Flourless Nutella Muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16

These Nutella flavored muffins are incredibly moist and light. They are an easy one bowl, no mixer recipe that can be made ahead of time for any occasion!


  • 2 tbsp unsweetened dutch processed cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree (or substitute with 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce)
  • 1/2 cup Nutella spread


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and line mini muffin pan with liners (see note).
  2. Combine all ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Mix with a whisk until batter is smooth.
  3. Fill mini muffin molds 2/3 full. I used a 2 tsp cookie scoop. Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean and top of muffins are no longer wet. Baking time will vary based on how big your mini muffin liners are and how much batter they can hold. Allow muffins to cool in pan before removing. The muffins will be initially puffy and round when they are baked and then they will flatten slightly and have a more level surface. This is normal as these are flourless muffins so they won’t rise as much.

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  • Not all mini muffin pans are the same size. To determine which liners to purchase, make sure to measure your mini muffin cavities.
  • I used this muffin pan* and these 1.25 inch liners.*
  • I used this 2 tsp cookie scoop.*
  • You do not want to pour the batter directly into the muffin pan. The muffins are very delicate and even in a non-stick pan they will be very hard to remove so it is best to use mini liners.
  • Make sure you do not overfill your muffin liners. They should be no more than two-thirds full. If they are filled to the top, they will rise too high, causing the muffin tops to touch the muffin pan, which will lead to them getting stuck to the muffin pan.
  • If you plan on sharing these within 1-2 days, they can be kept at room temperature in a covered container.
  • If you plan on keeping them longer, you can store them in the fridge or in the freezer. Let the muffins come to room temperature before eating. You can also briefly reheat in the microwave or toaster oven.
  • *Some of the links contained in this post are affiliate links. Much like referral codes, this means I earn a small commission if you purchase a product I referred (at no extra charge to you).
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