Nutella Swirled Banana Bread

 Delicious and moist, this Nutella Swirled Banana Bread is begging to be made! It freezes well too, so make one loaf to eat today and another to stash away in the freezer for a rainy day.

Nutella Banana Bread: super moist banana bread with thick swirls of Nutella baked in! This recipe is a keeper!

Why this Recipe is Best

A good loaf of banana bread is hard to beat. A moist crumb, rich banana flavor and the perfect amount of sweetness make banana breads an enduring favorite.

Over the years, I’ve made more than my fair share of variations like Chocolate Chip Banana Bread and Coconut Banana Bread. But this time, I went a little bit sweeter, a little more indulgent and a whole lot nuttier!

Nutella Banana Bread takes the silky hazelnut chocolate spread and swirls it into a classic quick bread. You can make the batter in just one bowl and, an hour later, have a perfect loaf to slice and enjoy (or freeze).

A little more dessert-like than your average banana bread but not as sweet as a cake, this loaf is guaranteed to satisfy all of you chocolate lovers!

Nutella Banana Bread: super moist banana bread with thick swirls of Nutella baked in! This recipe is a keeper!

Ingredient Notes

  • Bananas – The riper your bananas are, the better (short of being rotten , of course). I often by extra bananas when I grocery shop so I have an excuse to make banana bread later!
  • Nutella – This spread is made from a blend of hazelnut and chocolate. For a peanut butter version, you can sub a chocolate-swirled peanut butter or your other favorite nut-butter-and-chocolate-spread.
  • Butter – I use unsalted butter to control the salt in my finished bread. If you need to use salted butter, that’s okay; just cut back on the added salt in the recipe a little.

Tips and Tricks

I’ve added the Nutella to the banana bread batter in two different ways with good results:

  1. Swirl the nutella directly into the batter before adding it to the pan


2. Add a the batter and nutella to the loaf pan in layers, then swirl

For the second method, I add a few spoonfuls of bread batter to the bottom of my pan first, then add a scoop of nutella on top, swirl and repeat.

Both ways turn out well but the second method tends to give you bigger swirls of nutella while the first method makes the nutella more incorporated. Whichever approach you use, be sure to just lightly swirl the nutella with the batter. You don’t want it to get totally absorbed by the banana bread.

One more tip: Before adding the banana bread batter, line the bottom of a loaf pan with parchment AND spray it with baking spray. This helps keep the finished bread from sticking to the pan and means it’ll be easier to turn out on to a wire rack to cool.

Recipe FAQs

How do you store this banana bread?

Keep the fresh loaf in an airtight container at room temperature (sliced or unsliced) for up to 5 days. I find it tastes best if you slice it as you go.

Can you freeze Nutella Banana Bread?

Yes! Wrap your loaf in foil, then in a freezer bag to keep it fresh. Let thaw on the counter or overnight in the refrigerator before eating. It’ll stay good in the freezer for about 2 months.

Can you make this with unripened bananas?

I don’t recommend it. If your bananas need more time to ripen, you can speed up the process by placing them in a brown paper bag overnight.
The more brown the bananas, the sweeter they are and the more moisture they add to your banana bread. I prefer to use bananas with at least a few brown spots on them!

The only thing better than banana bread is Nutella Swirled Banana Bread. With pretty chocolate swirls, this moist and sweet loaf is a sure fire hit!

Yield: 20 servings

Nutella Banana Bread

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes


  • 4 large Bananas, Ripened
  • ¾ cup Unsalted Butter, Softened
  • 4 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 ½ cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 4 large Eggs
  • 1 cup Nutella


    1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease two loaf pans with baking spray. Line bottom of pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, beat bananas and butter until combined. Add flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix until thick and blended.
    3. Beat in eggs, mixing for 1-2 minutes until fully incorporated.
    4. Either add the Nutella now, and swirl it into the batter, or drop large scoops of batter into loaf pans, then add a large tablespoon of Nutella. Swirl and repeat until batter and all Nutella called for is used.
    5. Bake for 60-70 minutes. Remove and cool in pans for 15 minutes.
    6. Turn bread out of pan onto a wire rack and cool completely.
    7. Store in airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days, or freeze for later use. ENJOY!

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 310Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 210mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 2gSugar: 25gProtein: 5g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Posted on September 27, 2014

Comments & Reviews

  1. Plain butter doesn’t go with coffee. This, buttered, does go with coffee. Now bring me a couple slices please!

  2. LOL! You won’t find those cute Bento boxes around here either. No way am I getting up early to do that or give up time in the afternoon or evening for it. Our kids are perfectly capable of making their own lunches. Gotta love this stage in life!!! Now Banana Bread with Nutella swirled in…that’s what I call a perfect lunch box filler! Love it!!!!

  3. Bananas slathered with nutella is one of my fav (and guiltiest) snack of all time, so this gorgeous banana bread is SO up my alley! I could totally go for a piece (or 10) of this right about now. 😉

  4. I’m. In. LOVE. Nutella + banana bread is the best thing ever. I like your daughter’s thinking. Often it’s mine too!

  5. Nutella and bananas are such an awesome combo and banana bread is one of my favorite breads to make in the autumn! 😀 This looks lovely, Aimee!

  6. I can bet that my husband is going to see this in his Pinterest feed tonight(don’t tell anyone he has a Pinterest account though) and ask when I’m going to make some for him. Can’t go wrong with bananas and Nutella!

    1. I’ll trade you some bread for one of those lattes! Better yet….let’s just get together…I’ll bring the bread, you bring the pumpkin lattes!

  7. Two of my favorite things combined into one delicious quick bread. I’m dreaming about this toasted with a little more Nutella!

  8. Did somebody say nutella? I’m so there! This bread looks incredible – bananas and chocolate = ultimate indulgence!

  9. I’m with you Amy! Anything I can have a cup of coffee with is a winner! Your a good mom. You are teaching your kids skills to take care of themselves. They just don’t know it yet. I still make the kids lunches and let me tell you that I was just thinking that my 11 year old really should be doing this on his own! And I agree, who has the time to cut all the veggies into shapes and really what kid wants to eat that at school? 🙂 But this bread looks amazing! Pinned! 🙂

    1. Just realized I spelled your name wrong too. I am sorry. I hate when people do that to me, so I apologize for doing it to you!!

  10. I just wanted to tell you I LOVE your blog so much. Do you have a section for people allergic to eggs? Or could you recommend how to change this recipe?

    1. Hi Debb, unfortunately I don’t have an allergy section. Having not used egg substitutes, I probably wouldn’t be a good resource for you. I’m sorry 🙁

    2. Hi, debb lavoie, if you’re allergic to eggs you can actually sub eggs in alot of recipes using ground flax seed. Ijave never done the recipe without eggs bu if its an allergy issue i thinkbits definitely worth a try! 🙂

  11. I second Amy’s opinion!! Haha!! Your kids are definitely lucky 🙂 And this bread looks amazing ; such a pretty nutella swirl! Pinned 🙂

  12. Nutella swirled banana bread in your kids’ lunches?? Can I be adopted? 😉 My parents always used to pack my lunch the night before, minus the apple that they sliced in the morning to keep it from browning. It was always the same: a half sandwich (either plain PB or bagel and cream cheese), fruit, treat, juice. Plus the morning snack. I miss those days — making my own lunch is too much work! 😉 Pinned!

    1. Haha, parents are weird when they decide what is and what is NOT acceptable in lunches. We get in such a rut. My kids get into a rut too, no doubt! But banana bread is a great cure for that 🙂 Thanks for pinning!

  13. Anything that you can have with your beloved coffee, right? 🙂
    I would have this with coffee. Or water. Or just by itself, because that’s how super amazing it is!

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