Nutella Banana Bread

Delicious and moist, this Nutella 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.

If you love Nutella, try our easy no bake nutella cookies. Readers LOVE our nutella blondies, if you’re looking for a new treat!

Loaf of banana bread sliced to reveal nutella swirls.


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!

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients needed to make nutella banana bread.
  • Bananas – The riper your bananas are, the better (short of being rotten, of course). I often buy extra bananas when I grocery shop so I have an excuse to make banana bread later! Use our guide on how to ripen bananas in MINUTES.
  • 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. Use our guide on how to soften butter quickly!

Tips and Tricks

Step by step photos showing how to make nutella swirled banana bread.

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

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

OR

Add the batter and nutella to the loaf pan in layers, then swirl. (this was my favorite method, bigger swirls of nutella).

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.

Aimee’s PRO TIP

Regardless of which method you choose, be sure to add at least 2/3 of the batter before adding Nutella. The hazelnut spread is HEAVY and sinks down!

Swirled nutella in slices of banana bread.

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!

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Nutella Banana Bread

5 from 4 votes
By: Aimee
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.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 20 servings

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter Softened
  • 2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 4 large Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large Bananas Ripened (2 cups mashed)
  • 3 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup Nutella

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease two loaf pans with baking spray. Line bottom of pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until combined. Add eggs and vanilla and bean until well blended.
  • Add in bananas. Mix until creamy. Beat in flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. STir just until combined, then fold in sour cream.
  • Spoon large scoops of batter into loaf pans (until bottom is covered), then add a large scoops of Nutella. Add remaining batter on top of nutella. Use a knife to give a little swirl.
  • Bake for 60-70 minutes. Remove and cool in pans for 15 minutes.
  • Turn bread out of pan onto a wire rack and cool completely.
  • Store in airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days, or freeze for later use. ENJOY!

Notes

  • Bananas – The riper your bananas are, the better (short of being rotten, of course). I often buy extra bananas when I grocery shop so I have an excuse to make banana bread later! Use our guide on how to ripen bananas in MINUTES.
  • Store- store bread in airtight container (or wrap in foil) for up to 5 days. Or freeze for up to 3 months.
  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice, Calories: 344kcal, Carbohydrates: 44g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 0.4g, Cholesterol: 64mg, Sodium: 250mg, Potassium: 112mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 29g, Vitamin A: 403IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 39mg, Iron: 2mg
Course: Breads
Cuisine: American
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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!



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Posted on November 9, 2023

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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