Banana Nutella Muffins

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I don’t ever need a reason to bake, but today a very good friend sent out an

She has been experiencing chronic pain for what I’m sure feels like an eternity to her.

Her husband is amazing, and has been doing it all, but everyone needs a little help form their friends sometimes.  They have two precious, growing boys, that eat non-stop.  Snacks were the order of the day.

Healthy, easy, grab and go snacks that the kids could get on their own.
Like I said, I never need a reason to bake, but this seemed like a really good reason to turn on the oven
{even when the AC has been running all morning}

Banana bread is a go-to recipe for me, but this would require cutting, and plates, and who needs that.
I decided to go with muffins – very kid friendly, and because I adore these boys, I filled the muffins with nutella. (homemade recipe here)

I sure hope the boys like them:)

Banana Nutella Muffins:
 ~adapted from a recipe on Tasty Kitchen

1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
12 tsp nutella
1 or 2 mashed bananas

cream together the butter and sugar
add the eggs one at a time
then add the vanilla
mix in the flour
baking powder
dash of salt
finally add the milk and banana

line a muffin pan
divide the batter among the 12 cups
place 1 tsp of nutella in to each cup
swirl into the batter just a bit

bake @350 for 20 minutes

the perfect grab and go snack (just in time for all of that lunch packing)