nutella banana bread

Ahh nutella. 🙂 Don’t you just love it? On a piece of toast, with some strawberries, out of the jar, and swirled into banana bread? Yes, please! This bread was delicious, so moist and flavorful. The nutella swirl gave the bread just the perfect touch of cocoa and nuttiness.

Ingredients:

recipe adapted from visionsofsugarplum.com 

2 1/3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 cups mashed ripe banana
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1/2 cup Nutella

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  Coat a 9-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together banana, butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla until creamy and well combined – about 2 minutes.  Beat in eggs until well combined – about 2 minutes.  Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in flour mixture until just combined.  Divide 1/2 of of the batter into a medium bowl; stir in Nutella until combined.

Alternate spoonfuls of batter into loaf pan until all of the batter is used up.  Swirl batter gently with a knife (not too much!).  Bake 1 hour or until well risen, deep golden brown, and a toothpick inserted into bread comes out with moist crumbs attached.

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