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Nutella Banana Bread

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: 

Nutella Banana Bread Ingredients: 

Overhead photo of nutella banana bread ingredients.

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. 

Step by Step Photos and Instructions: 

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.

Looking for more banana bread variations? Try these: 

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Dulce de Leche Banana Bread

For more sweet breakfast breads check out these: 

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Butter Bread

Easy Blueberry Muffins

Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins

Note: This post was originally written in 2016. It was updated in 2022 with new photos, step by step instructions and nutritional info.

Nutella Banana Bread

Nutella banana bread is moist, decadent and loaded with bananas and Nutella. It makes a great breakfast AND dessert.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Desserts, Easy Appetizer Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 345 kcal

Ingredients
  

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
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
  • In another bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar, vanilla, butter and bananas. Add in dry ingredients and mix just until combined.
  • Spoon and spread batter into a 10-inch cast iron skillet.
  • Place dollops of nutella over the top of the batter and use a knife to swirl it around.
  • Bake bread in preheated oven for 40 - 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. Slice and serve.

Notes

When using a cast iron skillet, make sure that it is well seasoned or the bread may stick to the bottom. You can also grease it lightly with butter before adding the bread. 
If you prefer to make this in a loaf pan, you'll have to increase the cook time. I'd start checking the doneness at 55 minutes. 
Nutrition information for estimation purposes only. 

Nutrition

Calories: 345kcalCarbohydrates: 64gProtein: 6gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 247mgPotassium: 318mgFiber: 3gSugar: 34gVitamin A: 101IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 57mgIron: 3mg
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Keywords: banana bread, nutella, skillet banana bread

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  • Reply
    Julie
    May 31, 2022 at 3:06 am

    I love the combination of Nutella and banana! I added less sugar and it still tastes good. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

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    CarolynWong
    May 18, 2022 at 12:44 pm

    5 stars
    Nutella and bananas are two of my favorite things, so when I found a recipe for Nutella banana bread, I knew I had to try it. The bread is moist and fluffy, with a rich Nutella flavor. It’s the perfect snack for a Nutella lover like me. And best of all, it’s super easy to make. Simply mix Nutella and bananas with some flour, sugar, and eggs, and bake in a loaf pan. Nutella banana bread is a delicious way to show your love for Nutella and bananas. Give it a try today!

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    線上英文
    May 12, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    Nutella is a good choice when you want to bake some cookies or bread! Love your recipe.

  • Reply
    Keri
    October 23, 2016 at 7:17 pm

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

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    Cyndi - My Kitchen Craze
    May 12, 2016 at 10:02 pm

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

  • Reply
    CookinCanuck
    May 12, 2016 at 7:06 am

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

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    Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rook
    May 11, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    This is a fabulous idea

  • Reply
    Kate@Diethood
    May 11, 2016 at 12:28 pm

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

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    Justine@Cooking and Beer
    May 11, 2016 at 9:06 am

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

  • Reply
    Erin
    May 11, 2016 at 7:54 am

    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!

  • Des

    Hey! I'm Des!

    Welcome to Life’s Ambrosia where Dinner is served and memories are made. Here you will find over 1000 tried and true recipes for every possible occasion. In the last 10 years, this blog has helped millions of families put dinner on the table and create food memories. Let me help you too.

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