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I hate to see food go to waste, so my heart sinks whenever I see a bunch of bananas start to freckle before we’ve had a chance to finish it.  But they’re best for banana bread when ripe and freckled.  There were 4 in the fruit basket today, and 2 kids whom I knew would be hungry for a tea-time snack after school.


So I added a dollop of Nutella and a heap of semi-sweet chocolate chips to a simple banana bread recipe, and it came out gorgeous!




 4 ripe bananas
1/4 cup melted butter, mixed with about 4 tbs melted Nutella 
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups flour (sifted)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon baking soda
Semi-sweet chocolate chips (about 2-3 handfuls or more if you like)
1 tsp cinnamon sugar


 Preheat oven to 155C. Mash the bananas in a bowl. Add all the other ingredients and mix well. Bake in a buttered loaf pan for 1 hour. Allow to cool somewhat, then slice and enjoy!