Nutella Swirl 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

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours
  • Yield: 1 loaf
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


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


  • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup (125g) creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup (67g) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50g) packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 cups (190g) white whole wheat flour or all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)
  • 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 350°F (177°C). Spray a 9×5 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.


  1. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups: These are totally optional. If you leave them out, add 1/2 cup more semi-sweet chocolate chips, if desired.

Keywords: peanut butter nutella banana bread, nutella banana bread


  1. Baking Serendipity says:

    When I saw the picture of the batter in the bowl, I literally said out loud, “Ah! There are mini Reese’s in there!” My parents looked at me like I was nuts. This bread is awesome!!

    1. Haha! mini Reese’s… aren’t they so cute?

  2. HOLY FLAVOR POP. So dense, so fluffy, so PERFECT. I want to have a bread-talking dance party with you! We can croon to this bread about how luscious and perfect it is and dance happily while it bakes. And share the mixing bowl and rubber spatula because that’s what friends do. And then make a second batch immediately after the first because, well, it can only last so long and five minutes really isn’t enough time… 🙂

    1. Ohhh yeah 1 batch wouldn’t last very long, Hayley! Esp after we work up our appetites having that dance party! 😀

  3. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen says:

    I’m incredibly tempted to try this out with cookie butter! I may or may not have finished off the nutella jar a couple weeks ago (oops) 😉

    1. gina, you’re a genius.. cookie butter swirled pb banana bread sounds like my version of heaven. 🙂

  4. Back For Seconds says:

    You’re killin me girl! All my faves wrapped up in one! It looks so crazy good, I’m actually getting irritated that I can’t reach through my screen to grab some. I have to make this!

  5. Oh my gosh, it’s even better than the *To Die For!* Dark Chocolate Raspberry Banana Bread??? Is that even possible?!?! I can’t wait to see for myself 🙂

  6. Averie @ Averie Cooks says:

    Ive seen Shelly’s recipe and have oogled and googled it, many, many times 🙂 This looks stellar!!

    And your photos, both vertical and the clarity (new 50mm?)…look amazing! Seriously want to reach thru the screen for this!!

  7. Donna @ The Slow Roasted Italian says:

    What a fabulous combination! BTW, I think talking to your baked goods in the privacy of your own home is a great idea. Just don’t tell anyone if they start talking back!

    1. Haha Donna, very true… hope they don’t start answering me 😉

  8. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl says:

    Well, you know how I am with dancing, but I might make an exception for this bread. 🙂 PLUS, I actually have some near rotten bananas on my counter as we speak, so I’m thinking I know what I’m having for breakfast in the morning. What? Bananas are a breakfast food, no?

    1. Ashley…. this is completely acceptable for breakfast, yes. 😉

  9. Thank you Dee! Hope you have a great weekend too. xo!

  10. You and I? Food soul mates. I’ve made nutella banana bread too. I wasn’t smart enough to add Reese’s though. You win!

    1. mmmm yes. Food soul mates for sure Karly! I could make a meal out of your mini corn dogs and this bread!

  11. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says:

    YES please. I want the entire loaf thankyouverymuch.

  12. Could you pack this with any more of my favorite things? Gah. If I made it I would eat it until my stomach hurt! And I wouldn’t even care. So darn delicious! And irresistible.

  13. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life says:

    Funny thing is that I can’t dance at all…no rhythm! But for this bread I would attempt it:-)

  14. Julie @ Table for Two says:

    hooooly crap! this bread needs to be in my life asap!! i mean it!!! mmm

  15. Wow! Looks amazing!!!

  16. no blog makes me drool quite like yours!

  17. Good Food Good Friends says:

    My family LOVES Nutella. I’ve made cheesecake and pound cake with it. I can’t wait to try this recipe!

    1. Nutella cheesecake soiunds incredible! I would love for that recipe! yum. 🙂

      1. Good Food Good Friends says:

        Sally, thanks for getting me motivated to finish this post. It’s been weeks that I have had it only half done. I hope you enjoy it!

  18. Oh my, this looks positively heavenly! I love everything about it!

  19. Emma @ Food, Fork and Good says:

    Droooooooool, good lord, that just looks brilliant! Going on my to-bake list

    1. Haha thank you Emma! I have a long to-bake list! So glad you are adding this to yours.

  20. That banana bread is the best looking best I have ever seen.

  21. You’d love the PB Buttercream Liz! Love mini pb cups in this bread as well. Wouldn’t a cookie with mini pb cups AND the pb buttercream be over-the-top amazing? yum!

  22. Hi Sarah!! So nice to “meet” you. I will be there on Thursday! 😉

  23. Mouth watering!
    This bread looks just amazing
    I also liked very much your raspberry-banana-bread

  24. this was AMAZING!! i’ve made quite a few of your recipes recently and this was definitely one of the best.

    1. LOVE hearing that Kim!! Thanks for coming back and letting me know! Makes my day!

  25. Hi Jenbug! I hope your surgery went by ok! this comment made me laugh!! 🙂

  26. hey sally, great recipe! I’m dying to bake this but i live in the UK and cannot seem to find whole wheat white flour or canola oil anywhere!!!! 🙁 can i use other ingredients instead!? If so what do you recommend!? many thanks, sophie

    1. Hi Sophie! You may use regular white all-purpose flour in place of the whole wheat flour. I suggest using plain low fat yogurt in place of the oil. OR if you have melted coconut oil or peanut oil, those would both work as well. Thanks! 🙂

  27. But like… is this real life? SO delicious!

  28. Cassandra Bishop says:

    These combination of flavors you think of are to die for…

  29. Amazing recipe; I’ve made it twice and it’s a hit with my family! I didn’t have canola oil, only coconut, and it really adds an even greater depth of flavor to the bread.

    1. I’m going to try it with coconut oil next! great substitution Ana! Thank you so much, I’m glad you enjoy the recipe!

  30. Laura (Got Chocolate) says:

    You get me every time with your creativity! And you work out of the home too. How do you do it? Hee hee! Love the chocolate and peanut butter combo BIG time – it’s my favorite. Good job!

    1. I don’t know how I do it Laura! A lot of coffee! Thanks so much 🙂

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