Nutella Banana Bread plated square


This sweet, delicious Nutella Banana Bread has everything you love about banana bread with a surprise inside, Nutella! Great for breakfast or dessert.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keywords banana bread, bananas, breakfast, dessert, nutella, quick bread, recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 283 kcal
Author Linda Warren


Banana Bread

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour + a little for dusting pans
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 ripe bananas mashed (about 1 cup)
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup Nutella or your favorite chocolate hazelnut spread
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips or chopped nuts (optional)

Chocolate Glaze (optional)

  • 4 squares semisweet chocolate or 2/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons hot water


Banana Bread

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8-1/2 x 4-1/2-inch loaf pan with a non-stick cooking spray, then dust with flour. Or opt for mixing 1 Tablespoon melted butter, 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil and 1 Tablespoon of flour together and brush on pans with a pastry brush. It works great on uneven surfaces like a Bundt pan too!
  2. In a large bowl, combine the 4 dry ingredients together. In another bowl, mash bananas well and combine with eggs and oil. Add to dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
  3. Divide the batter in half into 2 separate bowls. Combine 1 bowl with Nutella. Note: You can soften Nutella before adding by placing in the microwave for 10 seconds. Combine the other bowl with the nuts or chocolate chips, if desired.
  4. To assemble bread, drop scoopfuls of batters alternately in prepared loaf pan. Using a knife, swirl the batters together to create a marble effect.
  5. Bake for 60-70 minutes, or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 15 minutes on wire rack, then invert onto rack to finish cooling.
  6. Once cool, you can add the chocolate glaze below if desired. 

Chocolate Glaze

  1. Place chocolate and butter into a microwave safe measuring bowl and melt in microwave in 30 second increments until chocolate is almost completely melted. 
  2. Stir until all chocolate is melted, then add powdered sugar and hot water. Mix well. If the glaze is too thick, additional water may be added 1 teaspoonful at a time.

  3. Spoon chocolate glaze over the top of the bread and let drip down sides. Let sit until set.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 283 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 260mg 11%
Potassium 230mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 24g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 1.2%
Vitamin C 3.1%
Calcium 4.4%
Iron 8.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.