Hey there! I hope everyone is doing well on this Wednesday.
Today has been very good to me! I have some career related news to share with you soon. It's life changing for me! I'm very happy about it.
AND, I bought a food dehydrator at Aldi today for $19.99. It's the little things that make me happy.
I'm flipping through the manual right now; I'm excited to make vegetable chips, fruit leathers, and even cookies (macaroons)! They have recipes for jerky in the manual too, but I'm not so sure about that. I haven't had beef jerky since I was... eight? I have no idea.
Moving on... Today I made you some Marbled Nutella Banana Bread.
I can't tell you how good it is. I can't do it! This bread is one of the best I've ever baked! If I had a cookbook, this recipe would be in it. It's absolutely delicious; very moist, flavorful, and I'm sure everyone you know will love it.
My toughest critic, Eric, (teehee) loved it and ate almost the whole pan.
This is your basic buttery, brown sugar banana bread batter. The Nutella is swirled into half of the batter, and then both batters are swirled together in the loaf pan, creating a marbled masterpiece.
I bought one jar of Nutella and created five different recipes with it. Can you believe that? A little jar of Nutella goes a long way.
I can't stop thinking about how good this bread was. I love, love banana and Nutella together.
2 1/3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups mashed ripe banana
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1/2 cup Nutella
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together banana, butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla until creamy and well combined - about 2 minutes. Beat in eggs until well combined - about 2 minutes. Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in flour mixture until just combined. Divide 1/2 of of the batter into a medium bowl; stir in Nutella until combined.
Alternate spoonfuls of batter into loaf pan until all of the batter is used up. Swirl batter gently with a knife (not too much!). Bake 1 hour or until well risen, deep golden brown, and a toothpick inserted into bread comes out with moist crumbs attached.
Makes 1 loaf