This is not your breakfast banana bread, this is more like your after dinner banana bread. Of course, there is no shame in enjoying this gooey, pudding-like bread for breakfast, if there is any left the next morning!
Once again I have found myself in the same boat, with a bowl of brown bananas on my table. So, with a brand new tub of nutella in my cupboard, I figured it was finally time to make this recipe that I had found a while ago on Barbara Bakes. I adapted the recipe a bit by omitting sour cream and using buttermilk instead since I had some left over from a birthday cake I made this past weekend. (recipe coming soon!!!) I also added more bananas so I could use up all the ones I had, and of course, I added more nutella.
It has been a while since I've had nutella, way to long actually! As soon as I opened the tub, something came over me and I grabbed the nearest thing I could to dip in it, which was a bag of Stacy's Pita Chips. This went on for a few minutes. I am hoping I'm not the only one out there who would react this way, but if I am, I just ask you not to judge me! : )
Nutella Swirled Banana Bread
original recipe by Barbarabakes.com
adapted recipe by Sabrina W. for eat.drink.and be merry.
2 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 cups very ripe mashed bananas (I used about 4 smaller ones)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup nutella
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Spray an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 3-inch loaf pan with non stick spray.
Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. In a larger bowl, beat butter and sugar until well blended. Add the eggs one at a time, then add the buttermilk, mashed bananas, and vanilla. Beat until well blended. Gradually add the flour a little at a time until well blended.
In another small bowl, heat nutella in the microwave for 20 seconds to soften. With a ladle, spoon 2 scoops of the banana bread mixture into your loaf pan. Add two small spoonfuls of nutella and repeat this process over again until mixture and nutella is used up. With a butter knife, swirl the mixture together with the nutella and bake in the oven for about 60 minutes. The bread will be done when a toothpick comes out clean. The bread may look underdone but it is really moist, especially with the nutella swirl so be careful not to over cook.