Nutella banana bread is both a great quick bread recipe for beginner bakers to try and also a timeless one that you would make every once in a while. After all, who doesn’t love banana and Nutella? This chocolate banana bread recipe gives you moist, decadent banana bread with a toasty buttery flavor swirled with ribbons of chocolate hazelnut goodness. Enjoy it fresh and hot with chai latte or a scoop of coffee ice cream on top.
Tips on Making Nutella Banana Bread
A good banana bread should be moist, rich in banana flavor but not too sweet, and beautifully browned with a toasty flavor. We’re showing you how to achieve all that and more with this simple recipe and valuable tips on making it.
- Use black mushy bananas. Feel free to use the spotty bananas in your kitchen counter for this recipe because they’re just the most flavorful! But if you happen to have only ripe bananas, you can darken and soften them a bit by baking them at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes. Remember to cool them down first before mixing them into the batter.
- Stick to using Greek yogurt instead of milk for an ultra-moist banana bread. Trust us, it makes a huge difference.
- Do not overmix the batter. Otherwise, too much gluten will form which will make the finished product tough and dry. It’s best to mix just until there are no more visible unmixed dry ingredients.
- Mix in other delicious ingredients to your banana nutella bread. You can toss in chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, hazelnuts, dried fruit such as dried plums, or diced bananas if you want banana chunks throughout your bread. Don’t be tempted to add too much Nutella though! Too much of it will sink into the bottom of the bread and might make your bread greasy.
More Nutella and Banana Recipes You’ll Love
There are actually more delicious ways you can enjoy Nutella and bananas together. Check out our top picks:
- Banana-Nutella Wontons — These baked banana nutella wontons make a quick fix for when you’re craving a crispy chocolatey dessert.
- Easy Dessert Pizza — Kids will surely love this dessert pizza! It’s strawberries, bananas, nutella, and more chocolate all piled up on pizza dough.
- Banana Nutella Granola — Rolled oats, almonds, and flax are tossed in a banana Nutella sauce and then baked until dry and crispy. You can add this granola to your parfaits, yogurt, or smoothie bowls.
- Nutella Stuffed Banana Pancakes — What’s better than fluffy pancakes is pancakes oozing Nutella. Give this recipe a try and stuff them with as much Nutella as you want.
- Nutella Banana Smoothie — Thick, creamy, and chocolatey is what this dessert smoothie is all about. Use whatever variety of bananas you have available.
How To Make Nutella Banana Bread
Enjoy Nutella with banana in one with this moist Nutella banana bread recipe. It’s a delightful combination of our favorite chocolate hazelnut spread, ripe bananas, butter, and Greek yogurt to make it ultra-moist.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick spray.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
In a separate large bowl, beat sugar and butter until creamy.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating after you add each one.
Add the bananas, milk and vanilla. Beat until blended.
Add flour mixture and beat at low speed just until flour is incorporated.
Microwave the Nutella for about 15 seconds.
Add half of the batter into the loaf pan. Pour in Nutella and swirl with a knife. Add the remaining batter and optional toppings.
Swirl batters together with a knife.
Bake for 50 to 60 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you keep banana bread moist?
One key factor in keeping banana Nutella bread moist is using Greek yogurt instead of milk. Greek yogurt contains a higher fat percentage and it also provides the creaminess that we need from the milk. Another thing to note is to store the banana bread in an airtight container to prevent it from drying out. If you plan to put it in boxes, wrap each one loaf or slice with cling wrap.
Why is my banana bread not dark?
First off, if you used yellow ripe bananas, then the banana bread will most likely come out yellowish or light in color. Another factor is the type of pan used. Dark aluminum pans absorb and give off more heat making baked goods darker, while lighter colored pans do the opposite. Lastly, you might have used less baking soda than the amount needed. Baking soda lowers the acidity of bananas and the lower the acidity, the better the browning.
Whether it’s for snack time, tea time, or for a holiday give away, this moist and buttery Nutella banana bread will surely fit the bill. Make sure to add this to your list of must-try quick breads!
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