Toasted Hazelnut and Chocolate Banana Bread

I love bananas and buy them often. The problem is that I often forget that I have them- and once they become speckled with freckles- I just can’t eat them anymore. So, I try to find different ways to add some pizazz to plain old banana bread (which don’t get me wrong-is great).

For this recipe I indulged in my love of Nutella. I can’t lie, I look for any excuse to cook with it. I enjoy combining bananas with Nutella on a whole grain waffle, so thought this might be a good match.

1/2 cup cooking oil
1 cup sugar
2 beaten eggs
3 ripe bananas, mashed
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 TBS milk
1/2 tsp vanilla (I put in more)
1/2 cup toasted hazelnuts (chopped)
1/2 cup Nutella (I use more)
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Beat oil and sugar together. Add eggs and banana pulp, and beat well. Add sifted dry ingredients, milk and vanilla. Mix well. Stir in nuts and pour into greased and floured loaf pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips.

Cook for 45-55 minutes -check after 45 min.



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