Banana Bread for World Nutella Day

Cooking Light Mom's Banana Bread


Today is World Nutella Day. We love Nutella. If I'm at a crêperie I will always order a crêpe with bananas and nutella. At home we love nutella on toasts, croissants and on banana bread.

Since I wanted to keep things on the light side, I decided to try the banana bread that seems to be the post popular on the Cooking Light Bulletin Board. I read all of the great reviews and finally started baking. This bread has only one quarter cup of butter so I was curious to see the results. It did not take long after it was out of the oven that I wanted to try a piece of that bread. The outside of the bread is more chewy than your traditional banana bread. The texture is also chewy but I have to admit that the taste is really good. First I tried it by itself, liked it, and when I spreaded the Nutella it was even better. I could not stop at one slice.

The boys will be happy, they love to snack on banana bread and also, for them, it's a quick grab & go breakfast in the morning.

I'm glad I finally baked this recipe. I will bake this banana bread again if I want to spread Nutella on top, that way I'll save some calories. If I want a plain, old-fashioned banana bread I will make Mrs. Hockmeyer Banana Bread .

Going back to World Nutella Day:

Nutella Day was created in 2007 when Sara Rosso, an American blogger living in Italy, thought that there were many days in the year but no day set aside to appreciate Nutella. Why not?

And World Nutella Day was born.


Click on these links to learn more about this great event:

Bleeding Espresso

Ms. Adventures in Italy

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  1. I put nutella on banana bread all the time, it's so good that way!

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  2. What a great way to serve Nutella! I'm intrigued by the banana bread. Thanks for sharing a light variation!

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  3. What a beautiful bread! This could be the best holiday ever. It wasn't on my calendar, but I'm adding it right now!

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  4. I simply love Nutella! And nutella and banana is such a great combo!

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  5. I've never tried Nutella on banana bread. I will have to try it the next time I make it.. which will probably be sooner rather than later knowing me..

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  6. Quel beau pain:)Il a l'air délicieux!!!

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  7. Oh MY!! This looks soooo good! I'm so upset though - I haven't been able to find Nutella lately, and we've been out for over a month! What has this world come to?!

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  8. Classic combo! It looks delicious! Happy Nutella day!

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  9. Oh I made mine today in the afternoon. Glad that I'm able to join this exciting event. Nutella on banana bread sounds scrumptious.
    Cheers,
    Elra

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  10. Is it weird that I actually don't like Nutella? Because I'm starting to think that it IS weird from all the posts I've seen about this today!

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  11. A lovely recipe and a beautiful picture! Good on ya, Helene!

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  12. It looks delicious and very smooth! I love to bake lighter treats...

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  13. Two of my favorites in the same place. I haven't had it myself but I can't see any reason why I haven't tried it yet :) Thanks for participating in World Nutella Day!

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  14. Your banana bread looks so lovely :-)

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  15. I love nutella on banana bread. But reading this post you gave me such a great idea: putting it on a croissant. OMG, I never thought of that! I addore croissants so much. It is so hard to find a good one unless you fly to paris.

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  16. Nutella sounds delicious with a wonderful banana bread. Yum!

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  17. Yay! World Nutella day! Wish I could have tasted this one yesterday!

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  18. You can sell this bread Helene...yum yum! You built up the post beautifully, & am sure the boys loved it!

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  19. banana bread is the perfect vehicle for nutella consumption. other than a spoon, of course. :)

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  20. What a lovely photo, I love the way you styled it!

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  21. Happy World Nutella Day, Helene! I am just imagining the smell of warm banana bread spread with Nutella -- so delicious! Must ... resist ... Nutella....

    Oh, who am I kidding!

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  22. Helene, I love this idea and you took a wonderful photo...tres bon!

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  23. I am still so upset I missed his event, as I love Nutella. Your bread is beautiful.

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  24. Nutella is worthy of it's own day! Banana bread with Nutella...now that sounds good!!!!

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  25. Sorry for not visiting earlier Helene. Nutella day has come and gone but it lives on in memory:D I like the idea that this banana bread is light:D

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  26. A great way to enjoy nutella! Double yums!

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  27. I think Nutella Day is brilliant! Your picture has me craving some now.

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  28. I need to get into this nutella craze. Everyone swears by it.

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  29. Definitely being able to use less butter means more license to add nutella-- always a good thing, ha ha ha! :) Looks fantastic indeed, Helene!

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  30. That banana bread looks good! I really like the sound of spreading nutella on banana bread!

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  31. That banana bread looks so appetizing! MMMMmmm...

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  32. Most excellent idea. Nutella will go with just about anything and be fantastic!

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  33. Mmmm... J'adore le Nutella et ce que tu proposes comme recette est une superbe idée ! Bravo et merci !

    Bises,

    Miette

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  34. What a wonderful way to combine bananas and Nutella! It looks divine! I will have to remember this one.

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  35. I had never thought to put Nutella on banana bread! What an awesome combination and hooray for Nutella day!

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  36. That is a brilliant combination of nutella and banana. Yum!

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  37. My banana bread eating experiences have all clearly been lacking something: nutella. I'll have to try this the next time I make some!

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  38. Thanks for all the nice comments. We finished this banana bread in no time an I had to go back to the store to get more Nutella :).

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  39. Hey Helene,

    If you ever feel like straying from your favourite banana bread recipe, I hope you'll give mine a try. It's been a hit with quite a few people.

    http://danamccauley.wordpress.com/2008/11/13/danas-one-bowl-banana-bread-recipe/

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  40. I love your bread Helene. I'm disappointed I didn't participate in WND.. Will make sure to calender it for next year! I love that stuff, especially on crepes.

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  41. Nutella competes with peanut butter at our house - and Nutella usually wins!

    I love the combination of banana and Nutella. Your banana bread looks delicious!

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  42. Chez nous, c'est Nutella day chaque jour ! ;o)) Je préfèrerais Banana bread day chaque jour mais c'est ainsi ! Mes deux garçons descendent des quantités de pots de Nutella chaque mois. parfois, je me dis que c'est indécent ! ;o))
    Bisous
    Hélène

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  43. The French love their Nutella. When we were in Provence, almost an entire aisle in their Supermarche was devoted to different sizes of Nutella.
    Giada on the Food Network also loves Nutella. Too bad Elvis never heard of it or it would have been on his peanut and bacon sandwich. Your banana bread sounds wonderful and your packaging is fabulous.
    Sam

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  44. Nutella on banana bread - what a fantastic idea!

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  45. I have never tried Nutella. Can you believe that? I bet with the banana bread it is one tasty combo!

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  46. The banana-Nutella pairing sounds great every time! love your presentation too :)

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  47. I love nutella but I haven't had it in ages. I resist buying it at the store because I know I'll just got nuts with it, lol.

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  48. I just made banana pancakes for breakfast...served with home made jaggery sauce...will try thm with Nutella next time. :)

    The click is amazing,,,very rustic and home borne. :)

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  49. Awesome click..I just love Nutella's.:)
    First time here Helene..I saw so many lovely things around..:)

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  50. So nice to read all the great comments.

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  51. I just recently fell into the grasp of the great taste of Nutella. Now I think that I am addicted!

    We love banana bread here, always have the fruit on hand so when we don't eat all of it, we make bread.

    We'll have to try it with the Nutella.

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  52. How could I manage to miss world nutella day, I love nutella. If I make banana bread I often add hazelnut and choc chunks to the mix and then spread with nutella on serving, yummy!

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  53. Oh I would eat that WHOLE THING!!!! AMAZING combination!

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  54. Wow, banana bread and Nutella???
    Two great things in one... I usually eat my banana bread with coffee but this is a very good idea ;)

    Enjoy your weekend Helene... Margot

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