Saturday, April 9, 2011

Nutella Banana Bread

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.


  1. I'm your newest follower.

  2. oh i have to try this, my husband loves both so to combine them would likely be heaven on earth for him ha ha

  3. I've made several banana bread recipes and I always come back on this page for this one. Great recipe! Good way to use up old bananas! I also want to share this recipe: tiramisu vidéo, its very easy to prepare. Try it.

    1. Glad you like the recipe and thanks for sharing the link. I haven't made tiramisu since culinary school - will definitely take a look, thanks.