Bake This Nutella Swirl Banana Bread for a Sweet Breakfast Treat
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Bake this Nutella banana bread for the ultimate cozy comfort food therapy!
What better way to enjoy banana bread than swirling in some Nutella?!
Have some over-ripe bananas and want to do some baking? You need to try baking some delicious homemade banana bread with a swirl of gooey chocolately hazelnut Nutella!
This bread is simple to compile, comes out of the oven super soft and moist, and has the winning combination of bananas and hazelnut chocolate!
Baking is great therapy, too! If you’re stressed, this recipe is easy and soothing! 😄
Nutella Swirl Banana Bread
prep time: 15 MINUTES
cook time: 60 MINUTES
total time: 1 HOUR 15 MINUTES
Here's a perfectly moist and sweet banana bread recipe with a swirl of hazelnut spread as a yummy treat or breakfast idea!
- 4 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 and 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup water
- 4 cups flour (I used whole wheat flour)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 cup Hazelnut Spread (such as Nutella), melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two separate loaf pans.
Cream together butter, sugar, eggs, and water. Mix in mashed bananas.
Mix flour, salt, and baking soda in a separate bowl. Gradually add that mixture to the wet ingredients.
Melt Nutella in a microwave-safe dish in 30-second intervals until pourable.
Fill each pan with 1/4 of the batter and add 1/4 cup Nutella to both pans.
Use a knife or toothpick to create swirls in the batter. Repeat with the top layer of batter and Nutella.
Bake at 350 for about 50-60 minutes or until the middle is cooked through. Let cool and then run a knife around the edges before removing them from the pan.
Serve and enjoy!
Hip Tips for this Nutella Swirl Banana Bread:
- This recipe makes two loaves of bread, so if you’re wanting to just make one loaf, simply use half of the ingredients, and continue with the directions.
- One cool tip I found on Pinterest that works for getting butter to room temperature quickly is to heat a glass cup and place it over the stick of butter. It works!
- Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread is so delicious, and I love it with this bread. If there is a nut allergy in your family, you can omit and maybe stir chocolate chips into the batter before baking. You could also melt chocolate chips in the microwave in 30-second intervals and swirl them in the batter as shown as another option.
- Don’t skip the step about greasing your loaf pans. Add a little flour and tap the pan around in all directions so it distributes the flour all around the inside. This will ensure no sticking.
- I have made this bread using all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour – and both turn out yummy! I would imagine you could also opt to use your favorite 1:1 gluten-free flour.
- No eggs? For each egg, try mixing 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed + 2.5 tablespoons of water, and it will form an egg-like substance for baking. We’ve got more egg substitute ideas if you’re not interested in the flax route.
Seriously…. this is so YUM!
What an incredible treat, and a yummy way to use up bananas that are getting too brown. I love how easy the process is to make quick breads like this. I also love that this is a fun baking activity to do with the kids. Doing the swirly part is especially exciting, and the results are beautiful and oh-so-tasty.
There’s something super comforting about baking, and this banana bread doesn’t disappoint!
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Humm, this sounds “interesting.” I’m not a huge fan of Nutella but do love banana bread (and chocolate). Waiting on a fellow Hipster to give me their 2 cents! I’m wondering too if I can simply use the Nutella as described for prep in my own recipe as I simply like mine better (it has sour cream in it and, oh, so good and moist.).
Ya I’d say go for it – just swirl it in your recipe when pouring into loaf pans. 👍
Thanks, Lina. Maybe I’ll half the Nutella and that’ll help with my aversion!
Would you be willing to share your recipe Lisa?
Julie, Google “Janet’s Banana Bread Receipe” and that’ll work. The only thing I didn’t like was that the recipe recommends “slicing” the bananas — no way, I just take a fork and mush them like normal. This recipe is the best I’ve ever found.
Don’t search for my misspelling though of “Receipe” though!
To be honest, the Nutella doesn’t really come through that well in the banana bread recipes I’ve tried (and I looove Nutella). Since you have an aversion to Nutella (and it’s not really great for you anyway), why not just use some dark chocolate? Use your favorite recipe and either swirl melted chocolate into the tops of the loaves or fill your loaf pans halfway, mix the melted chocolate into the remaining batter, and divide among your loaf pans, and bake.
I did not have Nutella on hand. I added raisins and some cranberries. Even better, I added a spritz of cherry brandy. Rocked my world.
Wow that is so creative! Thanks for sharing Java 👍
I made it this past weekend…sooo good!!! I 1/2’d the ingredients and only made one just to test. I will be making 2 from now on. LOL I did have a problem. I’m not sure if there are different sizes of loaf pans but mine are glass just like the picture. I kept an eye on it while baking and it starting going over the edges of my loaf pan. Thank goodness I saw it before it made a mess in my oven. I just put a sheet pan under it to catch the over flow.
Made some last night and have a messy oven to clean up! But totally with you one two loafs! I did one and today I realized I have a problem as well.. way to yummy to resist !
I’m making it with half the ingredients in small loaf pans. I decided to do 35 mins instead. Hopefully it turns out well but Thanks to this comment, put a sheet pan below too!
I made this and the entire family liked it, didn’t have problem with overflow
Thanks for sharing Sylvia! Yummy 😋
What’s the sweetness level on this ??? 4 Bananas 1.5 c sugar 1 c Nutella Would definitely downgrade some sugar.
I made this as directed in regular loaf pans with no issues. My husband declared it the best banana bread ever- and he’s a tough audience with a previous favorite recipe!
Oh that’s such great news! Thanks for sharing Nicole!