Nutella makes banana bars delicious


By Mandy Fayne

Member of the Chicago Parent Blog Network

For a brunch this weekend, I was asked to bake something. My friend is trying to get back to her pre-baby self so I threw together something healthy. She always raves about her favorite brunch spot where they put Nutella on the breakfast table with butter and jam. Now, what can I bake with Nutella?!

As my son and I glanced around the kitchen and inside the pantry, I knew exactly what our afternoon baking project entailed. My son mashed the three bananas while I softened the butter and laid out the ingredients. He mixed and stirred and could not believe his eyes when these swirly bars tasted magically delicious!

Banana Nutella Bars


  • 3 ripe bananas- mashed
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/3 cup 0% Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup natural buttery spread or butter- softened to room temperature
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 cup white flour
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup Nutella, microwave right in the Pyrex cup for 30 seconds
  • Baking spray
  • 9x9 baking pan


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray the baking pan and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, add bananas, sugar, vanilla, yogurt, butter, eggs, and salt. Mix until smooth.

Add baking soda, cinnamon, and both flours.

Pour half of the banana batter into the pan, microwave Nutella directly in the glass Pyrex measuring cup for 30 seconds and then pour half Nutella over the batter. Use a knife to drag the Nutella and create a design. I like zig zag.

Pour remaining batter on top and then repeat zig zaging the Nutella with a knife.

Bake for 29-32 minutes. Use the fork test.


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