10/29/12

nutella banana bread

What's better than plain ol' banana bread?
Banana bread with nutella swirled in it.


I already love bananas with nutella, so combining them into a bread (well, it's almost like a cake, let's be honest here) seems like a no brainer.

nutella banana bread (recipe adapted from here)

ingredients:
2 cups flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
3 mashed ripe bananas
1/3 cup  milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 cup melted nutella  (melt it in a bowl in teh microwave for about 30 seconds so its softened.)

directions:
- preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray loaf pan with cooking spray and dust with flour
- in a medium bowl, mix flour baking soda and salt
- in a large bowl, mix butter and sugar until light and fluffy with electric beater
- add milk, eggs and banana. Mix well.
- add flour slowly, mixing slowly until the mixture is just blended. (do not overmix.)
- spoon a few spoonfuls of batter into the pan
- using a spatula, swirl some nutella into the batter
- pour more batter into the pan, and swirl some more nutella into the batter. alternate until the batter and nutella are gone.
- bake for 50 to 60 minutes. a knife should come out clean when stuck in the top of the bread. Cool the bread in the pan for a 5 minutes, and then remove the bread from the pan and continue to cool it on a wire rack.



enjoy!

xo, erika

p.s.you could probably make the recipe healthier by swapping out applesauce for the butter but if you're already swirling nutella into the bread, I thought why bother with all that stuff. ;)

15 comments

  1. but seriously, your bread is smiling. and this seems like the best combo ever!

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  2. oooh I'll try this! It looks SO GOOD!!

    Luisa
    labellemadeleine.blogspot.com

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  3. OMGaaaawwwwwddddd.....

    Cheers,
    Messy

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  4. Yum! I'll have to make this one for a holiday treat, the mister loves Nuttela!

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  5. I feel like all I want to do is bake this time of year! That looks so wonderful!

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  6. I think everything tastes amazing with Nutella- Don't you think?

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  7. Doesn't everything taste better with nutella. . God, Love the stuff. . and I love how your bread seems to be smiling at us. . Awesome. :)

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  8. This looks ah.maz.ing! Now I just need to wait for my bananas to go bad...

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  9. Um, the bread has a happy face in it. Was that intentional? Loving this.

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  10. Yum... I love nearly everything with nutella.

    I look forward to meeting you at the PNW Blogger Meet-Up Saturday!

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  11. This smile bread looks so delish!!

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