Strawberry Nutella Muffins

By Maria Lichty

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I am still on my strawberry kick. If we run out it it is a very sad day so we try to keep our refrigerator stocked with strawberries at all times. I used some of my precious strawberries to create Strawberry Nutella Muffins. Last year, I made Pumpkin Nutella Bread and fell in love, so I thought I would try adding Nutella to my strawberry muffins. These muffins are out of this world. There really are no words to describe their deliciousness.

Strawberries and Nutella are a match made in heaven. I may have dipped a few strawberries in the Nutella jar while making these muffins. I needed a pre-muffin snack. Don’t judge-I am pregnant:)

I chopped up fresh strawberries and gently folded them into my muffin batter. I filled half of the muffin cups with strawberry batter and then added a spoonful of Nutella. I covered the Nutella with the remaining batter and sprinkled the muffins with turbinado sugar.

I had a hard time taking photos of these muffins. I was too anxious to taste them. Finally, I unwrapped a muffin and took a big bite. Pure joy!  These strawberry Nutella muffins are almost too good to be true.

The muffins are tender with juicy strawberry pieces that are surrounded by rich Nutella. I also love the sugary muffin tops. They are pretty and add a nice sweet crunch.

So, should you make these muffins for breakfast or dessert? It’s up to you. I think they are good anytime of the day. Just promise me you will make these Strawberry Nutella Muffins. They are too good not to share!

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Strawberry Nutella Muffins

Strawberry Nutella muffins made with fresh strawberries and filled with Nutella. These muffins are great for breakfast or dessert.
4.86 from 7 votes


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries
  • 1/3 cup Nutella
  • Turbinado sugar, for sprinkling on top of muffins


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with paper liners or grease well. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar.
  • In a small bowl, combine canola oil, egg, buttermilk, and vanilla together. Use a fork or whisk and mix until well combined.
  • Incorporate the wet ingredients into flour mixture. Add slowly and gently stir, you don’t want to over mix. The batter will be thick. Carefully fold in the strawberries.
  • Fill each muffin cup half way with batter. Next, add a small spoonful of Nutella to each muffin cup. Cover the Nutella filling with the remaining batter. Sprinkle each muffin with turbinado sugar.
  • Bake muffins for 17-20 minutes, or until muffins are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Remove the muffins from the pan and let cool on a cooling rack.


Calories: 251kcal, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 19mg, Sodium: 152mg, Potassium: 201mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 18g, Vitamin A: 43IU, Vitamin C: 9mg, Calcium: 69mg, Iron: 2mg

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  1. hehe 🙂 Baking while pregnant always requires a snack! These look yummy- love how the nutella is spread throughout the inside- like a fun surprise!

  2. my jaw just dropped…i MUST go to costco and get the gallon-sized Nutella immediately!

  3. I already love chocolate covered strawberries so how could this be any different?! They look delicious!

  4. Fantastic combination of two delectable foods! Organic ripe strawberries are just starting to show up in our Boston-area markets, so these muffins are definitely on my “to-make” list.

  5. I love that there is a huge layer of nutella just waiting to be bitten into in the middle 🙂

  6. I’ve been eating Nutella and strawberries and it’s a wonderful combination. Your muffins are gorgeous and thanks for the link! You made my day.

  7. wow. You’re right. These things are too good not to share. I gotta go hunt for strawberries this weekend and make them right away! Is it ok to decrease the sugar a little bit because of the nutella?

  8. They are just superb!!! Strawberry and Nutella are the perfect combo. I’ll be never thankful enough to Mr Ferrero for inventing Nutella. Thanks for this one, guys!

  9. dipping anything into the nutella jar is fun – especially berries and pretzels 🙂 These look great!

  10. You know, strawberries are really good for you. Does that make these muffins healthy? Let’s go with that!

  11. Yum! Love that these use oil and buttermilk, so they’re healthy for breakfast 🙂

    Small typo: turbinado sugar for sprinkliing <–two i's

    P.S. I have another book rec for you: The Dirty Life: A memoir of farming, food and love. I'm only 55 pages thru but I already love it and think you would too 🙂

  12. Is there any fruit that nutellas don’t make taste better? I think you’d be hard put to find one. These look delicious!

  13. I made your pumpkin nutella bread- SO GOOD. I was actually getting on here to ask you for a good strawberry shortcake. I think this would be fabulous since Strawberries are in season and they have taken over my fridge. YUM! Thanks for sharing.

  14. I’d thought about putting Nutella in the middle of cupcakes but I was a bit worried that I would just get a big chocolatey mess – there are worse things in life I suppose 😉 I’ll definitely give it a try now!

  15. Yummy flavors for a muffin! OH this is such a delicious idea!
    When I was pregnant I ate a whole jar of Nutella – in one sitting! Now our baby girl is a Nutella-holic…we have to hide it from her. 🙂

  16. Amazing, amazing, amazing. I love strawberries too and hate when they run out. I am also a huge Nutella lover. Match made in heaven!

  17. OMG! I just whipped up a batch of these for my girls and I. We all LOVED them and your description of them being “pure joy” was spot on!
    Thanks for sharing this fantastic recipe.

  18. I always have a jar of Nutella in the pantry yet I don’t use it in my baking. I find myself standing at the counter just eating it by the spoonful. Oh, how much I love Nutella. I need to give it a chance to branch out!

  19. I was the same way when I was pregnant – couldn’t get enough strawberries – I would walk to the store and buy 2 containers so I could eat one on the way home!

    Love the combo of strawberry and nutella – mmmm, have to pick up more nutella!

  20. Oh, wow! Those look incredibly delicious!!! Especially that last picture. One time I made up a strawberry Nutella tiramisu (well, minus the coffee) and I couldn’t believe it when my husband questioned if strawberries and Nutella would go together! Seriously?? Ha! He later admitted I was right. 😉 I’m pretty sure he’d be O.K. with these muffins, too. =)

  21. I would totally have dipped the strawberries in the nutella, and I’m not pregnant! 🙂 These look great!

  22. These look absolutely delicious. I love nutella and strawberries together. I hope to make this recipe soon!

  23. I wasn’t sold on the whole Nutella/strawberry combo until I saw that last picture. I have a new jar of Nutella and 3 strawberries left in the fridge. I might have to do like you and dip!

  24. Since I had all the ingredients I decided to try this recipe tonight — these muffins are so simple to make and very tasty! I don’t usually care for fresh strawberries in baked goods but these are an exception … thanks for a great recipe!

  25. These look amazing, I can just imagine biting into one and getting the nutella. Congrats on the boy, by the way. I remembered I wanted to see what you were having so I searched “baby” and found your post!

  26. Adding these to the growing list of things I need to make as soon as the farmers’ market has strawberries! Can’t wait – they look absolutely amazing!!

  27. Lovely! Great flavor combo, and they look so pretty! As for the dipping of the berries into the Nutella, you’re pregnant, what’s my excuse?? 🙂

  28. Anything with nutella and strawberries tastes amazing in my book! I love the hidden nutella, great idea girl.

  29. Don’t judge-I’m pregnant is too cute! I’m smitten by these muffins! That photo of spoon full of Nutella made me almost pass out. These look fantastic!!

  30. hey they look yummi! i’d like to try to make them but I’m not sure what canola oil and buttermilk are?any alternatives?thank you

  31. You just can’t go wrong with Nutella! I always have a few spoonfuls when I’m making something with it—I just can’t help it!

  32. I have made these twice in two weeks. Today, I took some to a baby shower and people loved them! I was even asked for the recipe. I have tried many recipes from your site, and I love them all. Great job you two!

  33. Just made these and my husband is trying not to eat them all. I’d like them to last for at least one day. Thanks for the great recipe.

    Question…Since these have strawberries in them, how long should they be out on the counter? Or should I refrigerate them after they have cooled? I may even make another batch to see how they freeze so I can enjoy them anytime I get a craving.

    Thanks again for the great recipe.

    1. I have a hard time waiting for them to cool too:) Glad you enjoyed the muffins!

  34. Oh my goodness… these look absolutely incredible.. I can’t wait to make these on Friday to bring over to my dad, we’re both massive Nutella fiends, and he’s going to love these! Thankyou so much for the recipe and beautiful photos!

  35. I’m kind of embarrassed to admit but today was the very first time I had ever even tried Nutella! Oh have I been missing out or what!!!! I dipped strawberries into it and seriously thought I had died and gone to heaven! I will Most definitely be making these in the next couple of days!

  36. Ummmm…so we made these for breakfast this morning. They really are out of this world! Thank you for such a fantastic recipe!

  37. I made these this weekend, and they turned out amazing! I did have to make them twice though and baked the second batch for about 26 minutes before they were done. I took the first batch out after 20 minutes and they were still a little gooey on top(so naturally I kept that batch to eat myself!) great recipe!

  38. I made these yesterday! just couldn’t stay away from the nutella/ strawberry combo. They were very good, although I had to add extra liquid to the batter because our batter came out looking much more like dry cookie dough than muffin batter. overall they were good though! nice job!

  39. Oh my god!!! I just made some of these a week ago and am just seeing this post for the first time!! Except my Nutella sank straight to the bottom of my cupcakes – kudos for getting yours to stay up top where it belongs!! Might have to give them another try now 🙂

    1. I am glad you spotted the muffins on Foodgawker. They are so good! Glad you liked them!

  40. I just found this recipe today and decided to give it a shot. The batter is REALLY thick, like cookie dough thick. Did I do something wrong? They are in the oven now, so waiting to see….

    1. The batter is thick, but mine wasn’t cookie dough thick. Add a few more tablespoons of buttermilk. I hope you like them!

  41. I made these for early morning seminary and they received rave reviews. I just blogged about them as well. Thanks for a great recipe! One thing I found helpful was to slightly warm the nutella in the microwave before drizzling over the muffin batter. Love your blog and recipes! Kelly

  42. Holy moly. These are in my oven right now. You have no idea how obsessed I’ve been with strawberries and nutella (together) for the past 3 days or so. I might just scream, I’m so excited! 😀

  43. This muffins are sooo delish! I went strawberry picking this weekend and have been waiting to make these muffins until I did. They are soo good I already have plans to make a second batch! Thanks for the recipie 2 peas & their pod!! Def a keeper!!

  44. Hi! I discovered you a week or so ago, and am in love 🙂

    So I have a confession – I had never tried Nutella before (THE HORROR!!!)……..but have been obsessed with this recipe since I saw it!! I ran out to the grocery store at 10pm the other night, intent on making these – but there were no good strawberries to be had (damn you, Food World!) Grrrrrrr…….

    Finally, today I was able to make it to the store, and my daughters (8 & 4) and I ALL tried Nutella for the first time together (Seriously – how on earth have I missed this?!?!?!) AND made these incredible muffins!!!!!!!

    OH. MY.

    I’ll be here often – thanks! 🙂

    1. I haven’t tried the muffins with frozen berries, but I am sure they would work! Let me know if you make them!

  45. Just wanted to say thanks for this recipe. They are amazing when warm out of the oven. My kids and I adore these muffins and have fun making them together too. So delicious and fun.

  46. I just made these for breakfast this morning and they were a huge hit! My youngest, who is not always a fan of fruit in muffins, asked me when I was going to make more. Thanks for another awesome recipe Maria!

  47. Finally made these and posted them on my website. They were awesome! Thanks so much for yet another awesome recipe Maria!

  48. I just baked them! SUPER easy to make and delicious!! I ate 3 at once… If my husband didn’t stop by and hadn’t seen them I think I would have eaten many more!!!! How to change the recipe to be able to make 12?

  49. I recently made a bunch of them (love love love) and decided I shouldn’t (but wanted to) eat them all. I made a lot of people happy during my Muffin delivery run! I love this recipe… 🙂

  50. These look great, I can’t wait to try them! But I’m from Portugal and we don’t use buttermilk here – what can I substitute it for??

  51. Just made these muffins this morning as a test run for a Valentine’s brunch I’ll be hosting this weekend. The verdict – yummy!

    I used frozen strawberries which I thawed slightly before chopping. And, since I had forgotten to purchase buttermilk, I followed instructions I found online for a buttermilk substitute (1 T lemon juice + 1 c. milk. Let stand for 5 minutes and then use in recipe like buttermilk).

    The muffins were moist and not overly sweet, which is good considering there’s a nice layer of Nutella in there to give them plenty of sweetness. One thing I will try next time, as suggested above, is to warm the Nutella a bit before drizzling it on the muffin batter.

  52. I just made these today for Valentine’s and they tasted gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
    I am wondering, though, how long will I be able to store them for?

  53. These are too scrumtious for words! Made them this morning and they were a wonderful hit with my grandson as well…….Loved that they’re not too sweet. The little sprinkling of coarse sugar on top is just the right touch.
    Thank you!

    1. I haven’t used frozen strawberries, but I am sure they would work out just fine. Enjoy!

  54. Mmmmmmmmmmmmh delicious just took them out of the oven. The kids will love me when they come from school 🙂 what a nice treat to start the weekend !!!

  55. Hi, came across your blog and this is wonderful! I’m a photographer and a foodie so I appreciate both the recipe and all the photos. Can’t wait to try the recipe tomorrow morning! I already see other recipes I want to make. =)

  56. I made these last night and brought them in to work for a friend’s birthday today. I’ve had several positive comments. They are a dense, not overly sweet muffin that I would love to warm up and slather more nutella on (if I were home). Hopefully there will be one leftover for me to take home 🙂 Thanks!

  57. Just made these tonight, for my husband to take to work tomorrow. OMG – had this recipe bookmarked for about a year, and sorry I didn’t make these 12 months ago. They are awesome – love the strawberry and nutella combo. Like a chocolate covered strawberry in a muffin! Thanks for the recipe.

  58. I loved them and blogged about them! I forgot to sprinkle the turbinado sugar though, haha. Definitely will make again. I’ve linked you in my blogroll because I bake from your site a lot 🙂

  59. This is the first website I’ve ever commented on and these are the first cupcakes I have ever managed to get round to making and I just want to say that these are fantastic! A perfect balance of fruitiness and chocolate in a muffin. My flatmates love them, and they’re so easy to make. To anyone reading I thoroughly recommend these!

  60. Hi, I just made these. They smell great. I haven’t tried them because they are cooling. My batter was REALLY dry. Is that normal? It was hard to shape the top nicely like yours. Is there a trick? love your blog!


  61. I didn’t want to risk the Nutella explosion with the toddler so I subbed chocolate chips and they are delicious! Planning on making again soon with the Nutella for the husband and I – thank you! 🙂

  62. The canola oil in this recipe ruined it!!!!! All I can taste was the oil! When i substituted for butter oh my god were they heavenly!

  63. I love Nutella and I love chocolate so of ourselves I’ll be making these when our British strawberries are back in season!

  64. I made this recepie twice and somehow it does not turn out good.
    There’s a strong salty taste. Maybe I could do without the buttermilk?
    What could be causing the salty taste?

  65. Can I substitute canola oil for sunflower seed oil? And can I substitute the buttermilk with milK?

  66. I made them and let’s just say there is no where nearly enough liquid in this recipe and it’s kinda bland for the batter would recommend that this recipe be revised and duplicated for mountain range areas

  67. 5 stars
    I love your site- wonderful recipes and fresh ideas! I will look forward to following your blog! I love to cook, too- I’m always trying something new!

  68. 5 stars
    Thanking my lucky stars that I came across this recipe. Absolutely delicious and so easy to make. My hubby and I devoured 2 each! Yum yum, adding to our recipe book.