There is this restaurant in our small town called Tim Hortons, that has some incredible chocolate chip muffins.
I would say Tim Hortons is a cross between a Dunkin Donuts, Paradise Bakery and Starbucks. I have been trying my best to recreate these dang muffins for the past few months, and I think I finally cracked the code to their Chocolate Chip Muffins.
Then I had to one-up them by making Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Muffins.
These muffins are soft and moist on the inside, with a golden brown top. The Nutella on the inside adds to the richness of the mini chocolate chips that are layered all throughout the muffins.
Simply put – they are delicious.
So how do you get the Nutella on the inside?
You just lay spoonfuls of the hazelnut goodness onto a wax paper lined baking sheet then pop it in the freezer.
Once they have hardened, stick them right in the center of the muffin batter!
The key to a delicious Chocolate Chip Muffin is to sprinkle some extra chocolate chips on top, then give it a little sprinkle of turbinado sugar. They look and taste more “bakery style” that way.
Trust me, I’ve been practicing for a while now!
Yup, these are definitely my new favorite muffins.
If you’re not a fan of Nutella, then just leave it out. The Chocolate Chip Muffins are still to die for!
But seriously, the Nutella in the center is uuuuuh-mazing!!