Being the product of a mother that has a great affection for chocolate and a father that loves hazelnuts, it's probably no surprise I inherited the "Nutella" gene.
FACT: The amount of Nutella jars sold annually if lined up, would wrap around the moon four times! Obviously, I'm not alone....
Here's a tasty recipe for all you Nutella Freaks out there.
I discovered this recipe from another blog and had to make it!
A combination of Nutella and bananas = the perfect marriage.
Nutella Banana Bread
2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup room temperature unsalted butter
1 cup sugar (I use brown sugar)
2 large eggs
1 1/4 cups mashed ripe banana
1/3 cup milk ( I use 1%)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 cup Nutella
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 8x4 inch loaf pan with nonstick spray
-In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking soda & salt.
-In another large bowl, beat sugar and butter until blended. Add eggs one at a time, beat well after each addition. Add banana, milk and vanilla, and beat until blended.
-Gradually add flour mixture, beating constantly until blended ( don't over mix)
-Spoon Nutella into a small dish and soften in the microwave for about 15 seconds. Add one cup of the banana bread batter to the Nutella and stir until blended.
-Spoon Nutella batter alternately with plain banana bread batter into the prepared pan. Swirl batters together with a knife.
-Bake 50 to 60 minutes. It may seem a tiny bit undercooked, but that's what makes it good. Cool for at least 15 minutes in the pan, and then turn it out onto a wire rack to cool completely.