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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Skinny Nutella Cinnamon Swirl Bread

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Is there anything more homey and comforting than banana bread? 
Yes.
Nutella cinnamon swirl banana bread. 



 It's like regular banana bread except about 100x yummier.
 Moist, wonderful banana bread with a layer of gooey cinnamon goodness in the middle, topped with a chocolatey nutella swirl with a little extra cinnamon sugar for good measure.


Oh, and did I mention there is no oil or butter in this recipe?
So it's health food, and perfectly acceptable to eat for breakfast lunch and dinner. Amen.



Do you see that gooey bite? It's the mecca of all baked pastries. Like the center of a cinnamon roll - the very best part. You need to make this!


 Nutella Cinnamon Swirl Bread
by: Back For Seconds

  • 2 1/2 extra ripe large bananas
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 cups minus 2 Tbs flour
  • 2 Tbs corn starch
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup nutella
Preheat oven to 350*
In a large bowl beat together bananas, sugar. lemon juice and applesauce. Add in eggs and vanilla, mixing well. Gradually add in flour, salt, baking powder and corn starch until smooth and well incorporated. In a separate small bowl mix together the cinnamon and 1/3 cup sugar.  Pour half the batter into a well greased loaf pan. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over the batter and top with remaining batter. Soften nutella in microwave and let cool slightly. Swirl nutella over the top layer of batter. (You can use a knife to make a swirl patter but be careful not to go too deep - you don't want to disrupt the cinnamon swirl layer inside!) Top with another sprinkling of cinnamon sugar if desired. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cool on wire rack then run a knife around the edges and remove the bread from the pan. 
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22 comments:

Savory Sweet said...

This looks amazing! Wish you could send me a piece right now!!!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Um, yes I do need to make this. I think I'm in loooooove. Pinned!

Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel said...

I'm salivating over here! I love A) this is healthy (it's practically a health food, helloooo!), B) it has a cinnamon swirl in it. Fact is, cinnamon swirls make life exponentially better, and C) Nutella swirls? How. Freaking. Awesome. I love this and you, you creative baking genius!

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

I'm licking my computer screen! This looks divine...oh how I love nutella! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday...I can't wait to make this :)

Sue Alexander said...

um, skinny you say? Does that count if I eat the whole loaf? Yummy!

SallysBakingAddiction said...

love both of our cinnamon swirl breads this week. The addition of nutella puts it over the top. a healthy bread the start the morning with. perfect!

SkinnySimpleRecipes said...

That looks delicious!!Hope you can add it to my "Skinny Simple Breakfast-Sunday" linky.Meriem

Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl said...

I DO need to make this! I love, love, LOVE breakfast breads, and if I can healthify it, even better!

momphotographer said...

what a delicious recipe! sounds fantastic!

Me And My Sweets said...

YUMMIE! It's looks super super deliciouS and I soooo wish I could try it out right now:-)

Winnie said...

Skinny or not, it look delicious!
You have not idea how much I love cinnamon :)

Pam Fields said...

Amazing! Pinned for future baking. :) Like really soon!
Saw your link on Ginger Snap Crafts.

BecHeflin said...

MAJOR yum factor!!
I'm a new fan... found you through Chocolate, Chocolate, & More Chocolate!
Hope you'll visit me at ItsYummi (dot) com soon!

Kamila Gornia said...

Wow wow. I am in love. Nutella is amazing and like crack to me but so are swirl breads, they are so yummy. What an amazing combo, I totally pinned this and will be making in the future!

I saw this on Creative Thursday's linky party. I shared a pumpkin carob donut recipe that I'd love you to check out as well!

bakinginatornado said...

OK, I'm here from the linky party because I completely understand the nutella part and I understand the cinnamon swirl bread, but I wanted to see how you pulled off the skinny part. Somehow you managed it. I'm going to be trying this one.

Sue Boyer said...

This sounds amazing with all the good stuff combined together. Thanks for sharing. If you like quick breads, I shared a quick bread at the link party at "The Sasse Life" that is good with soups or breadfast like eggs-Vadalia Onion Bread.Thanks for sharing.

Michelle's Tasty Creations said...

Yum! Looks delish. I love the picture on how to swirl. I ALWAYS swirl way to much. Thanks for sharing :)

Julie E said...

You had the most viewed post at last weeks party! Thanks for linking up at Wednesday Whatsits. http://www.whitelightsonwednesday.com/2012/09/wednesday-whatsits-27.html

YankeeGal said...

This looks absolutely divine! I wonder if it would work as muffins -- I will have to give that a whirl!

Aurelie D. said...

such a great recipe! for a variation put the batter into muffin tins but reverse the layers. Result: hidden nutella center. Divine!!

Camille said...

That's just brilliant! Although I'm totally distracted by the donuts up in your header! :-) Thanks for linking up at Iron Chef Mom!

Lita said...

Thanks for linking up to the Tumbleweed Contessa's Apple-i-cious linky party. This looks wonderful. Can't wait to try it.
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