Nutella Swirl Banana Bread Recipe

slices of nutella swirl banana bread

I made so much nutella the other day, I didn’t think we would ever finish it. So, I decided to add some to this delectable banana bread. And who doesn’t love banana bread with chocolate chips and swirls of nutella!

nutella swirl banana bread on a plate

I have made loads and loads of banana bread – ever since I was a teenager. I actually won a contest when I was 17 for banana bread in our local newspaper and won some sensational kitchen flooring for my parents. I really wanted the silver tea set that the person one down from me won, but c’est la vie. My parents were happy.

slices of nutella swirl banana bread

This Nutella Swirl Banana Bread has it all; moistness from the bananas; just enough sweetness from white and brown sugars and nutty aromas from the browned butter. And if you slice it up while it’s still warm, the nutella and milk chocolate chips will be warm and molten. Double yum!

I made this Nutella Swirl Banana Bread with browned butter to amp up the flavour components. I have instructions┬áin a previous post on how to brown butter, if you have never done that. It’s really easy, by the way!

slices of nutella swirl banana bread

Some people like to spread butter on banana bread, and that’s ok, but this one is so loaded with browned butter and chocolate and nutella, I think it’s absolutely delicious on it’s own. It would be fantastic with a large mug of a spicy herbal tea or a chai latte. So good!


Print Recipe
Serves: 2 loaves Cooking Time: 1 hour


  • 3 very very ripe bananas, mashed or pureed
  • 1 cup butter (browned)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups white flour
  • 1 cup white spelt flour
  • 1 cup oat flour (whole oats pulverized in your food processor)
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup plain unsweetened yogurt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 nutella (warmed)



Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.


Line two loaf tins with parchment paper.


Brown the butter (see instructions above).


Add sugar to browned butter.


Once the egg and butter mixture has cooled, add in the eggs, vanilla, yogurt and bananas.


In a separate large bowl, stir together the flours and baking soda.


Add butter and sugar mixture to dry ingredients.


Stir all ingredients together until mixed.


Add chocolate chips.


Add about 1/4 of the mixture into each loaf tin.


Spread 1/4 cup of the warmed nutella down the centre. Swirl with a butter knife.


Add the rest of the batter overtop of the nutella. Then spread another 1/4 cup of the nutella on the top. Swirl with a butter knife, mixing the batter with the nutella.


Bake in the oven for about 1 hour, until a cake tester comes out clean.


Let it cool in the loaf tins for about 10 minutes. Then remove from the loaf tins and cool on a rack.


These loaves freeze very well. If freezing, use within 3 minths.

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