutella Chip Muffins

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