Banana Nutella Bread
Recipe type: Breakfast, Tea Time, Dessert
  • 2 cups (10 ounces) unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting pan
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds (you can add up to ½ cup for added texture)
  • 10 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ cup + ⅛ cup Nutella (heated for about 30 seconds in the microwave to make it more spreadable)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 very ripe, soft, darkly-speckled bananas, mashed (about 1½ cups)
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • 2 large eggs, beaten lightly
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ F. Grease 4 mini loaf pans or a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan and dust with flour, tapping out the excess.
  2. Whisk all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl and set aside.
  3. Mix the mashed bananas, yogurt, eggs, butter and vanilla with a wooden spoon in another bowl. Lightly fold the wet mixture into the dry mixture with a rubber spatula until just combined and the batter looks thick and chunky. Stir in the almonds.
  4. Measure out the Nutella in a small bowl and heat in the microwave for 30-35 seconds, just until it's softened and stir together until it's the texture of frosting. Stir the Nutella into the batter being careful not to completely incorporate the two together. You want a swirled pattern here.
  5. Transfer batter into the greased and dusted loaf pan(s).
  6. Bake until the loaf is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. It will take 25-30 minutes if you use mini loaf pans like I did or 50-55 minutes for a regular one. Cool in the pan for five minutes then transfer to a wire rack. This is great at room temperature or even straight out of the refrigerator.
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