Nutella Banana Bread - made April 8, 2011 from Baking Junkie's blog
Yes, I'm still going through the Costco-size nutella 2-pack in my pantry. I'm actually almost done with the second jar so my nutella experiments are drawing to an end. Until I make the next Costco run anyway.
This is yet another recipe that I saw from Sweets for a Saturday #1 (hopefully you're seeing the pattern now when I come across recipes that intrigue me that aren't necessarily from one of my cookbooks). I already have a great banana bread recipe that I like and that has stood the test of time for years. Like Baking Junkie, at first I thought I might try just swirling nutella through my original banana bread recipe. But I decided I might as well go all the way and try this Nutella Banana Bread recipe as is.
The batter was easy to put together and mixing a cup of the batter with the melted nutella smelled really good. I baked this in 4 mini loaf pans rather than 1 big loaf pan, mostly so I could give the small loaves away. I didn't try too hard to swirl the batters together since I like the distinctiveness between the two.
This was pretty good, especially if you like banana and chocolate flavors combined together. I've discovered I'm a bit more of a purist so when I'm in the mood for banana bread, I think I just want banana bread as is. However, I do think I want to try adding nutella to my banana bread recipe and see how I like it. My recipe makes a slightly more cakey, rather than "quick bread-y" banana bread and is a little sweeter than this so I'd be curious to see how the nutella pairs with it.