Wakey, Wakey, Time to Bakey!


Chocolate-y, hazelnut-y, creamy-y, yummy-y. Ok, you get the point. Nutella is delicious. The end.
Jusssttt kidding. There’s more. Like bananas! Now, mix the Nutella with the bananas and you have yourself the most scrumptious breakfast bread.
When I found this recipe, I first thought of Brooke. I think she was the first one who told me about Nutella and I had never actually tried it before. Since she was coming in town, I wanted to save this new baking adventure to make with her.
As soon as I woke up, I went and jumped on my Sleeping Beauty in the other room and said, “Wakey, wakey, time to bakey!” She knew what was awaiting us and instantly opened her eyes….well, almost instantly.ย 
Although she might tell you she didn’t get to contribute much, she did ๐Ÿ™‚ Like the egg-cracking, for example. Even though the recipe calls for two eggs, I almost freaked out when I opened the carton to find we only had one left! Ah! So, Brooke took good care of that valuable last remaining egg and I looked up substitutions for the other.ย 
She did a good job.
Then we got to work.
It was fun to swirl the batter to make the marble look. I took Brooke’s help for this too.
It looked so cool!

The finished product. Maybe not the most photogenic, but it’s what’s on the inside that counts ๐Ÿ™‚

Brooke was in Nutella heaven.ย 
I was a little worried about how the bread was going to turn out since I only had that one egg. For the second egg I used 1 TBS corn starch plus 3 TBS water (I found this recommended substitution on some random website and just hoped it worked!). We all thought the bread turned out great. One thing I would like to try next time would be to add some walnuts to the mix!
(Adapted from Sugar Plum)
Makes one 9-inch loaf
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 cups mashed ripe banana (I used three whole bananas)
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1/2 cup Nutella
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and coat a 9-inch loaf pan with cooking spray
2. In a medium mixing bowl, blend flour, baking powder and baking soda
3. In a large bowl, beat together bananas, butter, sugars and vanilla until well-blended
4. Beat in eggs until well combined
5. Slowly add flour mixture and beat until just combined
6. Pour half of the batter into a separate bowl. Add the Nutella to half and mix well.
7. Pour batter into the loaf pan one spoonful at a time, alternating between the original mix and the Nutella mix.ย 
8. Gently swirl batter to create the marble look
9. Bake for 55-60 minutes and let cool for at least 15 minutes before serving

2 thoughts on “Wakey, Wakey, Time to Bakey!

  1. Good Morning Glories and can't wait to bake a nutella-banana bread for me and Paw. I've been 'short egged' before and just quit. You have never been a quitter at anything and now your blog provides recipes, insight and education!
    For sure your bread and taste-testers are not only photogenic but beautiful inside and out! Love all ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. My favorite post yet! I really love how the pictures (or maybe it's just Brooke's smiling face) bring this post to life. Trader Joes/Nutella should be paying you Brittany because you're making them look so good! – Kelly


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