I heart Nutella. Not as much as R. who would lick the jar if she could fit her tongue in it but settles for scraping the jar clean. That being said, I hear Nutella but don’t buy it very often. I usually don’t see it at the grocery (I don’t think this means its not there, I think I just don’t see), so I don’t buy it normally. But not long ago, I happened across Nutella on sale!
So, last weekend, I started looking for recipes that use Nutella. Let me tell you, there are a lot. A lot, a lot. After browsing approximately 13 million recipes, I decided to limit the search to nutella plus my favorite food, banana. 12,057 recipes later, I found this one: Banana. Nutella. Bread. Each word of the recipe is a thing I love. I had to make it.
I made it yesterday. It took almost a week for me to make it because I love bananas so much I kept eating them before they were ripe enough. But I with some self-control, I had two very ripe bananas yesterday and made it. It was everything I hoped. Amazing.
I made the recipe almost exactly as it was at this link, but I’ll reproduce it here so you don’t have to make the jump.
1 cup mashed very ripe banana (about 3 small)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup low fat sour cream (I used plain non-fat yogurt)
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup Nutella (I think more would have been better)
- Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; beat at medium speed of an electric mixer until well blended. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; Add flour mixture to banana mixture, stirring just until moistened.
- Spoon 1/2 batter into an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 3-inch loaf pan coated with baking spray with flour. Add 1/4 cup Nutella in dollops. Swirl a bit then top again with remaining batter. Add another 1/4 cup Nutella in dollops on top. Swirl again.
- Bake at 350º for 1 hour and 5 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan, and cool completely on a wire rack. Bake mini loaves for 35 minutes or muffins for 18 minutes.
The only thing that could make this better would be more Nutella. Which I will use next time I decide to make this.
P.S. I might not have to wait that long next time around. When I went back to the site, I found this: Pumpkin Nutella Swirl Bread.