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Holy Banana-Nutella Bread

I discovered this recipe last Friday on Tumblr, and half an hour later I was at the bodega down the street picking up bananas and Nutella (I had all the other ingredients ready to go). Francesca was over, and within two hours the three of us had done a pretty good job of polishing off the bulk of it. (Kendrick and I took care of the rest the following morning.)

(It’s even pretty uncooked.)

What you need:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups mashed ripe banana
  • 1/3 cup skim milk (I used whole)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3/4 heaping cup Nutella

What you do:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 8×4-inch loaf pan with nonstick spray.

2. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking soda & salt.

3. In another large bowl, beat sugar and butter until blended. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add banana, milk and vanilla, and beat until blended.

4. Gradually add flour mixture, beating constantly until blended (don’t over-mix).

5. Spoon Nutella into a small dish and soften in the microwave for about 15 seconds. Add 1 cup of the banana bread batter to the Nutella and stir until blended. Spoon Nutella batter alternately with plain banana bread batter into the prepared pan. Swirl batters together with a knife.

5. Bake 50 to 60 minutes. It may seem a tiny bit undercooked, but that’s what makes it good. Cool for at least 15 minutes in the pan, and then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

The cracks are what make it gorgeous.

Oh, and the taste. That’s gorgeous, too.

(Click here for my basic banana bread recipe.)

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  • I love this recipe, it's so simple! 🙂 I might have to try that this week! I'm posting a super easy tart recipe that impresses everyone later this week.

    • jordanreid

      can't wait to see it!

  • erin

    Hey Jordan! I've been a long time reader but haven't gotten around to commenting until just now. I want to tell you that this recipe MADE my day. I have a pretty emotionally draining job (as a social worker) and sometimes like to bake because it's simple, exact, and is only flawed when one does not follow directions…this is comforting for someone whose day job is very much NOT an exact science. Needless to say, this comfort food not only got my mind off the heaviness, it got the comfort food in my belly.

    I wanted to also ask if you had any new vegetarian recipes? I'm looking for hearty winter foods that I can make in large quantities and heat up thru out the week (a great way to save money, incidentally!)

    Keep up the amazing work. 🙂

  • Jugar23shop

    I’m a teacher and had a snow day today and I couldn’t resist making this on my day off…it was amazing. I gave a piece to my neighbors and they LOVED it!

    • Anonymous

      yay!!! i’m so glad it worked out! i just made another loaf myself this afternoon.

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  • Nicole

    I’m a teacher baking on a snow day too! This bread looks delish in the over. Can’t wait to try it. This recipe combines all my favorite ingredients.

    • Anonymous

      i’m posting a recipe for nutella-peanut butter cinnamon rolls soon, too – you have to try it! so delicious.

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  • Arianne

    this was absolutely DELICIOUS – i made it for a friend’s birthday and brought it to school – gone in an hour! the slices didn’t quite stay together, so we ended eating it with a fork straight out of the pan 🙂
    divine!!! just like all your recipes – thanks!

    • Anonymous

      so glad you enjoyed!
      re: the slices not holding together, I suspect they were a little underdone (still delicious – maybe even more so!). this happens in my oven a lot because it’s old and doesn’t enjoy maintaining a steady temperature, so i always do a quick toothpick test to make sure things are cooked through before removing them from the oven.

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  • Lovesingin

    Just made this!   My oven was a little hot so it is pretty done…but delicious…my kids and hubby loved it!