Some bunches of bananas just seem to turn brown overnight! I hate it when that happens, but this time before my husband threw them out I managed to get a batch of banana bread out of them. As usual, I sat down and scoured my recipes for inspiration then turned to the internet for some extra ideas.
That’s when I stumbled across Food From a Girl Who Loves Food. In her blog, Naka suggests making a marbled banana loaf using Nutella! What a fantastic sounding idea, I even have some in the cupboard! She mixed her’s with a recipe from Cooking LIght, which I should have done, but since I eat dangerously, I went with not only a fully loaded recipe, but a maple one!!
Teri’s Maple Hazelnut Banana Bread
½ cup butter, softened
½ cup maple syrup
2 ripe mashed bananas
½ teaspoon vanilla
4 tablespoons creme fraiche
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup Nutella
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a loaf pan.
In a large bowl, mix the butter and maple syrup. Beat in the egg and mashed bananas. Stir in the maple extract and creme fraiche.
In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and baking powder, and stir into the banana mixture.
Melt Nutella in a medium microwave safe bowl. Add 1 cup of banana bread mixture and mix well.
Alternate adding spoonfuls of each mixture into greased loaf pan. Once all batter has been added carefully swirl to create a marbled loaf.
Bake 50 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a knife inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.
Mine is in the oven now and it smells so great, I can’t wait to taste it! My mouth is already watering imagining a thick slick slice slathered in butter!
It was just as delicious as it smelled! Enjoy! What a tasty treat!