Swirled Nutella Pumpkin Muffins

Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
Total 30 mins

Fluffy pumpkin muffins baked with a swirl of Nutella spread are absolutely perfect for breakfast or a snack. This easy muffin recipe is ready in 30 minutes!

Pumpkin Nutella Swirl Muffins (recipe via thenovicechefblog.com)

I have held out as long as I could. It’s September 19th and I am officially breaking out all of the pumpkin recipes.

Jorge and I were grocery shopping a couple days ago and there was a giant glorious stack of Libby canned pumpkin taller than my head.

I really did try to walk by it. I averted my eyes and tried to concentrate on the spices I was looking for…but the idea was planted there in my head. PUMPKIN.

So I proceeded to grab as many cans as I possibly could and shoved them all into the cart as fast as I could.

If you look back into my past archives for pumpkin recipes, you will see that I really don’t have all that many.

To be perfectly honest, I haven’t shared too many recipes because I feel like there are already SO many out here.

Besides my Pumpkin Dream Cake, I really don’t feel like there are too many totally original things I could do.

Pumpkin Nutella Swirl Muffins (recipe via thenovicechefblog.com)

However, there are a few recipe ideas I have been thinking about this year. For starters, these Pumpkin Nutella Swirl Muffins.

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They are based on the now infamous Nutella Banana Swirl Muffins, but a few things are switched up for the Pumpkin flavor.

I wanted these to be all Pumpkin & Nutella with no other flavors to make sure to not take away from that.

However, if you really want to, you can add pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon to the batter.

But I will say they are just perfect the way they are – I think cinnamon would take away from the nutella and pumpkin combination.

These take less than 30 minutes to make and are the absolute perfect breakfast or snack.

We made them for Sunday breakfast and snacked on the leftovers all week.

Yield: 16 muffins

Pumpkin Nutella Swirl Muffins Recipe

Stack of Nutella Pumpkin Swirl Muffins

Moist pumpkin muffins swirled with nutella!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • nutella


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line muffin pan with liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt until well combined. Set aside.
  3. In large bowl, whisk together pumpkin, sugar, brown sugar. Beat in egg, vegetable oil, milk and vanilla extract. Slowly whisk in the flour mixture, until there are no lumps.
  4. Fill muffin tins 3/4 full. Top each muffin with about 1 teaspoon of Nutella and use a toothpick to swirl it into the batter.
  5. Bake muffins for 14-16 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Serve warm or store in an airtight container until ready to serve.


recipe note: if your Nutella is older or you are having issues spreading it — just pop it in the microwave for a few seconds!

Nutrition Information:


16 muffins

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 143Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 184mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g

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28 Responses
  1. Melisaa

    The recipe is generating saliva in my mouth, its such nice looking but that knife next to it is perhaps the worst one, why not go for something like a Santoku knife. Try it once you will love it 🙂

  2. Ben

    These look amazing! Have never thought to try anything combining pumpkin and chocolate before, but looks like that’s about to change 🙂

  3. Jason

    These look absolutely amazing. Phenomenal job on the nutella swirls. These are the picture of Fall.

    Have you ever tried adding sour cream to your pumpkin recipes? Works really well in breads, cupcakes, and muffins.

  4. J Rae

    I am disabled, so I don’t get out to the store but about once a month anymore, but I would love to write a cookbook about how I “SkinnyUp” the recipes in the categories of calories, fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. Anything is okay to eat if it is in moderation, but if it’s “Skinnied Up”, you can eat a little more, without any more guilt! I love looking at recipes, then changing them up in my head. been doing it for a few years now, and have lost 31 pounds just by doing a little brain work! I write each recipe down both ways, with the number changes, so I can easily go back and see where the worst food ingredient offenders are. 😉

  5. Julie

    Thank you! They are in the oven right now and they look amazing! You are such a wonderful chef, I feel guilty not buying your recipes from a book!

  6. Renee @ Awesome on $20

    Living in Hawaii, I have become completely oblivious to seasons. You can make pumpkin recipes any time you want, as far as I’m concerned. I’ll love them all.

  7. Shundara@SavyNaturalista

    I think I am going to hold out until October for pumpkins, although they are calling my name!!! I just might cave to, but luckily October is right around the corner! 🙂

  8. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    I am loving all things pumpkin too! Pumpkin and Nutella is such an awesome pairing…I love it too!

  9. Julie

    I don’t have many pumpkin recipes so bring on as many as you like!!
    Do you think I could substitute canned for a cup of fresh mashed pumpkin?

    1. Jessica

      Hey Julie! Of course you can! 🙂 Just make sure it’s not too watery. If it is a more watery texture than traditional canned pumpkin – I would cut out the milk.

      Enjoy! 🙂

  10. Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe

    I’ve been holding out too, but I think this weekend is going to be the dawn of pumpkin mania! These muffins sound delicious – love the pumpkin/nutella combo!

  11. Meghan @ Cake 'n' Knife

    It’s like you took all my favorite things and put them into a muffin! I LOVE these, what a great way to celebrate Fall! 🙂

  12. Tieghan

    So pretty! I made nutella swirl muffins a few weeks ago, but geez, my swirls looked NOTHING like yours! Seriously, how did you do that!

    Love these!

  13. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    They look amazing and I have a pumpkin-nutella swirled muffin recipe! Emailing you 🙂

    And glad you’re on board the pumpkin train for the season now!

  14. Mimi @ Culinary Couture

    I love your banana version so I know this one’s gonna be just as awesome! And I totally feel you on the originality thing btw, everyone’s already come up with everything! #foodbloggerproblems

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