Nutella Swirl Banana Bread

Nothing says breakfast like Nutella swirl banana bread! With plenty of Nutella swirls and a rich chocolate chip topping, this moist and delicious banana bread recipe made with Greek yogurt and melted butter comes together quickly. Serve slices with butter and a side of Nutella!

Nutella Swirl Banana Bread

Perfect Nutella Swirl Banana Bread

To make this banana bread, you’ll need:

  • All-purpose flour
  • Granulated sugar
  • Baking powder, baking soda, and salt
  • Ripe bananas
  • Greek yogurt
  • Unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • Nutella 🙂
  • Chocolate Chips
Nutella Swirl Banana Bread

How to Make Nutella Banana Bread

Room temperature ingredients – Bring Greek yogurt and egg to room temperature before baking. Room temperature ingredients incorporate more easily into the batter and give this quick bread a tender crumb.

Bananas – My favorite bananas for banana bread are ripe and speckled (not blackened). For this recipe, you’ll use 1 cup mashed ripe banana. This is usually about 2 large bananas, or 3 smaller bananas. Place the ripe bananas in a bowl and mash with the back of a fork or potato masher until completely mashed.

Mix – Don’t overmix the batter! Gently fold the wet and dry ingredients together, just until incorporated. The finished batter is textured and visibly lumpy.

Nutella Swirls – Scrape half of the batter into prepared loaf pan and smooth with an offset spatula. Drop Nutella by spoonfuls over the batter and tap the pan sharply. Repeat the layers with remaining batter and Nutella. Use a toothpick or wooden skewer to gently swirl the batter before baking.

Bake – Bake the loaf for 55 to 60 minutes, or until bread is golden and springs back to the touch. To prevent over-browning, tent the top of the loaf with foil after 35 minutes of baking. Bread is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few crumbs attached; baking time may vary based on moisture content of the bananas.

Cool – Cool bread in the pan for 10 minutes. While the bread cools, sprinkle with chocolate chips. After 10 minutes, carefully lift bread from the pan and cool completely on a wire rack before serving. Enjoy!

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Nutella Swirl Banana Bread

Nutella Swirl Banana Bread

  • Author: Laura Kasavan
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf, 12 slices
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
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The BEST Nutella swirl banana bread! Super moist and topped with rich chocolate chips, you’ll love this easy Nutella banana bread.


  • 1 1/2 cups (210 g) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (150 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp (5 g) baking powder
  • 1 tsp (6 g) baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp (3 g) salt
  • 1 cup (240 g) mashed ripe banana
  • 3/4 cup (180 g) plain Greek yogurt, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup (56 g) unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 large egg (50 g), lightly beaten, at room temperature
  • 2 tsp (8 g) vanilla extract
  • 6 Tbsp (96 g) Nutella, divided


  • 2 Tbsp (21 g) semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper, letting excess extend over sides of pan. Spray parchment paper lightly with nonstick spray.
  2. For the bread, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the center of the mixture. Combine mashed banana, yogurt, melted butter, egg, and vanilla in a medium bowl; add to flour mixture and fold in just until combined.
  3. Place Nutella in a small bowl and microwave for 10 to 15 seconds, stirring until smooth.
  4. Scrape half the batter batter into prepared pan and smooth with an offset spatula. Drop spoonfuls of Nutella over the batter. Tap pan sharply to remove air bubbles. Repeat with remaining batter and Nutella. Use a toothpick or wooden skewer to gently swirl the batter. Tap pan again sharply to remove air bubbles and sprinkle chocolate chips over the batter.
  5. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until bread is golden and springs back to the touch (if desired, tent with foil after 35 minutes of baking time to prevent over-browning). Bread is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few crumbs attached. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. 
  6. Carefully lift bread from pan and cool completely. Serve banana bread with butter or mascarpone and Nutella.


Greek Yogurt: If you don’t have Greek yogurt on hand, you can also use sour cream.

Baking Time: Will vary based on moisture content of the bananas. Begin checking bread after 55 minutes. If using bananas that were previously frozen, baking time may be up to 75 minutes.

Frozen Bananas: To use frozen bananas, thaw the bananas first and drain off any excess liquid. Mash bananas gently and proceed as directed in the recipe. Keep in mind that using frozen bananas will increase baking time.

Freeze Banana Bread Slices: Use a serrated knife to slice the bread and wrap each slice in plastic wrap. Store the slices in a freezer bag for up to 2 months.

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  1. Love the addition of Nutella to this banana bread! It’s so good and can really be eaten any time of day :-). Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Nutella and bananas are a perfect match! We love the rich banana flavor and fantastic texture (and the chocolate chips make a great topping).

  3. My kids will love this!! And I happen to have a few bananas in the freezer! Hope you’re doing well, Laura.