While making a Banana loaf I spotted a jar of Nutella on the side and thought, why don’t I add a little (generous amount) to the loaf?! You know, just to sweeten things up a little.
I don’t know about you but I absolutely adore Nutella! It’s a guilty pleasure of mine! Shh! Don’t tell anyone!
Well, it was a genius idea, if I do say so myself!
It turned out to make a beautiful marbled effect. And I have to say, it turned out nice and moist. The perfect addition to a mid-morning cuppa tea.
*Quick tip, the riper the bananas the moister the loaf will be.
- 2 Bananas
- 140g Caster sugar
- 55g Butter
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 170g Self Raising flour
- 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 4 tbsp Nutella
- Preheat your oven to 190°c (170°c for a fan-assisted oven) and grease & line a 2lb Loaf Tin with grease-proof paper.
- In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Add the sugar, butter/margarine, egg & vanilla extract and mix until combined.
- Gradually add the flour and baking powder, mixing until all combined.
- Pour half the batter into your pre-lined loaf tin and smooth into the corners.
- Warm your Nutella in the microwave for about 10-20 second to soften it slightly. Drizzle a couple of spoonfuls over the batter in the loaf tin before adding the remaining batter on top.
- Drizzle the remaining Nutella to the top of your loaf before stirring the batter with a skewer to create the marbled effect.
- Bake in your pre-heated oven for 40 minutes until golden on top. Leave to cool in the loaf tin and serve in slices.
If Banana loaf is your thing you may like to try my Banana and Blueberry Slow Cooker Cake