Thursday, 9 January 2014

Best EVER Nutella Swirled Banana Bread


I knew it wouldn't be long before my obsession for Nutella returned. I could honestly eat the stuff, right from the jar, like yoghurt from a pot. Surely I can't be alone in my addiction?

Anyway, the other day (in a chaotic, sleep-deprived state of mind) I had a bunch of overripe bananas to use up, and a real hankering for my Best Ever Banana Bread.

Nutella Swirled Banana Bread


This truly is the best recipe I have ever tried for banana bread - moist, cakey and packed with flavour, it's a firm favourite in our household. In fact, it's so scrumptious that I've even been known to eat it for breakfast, lunch AND dinner. 


Best Ever Banana Bread

Normally I dish this loaf cake up with a peanut butter glaze and stud it with chopped-up chocolate, but this time I experimented and swirled it with melted Nutella (there can never be enough Nutella recipes, right?). You know, just because you can never get enough of the oozing, chocolatey goo. YUM.

Best Banana Bread Recipe


So, here you go - my new favourite recipe for banana bread, AKA my Best Ever Nutella Swirled Banana Bread. Best served with a cup of tea, go put your feet up and enjoy,

Sam x

BEST EVER NUTELLA SWIRLED BANANA BREAD 

Nutella recipes

Ingredients:


For the bread:
200g plain flour
1 tsp baking soda
Pinch cinnamon
Pinch salt
225g sugar
2 eggs
125ml coconut or vegetable oil (I use Lucy Bee coconut for a healthier version)
3 1/2 bananas, very ripe and mashed
2 tbsp sour cream
1 tsp vanilla extract

For the filling:
1/2 cup Nutella OR 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Method:

1) Preheat oven to 180C, then grease and line a loaf tin.

2) Whisk together the sugar and the eggs until light and very fluffy, then stir in the oil. Add the mashed bananas, sour cream, and vanilla.

3) In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Fold in the dry ingredients into the banana mixture, then pour a third of it into the lined loaf tin. Take your 1/2 cup of Nutella and melt it in the microwave for 15-20 seconds (any longer and it will become difficult to use), then spoon a third on top of the cake mixture and swirl with a skewer. Layer with an additional third of cake mix, then more Nutella, and continue until finished.

4) Place the cake in the oven and bake for 50 minutes to one hour, or until a toothpick comes out clean. If your cake starts to brown too quickly (I checked after around 40 minutes), cover loosely with foil and continue to cook.

5) Leave to cool slightly, then serve still-warm with a cup of tea. Enjoy!