This recipe is a total revamp of my swirly Nutella banana bread from 2011.

Nutella Swirled Banana Bread

I needed an updated version to go along with my fav banana bread recipe and out this came!

Nutella Swirled Banana Bread

Because baking in an already hot kitchen is something I will do forever.

Don’t fret. I have ice cream. And cold white wine.

Nutella Swirled Banana Bread

Plus, banana bread is one of those things that everyone needs in their life somehow. It’s a grab and go breakfast that’s delicious, it’s a way to use up ripe bananas…

AND! If you’re baking banana bread with Nutella, you have an excuse to spoon a ton of chocolate into your face.

Nutella Swirled Banana Bread

This recipe is so delicious. The banana bread base is my favorite and the Nutella swirl just makes everything 100 times better.


Nutella Swirled Banana Bread

Nutella Swirled Banana Bread

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: One 8 x 4-inch loaf


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 3 tbsp plain low fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (about 2 very ripe bananas)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 6 tbsp Nutella


  1. Preheat your oven to 350Β°F and adjust the oven rack to the lower third position. Spray 8Γ—4-inch loaf pan with nonstick spray.
  2. In the bowl of your standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or in a medium bowl with a hand mixer), combine the butter and brown sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg, yogurt, mashed bananas and vanilla on medium speed until combined. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon until combined. Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture and mix using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula until just combined, making sure not to overmix (it's ok is some flour is still showing).
  4. Spoon Nutella into a medium dish and soften in the microwave for about 15 seconds. Add 1/2 cup of the banana bread batter to the Nutella and stir until blended well.
  5. Spoon Nutella batter alternately with plain banana bread batter into the prepared pan. Swirl batters together with a knife.
  6. Bake the bread for 50-60 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.


Recipe adapted from my favorite banana bread

Store bread wrapped tightly in plastic wrap in the refrigerator (covered) for up to 5 days.

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27 Responses to Nutella Swirled Banana Bread

  1. Sues says:

    Ice cream and cold white wine makes any temperature bearable! Also… Nutella. This looks awesome!

  2. This looks amazing and would probably last about 2 seconds in my house! πŸ˜‰

  3. I am all about the Nutella! I already love banana bread, but the addition of Nutella makes it *that* much better! πŸ™‚

  4. Yup. Banana bread + nutella is totally worth getting hot and sweaty for! I always seems to pick the worst times to bake (or fry things) – like when it’s 90 degrees out. Oh well. The end result is worth it!

  5. Ashley says:

    Everyone definitely needs banana bread in their life! This sounds fantastic with the nutella. And I always bake in the heat – it doesn’t stop me! πŸ™‚

  6. Mary says:

    Hot kitchen cooking? Ice cream and cold white wine? Banana bread with nutella swirls? A woman after my heart! Looks delicious

  7. Ooooh Nutella swirled banana bread is SO worth standing in a hot kitchen for! Looks amazing!

  8. I LOVE banana bread but always forget about it for some reason. This recipe has inspired me to make a loaf for healthy breakfasts for the next few days! I don’t have nutella but I bet this would be amazing with peanut butter or tahini…hmmm…

    • katrina says:

      oh man, definitely would love to try this with either tahini or peanut butter. Both would be fabulous!

  9. Mmmmm I can imagine this with the icecream and a glass of blanco, delicious! πŸ˜€ x

  10. Mmm that banana bread is callin’ my name! I’m loving those swirls of Nutella through-out!! πŸ™‚

  11. What a great idea!?! love Nutella… love banana bread!

  12. A big YES! to ice cream and cold white wine! Also this banana bread with nutella swirl! I could pretty much live off those 3 things for the rest of the summer. πŸ˜‰ Looks fabulous!

  13. Nutella + banana bread = heaven. I like to eat banana bread (and pretty much anything else I bake) right when it comes out of the oven (allowing it to cool a bit, of course). Great recipe!

  14. Nutella makes everything better doesn’t it??? I haven’t had banana bread in EONS, not sure why, because I absolutely love it, and now….I need it.

  15. Well ya can’t beat this winning combination! Nutella does make everything better—I agree!!!

  16. You have created Chocolate Chip Banana Bread’s much more interesting and impressive counterpart…yum!

  17. You had me at Nutella! Seriously amazing. Can’t wait to try!

  18. Joanne says:

    Is there anything that nutella swirls don’t make better? if there is, I haven’t found it. NEED THIS BANANA INNNN MMMYYY LLIIIFFFEEE!!

  19. Sugar et al. says:

    Decadent and delicious, just the way I like banana bread! Did you say ice-cream with it? YES please!

  20. Banana bread is already delicious but adding a swirl of nutella can only make it more amazing!

  21. […] banana bread. But then there are times when we have to use up things like zucchini or carrots or Nutella (HAHAHA, just kidding!) and need to change things […]

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