Banana Nutella Brownies: Buon World Nutella Day 2010!

It’s here! It’s here! Happy World Nutella Day!

Before I get to my recipe, be sure to check out my co-host Sara‘s Nutella and Mascarpone Cream Chocolate Tarts at Ms Adventures in Italy–and remember we’ll be posting the round-up of ALL 2010 World Nutella Day recipes on our blogs on Monday. Be sure to come back!

This year, since my frozen overripe banana collection is getting a bit out of hand, I decided to play with a brownie recipe for World Nutella Day: a banana-chocolate chip brownie recipe to be exact.

You could certainly still throw the chips in here, but I wanted the Nutella to really shine, so I left them out.

I think next time I make this, though, I might add just a bit of espresso…mmmm….

These came out rather cakey, but not crumbly at all. I’m not sure if this is the way they’re supposed to be or not; my oven doesn’t have a temperature dial, so I have to guestimate, and that may have changed things a bit. Either way, they were delicious!

Banana Nutella Brownies

  • 3/4 cup butter (melted)
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Nutella to taste

1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter into sugars.

2. Add vanilla, egg, and bananas.

3. Add flour and baking powder.

4. Spread mixture into a greased 13 x 9 inch pan.

5. Swirl Nutella into top of mixture. I didn’t use any particular technique other than swirling it around with a knife. Martha Stewart would’ve been appalled, I’m sure.

6. Bake at 350Β°F for 35 minutes or until center springs back to the touch and edges are just turning golden.

Buon appetito!

37 Beans of Wisdom to “Banana Nutella Brownies: Buon World Nutella Day 2010!”
  1. Okay…these brownies look good even to me…a hesitant fan of Nutella. But if I made these for my Irish, Nutella-worshipping husband, wow, I’d have the happiest hubby on earth.

    Feel free to try them, Kristin πŸ™‚

  2. Gil

    Sounds delicious!!!

    Hope you had a great birthday, Gil!

  3. 02.05.2010

    I’m with you. Happy Nutella Day!

    Woohoo! Hope you had a great one, Grace πŸ™‚

    .-= Grace´s last blog ..World Nutella Day: Friday, February 5, 2010 =-.

  4. joanne at frutto della passione

    Mmmmm, brownies! And I love, love, love bananas in deserts, must try these for the next PTA meeting!!

    P said, “Wow, you can really taste the banana in these.” Um, thanks? Ha! I hope you have adventurous Italians where you are Joanne πŸ˜‰

  5. Nutella and bananas are an amazing combo.

    These look delicious!!

    Happy World Nutella Day.

    Thanks, although definitely not recommended if you live alone and/or have no one to share with. TOO easy to down a pan in just a couple days. I’ve heard.

    .-= nyc/caribbean ragazza´s last blog ..French Nutella Toast in Celebration of World Nutella Day =-.

  6. 02.05.2010

    Those look good!

    Thanks Meredith! Super fast too if you have all the stuff in the house!

  7. 02.05.2010

    The banana Nutella combination is a great idea for brownies. These look delicious!

    Thanks Andrea! I had never had a banana brownie, but I love banana bread/cake, so I got curious…the Internet is the best πŸ™‚

  8. 02.05.2010

    yummm, looks delish!! Happy Nutella Day!

    Thanks Lisa! Hope you had a great WND!

    .-= Lisa´s last blog little girl =-.

  9. 02.05.2010

    Another nutella winner!

    Thanks FH! And Happy WND! (I’m all about the initials right now) πŸ˜‰

  10. 02.05.2010

    ooooh….How you tease me from across the pond. πŸ™‚ These look delicious!

    Hahaha…thanks for participating Chris! Always nice to “see” you πŸ™‚

  11. 02.05.2010

    Happy Nutella Day! It’s begun to snow in DC ( just before noon) & we’re expecting a “major event.” Like a snowpacolypse. I got up really early & bought the last few things necessary (tulips & coffee:) that I didn’t get yesterday. I circled the Nutella thrice but couldn’t do it. I’ll be here mostly alone if we’re snowed in (likely) for the weekend, that means trouble. I look forward to making some of the recipes, though, when I can make them to share. Emphasis on ‘share.’

    ciao-meow, Michele.

    I *definitely* know what you mean…confined space plus Nutella equals DANGER. Let me know what you end up making when you can give away some of the bounty πŸ™‚

    .-= Susan & GG´s last blog ..Capucine in Black & White =-.

  12. 02.05.2010

    I mean “Michelle” – I spelled your name incorrectly. I’m so sorry. (Can you tell I was an editor once?)

    Haha, thanks for the correction; I hate when I spell people’s names wrong too because I definitely try hard NOT to…sometimes the fingers work faster than the brain though πŸ˜‰

    .-= Susan & GG´s last blog ..Capucine in Black & White =-.

  13. Buon World Nutella Day to you ; ) Your brownies are gawgeous. I adore the Banana & Nutella flavor combination! These are going on my must try list ; ) Baci e’ buon weekend!

    Thanks Paula! Hope you had a lovely WND πŸ™‚

  14. 02.05.2010

    Oh, yum! Just yum!

    These did not last very long here, Saretta. Not long at all (and P only had one). Ahem.

    .-= saretta´s last blog ..Wedding at City Hall =-.

  15. 02.05.2010

    Banana blondies with nutella, brilliant….
    your comment luv keeps telling me I have a bad feed, I wonder why. It used to work here. Perhaps I’m being spanked for staying away too long….(

    Hmm it wouldn’t be anything with my site–it would have to be with comment luv; I’ve had some issues at some sites with that myself. I think Andy is working on some kinks? All I can say is, feel free to keep trying with comments here πŸ˜€

  16. 02.05.2010

    i love bananas, i love nutella, and i love brownies. what a delicious match!

    too bad the boy is a banana hater πŸ˜›

    Oh that’s sad! We go through so many bananas here; I’m glad I had some overripe ones (from a bunch that went ripe *way* too fast) in the freezer otherwise I may never have gotten to make this!

    .-= Sapphire in Sweden´s last blog ..World Nutella Day in Sweden … Mumms! =-.

  17. Bananas and brownies…that’s a new one for me…but it shouldn’t be…such an obvious pairing πŸ™‚ da provare!

    I think I’d like to play with the texture to get them a little chewier, but these were great…especially the next day πŸ™‚

    .-= Sara, Ms. Adventures in Italy´s last blog ..Nutella & Mascarpone Cream Chocolate Tarts Recipe for World Nutella Day =-.

  18. 02.05.2010

    I think I’ve been in a cave, because I just saw this morning that it is World Nutella Day. Fabulous round-up as usual Michelle! I posted a link on my site today just because I love this day.. and Nutella!! πŸ™‚ Ciao..

    Be sure to check back on Monday, Laurie…we’re looking at 150 or so recipes right now!

    .-= Laurie´s last blog ..Raspberry Cocoa Biscotti =-.

  19. 02.06.2010

    Yay! My favorite holiday and possibly the best excuse to ignore absent muse and go ahead and post anyway (thanks for that!)…

    I’m sitting here covered in Nutella, full of Nutella and the remains of my Nutella concoction screaming “diet-guilt” at deafening, ear-piercing volume.

    My response? None, I’m not even listening…..

    Now THAT is the Nutella spirit πŸ™‚

    .-= anna l’americana´s last blog ..World Nutella Day 2010…. =-.

  20. 02.06.2010

    Ah! Bananas and Nutella – a match made in heaven! They look divine. Brava!

    Thanks Susan; they went *fast* πŸ™‚

    .-= Susan @ SGCC´s last blog ..Celebrate World Nutella Day 2010 with Nutella Ice Cream =-.

  21. 02.07.2010

    These sound DIVINE! Oh my goodness, we’re snowed in (and declared a state of emergency!) but ooh this has me wishing I had nutella and bananas on hand!

    Hope you got some bananas while you could, Kalee!

  22. 02.07.2010

    OMG! My favourite ingredients together in one – chocolate and bananas! You are an inspired goddess!

    Enjoy! They are two of my favorites too πŸ™‚

  23. 02.07.2010

    Mm, now I know what to do with that somewhat overripe couple of bananas! thank you for this….

    Enjoy Jenny!

  24. 02.07.2010

    Am so drooling over Sara’s and ur site ((jus whopped into the kitchen n am back with a spoonfull of nutella and lemon curd…delightfu;ll)

    Fantastic recipes u have here and wanna take a nice long walk around right away and add u guys to my reader too-cant afford to continue to miss any delightfully delicious goodies cani?

    There are *so* many great ones to try; hope you enjoy!


  25. 02.07.2010

    Great! We brazilian have lots of banana always! I guess I will try these one… Thanks for sharing and for apreciate my story on Nutella Day, last feb 5th!
    Kisses from Brazil

    Enjoy Adri!

    .-= Adri´s last blog ..Nutella tem gosto de quΓͺ? #Nutella Day =-.

  26. 02.07.2010

    Magari…I made some plain old banana bread the other day. I’ll have to try this recipe out the next time I’ve got some ripe bananas again.

    Congrats on a successful Nutella Day!

    Yes, very ripe bananas are definitely the key. Enjoy!

    .-= Melanie´s last blog ..Six Places to Celebrate Carnival in Italy =-.

  27. Kate

    I found your website while googling what to do with overripe bananas. This recipe is amazingly delicious. I added 1 tsp of espresso powder – YUM! I’m so happy I found this recipe and I don’t have to rely on plain banana bread when my fruit ripens too fast. Thanks a bunch!

    So glad you liked it Kate! Thanks for letting me know πŸ™‚

  28. 02.01.2011

    I like peanut butter and Nutella on a rice cake! Delish πŸ™‚ And … here’s a funny. I made Nutella fudge to bring to Dave’s sister’s home for Christmas…not knowing one of her adult sons is allergic to nuts! He ended up tasting it cause his Mom said no, there’s no nuts in it…and sure enough had a reaction. Nice! Invite me to the family’s Christmas party for the first time and I poison one of the kids!

  29. 02.07.2011

    Looks yummy!

  30. Shirley

    I make these all the time and they disappear very rapidly. They are simply wonderful.

    michelle Reply:

    Thx for letting me know, Shirley!

  31. Paul

    Attempting to make these now but has taken a little extra work as this is an american recipe and i’m british haha! They are looking rather good though i must say, thanks for the recipe looks and sounds tasty

    michelle Reply:

    Hope you liked them, Paul!

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