Banana Bread with Nutella Swirl

Sliced nutella banana bread.

Fancy some banana bread? Make it a little bit special with a swirl of Nutella!

Makes: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55-70 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup mashed banana)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup Mirage margarine, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus a little more to flour the pan
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup Nutella, or your favourite chocolate hazelnut spread

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F (175C). Grease a 8 1/2 inch x 4 1/2 inch loaf pan with Mirage margarine, then dust thoroughly with flour. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine sugar and bananas with an electric mixer until well combined. Add eggs and margarine and mix well.
  3. Sugar and banana in a bowl.

    Eggs and margarine in banana mixture.

  4. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture. Combine with an electric mixer set to low speed just until the batter is smooth.
  5. Adding dry ingredients into banana mixture.

  6. Take half of the batter and put in a separate medium-sized bowl. Combine with 1/2 cup chocolate hazelnut spread and mix well. If your spread is too stiff, soften in the microwave for 10 seconds or until it loosens.
  7. Hazelnut spread in half of banana mixture.

  8. Place alternating dollops of the batters in the prepared loaf pan, and use a butter knife to swirl the batters together for a marble effect.
  9. Creating marble effect in batter with a knife.

  10. Bake for 55-70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  11. Let cool in pan for 20 minutes, then invert onto a cooling rack to cool completely.

Chef Notes

  • Try to find ripe bananas. If you can’t, put bananas in a paper bag with an apple or tomato to speed up the ripening process.
  • Do not whip the batter, or the banana bread will be dry. Keep your mixer at a moderate speed.

Banana bread with nutella swirl.

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