1 cup whole hazelnuts
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 ripe bananas
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups milk
1/3 cup butter, melted and cooled
4-5 Tbsp Nutella
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
In a food processor, pulse whole hazelnuts until finely ground. Add in sugars, eggs, vanilla and bananas and whizz until well-combined.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Add 1/3 of flour mixture to the food processor and pulse to incorporate. Add half of the milk and pulse again. Add 1/3 of the flour mixture, followed by the remaining milk and the remaining flour.
Scrape down the sides of the bowl, then add in the butter and whizz for several seconds to incorporated it.
Pour batter into prepared pan. Melt Nutella in the microwave with a cup of hot water. When Nutella becomes runny or pourable, swirl into loaf. Leave some on top for a crunchy crust.
Bake for 70-75 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Cool bread in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Makes 1 loaf.
I didn't quite get my Nutella swirled in enough on my first loaf, but it was still delicious. I also didn't use a food processer to mix my ingredients because I don't have one. Definitely use one if you have one to make everything nice and smooth.
Now onto the Mini Loaves. Aren't they the cutest things you've ever seen?