Nutella and Streusel Swirled Banana Bread

I love baking banana bread because it’s super easy. I even made it as a newly married college student in our cramped galley kitchen. Let me tell you, I was a eh…. a challenged cook. I remember breaking out the slow cooker all excited to make our first meal of plain chicken and rice. BUT, I could make a mean banana bread and always would have extra loaves in the fridge and freezer. I think that’s how we made it through college- frozen pizzas and banana bread.

I wanted to add a little extra goodness to my favorite banana bread recipe and what better way then to add Nutella! I also changed up the streusel part of the bread, which ended up being divine. The streusel layer will melt into the banana bread mixture creating perfect gooey swirls.

Nutella and Streusel Swirled Banana Bread


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup smashed ripe bananas, about 3
  • about 7 oz. Nutella


    • 1 cup flour
    • 1/3 cup white sugar
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar
    • 2 Tbsp. vegetable shortening
    • 2 Tbsp. oil
    • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease (2) 9×4 loaf pans.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, using a fork or your hands, mix all of the streusel ingredients until you have a crumbly mixture.
  3. In order, cream banana bread ingredients in a mixing bowl until combined.
  4. In your greased pans, spoon a layer of banana bread in the bottom, followed by a drizzle of Nutella (you might need to put it in the microwave for a few seconds) and a generous portion of the streusel.
  5. Use a butter knife to swirl the three layers in the pan.
  6. Repeat each layer, leaving a layer of banana bread at the top. Top with a bit of remaining streusel.
  7. Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.


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  1. says

    I love love love banana bread, and usually have to end up either buying ridiculous amounts of bananas or hiding some so they get ripe enough for me to make it, but it’s always so worth it. I’m always down to try a new banana bread recipe, so I’ll be giving this one a spin. And one with nutella and streusel? Mmm, heavenly!

  2. Emily says

    Hi Jess.. Yes, I remember you! That is funny- it’s definitely a small world! I’ll have to check out your blog!

  3. says

    Hey Emily! I’m not sure if you know/remember me, but I’m Robbie Knight’s girlfriend and I happened to stumble upon your post through Tastespotting. So incredibly random but I saw your family picture and was like, hey! I know them! You have an absolutely beautiful blog and I’m so glad to have found you. Hope you are all doing well, happy to be your newest follower!

  4. says

    YUM YUM YUM! I love Nutella and banana bread this is the best combination :) I’m super excited about trying this recipe! Now I’ve just gotta wait for the bananas to ripen hehe

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Emily says

    @ Alecia: I might have been using a smaller loaf pan, so I might have to change the directions to one large loaf. Take a photo of your braid and post it to my Facebook, I want to see how it turns out!

  6. says

    Dreams do come true :’)
    Made one big loaf instead of two smaller ones, because there wasn’t enough of the loaf mixture to do two nutella layers for each one…
    But yeah. Smells AMAZING and is currently cooling on my stove top as I type this!
    Attempting to woo my parents + sister + a friend tomorrow night with your pizza braid recipe… your website is magic.

  7. Dawn says

    I just took a loaf out of the oven and it’s delicious! I love banana bread but with Nutella? Forget it. I will TRY not eat the whole loaf myself :)

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