On the 22nd day of Christmas – Nutella Banana Bread

I’ve had some banana’s laying around and I bought some Nutella this weekend because I wanted to make no-bake Nutella cookies but never got around to it, so I figured I’d use it with the banana bread. I absolutely love the idea of fruit breads and chocolate makes everything better… right?

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The bread came out fruity, because of the chocolate being baked in the bread, it gives the bread a chocolatey crispy outside and soft and gooey inside. It was lovely.

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INGREDIENTS.

  • 6 ripe Bananas
  • 2 cups flour ( all purpose)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 250 grams butter
  • 2 eggs
  • teaspoon vanilla essence
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Banana Bread

  1. Mash the banana’s
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together.
  3. Mix the eggs in the butter mixture, add vanilla essence and salt. Add the mashed banana’s
  4. Mix the flour with the wet mixture. Mix the chocolate chips into the dough. keep some chips to put on top of the bread
  5. Put the Nutella in the microwave for 15 seconds, until it is soft enough to pour.
  6. Pour half of the dough into a bread pan. Pour 1/2 of the Nutella over the dough and use a knife to make a design with the Nutella. Then add the rest of the dough on top and repeat the Nutella step.
  7. Bakeat 350º for 50 minutes to an hour.

Take it out of the oven and let it cool before eating, the chocolate is very hot and you could burn if you’re too hasty.

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On the 7th day of Christmas-Nutella no-bake Chocolate Cookies.

Today’s recipe is the Nutella no-bake chocolate cookies. What can be better than a smooth melt in your melt, mix of butter and chocolate. This is a lovely and easy recipe that you can make within minutes and its a fun recipe that you can do with your kids. The longest part is waiting for it to cool but with the winter weather you can already dig into the cookies minutes after you put them on the baking sheet. They do however taste better after they’ve been chilled. This recipe has originally been prepared by Jocelyn and you can find it on insidebrucrewlife.com

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 cup Nutella spread
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 3 cups sweetened shredded coconut

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This recipe was really easy to make and you can freeze it until a later date or keep it in the fridge if you want to eat something sweet everyday. It is a little bit rich but that doesn’t matter if you only eat one or two at a time

Recipe rating 8/10

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5 Ways to spice up Banana bread.

We all how to make a basic banana bread. It is easy and delicious.

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Basic Banana bread recipe.

INGREDIENTS.

  • 6 ripe Bananas ( most people use 4 but 6 makes it moist)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 250 grams butter
  • 2 eggs
  • teaspoon vanilla essence
  • pinch of salt

Preheat the oven at 180 degrees. Mix all the ingredients together. Scoop into a bread pan and bake for 20 minutes or until ready. I usually have to bake mine for longer because I have a tiny Wiswell oven.

The Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Add some cinnamon and chocolate chips to your banana bread and there you’ve got it…

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Recipe Here

Nutella Banana Bread

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INGREDIENTS
  • 4 large ripe bananas { mashed }
  • 1 Cup Butter { room temperature }
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Cups of Sugar
  • 4 Cups of Flour
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • ½ Cup Warm Water
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 Cup Nutella
  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chip

Recipe Here

Cream Cheese Filled Banana Bread

For those cheese lovers out there, this one is for you.

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INGREDIENTS

  • Cream Cheese Filling
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 ounces softened brick-style cream cheese (lite is okay)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Recipe Here

Pumpkin Spice Caramel Banana Bread.

With thanksgiving coming up, this might be the ideal recipe for your holiday.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups all purpose flour + extra to coat pan
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (I used McCormick)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter + 1 Tablespoon to coat pan
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 6 mashed bananas
  • 1/2 cup caramel bits (I used Kraft Caramel Bits)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Recipe here

Banana Bread Doughnuts

Last but not least, if you’re not in the mood to make a whole banana bread, why not make some doughnuts then.

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INGREDIENTS

Blend:

  • ½ C butter
  • ½ C applesauce
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 2 whole eggs and 4 egg whites
  • Add:
  • 2⅔ C flour
  • Add:
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (about ½ a lemon)
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 4 overripe bananas- add one at a time

Browned Butter Glaze:

  • ¼ C butter, browned on stove
  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • ¾ tsp vanilla
  • 2-3 Tbsp lowfat milk

 

Recipe here

 

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