Nearly every day on our recent trip to Australia I had crumpets with Nutella for breakfast. Since we got home I’ve avoided buying Nutella knowing how many calories it had. But when I saw Anne’s recipe for Banana Nutella Muffins, I decided I definitely needed to try it. And I’m so glad I did! (Be sure and visit Anne’s blog to see her gorgeous muffins.)
I decided to make three mini loafs instead of muffins. I also decided to use our favorite Cooking Light banana bread recipe, which has less fat and a lot less sugar than Anne’s recipe. Anne’s recipe called for brown sugar, so I substituted brown sugar for the granulated sugar. The brown sugar complemented the wonderful Nutella swirl.
Not only were these loaves delicious, they were so pretty I immediately starting thinking of people I should give a loaf. I’ll definitely be making this again. If you’re a Nutella lover you’ll definitely love this bread!
Nutella Banana Bread
- 1 cup mashed very ripe banana about 3 small
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup low-fat sour cream
- ¼ cup butter melted
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 t. baking powder
- ½ t. baking soda
- ¼ t. salt
- ½ cup Nutella
- Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; beat at medium speed of an electric mixer until well blended. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; Add flour mixture to banana mixture, stirring just until moistened.
- Spoon ½ batter into an 8 ½ x 4 ½ x 3-inch loaf pan coated with baking spray with flour. Add ¼ cup Nutella in dollops. Swirl a bit then top again with remaining batter. Add another ¼ cup Nutella in dollops on top. Swirl again.
- Bake at 350º for 1 hour and 5 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan, and cool completely on a wire rack. (Bake mini loaves for 35 minutes or muffins for 18 minutes.)
I made this and blogged about it–it is superb! I can always count on your blog for great recipes. Thanks.
Thanks Cindy for letting me know you loved the bread and blogged about it. You’re so kind!
This is hands down the best banana bread I have ever made! thanks so much for posting this recipe 🙂
So glad you loved it! Thanks for letting me know!
Michelle @ On and Off My Plate
Oh lucky me that I found this recipe….I have bananas that are screaming to be used today and the swirl of nutella sealed the deal! Off to the kitchen to create.
Made this immediately after seeing the recipe for the first time. Delicious!! Banana and chocolate is my favorite combination. Thank you so much for sharing. This will be in my regulare baking rotation from now on!
It’s so nice of you to leave a comment and let me know how much you liked it! I should bake another batch soon! Thanks!
Pretty. Good. Food.
I love bananas and I love Nutella, and heck, I love bread too! I’m going to make this!!! 🙂
My dad would LOVE this! He’s on a quick bread kick – and I just bought a huge bunch of bananas – so this is going on the roster next!
I clicked over here from Meet Me in the Kitchen. I love this idea! I just bought some Nutella and was thinking about what to do with it. I'd feel much better about adding it to some healthy banana bread rather than making brownies or truffles.
I have some bananas that are almost ripe enough for baking – this is on my list now!
Wow, these look and sound yummy! I am looking forward to trying this. I’m sorry I’ve been absent, I left a post on my blog explaining everything.
I actually dip bananas in jars of Nutella, so this is right up my alley. As usual, you baked it to perfection, like you always do! Must try!
Barbara… I’m flattered you chose my blog for your award – thanks so much! I have enjoyed exploring your site – it’s terrific! And yes – I finally figured out which “Jen” you were referring to in your comments. Aryn just left today and said to tell her hello!
The Blonde Duck
Congrats on the award! This bread looks positively sinful! 🙂
I remember trying Nutella in Fiji 30 years ago it would be perfect in your bread. What a great idea.
This looks sooo good. I like that it’s less like “banana bread with nutella” and more like “nutella bread with chocolate.” LOL
Barbara that looks so good! Bananas and Nutella sound like a winning combination to me! I will have to try that since I just LOVE banana bread!!!
Mmmm- great idea!! I had never had Nutella before my trip to Chicago. We stopped in a cupcake bakery and had Banana-Nutella cupcakes. Quite good! I'll have to buy a jar & mess around w/ it.
Something I have never baked with…nutella. Cookies would be tooo much I think but a bread?! Yes. A must try this one is!
Absoluty delicious, I love banana and Nutella, I will made this recipe
A kiss for you
This looks amamzing. I’ve never had nutella before. I need to buy some so I can try it.
LOVE all kinds of banana breads and I am alwyas ooking for different ones, this sounds perfect to me.