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Sarah's chocolate Nutella-filled muffins

2 - 3
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
35 min
15 min
20 min
Recipe by our WW Ambassador Sarah. Follow her on Instagram @sarahs_recipes. Sarah’s famous date and banana muffins! You’ll love the gooey hazelnut centre.


Fresh dates

8 individual, pitted, chopped

Bicarbonate of soda

½ tsp


2 medium, lightly beaten


1 medium, ripe, mashed

White self-raising flour

½ cup(s), (75g)

Cocoa powder

1 tsp

Nutella Spread, Hazelnut

85 g


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 15 holes of two 12-hole (30ml capacity) mini muffin tins with paper cases.
  2. Place dates in a large microwave-safe bowl and add 1½ tablespoons boiling water. Stand for 1–2 minutes. Microwave dates on High (100%) for 1 minute. Add bicarbonate of soda and mash dates (mixture will foam up). Whisk in eggs and banana until combined. Sift flour and cocoa over egg mixture. Stir until well combined.
  3. Spoon 2 teaspoons of batter into each paper case. Add 1 teaspoon Nutella to each. Cover with remaining batter. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden and tops spring back when lightly touched.


TIP: Use a very ripe banana for maximum sweetness and flavour. Mini muffin tins are available from specialty kitchen shops and most major supermarkets. Use a 24-hole tin if you don’t have two 12-hole tins.