Nutella Banana Bread

Attention parents! My children are OBSESSED with this Skillet Nutella Banana Bread. Obsessed. I am pretty sure if I let them eat this for breakfast lunch and dinner, they totally would. It’s perfectly tender, has tons of banana flavor, a swirl of nutella and crisp edges because it’s cooked in a cast iron skillet. Honestly, my children aren’t the only ones obsessed.

Confession time: sometimes I am a total mess in the kitchen.

There. I said it.

Yes, I am in the kitchen all the time. Yes, I love it. But sometimes I just get these ideas in my head and think I HAVE TO MAKE IT RIGHT NOW. I don’t stop to check the time OR make sure I have all the ingredients. Then about halfway through I realize I am out of sugar (like I did in this recipe) or I am short on time.

I should really be a better planner. Maybe that’ll be my New Year’s Resolution next year.

Again.

But then again, being a mess in the kitchen has led to some beautiful things like this Skillet Nutella Banana Bread. I was actually only going to do a traditional banana bread but silly me didn’t check the pantry for granulated sugar because who doesn’t have sugar?? (This girl apparently) I also neglected to check the time as I was putting everything together. By the time I did, I realized that I had a little under an hour before I had to leave to pick up Kellan from school. Not enough time to make the bread in a traditional bread pan.  But since I was mid-stir in my nutella banana bread making, I couldn’t quit and I decided to spread the bread into a 10 inch cast iron skillet, swirl the Nutella on the top and bake it. It only took about 35 minutes.

Annnnnnnd. I’m pretty sure any banana bread I make from now on will be made in a skillet.

It’s just so purty.

This skillet Nutella banana bread is moist, decadent and loaded with bananas and Nutella. It makes a great breakfast AND dessert.

Just look at all that golden brown nutella banana bread goodness!

Oh and you might be wondering how I solved my sugar problem. No, I didn’t leave it out. And I didn’t ask a neighbor. Instead, I happened to find just enough brown sugar (Add writing a grocery list to the other things I’m a mess at in the kitchen) and used that instead. It worked fabulously so while you could do make this recipe with granulated sugar, I HIGHLY recommend using brown :)

This skillet Nutella banana bread is moist, decadent and loaded with bananas and Nutella. It makes a great breakfast AND dessert.

Nutella Banana Bread Recipe

Serves 8 - 10 Prep Time: Cook Time:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 overripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup nutella (or other chocolate hazelnut spread)

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2

In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.

3

In another bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar, vanilla, butter and bananas. Add in dry ingredients and mix just until combined.

4

Spoon and spread batter into a 10-inch cast iron skillet.

5

Place dollops of nutella over the top of the batter and use a knife to swirl it around.

6

Bake bread in preheated oven for 30 - 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

7

Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. Slice and serve.

Notes

Enjoy!

  • This statement? “I was actually only going to do a traditional banana bread but silly me didn’t check the pantry for granulated sugar because who doesn’t have sugar?” TOTALLY what happened to me in the kitchen LAST NIGHT. I try to have my ducks in a row, but it’s hard sometimes to keep up. I’m glad I’m not the only food blogger who’s a mess in the kitchen occasionally. ;)

    And this recipe? WOW. It’s gorgeous, and it sounds delicious! I’m sadly allergic to bananas, but my husband and daughter are BIG fans, so I have no doubt they’ll adore this skillet banana bread. I’ve pinned it so I can make it for them sometime in the near future!

  • Oh goodness gracious, girlfriend. Can you please just come cook for me?! I want all of the things that you make!

  • Kate@Diethood

    And I’m supposed to share this with others?! Uhm… NAH! I’ll take all of it.. spoon please!!

  • Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rook

    This is a fabulous idea

  • CookinCanuck

    Being short on time definitely led to one gorgeous recipe. I love the idea of making banana bread (with Nutella!) in a skillet.

  • Is it bad that I could probably eat that whole skillet? This looks delicious and I can not wait to make it! ;)

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  • Keri

    This bread looks amazing! Do you think I could substitute canned pumpkin for banana? Would a cup of pumpkin work? Thank you:-)!!