Nutella Swirled Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Super-moist banana bread swirled with Nutella and peanut butter cups. There won’t be a crumb leftover!

Super-moist banana bread swirled with Nutella and peanut butter cups. There won't be a crumb leftover!

I don’t really think you need any convincing about how dangerously delicious this banana bread is.  Because if you don’t like peanut butter and you don’t like Nutella…. then you are certainly lost on Sally’s Baking Addiction.

After I taste a new recipe, I usually have Kevin, a coworker, or a friend taste it as well… just to get a second opinion.  Knowing that I like something AND other people like it too gives me confidence in the recipe and then I’m excited to share it on the blog!

Well, um not this time. I literally took one bite of this bread and said out loud “You are sooo good.”  I was alone in my apartment and I was talking to bread. I didn’t need any reinforcement from taste testers. This bread is so dang good.

It is dense, luscious, and full of everything I love about life: smooth, creamy peanut butter.  Mini Reese’s cups. Semi-sweet chocolate chips, sweet ripe bananas, and Nutella.  A LOT of swirled Nutella. And it has whole wheat flour and fruit it in so it’s practically a health food. Moving along…

The brown sugar and ripe bananas make this bread so incredibly moist.  I mentioned how to get perfectly moist banana bread when I shared my Dark Chocolate Raspberry Banana Bread the other week. The secret? Very ripe bananas. Like mostly brown and practically rotten. Trust me.

While the baking time is long, this bread really is a thoughtless and quick recipe.  Mix everything together, but do not over mix, pour into a loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes.  Forget about it.  Wash your hair.  Vacuum the carpet.  Have a dance party by yourself. All the while, a dreamy creamy peanut buttery Nutella swirled wonder is baking up in your oven, making your house smell amazing.

Super-moist banana bread swirled with Nutella and peanut butter cups. There won't be a crumb leftover!

Is your mouth totally watering yet?!? Because I can hardly control myself looking at these pictures and I only have ONE SLICE left! Must.Make.More.


Nutella Swirled Peanut Butter Banana Bread


  • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup (125g) creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) canola oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup (67g) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50g) packed brown sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 cups (190g) white whole wheat flour (or all-purpose)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped Reese's Peanut Butter Cups* (about 12 Reese’s miniatures)
  • 1/3 cup (60g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 Tablespoons (56g) Nutella


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9x5 inch loaf pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together bananas, peanut butter, oil, egg and sugars.
  3. Pour dry ingredients into wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Batter will be very thick. Do not overmix. Fold in Reese’s cups and chocolate chips. Spread batter into prepared pan. Drop 3 tablespoons of Nutella on top of bread in a row. Swirl with a knife.
  4. Bake for about 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Baking times may vary. Let cool in loaf pan for 10 minutes, then loosen the edges of the pan with a knife and remove from loaf pan, transferring bread to a cooling rack. I let my bread cool for about 2 hours before cutting into it.
  5. Bread stays fresh covered at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Recipe Notes:

Sally's Tips:

Do not overmix the batter! Overmixed batter leads to tough, crumbly baked goods.

*The Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are optional. If you leave them out, add 1/2 cup more semi-sweet chocolate chips, if desired.

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In case you missed it, here is my Dark Chocolate Raspberry Banana Bread. 

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Banana Bread-5


You will also love my Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread:

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread (12 of 1)


And I can’t leave out my White Chocolate Chip Mango Banana Bread – simply incredible! Mangoes are my favorite fruit of all time.  And there is plenty of them in this bread!

White Chocolate Mango Banana Bread-14



  1. Vanessa on February 17, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Hi Sally,
    Not sure if this question has been asked already but can I use natural peanut butter for this recipe?


    • Sally on February 17, 2015 at 6:30 pm

      That should be fine Vanessa.

  2. Kelly on February 24, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    Hey Sally,
    I am trying to make somewhat of a hybrid of this recipe and your “Best Ever Banana Bread” and I was wondering, do you think it would be fine to add an additional banana and egg like the other recipe has? I want it to be extra moist.


    • Sally on February 24, 2015 at 1:18 pm

      I’m really unsure without trying it myself. However, in my experience I’ve learned that banana bread is incredibly forgiving. So it’s worth a test. Let me know how it goes.

  3. Teresa on March 16, 2015 at 1:33 am

    Literally can’t wait to try this recipe. I love to make new bread recipes that don’t take all day to make also my granddaughter loves nutella. Really who doesn’t ?
    But I think she would eat the whole jar at one time if we’d let her. This is a much better sounding way to get a nutella fix. Lol Anyway thanks so much for sharing can’t wait to bake also other of your recipes as I just signed up for your site.

  4. Elizabeth on April 27, 2015 at 10:17 am

    When I see my 17 year-old daughters face covered in chocolate, peanut butter, Nutella yumminess it makes me smile from ear to ear! Awesome recipe! I love your site, have made about five or six of your recipes and they are all sublime. Keep doing what you do, it makes my baking reputation that much better.

  5. Tabitha Lew on April 28, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    hi sally !

    made this recipe today, used 1 cup of milk chocolate chips, vegtable oil. i also made this recipe as muffins! easier for my boyfriend to take for work and i froze some as well ! swirled the nutella on after spooning at least 2 tbs of the batter into two muffin pans lined with cupcake liners made 1 1/2 dozen muffins ! baked for 30 minutes they came out perfect ! 🙂 what a great recipe even with the variations i made, this was the first time i baked with nutella and it came out amazing ! can’t wait to find more nutella recipes !

  6. Jenny on May 26, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    This bread was amazing sally! You should make a rhubarb bread! My dad grows rhubarb and hes made 5 million pies! Rhubarb bread would be amazing!

  7. Joelle on July 6, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    On my way home to make this so hope you answer me quickly since no one seems to ask this question and you didn’t specify
    Light or dark brown sugar?

    • Sally on July 6, 2015 at 2:54 pm

      Either works!

      • Joelle on July 6, 2015 at 3:14 pm

        Thank you so much! I’m in Israel and they don’t have regular light brown sugar it’s either dark or demara sugar, what do you think best? Also I’m out of creamy peanut butter so using crunchy
        Let me know about sugar and thank you for your speedy response
        Waiting on your advice on sugar 

  8. Stefanie on July 11, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    Hi Sally! Just spotted this recipe and I’m dying to bake it. Have you baked this recipe in any of the disposable aluminum loaf pans? Size 8in x 3  7/8in x 2  15/32in. ? And have you ever baked this recipe using bread flour, unbleached? Thanks for posting such scrumptious recipes! looking forward to eating them! 

    • Sally on July 12, 2015 at 6:34 pm

      I’ve only baked this bread in my 9×5 pan. The disposable pan is a little too small. And I do not suggest bread flour– all-purpose is best for quickbreads.

  9. jessie walker on October 12, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Sally, what kind of bread pans fo you use? I have a terrible timr with my bread always sticking to the pans. I don’t like to use butter to grease it because it curls up the edges. I use Pam but it’s not the best. What do you recommend for pans and greasing? Thanks do much! 

    • Sally on October 12, 2015 at 6:35 pm

      How about Pam for baking? PAM nonstick baking spray I believe it is called. That’s what I always use. Or butter.

  10. Tanja on October 14, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    hi sally,
    i´m from germany and so happy to find your great blog, i love your recipes and want to try lots of them , the first will be this lovely bread. but i´ve got a question: is it necessary to use oil or can i use butter instead of ? or is it necessary for a good bread? I always got problems with cakes, which contains oil , they are always not baked through….and the cake came out soggy
    or my english is so bad, sorry….but please help me…
    greeting from Wackenheim, germany

  11. Julia on December 1, 2015 at 7:43 am

    I’m in love with this bread! Even though I don’t like Nutella and I used a little less than required (I know, there’s probably something wrong with me) it blended in with the other flavors so well! I already made it twice and will make it again later. I substituted one banana with about 60ml buttermilk, because I didn’t have enough bananas and it came out super moist but also fluffy and crunchy from the outside. Thanks for all the great recipes! Love to come back to your blog for any occasion. Greetings from Germany

  12. Vonetta on December 5, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Hello, Sally. Okay… I just tried this recipe for the first time, this morning. Actually, I made two loaves. Both loaves became way darker than I would have liked 40 minutes into baking, but, of course, neither was baked all the way through at that point. I wound up baking the loaves a total of 65 minutes at 350 degrees, but batter was still coming out onto the toothpick. So, I just turned off the oven and left them inside an additional 30 minutes to finish baking. The toothpick now comes out clean finally, but the tops in particular look just baked to a crisp. I make plain banana bread fairly regularly, and on the same rack on which I placed both loaves of the Nutella bread today. Still, do you think rack placement is the culprit? Really, ANY suggestion would be appreciated. Thanks!!!

    • Sally on December 6, 2015 at 11:08 am

      So odd! Try baking on the lowest oven rack. And you can loosely place foil on top of the bread after 20-25 minutes to prevent the top from getting too dark.

      • Vonetta on December 6, 2015 at 2:39 pm

        I will tell you, one loaf is almost gone already!  The bread, while a little dry on the outside, is still moist on the inside and, most importantly, tastes sooooooooo good.  My family has complimented me several times.  So, I will definitely make this again and now use your suggestions for a “prettier” presentation!  Thanks again!!!

  13. Sonya on January 2, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Just made three banana breads including the cinnamon swirl and this one. The cinnamon one turned out perfectly as did my usual recipe – thank you for the fab recipe. Had some issues with the bake on this one (first time with one of your excellent recipes and entirely my fault) but it tastes awesome. Think I used the wrong size tin, bananas were quite big too plus too much Nutella so it spilled over and then took much longer to bake – used my tablespoon measuring spoon for the Nutella and think I need to use a normal dinner one next time. I left out the reeses as didn’t have any to hand. Will experiment again when I have some bananas.

  14. Erika on January 12, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    Hi Sally!

    what’s the size of the loaf pan? and I cant find any semi sweet chocolate chips here in our location..out of stock. what should i use instead? would a regular hershey chocolate bar be okay?


    • Sally on January 13, 2016 at 9:47 am

      A 9×5 inch loaf pan is best. You can chop up a hershey’s chocolate bar instead.

  15. Kate on January 27, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    Holy moly, Sally! This banana bread not only made my apartment smell like heaven but it tastes like everything I was craving today in one bite. I am a huge fan of Trader Joe’s cookie butter but have had a fear of Nutella for years…. needless to say, I am a believer now and can’t wait to try more of your Nutella recipes!

  16. Alyssa on February 3, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    Hi Sally,
    I made this last week, and I have to say it was quite possibly one of the best indulgences. I came across your blog not too long ago and had been dying to try one of your recipes out, and this was a perfect starter. I love what you are doing, and as a college student, I am really inspired by how you have made a living for yourself. I look forward to trying more sweet treats in the near future. Thanks!

  17. Lindsay on February 18, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    this has become my go to recipe every time I get a chance to bake! I make it with gluten free flour and it still comes out delicious and moist! i also often double it and make muffins instead of a loaf!! you’re the best sally!!! 

  18. Yas on March 19, 2016 at 2:03 am

    Hi Sally! First of all I’ve been meaning to tell you that your recipes have been a huge hit at many family/holiday events! I have made your mocha cheesecake brownies, Andes mocha cookies, butter pecan cookies, Biscoff cookies (can’t get enough of those) the list goes on! Speaking of Biscoff, can the Nutella in this recipe be replaced with Biscoff, or am I getting a little crazy here? I’m not sure how that would work with the peanut butter, but I’m set on making a banana bread with Biscoff! 

    • Sally on March 19, 2016 at 9:12 am

      Yes biscoff works instead of Nutella in this recipe. I’ve done it before– and it’s delicious! I’m so happy you enjoy my recipes. Thank you!

  19. Ines on April 16, 2016 at 4:56 am

    Hi Sally!
    Weird question I guess but what could I replace the bananas with in your opinion? I was thinking apple puree and/or buttermilk but how much?

  20. Pam on June 15, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    Oh, Sally, this banana bread is great! I usually shy away from banana breads, but this one has a nice pb flavor that tames the banana…. yummo! Thank you for another keeper.

  21. Stefanie on June 23, 2016 at 9:42 am

    I’ve made this recipe five times in the past three months! Love it! So easy and so good! I make it exactly as written. Thanks, Sally!

    • Sally on June 23, 2016 at 6:23 pm

      That’s more than I’ve made it 🙂

  22. Ollie on February 19, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Hi Sally !!

    I was wondering if you could tell me if I could split this recipe between 2 8×4 pans ? If so how long would they need to bake for ?

  23. Ann on June 14, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    This recipe is spectacular! It was a huge hit with my family and at my church meeting. I made a few alterations that I thought I’d note here.

    I wanted to make this into a large cake, so I doubled the recipe and baked it in a parchment-lined 9×13 pan for about 40 minutes — perfect. I omitted the chocolate chips and chopped peanut butter cups and, instead, used these very tiny peanut butter cups that I found at Trader Joe’s (1 cup for single recipe; 2 cups for double). And I served it warm with sweetened whipped cream on the side. Thank you for this fabulous way to use up six overripe bananas!

  24. Erin McAllister on July 10, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    What temp. and time would you recommend for muffins using this recipe?

    • Sally on July 10, 2017 at 4:46 pm

      Same temp– maybe 18-21 mins

  25. Stephanie on October 28, 2017 at 2:28 am

    Yummy! I don’t normally keep nutella in the house, only because I love it so much I tend to eat embarrassing amounts of it by the spoonful.. oops. However, I know I don’t have to tell you about pregnancy cravings.. and mine were begging for banana muffins! I also have been wanting a jar of nutella for a few weeks. So this recipe gave me the perfect opportunity for both! I’ve made the bread version a couple years back and it was delicious! But like I said, I was craving muffins. So I made these tonight, 5 mins @ 425 then 14 mins @ 350.. they came out so beautiful. I left out the chocolate chips and peanut butter cups, but put a generous dollop of nutella on the tops of each muffin and swirled it as best I could with a toothpick. Seriously they are soooo good. I should pop a couple in the freezer so I don’t eat them all! Anyways, thanks for satisfying my pregnancy cravings yet again 🙂 only thing I would do differently next time, because I omitted the chocolate chips and pb cups, is add another small dollop of nutella in the middle of the muffins as well as the top! just for extra nutella flavour cause i don’t think you can ever have too much 🙂 
    ps. adored the photo you shared of Noelle today! your posts about her make me so excited to meet my daughter in only 2 months!!! 



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