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This Nutella Banana Bread is a soft, moist banana bread swirled with a generous amount of hazelnut chocolate spread. An easy recipe made in under 20 minutes!

Nutella Swirled Banana Bread

This Nutella Banana Bread is soft, moist and incredibly easy. It uses buttermilk for a moist, tender crumb and is lightly spiced so that the banana shines through. My moist banana bread recipe uses sour cream and is flavored with lemon zest!

If you are leaning towards the spice, try this pumpkin bread, pumpkin banana bread, or these banana bran muffins.

Nutella Swirled Banana Bread
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My Mom and I would make banana bread on the regular when I was growing up, and then we would eat it together right out of the pan. Before it cooled.

That’s how we roll.

Nutella Swirled Banana Bread

So when I saw this recipe at Crazy for Crust for Dorothy’s Mom’s banana bread, I knew I had to make it. Comfort incarnate. As soon as she said her mom buttered and sugared the pan, I was done for.

And, yes, sugaring the pan is EVERYTHING.

Nutella Swirled Banana Bread

You will love that this banana bread has a soft, rich texture with the kind of crumb that only comes from using buttermilk.

That swirl of Nutella on the top? That’s my little touch of decadence. It’s the perfect added sweetness, so that there is a little Nutella in every bite, but it doesn’t overwhelm the banana flavor of the bread. You will keep going in for slice after slice! Addicting!

Nutella Swirled Banana Bread

Plus we know I have had a wee bit of a Nutella Problem recently with these Soft Nutella chocolate chip cookies. And you don’t even know the half of it. Let’s just say there was a spoon involved.

Nutella Swirled Banana Bread

This recipe actually blends the banana, eggs and buttermilk together before adding it to the other wet ingredients, which eliminates the uneven distribution of banana problem that I have with a lot of other recipes. It’s my new favorite method!

Nutella Swirled Banana Bread silver loaf pan

I love that the bananas shine in this quick bread. No crazy spices to mask the beautiful banana flavor. Absolutely wonderful!

Nutella Swirled Banana Bread silver loaf pan
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Nutella Swirled Banana Bread

This Nutella Swirled Banana Bread is a soft, moist banana bread swirled with a generous amount of hazelnut chocolate spread. An easy recipe made in under 20 minutes!
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 12 people


Makes: 9 x 5inch rectangle


  • Preheat the oven to 375°. Butter a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan (mine was longer and skinnier with the same volume, so that works too!) and then pour a little sugar into the bottom of the pan, tap the sugar around until it creates an even sugar layer. Tap out any excess.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • Put bananas, eggs and buttermilk into a blender and blend until smooth. [I used an immersion blender for this task because I hate my blender.] Set aside.
  • Cream butter and sugar together in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
  • Pour half the banana mixture and half the flour mixture into the butter mixture, and mix with a hand mixer just until smooth. Repeat with the remaining banana and flour mixture. Pour into prepared pan.
  • Place dollops of Nutella on top of the batter. I used 5. Using a bamboo skewer or knife, gently poke the Nutella and spread in swirls on top of the batter.
  • Bake in preheated oven 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with a few clinging crumbs attached.
  • Cool completely before removing from loaf pan.


Adapted from Dorothy at Crazy for Crust


Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 170mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 293IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Calories: 307
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    I bet sugaring the pan is everything! JUST LIKE THAT FRIGGIN GORGEOUS NUTELLA SWIRRRRL

  2. YUM. this looks divine… love anything nutella related! Can definitely see myself making a loaf of this banana bread this week. Thanks for sharing a great recipe and providing much inspiration!