My sitter recently came over all excited about having eaten Nutella banana bread. She tried to find the recipe, but she had no luck so I decided to adapt my dad’s recipe and it was a success!
1 1/4 c. flour
1 c. sugar
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1/2 c. butter, in pieces
2 eggs (lightly beaten)
3 very ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup Nutella
1/2 c. chocolate chips (or both)
1/2 c. chopped walnuts (optional)
1. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, salt in a mixing bowl.
2. Combine butter and the Nutella and microwave it for about 45 seconds. Stir together until it is smooth. (You might need more time in the microwave.) Add the Nutella and butter combo to the mixing bowl.
3. Add beaten eggs. Add mashed bananas. Mix together.
4. Add chocolate chips. (Tip: Don’t overmix! If you overstir, you might find that the bread crashes in the middle while baking.)
5. Pour batter into a greased loaf pan.
6. Cook for about an hour at 375 degrees. Enjoy!
Banana Tip … Use the brownest bananas you can find. If you have children and their eyes are bigger than their mouths, you might also end up with half bananas here or there. I usually put the bananas in the fridge in the hope that they will be eaten later for snack but if they turn too brown and become unappetizing, I put them in a freezer bag and toss it in the freezer to be used at a later date.
Chocolate Chip Tip … Do you ever use chocolate chips and they either fall to the bottom of your bread or they melt into the bread and they no longer have their chip-like resemblance? To solve this problem, I keep the chips in the freezer while I am preparing the recipe. Just before I add them to my batter, I toss them in a little bit of whatever flour I used in the recipe and then I lightly mix them in. It usually works like magic to preserve the “chippiness” of the chips! Give it a try!