Sunday, 27 April 2008

showin' some nutella lovin'...decadent nutella banana bread



life without nutella is well....just not worth living in my opinion. nutella is definitely one of those things i cannot live without. i used to work in a school in singapore with a great bunch of girls who were all nutella-addicts. it was so great...when we'd have breaks they'd go around with the nutella jar and a loaf of bread and let everyone get their fix.
so my family are still talking about that amazing banana bread that i've been making recently so i wanted to make some last night to have ready for Sunday morning. and of course, the full nutella jar sitting in the cupboard came to mind...i mean nutella jars are just not meant to be full EVER (except of course when they are on the supermarket shelf!)
so i used the avoca banana bread recipe you can find here except this time just swirled nutella through the batter and then because i had some left, drizzled butterscotch over the top. totally decadent! i mean totally, but gosh, just so good. the nutella was fabulous with that nutty chocolate flavour and completely complemented the bananas and pecans.
it was just such a great start to Sunday morning!

24 comments:

Lore said...

What a yummylicious idea! And since chocolate and bananas work pretty well together I'm pretty sure Nutella and bananas make an unbeatable paring :)

the AIRY FAIRY said...

hi lore, it DID make an unbeatable pairing! the bread didn't last very long...i've been ordered to make sure nutella makes a regular appearance in my banana bread!

Faery said...

I am sure this is delicious bananas and nutella a great combination NUTELLA *faint*

the AIRY FAIRY said...

hi faery...honestly i think nutella + anything is delicious!!!!!

Tempered Woman said...

We are big fans of nutella in my household~ my monkey would think she had died and gone to heaven if I put it in banana bread! Great idea~ YUM!

Hopie said...

Mmmm...that sounds practically obscene : chocolate, bananas AND butterscotch! Genius idea :-)

the AIRY FAIRY said...

hi tempered woman, i constantly strive to find recipes to put nutella into...it's a life mission!

hi hopie...it was good - butterscotch, bananas and chocolate...absolute decadence!

Faery said...

Yes Sinead Nutella is a wonderful spread I am eating nutella right now I should be called the nutella faery

Blog Princess G said...

banana and nutella............... THUD (that's me swooning yet again).

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Janna said...

This looks SO so so good! Great idea. Bananas and nutella=made for each other.

nek0 said...

bananas.... nutella.... wow! I have a few bananas going awry.... I might try this out!

Clevermonkey said...

ohhh, how i love nutella... to the point that i can't allow it in the house unless i am using it specifically in a recipe! this banana bread is the perfect opportunity to bring home the nutella... i may try it with my jar of dulce de leche too :)

Clevermonkey said...

check this out...

http://www.notquitenigella.com/2008/04/10/nqns-banana-bread-bakeoff-event/

may be the perfect place for your nutella banana bread!

Mansi Desai said...

wow, Nutella sure is a great addition to banana bread! I baked a chocolate banana bread on my blog today for the same event:)

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Rina said...

Heys you

Hope all is well on your side of the world :)

Nutella and banana bread... pure genious! And totally agree that life is not worth living without nutella.

Nutty Nutella

Mara said...

hmm i have nutella in the pantry, and bananas ripening on the counter. bread or cupcakes....hehee.

Angel said...

NUTELLA! Wow that looks like one delicious nutella fix. We must be sister spirits. I adore the stuff.

Sophie said...

This is a great idea! It looks so moist. I like the texture in the bread. I love it when a dessert pretty much satisfies all the senses, this one has all the bases covered...I bet it smelled amazing as it baked in the oven :)!

Half Baked said...

Wow I think you found the perfect combo!! Great recipe:)

Erika said...

What a great idea to combine banana bread and Nutella! Definitely putting on my list of things to try!

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the AIRY FAIRY said...

hey everyone, thank you all for your wonderful comments about the nutella banana bread...sorry i didn't get round to answering each one individually. gosh, looking back over the ocmments, makes me feel very hungry and like i need to make some more of this ;)