There’s no question that bananas and Nutella belong together. While the two are great companions on toast (or even by themselves), there’s something extra special about Nutella being swirled into a loaf of banana bread in our Nutella Banana Bread Recipe. As the loaf bakes, the Nutella expands slightly but stays distinct from the banana batter—creating a beautiful marbled effect. The Nutella on the top of the loaf becomes slightly crisp on the outside, yielding to velvety smooth Nutella underneath. As the banana bakes in the loaf, its flavor intensifies and the crumb of the loaf sets into a soft and moist bread. When sliced, the loaf yields perfect pieces of banana bread already layered with ribbons of Nutella.The batter of the bread is a simple mix of mashed bananas, sugar, oil, and vanilla mixed with flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. This 9-ingredient loaf comes together in minutes and bakes for about an hour. It makes the ideal afternoon snack or a sweet breakfast bite. Because of its composition, the bread keeps well for several days wrapped on the counter, so make it in advance and enjoy it throughout the week.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and line a standard loaf pan with parchment paper; set aside.

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  • In a large bowl, mash bananas until relatively smooth and liquid. Add sugar, oil, and vanilla; stir to combine. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir dry ingredients into banana mixture until no pockets of flour remain.

  • Pour half of the batter in prepared loaf pan. Evenly dollop 3 tablespoons Nutella across the surface of batter in several clumps. Run a butter knife through the batter and Nutella, creating a swirling pattern. Pour remaining batter on top. Add remaining 3 tablespoons Nutella on top of the batter and repeat swirling process.

  • Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, about 1 hour. Allow to cool before removing from pan and slicing.