This cold weather has me craving comfort foods, and this banana bread with nutella swirls is just what I need. Add a cup of hot coffee and great book and you've got a recipe for the perfect winter morning!
I came across this recipe on
. It's from the blog
Pass The Sushi
and it's a winner: quick and easy to prepare, not too sweet, yet totally ooey-gooey and delicious. It also looks great and would make a lovely holiday gift (I'm picturing it wrapped up in parchment paper and a pretty gold ribbon). Here's the recipe for anyone who wants to try it out. Let me know what you think!
Banana Bread with Nutella Swirls
- 2 cups flour, plus more for dusting pan
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- 3/4 cups sugar
- 1 teas baking soda
- 1/2 teas salt
- 3 ripe, dark brown bananas
- 1/4 cup yogurt
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 6 tbs unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 1 teas vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds or chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup Nutella
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter 4 small loaf pans. Line with parchment paper, butter again and dust with flour, being sure to knock out any additional. In a large bowl, combine flour, coconut, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In a medium bowl, combine the mashed banana with the yogurt, eggs, butter, and vanilla. Gently add the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir about 10 times. The batter will be thick and lumpy. Fold in the slivered almonds if using. In a microwave safe bowl, heat the Nutella for about 15 seconds, stir, and microwave for another 15 to make the Nutella smooth. Set aside. Divide half of the batter among the 4 prepared pans. Spoon half of the Nutella over the batter filled pans and using a butter knife, swirl the Nutella. Evenly divide the remaining batter and repeat the Nutella swirl with the remaining Nutella. Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, not including any hot melty Nutella goodness. Cool loaves completely. If using a metal pan, remove from pan after 20 minutes. If disposable pans, just allow the bread to cool in the pans. Slice and serve.