Nutty for Nutella

Last week, for the first time ever, I bought Nutella. I can’t believe what I have been missing all my life! I had seen recipes on Tastespotting that featured Nutella and seeing how Giada De Laurentis loves Nutella, I decided that I just had to try it!

I bought the jar at our local co-op for $5.79 (for 13 oz!) My thoughts at the time were “this better be worth almost $6!” The first thing I did when I got in my car was open the jar and stick my finger in it. Oh my goodness! With that first lick I became totally addicted! It reminded me of the creamy center of a lindt hazelnut truffle!

I found this recipe on Delicious Days for Banana Nutella Muffins.
I have had it on my to do list for a few weeks but today was my chance to make them. Lets say, my bananas were ready for use!

Because the recipe is not in cups and measures I tried to convert the recipe. I found I wasn’t coming out with even cups so I took out my trusty old weight watchers scale and decided to just weigh everything. I am so glad I did! These muffins are awesome!

Some of the comments on the Delicious Days asked about the chocolate coating and what exactly they used. I didn’t really see where there was a specific response that told me (or anyone else) exactly what was used. What I decided upon was Baker’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate squares and melted them in the microwave, then swirled it on top of my muffins. For my muffin that I ate today though – I didn’t put the semi-sweet chocolate on it. I confess, I spread Nutella all over the top of mine. I was in heaven! I plan to take these to work tomorrow (it will make Professor Ferro happy!) to share with everyone. Yes, I will keep a couple here for Grumpy :-p

Now I patiently sit here with what is left of my muffin (which I had for lunch!) and wait for our Sleep Comfort bed to arrive. The tracking said it was on its way to be delivered today, but it hasn’t shown up yet! I am so anxious to start sleeping in this bed. I really hope it does the trick for Grumpy and helps him to sleep better. Then maybe he won’t be so Grumpy anymore! (not!)

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