The very first item I made for our Nutella Party was one courtesy of a co-host of World Nutella Day. Michelle with BleedingEspresso.com had this wonderful recipe posted for World Nutella Day 2010. You can find her full write-up and recipe, with her beautiful pictures by clicking here.
A personal thank you to Michelle with BleedingEspresso.com and Sara with MsAdventuresInItaly.com for bringing us such a wonderful reason to celebrate! Oh yeah, and the creators of this delicacy…the folks at Ferrero!
On to the Banana Nutella Brownies! They were amazing! Who would have thought that a Banana Brownie would be so delicious? These were super easy to make, and I always love making items that are from scratch. You feel like you truly accomplished something at the end. In fact I had my first “flour-explosion” with my new mixer when I dumped in the flour for the recipe…fun stuff. Although, I will be the first to admit…with some of the recipes you see from our party on here, you will see I did take quite a few easy short-cuts. Wait, would we call them short-cuts? Or, would we call them smart-cuts??? Yeah, I agree…smart-cuts…
I do recommend this recipe. They come out more cakey than gooey, which is just fine with me. A lot of guests loved this recipe as well. A must try!
Don’t forget…keep following, more recipes to come this week and next!
Banana Nutella Brownies from Michelle with Bleeding Espresso
(with my comments in parenthesis)
- 3/4 cup butter (melted) (I used margarine. Either would be fine.)
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 2/3 cup white sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 3 ripe bananas, mashed (This is always my favorite part of recipes with bananas…the mashing!)
- 1 egg
- 2 cups flour (I used all-purpose)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- Nutella to taste (To taste, Michelle? This was dangerous to say. I could have used a whole jar! I had to practice restraint for sure on this part.)
1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter into sugars.
2. Add vanilla, egg, and bananas.
3. Add flour and baking powder.
4. Spread mixture into a greased 13 x 9 inch pan.
5. Swirl Nutella into top of mixture. I didn’t use any particular technique other than swirling it around with a knife. Martha Stewart would’ve been appalled, I’m sure. (I used the knife technique as well.)
6. Bake at 350°F for 35 minutes or until center springs back to the touch and edges are just turning golden.