A view of a loaf of Nutella swirl bread with one slice removed. A line of nutella is visible in the center of the loaf.

Easy Nutella Swirl Banana Bread

Easy Nutella Swirl Banana Bread is a twist on a recipe that I saw over at Little Spice jar. Her recipe is made completely from scratch, and it looked amazing, so I wanted to try it. I already had some very ripe bananas at home, so it would have been perfect. There was just one problem. After working for 10 hours, I was way too tired to contemplate measuring and mixing the bread batter from scratch, so I did what I often do. I turned to a cake mix as the base for my bread. I wasn’t disappointed, either. This Nutella Swirl Banana Bread is so simple, and it tastes amazing. That’s not bad for a four ingredient recipe.

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Even the professed banana bread haters in my home devoured this bread. It helps that they love nutella. I didn’t have to stress my tired brain by first assembling and then measuring all of the ingredients. All I had to do was count to three.

A slice of Nutella Swirl Banana Bread lying on its sideon a red surface. A bite has been taken from one corner. The line oof Nutella is visible running through the slice of bread.

What do you need to prepare Nutella Swirl Banana Bread?

From the Pantry

  • Yellow Cake Mix
  • Nutella
  • Bananas

From the Refrigerator

  • Eggs

If you’re new here and are wondering what I mean about counting to three, I’m about to give you the secret to the easiest banana bread on the planet.

You need ONE cake mix, TWO eggs, and THREE ripe bananas. You assemble the ingredients in reverse by first mashing the THREE bananas, then, you stir in the TWO eggs. Finally, you add the cake mix and mix until everything is incorporated. That’s it. One bowl, one spoon, one loaf or muffin pan, and no measuring, except for the Nutella. I actually measured that, sort of. (If I’m being completely honest, I sort of guesstimated the amount I was adding.)

Top view of a loaf oa Nutella Swirl Bread. The loaf along the top has visible swirls of chocolate, and is cracked.

The end result didn’t disappoint. This bread was amazing, in spite of all the shortcuts I took. I can’t wait for my day off so I can try Marzia’s recipe which I’m sure will be amazing with her carefully crafted recipe as well as the addition of pecans. Did I mention that I LOVE pecans? Of course, I have to get some groceries first, but that’s not a problem. In fact, Baker’s Man is begging for me to make the recipe that inspired this one. He’s very excited about the whole thing. I think this may have made him a banana bread lover, as long as there’s Nutella involved.

Have you ever made Banana Bread with Nutella in it? Do you love it as much as we do? Let us know by leaving a comment below. While you’re here, don’t forget to subscribe, so you never miss a recipe.

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Easy Nutella Swirl Banana Bread

This easy recipe for Nutella Swirl Banana Bread has only four ingredients, but in spite of the short ingredient list, it tastes amazing. The cost for this recipe is $3.68 or about $0.37 per slice.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 47 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 294 kcal


  • 1 (15.25 ounce) box Yellow Cake Mix ($0.98)
  • 2 eggs (or substitute 1/2 cup shelled raw quail eggs) ($0.24)
  • 3 over ripe bananas ($0.42)
  • ½ cup Nutella divided ($2.04)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place over ripe bananas in a large mixing bowl and mash them.
  • Add eggs to bananas, and mix until well combined.
  • Add cake mix to banana and egg mixture and mix well until completely combined.
  • Grease a loaf pan and distribute 1/2 of the batter into the pan.
  • Arrange 1/4 cup of the Nutella in dollops on top of the batter in the pan.
  • Use a toothpick or wooden skewer to create a swirl on top of the batter in the loaf pan.
  • Spoon remaining batter over top of the Nutella swirl and smoothi it out to the edges of the pan.
  • Arrange the remaining 1/4 cup of the Nutella in dollops on top of the batter in the pan.
  • Use a toothpick or wooden skewer to create a swirl on top of the batter in the loaf pan.
  • Bake in 350 degree oven for 45 to 55 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out fairly clean.
  • Allow to cool in the loaf pan for 10 minutes before removing it from the pan to finish cooling on a cooling rack.
  • Slice into 10 even slices.
Keyword banana, eggs, Nutella, yellow cake mix

Nutrition Information is for one serving (one-tenth) of the loaf of Nutella Swirl Banana Bread prepared according to the recipe above.

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