Friday, August 5, 2011

Swirled Nutella Banana Bread with Peanut Butter Streusel

I know I made something similar to this before, Marbled Peanut Butter Brownie Banana Bread, but this it's still different, and just as good! I made my Favorite Banana Bread, but added in yummy nutella spread and chocolate chips, and then topped it with crumbly peanut butter streusel. I got inspiration for this from Sugar Plum. Isn't she the best?! I just love all of her recipes. I didn't follow recipe, but used my own components to create the same masterpiece. If you haven't heard of her, you should definitely go check her blog out :) Anyway, this bread combines all of my favorite flavor combinations... peanut butter, banana, and chocolate. It's moist, dense, but still light and super-satisfying. Well, enjoy :)

I love all those swirly twirlies of banana bread and nutella 

Swirled Nutella Banana Bread with Peanut Butter Streusel 
For the Banana Bread:
2 Eggs
1C + 2T Sugar
2T Sour Cream
1t Vanilla
1C + 2/3C AP Flour
1t Baking Soda
¼t Cinnamon
½t Salt
½C Vegetable Oil
4 Ripe Bananas, Mashed
½C Nutella
½C Semisweet Chocolate Chips 

For the Peanut Butter Streusel Topping:
¼C + 1T AP Flour
¼C Brown Sugar
2T Butter
2T Peanut Butter

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a loaf pan with tin foil and spray with Pam. Set it aside.
2. In a standing mixer, beat together the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy, then add in the sour cream and vanilla and mix until incorporated.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. With the standing mixer at the lowest speed, add in the flour mixture into the wet mixture in small increments. Next, slowly drizzle in the vegetable oil until just incorporated.
4. In another small bowl, mash the ripe bananas until mushy. Fold in the mashed bananas into the batter. Pour half of the batter into a separate bowl and whisk in the Nutella. In the other bowl (with the plain banana bread batter) fold in the white chocolate chips.
5. To Make the Peanut Butter Streusel: Put the flour and brown sugar in a bowl and lightly mix, cut in the butter and peanut butter with a pastry blender (or a fork) until the mixture resembles small peas, and set aside until ready to use.
6. Layer the plain banana bread batter and the chocolate banana batter into the prepared pan by spoonfuls of batter until all the batter has been used. Swirl the batter gently with a knife to create a marbling effect (don’t do it too much). Top with the banana bread with the Peanut Butter streusel.
7. Bake the bread for an hour or until it is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let the bread cool for 10-15 minutes in the pan, and then lift it out of the pan (using the tin foil), letting the bread cool completely before cutting into slices. Enjoy!

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  1. Nutella + banana bread? Wow, sounds like an amazing combo. Thanks for posting.

  2. All of my favorites in one!
    Very nice...visiting from Sweets for Saturday:)

  3. I know, banana+chocolate+peanut butter are one of my all time favorite combos... you can't beat it :) Always love Sweets for a Saturday!


  4. I love how you keep using nutella in your recipes! The PB streusel sounds amazing as well.

  5. so many of my favorite ingredients in one recipe!! am loving it ;)
    A Girl's Diary

  6. I'm the only person left on the planet that has never tried nutella. :-S I keep meaning too...but I forget. I need to make a point to purchase some because that looks delicious! Thanks for linking up on Recipes I Can't Wait to Try!

  7. Bananas+nutella=love. Easy math:)