I've been making this nutella banana bread for years now (in fact, I originally posted it on my own blog way back when in 2011, though the photos have since been updated). It's become somewhat of a staple around here, and for good reason. The stuff is ridiculous! As in, I try to only make it occasionally as I've been known to devour the whole thing in one sitting (I judge myself - but one taste and I know you'll understand).
Nutella Banana Bread
|2 cups all-purpose flour||3/4 tsp. baking soda|
|1/2 tsp. salt||1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature|
|1 cup granulated sugar||2 large eggs|
|1 1/4 cups mashed ripe banana||1/3 cup skim milk|
|1 tsp. vanilla extract||3/4 heaping cup Nutella|
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8" x 4" loaf pan with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda & salt.
In a separate bowl, cream together sugar and butter with mixer at medium speed until blended. Add eggs, beating well after each egg.
Add banana, milk and vanilla and blend.
Slowly add flour mixture (I did it in three parts), mixing in between until incorporated (but don't overmix!)
Warm nutella in oven or microwave until softened. Add 1 cup of the banana bread mixture and stir until combined.
Alternate spooning banana bread mixture and nutella batter into the loaf pan.
Using a knife, swirl together the two mixtures.
Bake for 1 hour - it should be a tiny bit undercooked as it will continue to cook in the pan.
Let cool for 15 minutes and then transfer to wire rack.