There are few foods in life that should be given a gold star, but I say Nutella is one of them! That spread has been a huge favorite of mine since I traveled around in Europe (where I was introduced to it by locals) over 7 years ago! So when I saw this recipe for banana nutella bread, I literally jumped up to make some! As youll see by the picture alone, it turned out beautiful and tastes (and smells) even better!!!
2 cups Flour
½ cup Shredded Coconut (optional)
¾ cup Sugar
1 tsp Baking Soda
¼ tsp Salt
3 Ripe Bananas
¼ cup Yogurt (I used Stonyfield Vanilla)
2 Large Eggs
6 TBSP Butter (melted and cooled)
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
½ cup Chopped Walnuts (optional, I didnt add any)
½ cup Nutella
Preheat oven to 350. Butter and flour 4 small loaf pans.In a large bowl combine the flour, coconut, sugar, baking soda, and salt.In a medium bowl, combine the mashed banana with the yogurt, eggs, butter, and vanilla. Gently add the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir about 10 times until combined. The batter will be thick and lumpy. Fold in the walnuts if you’re using them.
In a microwave safe bowl, heat the Nutella for about 15 seconds, stir, and microwave for another 15 seconds to make the Nutella smooth.
Divide half of the batter among the 4 prepared pans. Spoon half of the Nutella over the batter filled pans. Evenly divide the remaining batter in the 4 pans again (on top of the Nutella) and repeat the Nutella swirl with the remaining Nutella on the top. Swirl the Nutella around, into the bread batter, with a butter knife.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, not including any of the yummy Nutella of course! Cool loaves completely before removing the bread.