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Nutella Banana Bread

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Surprise!  It’s one of the rare occasion on Just One Cookbook to have baked recipes featured back to back.  I’ve been really busy lately and I haven’t had the time to write new Japanese recipes that I’ve cooked and photographed.

With the busy schedule, I still try to find time to make and provide my children as much homemade snack as possible.  The Banana Bread I shared a while back is one of their favorites and I’ve given it a twist with this delicious Nutella Banana Bread.

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Back in August I won Grandpa’s Honey giveaway at Tutti Dolci.  I typically buy honey from Trader Joe’s but I had been looking for really good honey.  This honey was a wonderful discovery – the flavor is so rich, and it has smooth silky texture and has nice fragrance to it.

Grandpa's Gourmet Honey

Look at this beautiful golden color of honey… Hmmm, so good!

Grandpa's Gourmet Honey 2

I’m really hooked on this delicious honey and to thank Laura at Tutti Dolci for this gift, I made this Nutella Banana Bread with this honey, adapted from her Almond Butter Banana Bread.  Can you smell the  Nutella and banana combo?  Yum…  Hope you will enjoy making this for your breakfast or tea time.

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Nutella Banana Bread Recipe
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Serves: one 9 x 5 inch loaf
  • 1¾ cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp. allspice
  • ⅓ cup Nutella
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1½ cups mashed ripe banana
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. almond extract
  • 2 Tbsp. sliced almonds
  • 1½ tsp. turbinado sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with nonstick spray and place a sheet of parchment paper on bottom.
  2. Whisk all the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and allspice) together in a large bowl. Make a well in the center of the mixture.
  3. Combine Nutella and honey in a small bowl and heat in the microwave until melted, (about 30 seconds) and cooled slightly.
  4. Combine mashed banana, buttermilk, egg, and extracts in the medium bowl.
  5. Add cooled Nutella-honey mixture in the medium bowl.
  6. Add to flour mixture in the large bowl and stir just until combined.
  7. Pour batter into the greased loaf pan and top with almonds and turbinado sugar.
  8. Bake at 350°F for 50-60 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through. The bread is ready when an inserted skewer in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then remove from pans and cool completely.
  9. Wrap the bread well and store at room temperature up to 2 days, or in the refrigerator up to 4 days. To freeze, wrap tightly in foil or freezer wrap.
Recipe adapted from Tutti Dolci.



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I baked this bread in the morning but couldn’t photograph it before my daughter came home from her preschool.  After lunch, we did the photo shoot session together.  She was a pretty good assistant.  But she also insisted that her setting below be photographed and shared.  So here we go…

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Thank you for checking it out!

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  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) October 7, 2012, 9:57 pm

    Nami, your bread is beautiful! So glad you tried out the recipe and used the honey :). I love your pictures, the giraffe is too cute!

  • Eha October 7, 2012, 10:29 pm

    Nami dearHeart: the last thing I want to do is to ‘rain’ on your absolutely wonderful blog! But, are you aware ‘Nutella’ is over 60% sugar/saturated fat and one of the most healthwise dangerous items you could put in your mouth? It has actually had to be withdrawn from some European food shelves! More, so I have been told, have been planned! I certainly would not dream of having it in my home or kitchen! Sorry to be negative :) !

    • Nami October 7, 2012, 11:21 pm

      Hi Eha! Good to know – I was not aware of that. I started to buy Nutella this year after seeing so many Nutella recipes on blogs and have been enjoying eating… I should cut down on my consumption especially when I need to lose my weight! Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us!

  • Mel October 7, 2012, 10:32 pm

    Even I have not tasted it, I already knew it must be yummy! You make it so beautifully baked. Oh, giraffe is my favourite animal….I have 4 tall wood giraffes in my living lounge! :-)

  • chinmayie @ love food eat October 7, 2012, 10:38 pm

    Such a gorgeous loaf of bread Nami. I am totally imagine the combination of banana, nutella & honey being super delicious.

  • Renata October 7, 2012, 10:58 pm

    OMG! This is beyond irresistible!!

  • Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover October 7, 2012, 11:01 pm

    Very nice combo of bread , actually I like your daughter’s arrangement ^_^

  • Elizabeth @Mango_Queen October 7, 2012, 11:21 pm

    Wow! Great idea for bananas, nutella and honey! I must try this! Thanks for sharing,Nami!

  • Choc Chip Uru October 7, 2012, 11:23 pm

    Yay for incredible desserts :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious October 7, 2012, 11:31 pm

    I’m so jealous you won that honey! I was totally hoping to win that giveaway. But it seems like you made great use out of it with this awesome bread. I always have ripe bananas around so this recipe here is perfect! And that last photo of the giraffe is just too cute!

  • Andrea October 7, 2012, 11:36 pm

    Nami, you baked a delicious “after school treat” for the children – bananas lend a wonderful flavor to any baked goods and I am sure that your kids (and the rest of your lovely family) really enjoyed a slice of your wonderful Nutella Banana Bread!

    Have a terrific Monday!

  • Raymund October 8, 2012, 12:15 am

    Nice one Nami, you will be an excellent baker. Look at that creation.

  • Tania @ A Perfect Pantry October 8, 2012, 12:20 am

    It’s funny, because I was just thinking I need a banana recipe – I have a few in the kitchen that need to be used very soon.

  • Lucy @ Lucy eats October 8, 2012, 12:43 am

    I love the step by step photo instructions you provided and I love your cute giraffe assistant :)

  • My Kitchen Stories October 8, 2012, 12:46 am

    Oh my goodness Nami, I can see a nutella banana bread in my future!!How decadent

  • Jenny October 8, 2012, 1:22 am

    everyone loves banana bread – add nutella – you’e a genius, Nami. mind you, cooking for kids makes every mom a genius – nice post, Baker-san!

  • Sissi October 8, 2012, 2:43 am

    Nami, it looks so perfect! How many loaves did you have to bake before you obtained such a neat, professional looking bread??? I am in awe!
    Frankly speaking, as much as I like bananas, I am not a fan of the banana bread, but your Nutella addition must completely transform the basic banana bread taste and make it luscious. Thanks for the wonderful idea (I still am left often with overripe bananas… so I will certainly try your idea).

  • Katerina October 8, 2012, 2:55 am

    Tell me about busy schedule Nami! I used to post twice a week, but as my son grows older and my job becomes more demanding I limited my posting to just one per week and sometimes I find it hard to follow even this! Banana and nutella match perfectly and I am sure this cake would be a success especially among the young ones of the family!

  • Adrian (What the Heck is Filipino Food) October 8, 2012, 3:36 am

    So I’m guessing the little one thought of the giraffe?! hehe, love it.

    Keep the baked recipes coming, nutella and banana go so well together s I could just imagine how great this is.

  • hui October 8, 2012, 3:54 am

    there’s a reason why we don’t keep nutella at home.. it’s too yummy ^^||! and banana + nutella = decadent! x2 *drools* ^^

  • Hotly Spiced October 8, 2012, 4:22 am

    I have some over-ripe bananas in my fruit-bowl and I’ve been wondering what to do with them. Your recipe, Nami, is so timely. This nutella bread looks so good xx

  • Jen @ Savory Simple October 8, 2012, 5:15 am

    Nutella bread???? My still my beating heart. Love it.

  • Allen at Cook! Bake! Share! October 8, 2012, 5:15 am

    What a unique variation of a favorite of many! The nutella, almonds, spices and honey make this version a standout. I can’t wait to try it! As always, beautiful photos and layout. Your daughter has a talent for food photography! Thanks for another wonderful recipe! Allen.

  • Ramona October 8, 2012, 5:22 am

    You daughter has an eye for photo styling too… the giraffe compliments the banana bread beautifully. :) I love a good banana bread… this one looks like a winner. :)

  • Lyinn October 8, 2012, 6:20 am

    yummy :)… i’m so gonna try this… btw i live n travel quite a bit in Europe and Nutella def. isn’t withdrawn from the shelves in Germany, France, Belgium nor Spain. :)

    • Nami October 8, 2012, 11:17 pm

      Hi Lyinn! Thank you for your feedback – I was thinking how they make crepe without having Nutella… :) Thanks for reading my blog!

  • Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb October 8, 2012, 7:00 am

    Oh wow thats really rare to see bread here. Don’t hesitate to share a couple of slices Nami! =P

  • Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) October 8, 2012, 7:13 am

    Congrats on winning Laura’s giveaway–you made something absolutely delicious with it. You know how I love Nutella and bananas together–love your version. :)

  • Ann@Anncoo Journal October 8, 2012, 7:27 am

    Nami, I love this easy recipe. Your Nutella banana bread looks very delicious and the last picture look very cute too :)

  • Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings October 8, 2012, 7:42 am

    Love bananas- and nutella even more!

  • Kimmi October 8, 2012, 9:23 am

    What a cute giraffe! Your daughter has a good eye. =)

    That one photograph with the honey and the nutella is so tempting, and seems like a wonderful combination for an interesting twist on banana bread. Thanks for sharing the recipe and the photographs!!

  • Balvinder October 8, 2012, 9:33 am

    Man Oh Mann!!! Nami your twist to banana bread sounds amazing! Should I tell my daughter?

  • Rosa October 8, 2012, 10:04 am

    It looks beautifula nd really tempting! An irresistible treat.



  • Sawsan (Chef in disguise) October 8, 2012, 10:04 am

    When I saw the email I was like: Yay! Nami is getting to be an amazing baker
    I think banana and chocolate are a match made in heaven
    and That the picture your little one styles is just beautiful

  • gloria October 8, 2012, 10:30 am

    Nami Look absolutely delicious you think I can made without Nutella?? sometimes I dont find here!

  • Linda @ My Foodgasm Journal October 8, 2012, 10:37 am

    This is so perfect for breakfast. I love incorporating honey in the recipe, vs. sugar – it has different taste and sweetness.

  • Sandra October 8, 2012, 10:55 am

    I see we have a budding stylist in our midst. The giraffe is the perfect touch to go with this yummy bread. Really looking forward to this one.

  • recipeland October 8, 2012, 11:17 am

    Nami, really like your photos (step by step and final photos). Beautifully done! And gosh, this nutella banana bread looks delicious, the sliced almonds on top make the bread look more appealing. The giraffe is adorable and matches the overall color! YUM!!

  • Skylor @sproutlifestyle October 8, 2012, 11:34 am

    I think I like that little giraffe as much as I like the sound of banana nutella bread!

  • donna mikasa October 8, 2012, 12:59 pm

    I’m always baking banana bread but never thought to add Nutella. And I have some in my pantry! Thanks for the great idea! And I love your daughter’s photo prop–too cute!

  • Belinda @zomppa October 8, 2012, 1:02 pm

    Angels are singing on this one – nutella and banana? Home run!

  • Jenn and Seth October 8, 2012, 2:43 pm

    love nutella in banana bread! yours looks fantastic! and i adore the giraffe, it is so cute that you had a little assistant to help!

  • nipponnin October 8, 2012, 3:09 pm

    私、最近甘い物を避けてるんだけど、これ、誘惑大きすぎ!家にこの材料全部あるのも、恐ろしい。 フローズンチョコレートバナナもいつか試したいわ。

  • Asmita October 8, 2012, 4:06 pm

    Hi Nami,
    I would love to taste this banana bread. What’s there not to love about it. It’s got all the yumminess one could ask for. Trust me, I can finish off that entire loaf.
    Gorgeous clicks!

  • yummychunklet October 8, 2012, 4:16 pm

    Nutella is definitely a favorite, so I’m all for this bread!

  • Rowena @ Apron and Sneakers October 8, 2012, 4:27 pm

    Laura really has very good recipes and your version looks so good too! I love banana bread ever since I was a kid. The picture with the giraffe made me smile because my kids, especially my daughter likes to put “unnecessary” props too in my setting so I have a lot of photos with her hands in the pictures. LOL! Sorry Mommy Nami, I like your daughter’s food styling better! LOL!

  • Rhonda October 8, 2012, 5:45 pm

    That looks so good, I love rich and flavorful honey. I also love the pal your daughter included in the last photo, so cute.

  • Jen Laceda | Tartine and Apron Strings October 8, 2012, 6:03 pm

    I don’t know how you find the time to do all these step-by-step photos. I know that’s hard work, so thank you, I appreciate all your efforts. On another note, this banana bread looks awesome! I bet that honey imparted a natural sweetness and flavour to the bread!

  • Jessica Maher (@kbelleicious) October 8, 2012, 6:52 pm

    Nutella Nutella I scream Nutella! I love it to pieces and now I am in love with this bread. Why is it that banana goes so well with PB and nutella? A mystery forever but who really cares because its just soo good! Awesome photos BTW

  • mjskit October 8, 2012, 8:37 pm

    Girl – when you bake, you really bake! Banana Bread is one of my favorite quick breads, right up there with cranberry bread. I’ve never seen one made with nutella, and OH – it sounds SO good – like a chocolate covered banana!

  • Marina@Picnic at Marina October 8, 2012, 9:02 pm

    Nami, this looks so delicious! Nutella makes everything taste better! :)

  • Bam's Kitchen October 8, 2012, 9:35 pm

    Nami-san, the addition of nutella is a very classy and must add a rich flavor to the bread. Your giraffe is almost as cute as your loaf of nutella banana bread. I really need to do more baking but that indeed requires measuring and you know that is not my bag…I’m more of a pinch of this and pinch of that kind of gal…maybe a new years resolution. Take Care, BAM

  • albertocook October 9, 2012, 12:10 am

    Nutella and bananas how can I say no?
    I love It.
    Bye from Italy

  • Muna Kenny October 9, 2012, 1:51 am

    Nutella is the magic word! The bread looks awesome, a must try recipe. The giraffe is sooo cute :)

  • ChopinandMysaucepan October 9, 2012, 8:11 am

    Dear Nami,

    Your daughter’s setting is absolutely adorable. I used to like nutella as a kid but have fallen out of it since I don’t have a sweet tooth. I know a few people who absolutely love nutella but I understand there is quite a fair % of sugar in it.

  • Sandra's Easy Cooking October 9, 2012, 10:08 am

    So happy that you posted bread…and I am loving yours. Wonderful flavors, recipe and pictures are just stunning as ever. Nutella with classing banana bread, I would be all over it! Got to make this one very soon!

  • Kate October 9, 2012, 1:53 pm

    Looks and sounds phenomenal. Sorry about your technical errors happening. Hope all is well. This banana bread is awesome, and that giraffe is adorable! Super cute!

    Have a great week!

  • Lynna October 9, 2012, 4:59 pm

    Your daughter is adorable! :D

    This nutella banana bread looks wonderful! I can totally smell the nutella and banana combo!

  • Mi Vida en un Dulce October 9, 2012, 5:55 pm

    This recipe is great. Nutella is my son favorite, as well as banana, he never tried both together but this will be good opportunity.
    By the way, the color of the honey is wonderful.

  • Nazneen | Coffee and Crumpets October 9, 2012, 8:12 pm

    I think the second setting is the way to go! That little giraffe brightens up the photo. I love the combo of Nutella and Banana Bread. I don’t like chocolate chips or chunks in my banana bread so this would be perfect and I love Nutella.


  • Sanjeeta kk October 9, 2012, 10:24 pm

    Banana, nutella, honey and Nami = gorgeous bake! You nailed it, the loaf looks so pretty, and ma sure it would have taste yum.

  • Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake October 10, 2012, 3:15 am

    This bread looks absolutely delicious Nami! Love the deep golden colours and can almost smell the sweetness.

  • Candice October 10, 2012, 9:26 am

    Hi Nami,

    This Nutella Banana Bread is absolutely a great combo. I loved your daughter’s lil friend in the photograph (very cute)! I love Nutella and I can’t wait to try this recipe. I was recently in Paris on my honeymoon and saw Nutella filled on the shelves.

    • Nami October 10, 2012, 5:00 pm

      Thanks Candice! I’m happy to hear Nutella still exists, at least in Paris! :)

  • Kelly @ Inspired Edibles October 10, 2012, 9:45 am

    This sounds like just the right amount of nasty ;-). And, you know what they say about great minds… I’ve got a banana bread in the oven as I type… but sadly I did not benefit from your lovely daughter’s assistance nor her smashing table setting! How cute it that :). Beautiful loaf Nami.

  • Kim - Liv Life October 10, 2012, 12:36 pm

    Nutella and banana are one of my all time favorite combos!! I don’t eat Nutella on anything else… I know a certain group of girls (Liv’s carpool) who would adore me even more if I brought them this bread. It’s going to the top of the list!!
    On another note, isn’t it wonderful to find a good honey? I’m going to have to check this one out… we are always on the lookout for new honey.

  • Valerie Brunmeier October 10, 2012, 1:44 pm

    I like your daughter’s artistic sensibility, and her giraffe :) My youngest son is bonkers for Nutella so I buy the great big containers at Costco. I will come back to this one for sure.

  • Nancy/SpicieFoodie October 10, 2012, 1:51 pm

    Nami your bread looks perfect! Nutella Banana Bread is one of my favorite snacks and breakfast too. Thanks for sharing:)

  • Shirlene October 10, 2012, 1:56 pm

    Hi Nami,

    Love your blog!!!

    anyway, was just wondering if you have recipe for making almond leaf biscuit? those that you see very often in Japan International Airport in gift boxes.

    I got them recently from there and LOVED the taste n how light that biscuit taste.

    Thank you

    • Nami October 10, 2012, 4:51 pm

      Hi Shirlene! Thank you very much for your kind words. I’m glad you enjoy my blog. As for the cookies, I Googled to see the image of what you are talking about but I cannot find… Do you have any picture of it? As you know there are so many kinds of Japanese confectionaries at the airport and I can recognize some but not this one…

  • Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking October 10, 2012, 2:13 pm

    I love that you started baking more often :) and this banana bread looks great. Would love few slices with a cup of hot tea

  • A Little Yumminess October 10, 2012, 2:36 pm

    The honey looks yummy. We love banana bread and nutella. Will try with kiddo

  • kitchenriffs October 10, 2012, 4:23 pm

    You should have your daughter assist more – that last picture is so cute! Really inspired. As is this bread! You’re rocking some mighty fine flavors here – this sounds so delish.

  • Yelena October 10, 2012, 4:42 pm

    Dear Nami, I just asked my daughter if she likes to have a slice of this beautiful cake for lunch at school, and she said: “Yes, please!” We are going to do some baking-) I buy honey from our local farms, very good also.

  • Martyna @ Wholesome Cook October 10, 2012, 11:58 pm

    Hi Nami, I am with Eha on this – it is so misleading it call it a hazelnut spread when in fact it has less than 10% hazelnuts. Here is a good article about it: http://foodwatch.com.au/blog/additives-and-labels/item/nutella-the-full-correct-list-of-ingredients.html

    But I am sure you could just use extra butter, cocoa and maybe hazelnut meal instead… ? It would be fantastic nutritionally wise – it looks fab already.

    • Nami October 12, 2012, 9:43 am

      Hi Martyna! I read the article and it is very helpful for me to understand this product. Thank you so much for sharing!! Although Nutella from a jar is convenient and delicious, we need to be aware of what we’re actually eating. Thanks so much!

  • Alyssa October 11, 2012, 12:46 am

    One of my first recipes on my blog was nutella banana bread and it has become a family favorite. I love the nuts on this too!

  • Lily Chua October 11, 2012, 2:53 am

    I made the Nutella Banana Bread 2 times today. 1st time i used homemade buttermilk – mix milk with vinegar… disastrous! Tasted like uncooked flour inside. Then 2nd time, I used milk only but somehow it did not taste sweet enough for me. Is it because my bananas are not ripe enough?

    • Nami October 11, 2012, 6:39 am

      Hi Lily! Thank you for trying this recipe! This recipe relies on honey, Nutella and banana for sweetness. So if this is not sweet enough for your liking, you need to increase honey or maybe Nutella. Overripe banana definitely helps for natural sweetness too. Overall this is not bread that is very sweet like cake or some pound cake. You can exchange honey with sugar and that helps it sweeten more. Hope this helps. :)

  • Hari Chandana October 11, 2012, 4:14 am

    Woww.. Lovely and delicious recipe.. Looks very tempting.. thanks for the wonderful recipe.. Happy to follow your blog :)

  • Patty October 11, 2012, 6:30 am

    Nami, your bread looks beautiful! The little giraffe makes the perfect prop;-)
    I think I have all the ingredients for your bread recipe in my pantry, how often does that happen? Fresh baked bread is such a wonderful after school snack, I’m sure it was very well received;-)

  • Food Jaunts October 11, 2012, 5:27 pm

    My husband would go nuts over this – he loves nutella and it’s a perfect match with the banana. Nice match up with the almonds.

  • Baker Street October 11, 2012, 11:48 pm

    This is one of my favorite quick breads! I love banana and nutella as a combination and your bread looks gorgeous! Using honey is such a lovely idea, Nami.

  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com October 12, 2012, 2:13 pm

    Beautiful bread, Nami!! And the photos are so tempting!!!!!!!

  • dassana October 14, 2012, 8:50 am

    thats a delicious looking banana bread.

  • Sylvia@Peaches and Donuts October 14, 2012, 9:00 am

    I love your gorgeous banana bread! it’s even better with nutella but i think it’ll be best with some speculoo spread!!!

  • easy breakfast recipes October 14, 2012, 6:07 pm

    Had free time only in the morning so I made this before I went to bed. My nephew just loved it when he had it for breakfast. Great recipe – so easy to follow!

    • Nami October 15, 2012, 8:52 pm

      Hi Shaun,

      Thank you so much for trying this recipe and leaving feedback here. I’m so happy to hear that your nephew enjoyed it! :)

  • Stephanie October 19, 2012, 9:13 am

    haha Too cute. It’s great that your daughter wants to be involved with your food activities as well!

  • Shirley October 19, 2012, 9:48 am

    I love your daughter’s photo setting! So cute. Now I know what I’m going to do with that half a jar of Nutella that’s been sitting around.

  • Laura|My Little Gourmet October 30, 2012, 12:45 am

    I just baked this over the weekend and everyone in the family loved it. I know Nutella isn’t exactly the healthiest but I decided 1/3 cup is manageable :)….and I am glad I did. Thanks for the delicious recipe!

    • Nami October 31, 2012, 10:36 pm

      Hi Laura! Thank you for your time to give me feedback! I’m glad you enjoyed this as much as I did! Hehee, I want to think Nutella once in a while is manageable too… as we don’t really eat unhealthy stuff. :)

  • Jasline (Foodie Baker) November 11, 2012, 5:41 pm

    Hi Nami! Thanks for sharing such a yummy recipe! I love how soft and moist the loaf is and I blogged about it!


    Thank you Nami! :D

    • Nami November 13, 2012, 9:12 am

      Thank you Jasline! I just left a message on your blog and shared it on my FB fan page. Yours look so delicious! Thank you for trying this recipe!

  • Madhuli November 23, 2012, 5:58 am

    Hi made the bread (mini loaves actually) and it was a hit with my kids. Thanks for sharing the recipe-its a keeper! Uploaded a photo here https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=448945035161685&set=a.265742603481930.67744.265737896815734&type=1&theater

    • Nami November 25, 2012, 11:20 pm

      Thank you so much for trying this recipe. I just shared your facebook link on my fan page. I’m glad to hear your children enjoyed this bread! :)

  • rosemarie segura March 15, 2013, 3:42 pm

    Can I substitute nutella to peanut butter?

    • Nami March 15, 2013, 7:13 pm

      Hi Rosemarie! I think you can! For the original recipe, almond butter was used, but I changed it to nutella. :) Hope you enjoy!

  • Carol | a cup of mascarpone May 15, 2013, 11:12 am

    How did you ever sneak this deliciousness past me last year?! WOW, this is a fantastic recipe, Nami!!!

  • josephine August 18, 2013, 7:05 am

    Hi, I tried making this today but the top came out uneven and ugly. Would you be able to tell what’s wrong?

    • Nami August 18, 2013, 9:05 am

      Hi Josephine! I thought mine also came out sort of not even too, compared to the original recipe from Tutti Dolci… I asked a few people why and tried to find answer online but couldn’t figure out. Maybe it rose too high and broke… Before I put it in the oven I release the air etc too. Sorry I wish I know the answer.. :(

      • josephine August 18, 2013, 10:04 am

        Thanks for prompt reply, Nami. Yours is perfect compared to mine hehe. I used top flour instead of plain flour. Does if affect anything?

        • Nami August 18, 2013, 10:34 am

          Aw you are too kind. :) I’ve never heard of Top Flour before so I checked online and it says: Top Flour is an extra-fine quality flour to give exceptionally smooth and fine texture for your baking needs. It is especially ideal for baking very fine cakes such as chiffon cakes, swiss rolls, crepes, cake doughnuts and butter cookies. It doesn’t seem like the flour was reason, but I’m not expert in baking (still learning). How about the oven and temperature. Each oven acts differently and maybe it can be the reason? Try cover the bread with aluminum foil to control how much being baked, maybe?

  • Cindy September 13, 2013, 2:14 pm

    Hi Nami,
    How are u?
    What temperature do u bake the mixture at? Please advise.

    Cindy ;)

    • Nami September 15, 2013, 10:55 pm

      Hi Cindy! It’s 350F. It’s written at Step 1, but going to add the temperature one more time at Step 8 too, so it’s clear. Thank you!

  • shirley March 24, 2015, 11:20 pm

    Hi Nami,

    Can I opt out some of the ingredients like allspice and cinnamon for this recipe.By the way what is allspice? thks