Moist banana bread swirled with everyone’s favorite Nutella spread. I can’t think of a better way to start the day!

A loaf of Nutella swirled banana bread on a rectangular white serving platter. The bread is sliced, revealing the swirls of Nutella inside.

Moist and Delicious

With ribbons of rich chocolate hazelnut spread throughout this perfectly moist banana bread, my Nutella Swirled Banana Bread is a sweet breakfast treat you’ll crave again and again. Just look at those swirls of sweet chocolate hazelnut spread throughout the moistest of banana breads. The combo is crazy delicious!

Two slices of Nutella swirled banana bread on a white rimmed plate.

So Many Bananas, So Little Time

Confession: I overbuy bananas on purpose. They’re so cheap and the options are endless with overripe bananas. We each usually eat a bananas a day and I probably make banana bread, banana pancakes, banana ice cream, or banana muffins a few times each week. We buy A LOT of bananas, y’all!

When Is a Banana Ripe Enough for Baking?

Learn how to tell if your banana is ripe enough for baking banana bread. Plus, tips for freezing bananas at their baking prime!

Brown bananas on a white marble counter.

Loaf of Love

This loaf of love was born one morning when I had 4 overripe bananas sitting on the kitchen counter screaming to be saved. And saved they were…in the most scrumptious of ways! 😉

I decided to make our favorite Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread, but instead of swirling it with cinnamon sugar like I so often do, I swirled it with Nutella! We gobbled this loaf up in a matter of days and we’ve all be anxiously waiting for 4 more bananas to go “bad” so I can bake it again and again. Amen!

So buy some extra bananas and beg them to go ripe real quick so you can bake this bread! Enjoy!

A loaf of Nutella swirled banana bread on a rectangular white serving platter. The bread is sliced, revealing the swirls of Nutella inside.

More of The Best Banana Bread Recipes

From classic banana bread to flourless to chocolate and everything in-between, you won’t want to miss any of The Best Banana Bread Recipes!

Classic Banana Bread, Flourless Banana Bread, Nutella Swirled Banana Bread, Flourless Chocolate Banana Bread.

What Do I Need to Make Nutella Swirled Banana Bread?

(see recipe card for measurements and details)

  • Unsalted butter
  • Granulated sugar
  • Large eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking soda
  • Overripe bananas
  • Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread
  • 9×5-inch loaf pan
All the ingredients for Nutella swirled banana bread in small white dishes on a white marble counter.

How to Make Nutella Swirled Banana Bread

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease and flour a 9×5-inch loaf pan and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, melt the butter and let cool slightly.
  • Whisk in the sugar then the eggs and vanilla.
  • Stir in the flour and baking soda. Fold in the mashed bananas. Stir only until just combined.
Steps to make Nutella swirled banana bread.
  • Spread 1/4 of the bread batter evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan. Dollop 1/4 cup of Nutella over the batter in the pan and then make a nice thick swirl through the batter with a table knife or bottom of a wooden spoon. Place 1/3 of the remaining batter evenly over the first layer and swirl with 1/4 cup of the remaining Nutella. Place 1/2 of the remaining batter evenly over the second layer and swirl with 1/4 cup of the remaining Nutella. Spread the remaining batter evenly over the top and dollop with the remaining 1/4 cup Nutella. Make large swirls throughout the entire loaf.
  • If desired, slice half of a banana into little chunks and place them over the swirled batter.
  • Place the loaf pan on a baking sheet and bake for 60-70 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. If the top of the loaf looks baked before the inside is completely baked, tint the loaf with foil and let continue baking until baked all the way through.
  • Let the bread cool in the pan for at least 30 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
Steps to make Nutella swirled banana bread.

More of My Favorite Nutella Recipes

With a creamy texture and rich chocolate-hazelnut flavor, Nutella transforms everyday baking into edible art. My Favorite Nutella Recipes gather all that delicious goodness in one place. Enjoy!

Nutella Cruffins, Flourless Nutella Cookies, Nutella Swirled Banana Muffins, No-Bake Nutella M&M Oatmeal Balls

How to Store Banana Bread

Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days or in the refrigerator for up to a week.

To freeze, let cool completely and then wrap the entire loaf or individual slices in plastic wrap and then wrap in a layer of foil or place in a freezer-safe plastic bag or container to keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. Let defrost at room temperature for a few hours before enjoying.

A loaf of banana bread on a white and gray marble counter.

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A loaf of Nutella swirled banana bread on a rectangular white serving platter. The bread is sliced, revealing the swirls of Nutella inside.

Nutella Swirled Banana Bread

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  • Author: Maegan – The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 60 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Yield: 12
  • Category: Breakfast

Description

Moist banana bread swirled with everyone’s favorite Nutella spread. I can’t think of a better way to start the day!


Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 overripe bananas, mashed (about 1 and 1/2 cups)
  • 1 cup Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread
  • half of a ripe banana, for garnishing, if desired

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease and flour a 9×5-inch loaf pan and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, melt the butter and let cool slightly. Whisk in the sugar then the eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour and baking soda. Fold in the mashed bananas until just combined.
  3. Spread 1/4 of the bread batter evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan. Dollop 1/4 cup of Nutella over the batter in the pan and then make a nice thick swirl through the batter with a table knife or bottom of a wooden spoon. Place 1/3 of the remaining batter evenly over the first layer and swirl with 1/4 cup of the remaining Nutella. Place 1/2 of the remaining batter evenly over the second layer and swirl with 1/4 cup of the remaining Nutella. Spread the remaining batter evenly over the top and dollop with the remaining 1/4 cup Nutella. Make large swirls throughout the entire loaf.
  4. If desired, slice half of a banana into little chunks and place them over the swirled batter.
  5. Place the loaf pan on a baking sheet and bake for 60-70 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. If the top of the loaf looks baked before the inside is completely baked, tint the loaf with foil and let continue baking until baked all the way through.
  6. Let the bread cool in the pan for at least 30 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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  1. This bread is soooo wonderfully delicious! I made it for a friend’s birthday a few years ago in a 9″ cake pan (round) and it turned out so moist and yummy in the middle. I made it again in cupcake form to take to a baby shower this year and it was an absolute hit!

    1. Hi Megan! I haven’t tested the recipe with any other sweeteners so I couldn’t say for sure how it would bake up. It’s certainly worth a try if you’re using a sweetener that is a 1:1 substitute for granulated sugar. Enjoy!

  2. literally the most moist, most delicious thing I’ve ever put into my mouth. I’m not a great baker, but every time I make this it’s gone nearly instantly. My entire family love it, including my banana bread hating mother!






  3. Hi!
    Thank you for this recipe, it was amazing. I’m not usually a huge fan of banana bread and for whatever reason I was craving one and your recipe was perfect! I just switched up the Nutella with another hazelnut spread with less sugar and no palm oil, otherwise followed the recipe. Thanks again and I’m happy to have discovered your website 🙂

    1. Hi Melanie! Yes, almond flour would be a great substitute for the all-purpose flour in this quick bread recipe. Enjoy!

    2. Hi Melanie
      How’d it turn out?? I have almond flour too so curious to see if the recipe needs to be adjusted. Thanks!!

  4. Was feeling naughty as I made this and swirled in some peanut butter.. fingers crossed it’ll be delicious ????????

    1. Love it, Tanja! You can never go wrong with peanut butter. I bet it turned out amazing! Thanks for sharing and enjoy!

  5. Turned out pretty great and chocolate gave it a boost. I made a few variations by adding half cup milk and blueberries. Initially kept the bread at 480f for 10 mins and then covered the crust with foil and kept at 350 for remaining time.

  6. Made this today. Baked mine for about 70min. The bread was a bit too crumbly, was quite too difficult to get nice clean slices. Could it be too much flour or was baked for too long? But I did test at 60min and didn’t get a totally clean fork.

    1. Hi Pam! If the whole loaf was crumbly, it sounds like it was over-baked. When you test it for doneness, you’re likely to get melty Nutella on the knife or toothpick in some areas so testing it in a few spots is important. Also, did you let the loaf cool in the pan for at least 30 minutes before removing it? Sounds like it was just over-baked a bit.

  7. Hi! I’m making the banana bread right now! I’m sure it’s going to taste amazing but it took a lot longer for me to get a clean tooth pick. I used a glass baking dish so lowered the temperature of the oven slightly, and it took about 1h 45min to get a clean tooth pic. What can you recommend? The top also seems a bit burnt now, but not in an unpleasant way, it’s a nice brown finished look. I’d love to make it again, so any tips would be great!!!

    1. Hi Nilani! I’m thinking that it’s due to the lower oven temperature. What size baking dish are you using? Oven temperatures definitely vary so you could probably leave your oven temperature at 350 and still bake it in a glass baking dish. Also, you can cover the loaf with foil when it starts to brown too much on top so the center can continue to bake. Hope this helps. Enjoy!

  8. Hi Baker Mama, recipe looks delicious can’t wait to try it. How long does the bread usually last once it has been baked ? Thanks

  9. Baker mama, you are an absolute legend. We made this for dessert at a family dinner and it went down amazingly!! Will definitely be using your recipe from now on!!

  10. I made this but left out the butter as I do a similar banana and walnut loaf with no butter, it works just as well and it tastes no different. A lovely moist cake great recipe

  11. This is wonderful. Thanks so much for this recipe – my boyfriend LOVES it, and now I’m popular among his co-workers :D. One question about the Nutella though – because the consistency is so dense it was really hard to swirl it nicely/evenly with the thinner batter. How would you go about making it easier to swirl about? Maybe heating it up a little bit first?

    1. Hi Alana! That’s so great to hear! Yes, you could definitely heat the Nutella for about 10 seconds in the microwave to thin it out a bit and make it easier to swirl. You don’t want it too melty or it will just melt throughout the batter when you try to swirl it. Also, make sure you stir the Nutella really well in the jar before using it. Hope this helps. Enjoy!

  12. […] Nutella Swirled Banana Bread I really love to bake, so I try to find one thing a week that I can make that Parker can help with. […]

  13. This bread was delicious!! My oldest son & I devoured it! It’s definitely going to be a staple at our house!

  14. I always have an over abundance of bananas, but it’s never a problem! Can’t wait to try this beauty