How many of you are coffee or espresso fans? I’m right up there with slightly obsessed with the stuff. If you follow me on Instagram you’ve probably seen some of my cappuccino pictures. I absolutely adore them and the foam is probably my favorite part, the more foam the better! Every Saturday and Sunday after my long runs I treat myself to a cappuccino. I’ve been trying to go to different coffee shops all around Denver and I’ve found a couple of really cute places that serve up some amazing tasting espresso. Along with drinking espresso I also like to add it to things I bake, like these Hazelnut Coffee Muffins Stuffed with Nutella.
Not only are these muffins flavored with delicious espresso powder and brewed coffee, but they are made with a combination of whole wheat pastry flour and this amazing Bob’s Red Mill Hazelnut Flour!
If you’ve never tried hazelnut flour I highly recommend it! Hazelnut flour is actually not flour at all, but rather hazelnuts ground up into a fine meal. Nut flours are great for people who are gluten free, paleo, grain free, or just love that nutty flavor and texture in their baked goods. This was my first time trying hazelnut flour. Before this I had only used Almond flour from Bob’s Red Mill (another great product!).
Along with the great flavor of the hazelnut meal, I also love the extra protein it adds to the muffins and the vitamin E. These muffins were so filling! Normally when I make muffins for breakfast I need 3 to fill me up, but because of the extra protein in these I only ate 2 and was perfectly full. So we’ve talked about the hazelnut flour, espresso, and coffee added to the muffin batter to give it that rich coffee flavor, now lets move on to the gooey rich Nutella that is stuffed in the middle of these yummy bites!
I love when food is stuffed with a little surprise in the middle. Seriously who doesn’t love biting into a delicious baked good only to find that there is something even more delicious hiding in the center of it?! As if these muffins couldn’t get any better, I decided to top them with a little hazelnut streusel, because it’s streusel and I absolutely adore the stuff! Are you like me and when you make streusel to put on top of muffins or a pie you find that half of it ends up in your mouth instead of on what you are baking? No, that’s just me? Ok, let’s pretend I didn’t just admit to doing that.
For the Muffins
For the Streusel
Since I am such a huge fan of Bob’s Red Mill’s Hazelnut Flour, I have teamed up with them and they are generously offering one of you lucky ducks a bag of the Hazelnut Flour along with a $50 gift card so you can treat yourself to even more of their amazing products! To enter this giveaway simply use the Rafflecopter widget below. The giveaway ends September 21st at 11:59 PM EST. The winner will be notified by me through email. What are you waiting for?! Enter so you can make these delicious Hazelnut Coffee Muffins Stuffed with Nutella!!
The only compensation I received from Bob’s Red Mill was a package of Hazelnut Meal, all opinions are my own.