Nutella swirl banana bread

A recipe for an incredible moist and soft banana bread with swirls of Nutella. Enjoy a slice at breakfast, at tea time or as an after dinner sweet treat.
Incredible moist and soft banana bread with swirls of Nutella

I haven’t been fair. I’ve been playing musical chairs lately with a couple of recipes I’ve baked and photograph weeks ago. It’s time to come clean. It’s time to confess.

I’m guilty of pushing recipes like these peanut butter brownies or chocolate cream cheese cookies and pretty much all the recipes I’ve shared since late January. In my defense, a broken computer, changing hosts and theme might have played a role in my delay, but still. I should have shared the recipes with you, long time ago. Especially this Nutella swirl banana bread I was planning to share for World Nutella Day.

I hope you’ll forgive me now because this banana bread is sure worth the wait. It is incredible moist, soft and the nutella swirls make it even more irresistible.

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This recipe is actually the very first recipe for banana bread I’ve tried. I’ve made it so many times I’ve lost count. Every time I had some brown bananas I knew what I would end up baking. It’s one of those recipes that will stay in the family for a long time.

Since I first printed the recipe from all, long before I knew what a blog is, I’ve tried other recipes, like this chocolate swirl banana bread, but there’s something about this one. It’s comfort food.

Add to that some nutella swirls and you’re hooked! Of course, if you don’t like Nutella you can add peanut butter or just leave it plain. Either way, it’s going to be so good, you’ll bake it over and over again.

Nutella swirl banana bread

You know the secret to a great banana bread? Brown bananas! Those icky bananas no one wants to eat and sometimes you are asked if they are actually safe to eat. They are and they make the best banana bread. Their flavor is unbeatable and they offer plenty of sweetness and moisture.  Don’t be surprised if your family buys more bananas just so you can have  some left on the counter for days until they are just ready to be mashed and turned into an irresistible banana bread.

Nutella swirl banana bread recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

2 hours

Yield: one loaf

Nutella swirl banana bread recipe

A recipe for an incredible moist and soft banana bread with swirls of Nutella. Enjoy a slice at breakfast, at tea time or as an after dinner sweet treat.


  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed banana
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup Nutella


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease one 9x5" loaf baking pan.
  2. In a mixing bowl, with the paddle attachment on, cream butter and sugar on low speed until light and creamy, for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Beat in the eggs, one at a time followed by the mashed banana.
  4. Gently fold in the flour, salt and baking powder. Do not over mix.
  5. With a spatula, fold in the nutella, swirling the batter a few times.
  6. Pour the batter into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Remove from the oven and let the bread cool for 5 minutes in the baking pan before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.


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  1. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says

    I eat bananas and nutella for breakfast every weekend when I am snowboarding, so I don’t see this lasting very long! Love it!

  2. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) says

    NUTELLA SWIRRRRRLL!!!! I’m not always in love with banana bread but I def. would adooore THIS one!!

  3. says

    This looks good! I have two bananas sitting on the counter in the kitchen going bad and a jar of Nutella in the pantry. Looks like this is today’s afternoon snack!

  4. Saba says

    Hy Roxana, I like ur name a lot.
    So i made ur nutella banana bread and it came out delicious. My 15mnth old baby also loved it.
    Just one thing, I got the swirls of nutella but my cake/bread was a lot more spongy and not as swirly as ur . I can post a pic, here to show u but I dont know how to.
    I want to make is exactly like urs. Taste was awsome

    • says

      Hi Gina,

      It depends on the size of the bananas, but usually 3 bananas make 1 cup, so for this recipe you’ll probably need 4-5 bananas


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