I remember the first time my friend told me about Pinterest. I heard her describe the site and continued to wait for what made this particular webpage so intriguing. My response, “So, basically, you just tag pictures?” A little frustrated, she told me she was going to send me an e-mail invite and just to try it. I wasn’t convinced, but when I got the e-mail I excepted because I told her I would.

This all happened a couple of months ago, and I can now say, I understand!! And have to admit I’m a little bit addicted. Really?! I don’t really get it myself… Maybe it’s the variety of content… Or maybe it’s that you have the accessibility to webpages you wouldn’t have normally stumbled upon. I don’t know, all I can say is, it grabs you. Hook, line, and sinker. Then before you know it you have been on there for hours pinning pictures of crafts you want to make, recipes you wanna try, cute holiday ideas, shoes, etc. Be forewarned!! You will not be immune to it’s charms!

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So on this amazingly addictive website is where I saw this recipe, and had to try it!! I mean, come on!! Nutella Stuffed Strawberry Muffins. Yeah, that’s right up my alley! Oh and they are so amazing. The muffin isn’t overly sweet to balance the sweet gooey Nutella in the center, and the strawberries add a very refreshing healthy element to it all. Plus, who doesn’t love strawberries and chocolate. Yumminess!! Enjoy!

P.S. Voting is still open if you want a say in what dessert recipe is posted next. It’s between: Salted-Caramel Six-Layer Chocolate Cake, Homemade Samoas Cookies, Creme Brulee Cheesecake Bars, Extreme Chocolate Cheesecake, and Brown Sugar and Brandy Pear Turnovers. I’m ruting for either the Six-Layer Chocolate Cake or the Samoas Cookies. Or the Extreme Chocolate Cheesecake. I’m so indecisive, but you get to decide. So to vote either scroll down to the post under this one, or click here.

Strawberry Nutella Muffins
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1 large egg
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup fresh strawberries, chopped
1/3 cup Nutella
Turbinado sugar (raw sugar), to sprinkle on tops

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12-cup standard muffin tin with paper liners; set aside.

In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder and sugar; set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together canola oil, egg, buttermilk and vanilla.

Pour mixture over dry ingredients.

…and stir together until just most.

Fold in the strawberries.

Mixture will look like so.

Scoop a spoonful of batter evenly into the muffin trays. Drop 1-2 teaspoons of Nutella into the center of each cup.

Top with remaining batter to completely cover the Nutella. Sprinkle tops with turbinado sugar if desired.

Bake for 17-20 minutes, or until a tester inserted into centers comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack. Yields: 12 muffins.