Bananas are a great source of potassium and fiber, not to mention they're very filling, making them a great breakfast and snack. But we've all been there... you wake up one morning and suddenly all your bananas have gone brown and mushy—what do you do? Simple! You make banana bread.

The recipe I'm about to share with you is my Dad's recipe for Nutella Banana Bread, and every time he makes it I have to have more than one slice. This bread is really lovely and soft, and actually gets better the longer you leave it. If you're a banana lover this is definitely for you! The original recipe is adapted from Joy's Easy Banana Bread on, but my dad added some twists, for example adding in brown sugar and maple syrup, giving the bread loads of flavor.

Spoon Tip: overripe bananas work best for this, but if yours aren't yet ripe be sure to use one of our ripening hacks

Dad's Nutella Banana Bread

  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:50 mins
  • Total Time:1 hr
  • Servings:10
  • Medium


  • 3 mashed bananas
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup melted unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup Nutella
Sara Shuhaiber
  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 325°F (165°C) and grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.

  • Step 2

    Combine bananas, sugars, egg, maple syrup and butter in a large bowl. Gradually add in flour, baking soda and salt. Stir until just combined and pour mixture into loaf pan.

  • Step 3

    Add dollops of Nutella in the middle of the batter and swirl around with a fork.

  • Step 4

    Bake in preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes our clean. if the top is browning too fast, cover the pan with foil. Let cool and then serve. Store covered for up to 1 week.

There you have it! The perfect recipe for banana lovers, great to bring to a coffee morning, or for breakfast/dessert. Enjoy!

Spoon Tip: If you're not big on Nutella, feel free to swap it out for Peanut Butter or Cookie Butter instead!