Snickerdoodle Muffins


EASY Snickerdoodle Muffins stuffed with Nutella! AKA muffins dunked in butter and generously coated in cinnamon-sugar for a baked muffin that tastes like a fried donut AND each with a surprise Nutella center!  

These melt in your mouth Snickerdoodle Muffins are super quick to whip up and make the best special occasion breakfasts or dessert (like Christmas)!  They are destined to become a new favorite!  

Nutella Stuffed Snickerdoodle Muffins.

Easy Snickerdoodle Muffin Recipe

Have you met my friend Sally from Sally’s Baking Addiction?  She is the creator of the number one dessert blog and is as sweet as all her brilliant desserts! I made her famous Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Cookies last year for neighbor Christmas goodies and they were the hit of the crowded cookie plates!  All her desserts are reliable/no fail, and easy-to-follow.  She is my go-to baker for everything sweetly indulgent.

These crazy delicious Snickerdoodle Muffins are from her cookbook, “Sally’s Baking Addiction: Irresistible Cookies, Cupcakes and Desserts for Your Sweet-Tooth Fix.” This cookbook has been newly expanded with an additional eight brand-new cookie recipes and now is in paperback!  Every single one of the 80 drool-worthy recipes includes a gorgeous photo so you can eat with your eyes long before your belly.

One of my favorite aspects of Sally’s recipes is that as fancy as they sometimes may look or sound, they are super easy!  These Snickerdoodle Muffins, for example (called Nutella-Stuffed Cinnamon and Sugar Muffins in her book), are no exception.  They might sound fancy but are SO easy to make and taste absolutely divine.  And to be competently honest, while I expected them to be delicious, because, after all, they are from Sally, they aren’t just knock your socks off delicious, they are blow your socks off delicious!

This Snickerdoodle Muffin recipe makes 8 muffins, but I highly recommend doubling it or even going crazy and tripling it for a full 24 muffins.  There is always someone in need of a Nutella Stuffed Snickerdoodle Muffin you could share with!

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Snickerdoodle Muffins Ingredients

These cinnamon sugar muffins have such a simple ingredients list:

  • Butter: I always use unsalted butter in baked goods.
  • Granulated sugar: Sweetens the batter and is also used for the topping.
  • Egg: Should be room temperature before making the batter.
  • Vanilla extract: Use pure vanilla extract for lots of flavor.
  • Milk: Any kind will work.
  • Flour: The recipe calls for white whole wheat flour, but all-purpose may be substituted.
  • Baking powder: Helps the muffins rise.
  • Spices: Cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt flavor the muffins.
  • Nutella: Gets stuffed into the center of the muffins. Yum!
Close up of Nutella Stuffed Snickerdoodle Muffins.

How to Make Snickerdoodle Muffins

To make, simply whip up your muffin batter then spoon 1 heaping tablespoon of batter into a muffin cup and layer with 1 teaspoon of Nutella in the center and spoon another heaping tablespoon of batter on top – how easy is that for a glorious Nutella surprise?

Unbaked Nutella Stuffed Snickerdoodle Muffins.

After you bake, the muffins, the best part – dip the tops of each muffin into melted butter….

Showing how to make Nutella Stuffed Snickerdoodle Muffins by dipping in butter.

Then dunk them in a combination of cinnamon and sugar.  The butter helps a nice, irresistibly thick coating stick and you get the bonus of warm buttery goodness in every cinnamon and sugar, Nutella bite.

Thank you, Sally.  Thank you.

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Showing how to make Nutella Stuffed Snickerdoodle Muffins by dipping in sugar and cinnamon.

Tips for Making Snickerdoodle Muffins

  • Measuring the Flour. Spoon and level the flour when measuring it to avoid making dense muffins.
  • Flour variety. Sally says, “I use white whole wheat flour in this recipe, which has the same nutrient value as whole wheat flour but tastes milder and lighter.  If you can’t find white whole wheat flour you can use all purpose flour or a mix of whole wheat flour and all purpose flour.”
  • Butter. The butter should be softened to room temperature before making the butter. I recommend setting it out at least 90 minutes before you make this recipe.

Recipe Variations to Try

  • Omit the Nutella. Want to make classic Snickerdoodle muffins? Simply omit the Nutella and fill the muffin cups with batter like you normally would!
  • Use a natural Nutella alternative. I used name brand Nutella for this recipe, but you can use a more natural / “healthy” alternative if desired.

How to Store Snickerdoodle Muffins

The easy cinnamon muffins will stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the refrigerator for up to 5.

How to Reheat Snickerdoodle Muffins

Muffins can be gently reheated in the microwave for 15-second bursts.

Can I Freeze Snickerdoodle Muffins?

Yes! Let the cinnamon sugar muffins cool completely, then seal in a freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months. To thaw, set on your counter overnight.

Close up of a Nutella Stuffed Snickerdoodle Muffins with a bite.

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EASY Nutella Stuffed Snickerdoodle Muffins AKA muffins dunked in butter and generously coated in cinnamon-sugar for a baked muffin that tastes like a fried donut AND each stuffed with creamy Nutella! These muffins are super quick to whip up and make the best special occasion breakfasts or dessert (like Christmas!)

Snickerdoodle Muffins

Servings: 8 muffins
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

Muffins

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 ½ cups white whole wheat flour (may sub AP flour or a combo)*
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 teaspoons Nutella

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Spray the muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside
  • Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and granulated sugar together in a large bowl on medium speed until creamed, about 2 minutes. Beat in the egg, vanilla and milk. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Using a large rubber spatula or wooden spoon, gently stir in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt until combined. Do not overmix.
  • Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon of batter into a muffin cup. Layer with 1 teaspoon of Nutella in the center and spoon another heaping tablespoon of batter on top. If the muffin cups are completely full, that is ok. They will not overflow while baking. Repeat layering batter and Nutella into each muffin tin for all 8 muffins. Fill the unused cups one-third full with water to prevent the pan from warping.
  • Bake at 425 degrees F for 5 minutes and then, leaving the muffins in the oven, reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F and bake for and additional 13-16 minutes, until the batter is set. Allow the muffins to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes.

Topping

  • Melt the butter in a small bowl or pan. In a separate small bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon together. Dip the top of each muffin into the melted butter and then dip into the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Swirl them around in the cinnamon-sugar a bit to make sure you get a thick coating. Set upright on cooling rack.
  • The muffins will stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the refrigerator for up to 5.

Notes

Sally says:  I use white whole wheat flour in this recipe, which has the same nutrient value as whole wheat flour but tastes milder and lighter.  If you can’t find white whole wheat flour you can use all purpose flour or a mix of whole wheat flour and all purpose flour.
Jen says:  I used all purpose flour as I didn’t have white wheat flour and they were amazing!

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Recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction:  Irresistible Cookies, Cupcakes, and Desserts For Your Sweet Tooth-Fix, pg. 10, titled, “Nutella Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

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24 Comments

  1. Holly says

    I love Sally, I have been following her for years! I haven’t bought her cookbook but it sounds like I need to add it to my wishlist! In the meantime Nutella Snickerdoodle Muffins!

    • Jen says

      Yes, definitely a book for the wishlist – you won’t be disappointed! And I am sure you will love these Muffins in the meantime 🙂

  2. Kris says

    I love everything Nutella! These look divine, will be making soon.

    • Jen says

      If you love Nutella, I think you will especially love these! Can’t wait for you to make them! Thanks Kris!

  3. Marisa Franca @ All Our Way says

    I could make myself sick eating all of those. WOW!! They look delicious. I love baking even more than eating. I just enjoy feeding people 🙂 Have a great weekend. BTW I always recommend your book to booklovers 🙂

    • Jen says

      So so true, it is so hard not to eat all of them! That says a lot that you like baking and sharing more than eating – I am not that selfless 🙂 I am sure your baking has blessed so so many people over thee years with warm hearts and bellies. Thank you, thank you for recommending my book! That is the highest compliment and I am so honored you would want to share it with others! Thank you for your giving spirit Marisa and your comments! I hope you are enjoying this Christmas season!

  4. Allie says

    Well, Who do you think you are sending me an email connecting me with this sort of recipe? Do you even think that you could tempt me? Geez, I’m already 40 lbs overweight!!!
    So just cut it out! What I need is more Kale and Spinach!!!
    Seriously Jen, these look devine…

    • Jen says

      LOL! As I first started reading your message, I thought you were a disgruntled newsletter recipient – haha! I think we all need more spinach and kale – with a few Nutella Snickerdoodle Muffins mixed for sanity sake 🙂

  5. Dorothy Dunton says

    Hi Jen! My son would love these for Christmas morning, he loves all things nutella! He would, however, have to get up early or these might just be gone! Such an easy/good recipe!

    • Jen says

      Hi Dorothy, if your son loves Nutella, he would especially love these! These would definitely be a fabulous Christmas morning treat which is going to be here so soon!

  6. Kate says

    I just made these tonight, and I have to admit that baking isn’t my forte (I had to google what “ap flour” is). They came out a little doughy–do you think I might have over mixed them? I wasn’t 100% sure how to know if they had set, so my other guess is they are maybe slightly raw.

    The directions are nice and easy, no matter. They took me way more than 40 minutes, we can blame the amateur hour here.

    • Jen says

      Hi Kate, it sounds like they just needed a few more minutes in the oven- sorry about that! Next time, perfection!

  7. Debbie says

    Have you tried freezing these muffins? I would like to make 24 and freeze them for my husbands grab and go breakfast.

    • Jen says

      Hi Debbie, I personally haven’t tried freezing these but they should freeze great! What a wonderful grab and go breakfast idea!

  8. Layne Schwabedissen says

    Super easy and super addicting. Good thing it didn’t make that many!

    • Jen says

      haha, I was thinking the same thing! I could almost all of them in one sitting! Thanks Layne!

  9. Janette says

    I’m going to need these in my life right now! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Jen says

      You are so welcome, hope you love them!

  10. Rachel says

    I made these last night- mine aren’t as pretty as yours, but they turned out perfect and so delicious. And an incredibly easy and fast recipe!

    You are my go-to blog when I need to figure out what to make for dinner and I have yet to be disappointed by one of your recipes- thanks for sharing your food and creativity with the world!

    • Jen says

      I am so glad you enjoyed these Rachel and found them quick and easy yay! Thank you so much for the ultimate compliment of being your go-to blogger and having yet to be disappointed by my recipes! The fact you find my recipes both tasty and reliable means the world to me – thank you, thank you!!

  11. Shawnae says

    Miss Jen. The Nutella Stuffed Snickerdoodle Muffins is the bomb dot com!!! Instead of making 8, my sister and I made 12 of these bad boys since we do not have an 8 count muffin tin. The house smelled amazing while the Muffins were baking in the oven. My sister and I will definitely be making these Muffins again since we both love Nutella. Thank you so much for sharing

    • Jen says

      You’re so welcome Shawnae, thanks so much for your awesome comment! I’m so pleased they were a hit!

  12. Carolyn says

    I made this over the weekend to share with my co-workers and the only complaint is that there are only 8! They are too delicious to eat just one. These are now my go-to muffin recipe. Although next time, I will be making a double batch!

    • Jen says

      That’s awesome Carolyn! I’m thrilled they are a new favorite, thank you!

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