I’ve been obsessed with Nutella ever since we went to Europe in 2008. The hotels had the cutest little packets of them. So naturally, I stole a handful each morning. I couldn’t get over this delicious chocolaty spread. Fast forward to 2010 when we were lucky enough to go to Paris with Brent’s work. The Nutella obsession is still in full force. We are walking along one of the side streets and there is a guy making crepes. As we are looking at the menu, there is a Nutella Banana combo. Brent was sold. This thing was the size of a New York slice of pizza, dripping with warm Nutella and stuffed with perfectly ripe banana rounds. Pure heaven!
In thinking of a way to use up the ripe bananas, I got a request for some Nutella and Banana Bread. I’m sure you can guess who it was from. The bread turned out really good! I usually prefer my Banana Bread and Zucchini Bread to be just that. No nuts, chocolate chips, or fancy add-ins…..just good ol’ classic bread. However, I was shocked at how much I liked this bread. I thought it was better the next day, but there was no complaints from Brent when he sampled a slice straight out of the oven.
Nutella Banana Bread
Adapted from Sugar Plum
- 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/4 cups mashed ripe banana (about 3 bananas)
- 6 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 1/2 cup Nutella
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
3. In a large mixing bowl, beat together banana, butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla until combined, about 2 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until fully incorporated. Reduce mixer to low speed, slowly add flour mixture. Stir just until combined.
4. Place 1/3 of batter into a separate bowl. In a small glass bowl, heat Nutella in microwave for about 15 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir. Place heated Nutella in bowl with 1/3 of the batter. Stir together until combined.
5. Place 1/2 of banana batter in loaf pan, spread evenly. Add layer of Nutella batter, add layer of banana batter. Using a knife, gently swirl batter. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into bread comes out with a few crumbs.
- Combine banana batter and Nutella batter in any way you desire. There is no right or wrong way
- Once loaf is cooled, wrap tightly in foil or plastic wrap and place in an airtight bag or container
- I found the bread to be more flavorful the next day. If the top of your bread is a little crispy, that’s ok. It will soften once stored.