Banana Nutella Bread
Author: Betsy Cohen
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Banana Nutella bread:
  • 3 ripe bananas, divided
  • 2¼ cups all purpose flour
  • 1¾ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 12 tablespoons (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup Nutella
  • Ganache topping:
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup Nutella
  1. For the Banana Nutella bread:
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°. Line a 9” x 5” loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. Mash 1 banana in a bowl and set aside. Whisk the flour, baking soda and salt together and set aside.
  4. Beat 2 of the bananas, butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in a mixing bowl fitted with a balloon whisk. Blend in the dry ingredients. Add the Nutella. Lastly, fold in the mashed banana.
  5. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan.
  6. Bake at 350° for 1 hour, rotating the pan front to back halfway through. Cool completely.
  7. For the Nutella ganache:
  8. Warm the cream in either the microwave or on the stove until hot, but not boiling. Add the Nutella and stir until thoroughly blended together.
  9. Lift the parchment paper out of the pan and place this on a cutting board. Slice the Banana Nutella Bread and serve the Nutella ganache on the side.
  10. Betsy's tidbits:
  11. Spray the loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray before lining it with parchment paper. The paper will stay in place.
  12. The Nutella ganache will thicken as it sits.
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