Banana bread with chocolate chips, Nutella® swirls, and caramel sauce.

Recipe Summary

25 mins
1 hr
10 mins
1 hr 35 mins
1 9x5-inch loaf


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Caramel Sauce:


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.

  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, and baking soda in a medium bowl. Combine bananas and cream in another bowl.

  • Cream sugar and butter in a third bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Add flour mixture in 2 batches, alternating with the banana mixture, beating batter briefly after each addition. Fold in chocolate chips and pecans. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  • Place chocolate-hazelnut spread in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on High until melted, about 25 seconds. Pour over the batter in the pan and swirl in with a knife.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 60 to 70 minutes.

  • While the bread is baking, whisk the brown sugar, half-and-half, butter, and salt in a saucepan over medium-low heat until it thickens, 5 to 7 minutes. Add vanilla and cook until a bit thicker, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Pour sauce into a jar and refrigerate until cold.

  • Cool the bread in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Serve with caramel sauce.

Nutrition Facts

732 calories; protein 7g; carbohydrates 102.4g; fat 35.5g; cholesterol 79.5mg; sodium 316.2mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
If you have a sweet tooth (like I do), I think you will love this! It is very rich and decadent, and a little goes a long way. The caramel sauce is delicious, and I'm looking forward to drizzling some of that over ice cream or even in my coffee! I made this exactly as directed, but my loaf was done at about 54 minutes, so keep an eye on the time, knowing your own oven. Toothpick in the center should come out clean when done. Read More
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No changes needed - an excellent cake recipe Read More