Nutella Marbled Banana Bread
April 28, 2011 § 40 Comments
I love Nutella. But unlike most people who tried Nutella for the first time spread on a crusty slice of baguette while travelling Europe, I tried it in the good ol’ USA. I remember going to a friend’s house one day and hearing her rave about the stuff for hours. Once I got home I immediately I asked my Mom to drive me to the grocery store. She agreed and we bought my first jar of the chocolate hazelnut goodness. It was rich, chocolate-y, and decadent. I knew I was in love. Although, now that I think of it, my first jar of “Nutella” wasn’t really Nutella at all. It was generic Shop-Rite Chocolate Hazelnut Spread. Nevertheless, the jar was gone in less than a week!
[Fast forward to July 3rd, 2010] I remember that day like it was yesterday. It was a hot summer’s day, when I started my first blog. I was craving Nutella like crazy and had the urge to bake. After a quick peek at some of my favorite food blogs I knew exactly what to make. Nutella Marbled Banana Bread. [To see one of my old embarrassing posts about it, click here.]
The bread was oh-so-moist and delicious that I proceeded to make it again and again. My love for this banana bread is so strong that, while tempted by other delicious desserts , I remained faithful and made it for the 4th time last weekend in celebration of being Nutella-free for the entire Lenten season.
After being tortured for an extra hour and a half while the bread was baking and cooling, I cut myself a hearty slice and topped it with a small pat of butter. The verdict? It was just as good as I remembered it. If not better!
Rich, flavorful, moist, decadent, and delicious are all words that can be used to describe this bread, but I believe it is deserving of words even better. Words like amazing and epic. Maybe even Heavenly…seriously, it is that good!
You have to make this bread. I guarantee you’ll like it and proceed to finish the entire loaf in 4 days like I did.
Thanks for posting such a Heavenly recipe, Brandi! I love it!