Nutella Banana Bread is all the sweetness of traditional banana bread with a swirl of Nutella. This version is made in a cast iron skillet so it cooks faster too!
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. This stuff is good!
You may notice that this Nutella Banana Bread is made in a cast iron skillet instead of a loaf pan. Besides the crisp bottom the skillet gives the bread, it also helps it cook in less time. Which, when you’ve got kiddos wanting banana bread, it’s great!
Let’s talk about the ingredients you’ll need:
You’ll need all of the usual suspects: flour, baking soda, salt, eggs, melted butter and vanilla extract.
This Nutella Bread also uses a few other ingredients that I wanted to give you a bit more information about:
BANANAS: Save your overripe bananas for this! I’m not talking about the peels that have one or two brown spots. I’m talking about the bananas that have lots of black spots, you can even use bananas that have turned black. Bananas are much sweeter at this point.
BROWN SUGAR: Most banana bread recipes call for granulated sugar but I love the depth of flavor that brown sugar brings to this recipe.
NUTELLA: If you don’t have Nutella, you can use any chocolate hazelnut spread.
This banana bread is really easy to make! You won’t even need a mixer, a wooden spoon, 2 bowls and cast iron skillet is all the equipments you’ll need. If you want you can make this in a loaf pan, but it will take much longer to cook.
STEP #1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
STEP #2: In another bowl whisk together eggs, sugar, vanilla, butter and mashed bananas. Add in the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.
STEP #3: Spoon the batter into a well seasoned 10 inch cast iron skillet. Place dollops of nutella all over the top of the bread. Use a knife to swirl the nutella.
STEP #4: Bake bread in preheated oven for 40 – 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool, slice and serve.
Like I said, my kiddos love this Nutella Banana Bread! I did too. Especially with a cup of coffee.
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Note: This post was originally written in 2016. It was updated in 2022 with new photos, step by step instructions and nutritional info.