Banana bake with nutella swirls

A perfect weekend always starts with a lazy breakfast.
A cosy blanket, steaming cup of tea in one hand and a magazine or a tablet with my bloglovin thread in the other are my definition of it.
And of course a perfect weekend breakfast cannot be complete without some fresh-from-the-oven treat to enjoy with my cuppa! Today it was a quick banana cake (ok, calling it cake may be a bit of an overstatement, let’s stick to breakfast bar) with nutella swirls and walnuts. I came across this recipe on Pinterest and repinning it was not enough – I had to try it out instantly – sweet, ripen bananas, warm, oozy chocolate and crunchy walnuts – what’s there not to like?

Banana bar with nutella swirls and walnuts

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup Nutella
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees
  2. Combine the dry ingredients: flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt
  3. In another bowl beat butter and sugar with a mixer until light and fluffy
  4. Beat in egg and vanilla and mix until well combined
  5. Add buttermilk and dry ingredients, mix well and then add bananas, mix all together
  6. Scoop the batter evenly into prepared baking dish. Top with warmed Nutella, swirling the spread into the batter using toothpick
  7. Sprinkle with walnuts, press gently into the batter with your fingers
  8. Place into oven and bake at 170C for 30-35 minutes. Cut when the cake cooled down

Recipe inspired by Damndelicious

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8 thoughts on “Banana bake with nutella swirls

  1. This looks fab – thanks for a wonderful recipe – I spied it on Pinterest.

    May I ask what size baking dish you use to bake it?

    Your Blog is quite the find! Those Moroccan Eggs look divine….

    • Thanks Nicole! Banana and Nutella is truly a winning combination! I have also made muffins using both ingredients – may be worth checking out that recipe too if you enjoyed the cake!

  2. It looks great; I haven’t tried it yet but next time you cook this delicious thing please don’t forget to share LOL

    • Thanks Zuzia! I wanted to bake this cake again tonight but I have just discovered that all bananas have mysteriously disappeared overnight. I might have a stealing monkey at home! :-)

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