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Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Nutella Muffins

Cinnamon-sugar dusted pumpkin muffins, with a generous swirl of Nutella! These are ready in under 30 minutes, start-to-finish.
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Author Sarah @ The Gold Lining Girl


  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp. ginger
  • pinch of clove
  • 1/4 c. butter melted
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1/2 c. canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 c. Nutella
  • 1/3 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp. butter melted


  • Spray 12 regular-sized muffin cups with non-stick spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, ginger, and clove.
  • Add butter, milk, and pumpkin puree, mixing until just combined.
  • Spoon batter into prepared muffin tin, filling each cup about 1/2 full. Using a teaspoon or small cookie scoop, scoop about 1 rounded teaspoon of Nutella into the center of each muffin cup. It's okay if the Nutella touches the edges of the muffin tin. It will likely run a bit from the center of the cup, but it will bake solidly.
  • Top the Nutella with the remaining batter. Each muffin cup will be about 3/4-full.Again, it's fine if Nutella is exposed and not completely covered.
  • Using a small knife or toothpick, lightly swirl the Nutella and the batter. It will be a little difficult because the muffin batter is so thick, but just be patient.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes, or until edges just start to turn golden brown, and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Remove the pan to a wire rack to cool.
  • Allow the muffins to cool for 10-15 minutes. If you try to remove them from the pan before they've cooled enough, they can come apart a little from the swirls of Nutella still being melty. Cool them to 'warm'.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together sugar and cinnamon.
  • Dip tops of muffins into melted butter, then dip into cinnamon-sugar.