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Banana Bread with Swirls of Nutella | ZoeBakes by Zoë François

Banana Bread with Swirls of Nutella

I've spread Nutella on just about everything, but one of my favorites is freshly baked banana bread. In an "aha! moment" I decided to swirl the nutella right into the batter and bake them together. I'm not claiming to have discovered this combo, but I believe this may be the tastiest pairing ever there was.
Servings: 2 loaves


  • 2 cups 480g mashed very ripe bananas (about 4 large)
  • 1 cup 200g lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup 110g unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup 120ml whole milk
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 1/3 cups 400g all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup 140g Nutella


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F / 175 degrees C. Generously grease two 8 by 4-inch / 20 by 10cm loaf pans, then line them with greased parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine the bananas, brown sugar, butter, milk, eggs, and vanilla and mix well with a wooden spoon.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture and stir just until smooth.
  • Heat the Nutella in the microwave for about 20 seconds to soften.
  • Divide half of the banana batter between the prepared pans. Drizzle half of the Nutella over the two pans and run a knife through the batter in a zigzag pattern to distribute.
  • Add the remaining batter to the pans, top with the remaining Nutella, and swirl into the batter with the knife again.
  • Bake until a tester comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Let the cakes cool in the pans for about 10 minutes, then remove from the pans and set on a wire rack to cool completely before serving.