This super easy banana and Nutella loaf recipe uses up overripe bananas and is a quick bake recipe. If you want nothing more than comfort food on your lunch break or for breakfast, this is the perfect indulgent treat.
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THIS BANANA AND NUTELLA LOAF RECIPE MAKES: 1 LOAF TIN / 12 MINI MUFFINS
COOKING TIME: 35-40 MINUTES ON 170°C/325°F/gas 3.*
INGREDIENTS YOU NEED
140g unsalted butter
3/4 cup of caster sugar
1 cup of self-raising flour
1.5 teaspoons of baking powder
2-3 overripe bananas that you can squish easily
1 jar of Nutella/peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
WHAT ELSE YOU NEED
1 greased loaf/baking tin
OR 12 muffin cases
1). Before you do anything, preheat your oven to 170°C/325°F/gas 3.
2). In a mixing bowl, combine together the dry ingredients first of 3/4 cup of caster sugar, 1 cup of flour and 1/5 teaspoons of baking powder. I don’t bother with actual gram measurements and it always tastes amazing.
3). Once thoroughly mixed, crack in two eggs and pour in 140g of unsalted butter. I always put the butter in the microwave beforehand for 10-20 second to completely melt and it means there are no gross lumps.
4). To make it easier, I carefully squish the overripe bananas between my fingers before peeling open and adding to the bowl. If there are large chunks, slowly mash with a fork. Finally add the teaspoon of vanilla essence.
5). There are many ways you can add the Nutella, but I personally like to add the banana loaf mixture to the baking tin first before dolloping in 3-4 large teaspoons of Nutella on top. Do not cover the Nutella as this will cook nicely on top. If you’re making muffins, add 1 tablespoon of the mixture first then a small layer of Nutella, then another layer of mixture.
6). Cook in the oven for 30-35 minutes and try not to open the oven before then. If you can see your loaf burning but isn’t thoroughly cooked when you put a knife in to check, put a piece of tin foil over the top for the last 10 minutes. Leave to cool before serving.
This recipe is super simple and will come out smelling beautiful. The addition of Nutella or something else sweet in the banana loaf makes for a perfect lunch time treat – or if you’re naughty like me, a slice for breakfast is always a hit.