Nutella Swirl Banana Loaf

15 Jun

Earlier in the week, I did something I never thought I would do.  I added something to my banana bread.  Now, I’m not really a fan of things in my breads.  I don’t generally like nuts or chunks or chocolate chips in them (except walnuts in my pumpkin bread, which, honestly, is amazing) or cream cheese or butter or any other spread on them.  Just give me plain fruit/vegetable loaf.

But let me tell you, I’ve been converted.  After seeing nutella added to just about every baked good on Pinterest and trying some very mediocre no-flour-just-sugar-and-nutella cookies there, I decided to take  inspiration from Pinterest (or should I say PINspiration, eh? Right, never again) and add nutella to my banana bread recipe.


The bread was a huge comfort for the two days it lasted between two people- whoops- as I’ve been agonizing about my thesis.  Now the angst is over, I’ll give you fewer stress recipes and, hopefully, more interesting ones.  I feel that all you know I can bake is various breads!

Note that this is a loaf and not a bread.  As much as I like to delude myself about banana bread not being a dessert, but an acceptable snack, the added nutella makes it very cake-like in terms of sweetness and sugar content.   I didn’t use quite enough nutella when I made it (an obviously foolish mistake), so use the full amount! Best enjoyed with someone you really love because you won’t want to share!

Nutella Swirl Banana LoafNutella Swirl Banana Loaf

Subtract the nutella and you get my regular banana bread recipe


  • 1/2 cup (113g) butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 mashed bananas (mashed to your chunk preferred level)
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 1/4 cup sifted flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup nutella

Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease/butter a loaf tin.  Cream butter and sugar together in a large bowl. Add the eggs and mix until combined.  Mix in nutmeg and bananas.  Sift in flour, baking soda, and salt.  Heat nutella in microwave for 15 seconds or pop in oven for a few minutes.  Pour alternating layers of batter and nutella into the loaf tin.  Swirl with knife to give pretty marbled look.  Bake for about 1 hour.  Leave to cool.  Slice and enjoy!




One Response to “Nutella Swirl Banana Loaf”

  1. Mom June 16, 2013 at 3:23 pm #

    That does sound delicious and like good comfort food. 2 days, eh? Great endorsement! (And what brand running shoes are you wearing? :-). )

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