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)

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.)

- 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.


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. ;)


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

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


  3. OMGaaaawwwwwddddd.....


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

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

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

  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. :)

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

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

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

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

  11. This smile bread looks so delish!!


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