Excerpted from Pass the Sushi
If this cold weather has you craving comfort foods then this banana bread with Nutella swirls is just what you 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 Pinterest. 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!
- 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
1 Preheat oven to 350°F.
2 Butter 4 small loaf pans. Line with parchment paper, butter again and dust with flour, being sure to knock out any additional.
3 In a large bowl, combine flour, coconut, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
4 In a medium bowl, combine the mashed banana with the yogurt, eggs, butter, and vanilla.
5 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.
6 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.
7 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.
8 Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre 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.