Nutella Marbled Banana Bread


I’m not sure why it took me so long to put Nutella in banana bread, but I hope you’ll try it soon.

Somehow, this latest jar of Nutella had escaped my reach – until last weekend. This may be my new favorite way to use it.


Nutella Marbled Banana Bread

  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup toasted, chopped hazelnuts
  • 4 Tbsp Nutella or other chocolate-hazelnut spread
  1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease bottom of loaf pan.
  2. Mix sugar, applesauce, and oil in large bowl. Stir in eggs until blended.
  3. Add bananas, buttermilk/milk, and vanilla to applesauce mixture.
  4. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Fold in hazelnuts.
  6. Pour batter into loaf pan and drop spoonfuls of Nutella on the top. Swirl around with the end of a knife.
  7. Bake about 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean.


Even though I added the Nutella to the top of the loaf, some of it sunk into the batter, leaving a chocolate filling in the center of the bread

I love the crunchy of the hazelnuts with the swirly, melty ribbons of Nutella.

This is great for breakfast and even better as a dessert with just a little more Nutella spread on top.


Can you even have too much Nutella? I don’t think so.


Are you a banana bread purist or do you like adding fun new ingredients?


  1. That sounds unreal. I love plain banana bread, but a few chocolate chips or peanut butter and I’m a happy girl. :)

  2. I’m usually a plain banana bread girl, but that big chunk of nutella in the middle looks too good to pass up!

  3. This looks absolutely amazing!!!

  4. Wow Brandi, I love this bread, it looks great! We are huge Nutella fans in this house :)

  5. That. sounds. absolutely. incredible. You are a genius! I am going to definitely make this within the next couple of days:)

  6. That is beautiful! When I make banana bread it doesn’t even last a few days because we eat it so quickly. If I made something like your banana bread it’d probably be gone in less than 24 hours. Sounds delicious!

  7. Um HELLO gorgeous!!!! This looks unreal. I’m making it as soon as my green bananas start to go brown! Awesome idea!!

  8. my mom is a purist, but i love adding all sorts of combos of things that i might to a regular bread:dark chocolate chips, white chocolate and raspberries, milk chocolate and blueberries, dried cranberries/raisins/cherries/apples, peanut butter, nuts, etc. makes it so much more fun!

  9. Oh my gosh genius! I mean everything tastes better with Nutella right?! I’m so not a banana bread purist – I add all sorts of things – walnuts, white chocolate, dark chocolate – anything! Looks SO SO SO good!

  10. I need a little something in my banana bread–chocolate chips or walnuts usually

  11. wow does this ever sound delicious :)
    I wish I had a bread pan so I could make this!!

    there is a banana pb spread that taste great with nutella!

  12. Can you believe I’ve never actually tried Nutella?! But by the looks/sounds of it, I bet it would be a fabulous addition to bread. I am always adding new things to banana don’t know if you don’t try!

  13. Oh my gosh that sounds amazing!!!

  14. I am in such a baking mood today and I was going to make these coconut almond bars but now this caught my eye! Decisions decisions…

  15. i love banana bread with random ingredients but not nutella. nutella is my no no food cuz i’ll eat the whole jar- seriously! its my arch nemisis… no where allowed near this chickie. but i can only dream of what that must have tasted like. BEYOND DELICIOUS!

  16. I always put it on top of the bread so inside would be perfect.

  17. I think it’s official that my husband won’t fully love me until I’ve made that! I made banana bread with coconut and rum a while back that I adored.

  18. OMG!



  19. mhm, this bread looks amazing!
    I love adding everything to nice breads. Recently, I made a banana bread with lime juice, coconut and rum, amazing!

  20. That’s a great idea Brandi! I have bananas I need to use up AND nutella – yum!

    I like adding walnuts to my bread, but the rest of the family likes it just plain. :D

  21. Oh my, this looks soooo incredibly good. I have been wanting to try nutella and LOVE banana bread so I think I have a recipe to try ASAP!

  22. Oh. My. God. That looks incredible! Who doesn’t love Nutella?! I’ve got a brand new tub sitting at home waiting to be had in crepes, cookies and just in sandwiches! Love the stuff!!

  23. I almost always put chocolate chips in my banana bread, and I would definitely try adding Nutella!

  24. holy heck, that looks delicious! and i love how the nutella sunk in :)

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  26. That looks heavenly.

    While I am very open to add-ins in banana bread when baking it myself, I am a purist. I love a dense and moist banana-y bread.

    There was a pot luck at my school recently and a former caterer had brought in her version of Banana Bread . So good. It had peanut butter chips AND chocolate chips.

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  30. That looks so good! I don’t have nutella but could probably substitute with another butter maybe?

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  33. Would walnuts work to replace the hazelnuts?

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