Moist banana bread is swirled with rich Nutella for a sweet breakfast or snack.
How is this year already halfway over? How is it already July… and halfway through July at that?!
We have no summer vacation plans this year. We’re in survival mode. Work, daycare, prepping for the shift to send one kid to kindergarten and another to a new daycare/preschool… the kiddos are getting a vacation at Grandma and Grandpa’s house for a few weeks later this summer (the beach!), while we get a reprieve from childcare costs and a few weeks to relax and catch up on work and house stuff.
I really do feel like I”m in survival mode lately – it’s a wonder that I’m managing to post here once a week. I make it a priority because it’s my creative outlet and I enjoy it, but it’s tough, nevertheless.
Today’s post is one that doesn’t take long to mix up (I managed to make it and get it in the oven while the kids were playing one evening), and is great for using up those too-ripe bananas. I do have a whole wheat banana bread recipe that I love, but the kids have been obsessed with Nutella lately, and a sweet variation on a classic isn’t such a bad thing. Super moist, this banana bread is swirled with rich Nutella-infused threads for a more decadent breakfast or snack.
Nutella Banana Bread
- cooking spray
- 1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
- 1 c. granulated sugar
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 3/4 tsp. kosher salt
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 c. vegetable oil
- 3 ripe bananas mashed (about 1 cup mashed banana)
- 1/2 c. Nutella
Preheat oven to 350. Spray a standard loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.
In a small bowl, whisk together eggs and vegetable oil. Add wet ingredients as well as mashed bananas to the dry ingredients. Stir with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon until combine.
In another microwave-safe bowl, place Nutella. Microwave for 10 seconds to soften. Remove from microwave and add about 1/3 of the batter. Stir to combine.
Place non-Nutella batter into load pan. Top with Nutella mixture. Use a butter knife to gently swirl Nutella mixture into regular batter.
Bake for 55-65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into bread comes out clean.
This recipe was adapted from Rachel Ray.