Ok…it’s not exactly Nutella (notella lol) but this combo of chocolate swirled, hazelnut, banana bread is just as good without all the palm oil and processed shit.
We love Nutella (I mean who doesn’t) but we also care about being mindful of how much processed food we consume. So, when we really fancy something sweet, we try to make it ourselves.
You will be amazed at how satisfying this banana bread is with the entire loaf only having 1.5 tbsp of maple syrup and the base is made up of oats, instead of flour. Let us know what you think!
Prep and cooking time: 1 hour
- 3 small extra ripe bananas
- 1 ½ tbsp maple syrup
- ⅓ cup of melted butter
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup of milk
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 ¾ cups oats
- 50g dark chocolate, melted
- 40g chopped hazelnuts
- Preheat oven to 200℃ or 180℃ fan forced.
- Mix the butter and maple syrup together and blitz in the microwave for 15 seconds, or until melted.
- Break the chocolate into squares and melt in a small bowl in the microwave for 30-45 seconds and put aside to use at the end.
- In a smaller side bowl, mash the banana.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, add the mashed banana and milk.
- Add the baking soda, vanilla, salt and cinnamon.
- Finally, fold in the oats to form your batter.
- Generously butter a non stick loaf tin and pour the batter in. Sprinkle half of the hazelnuts on top, then pour the chocolate on top and using the tip of a small spoon create a swirling pattern up and down the batter. Finally sprinkle the rest of the hazelnuts and give it one last (light) swirl. You want some to be on top but not too exposed to the heat of the oven, so they don’t burn.