So let me tell you something. I don't really like banana breads and muffins. It took me a while to figure it out, but finally I realized, while I can certainly eat them, I don't really enjoy them, so I would much rather make and have something else.
But. I am not the only person in this household, and we had some ripe bananas, and this little most important person in the world was begging me for a banana cake. I wasn't quite up to making a cake, but a quick banana bread I could do. And then I found this wonderful banana and nutella swirl bread and now I like banana bread after all.
See how that works?
This is really a delicious and moist cake, and nutella makes it so special and makes it at the same time not too much bananaish and even more bananaish. I don't know what language I just used there, but I think you will get the point. I have to admit that I upped the nutella from this recipe a bit and next time I will definitely use at least a full cup of it. Not that it wasn't awesome already, but it will be even more awesome. It will be fawesome! Freaking awesome!!
Banana And Nutella Bread
2 cups flour, plus more for dusting pan
1/2 cup shredded coconut
3/4 cups sugar
1 teas baking soda
1/2 teas salt
3 ripe, dark brown bananas
1/4 cup yogurt
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
6 tbs unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 teas vanilla extract
1/2 cup slivered almonds or chopped walnuts
3/4 to 1 cup of Nutella
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a bread loaf pan. Line with parchment paper, butter again and dust with flour, being sure to knock out any additional.
In a large bowl, combine flour, coconut, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine the mashed banana with the yogurt, eggs, butter, and vanilla. Gently add the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir about 10 times. The batter will be thick and lumpy. Fold in the slivered almonds if using.
In a microwave safe bowl, heat the Nutella for about 15 seconds, stir, and microwave for another 15 to make the Nutella smooth. Set aside.
Pour half of the batter into the pan an then spoon half of the Nutella over the batter and using a butter knife, swirl the Nutella.Cover with the remaining batter and repeat the Nutella swirl with the remaining Nutella.
Bake for about 50 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, not including any hot melty Nutella. Cool loaves completely. If you can wait, that is. :)