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Nutella Banana Bread

I actually don’t have too many words to describe how yummy this banana bread is, except you may want to make sure you give some away or have lots of people around because it is much to easy to eat lots of it. It combines a simple, low fat banana bread recipe with rich Nutella to create a truly decadent bread for only 4 weight watchers points plus and under 150 calories.

Nutella Banana Bread
Servings: 13 slices
Serving Size: 1 slice
Nutritional Info: 138.1 calories, 3.8g of fat, 24.8g of carbohydrates, 2.5g of fiber, 1.7g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 4 *


  • 4 ripe medium bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup Nutella


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Stir in the egg whites. Add the banana, vanilla, and apple sauce and mix together. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Gently mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined.
  5. Warm the Nutella up in the microwave for 30-60 seconds until it is softer and melted.
  6. Pour the banana bread batter into a bread pan. Then slowly spoon the nutella on top and swirl into the bread using a knife until all of the Nutella has been worked in.
  7. Bake for 40-45 minutes until cooked through. Enjoy!

* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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31 Response to Nutella Banana Bread

  1. Edwinna on April 10, 2012

    Holy cow that sounds incredible! Can you leave the butter out?

    • Kristen on April 10, 2012

      I haven’t tried it without the butter. You could try replacing it with more applesauce, but it may affect the texture since you wouldn’t be able to cream the sugar and butter together. If you try it let me know how it turns out!

  2. Cathy on April 11, 2012

    Can you confirm that the Nutella shold be microwaved for 30-60 minutes until it is softer and melted. Did you mean seconds?

    • Kristen on April 12, 2012

      Yes – 30 to 60 seconds :) Thanks!

  3. Nicole on April 11, 2012

    Warm the Nutella up in the microwave for 30-60 minutes until it is softer and melted.

    Do you mean 30-60 seconds?

    Cannot wait to try!

    • Kristen on April 12, 2012

      Yes – 30 to 60 seconds :)

  4. Liza on May 26, 2012

    I made this today. It turned out great. My 5 year old loved it. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  5. Ann on June 11, 2012

    Recipe looks great ad I have a question. Is the brown sugar packed? lightly packed?or just measured and used?
    Thanks I’d like to try this real soo, my bananas are defrosting.

    • Kristen on June 11, 2012

      Lightly packed. Hope you enjoy it!

  6. Ladonna on August 15, 2012

    Can you tell me how many regular points this is? I am not doing the points plus version.

  7. Ladonna on August 15, 2012

    Never mind I see the nutrional info at the bottom :)

  8. Vicki Copeland on September 22, 2012

    Sure am going to try this. Sounds so good. Love me some nutella!

  9. Andra on September 22, 2012

    Love to make this. I Have self riseing flour, can I use that and leave out the baking soda and salt?

    • Kristen on September 22, 2012

      Honestly – I am not sure because I hardly ever use self rising flour, but I think it should work.

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  11. Laura on October 4, 2012

    I tried this recipe today, and I’m very pleased with the results. I was nervous about the sheer volume of mashed banana that went into the batter, but my worries about mushy bread were for nothing–the loaf came out great! Moist, soft, and very tasty. And even with Nutella in it, it’s lower in calories than even the low-calorie banana bread I’ve made before! Definitely my new favorite way to use up overripe bananas :).

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  13. Andrea on November 18, 2012

    Made this as muffins, to help with the portion control, and I love it!!! Awesome recipe, thank you!

  14. Kara on December 3, 2012

    Can I make this without the applesauce? I dont have any. Do i need to replace it with something else?

    • Kristen on December 3, 2012

      The applesauce is a replacement for the oil that would normally be used. You could try replacing it with a pumpkin puree, a 1/4 cup vegetable oil (which would increase the points), or another fruit puree. I haven’t tried it this way before but it should work.

  15. nichole on January 5, 2013

    Has anybody tried to freeze this? I would love to try it, but there is just two of us and I don’t want to end up eating it all! lol

    • Kristen on January 5, 2013

      Why don’t you try halving the recipe and turning them into muffins? That way portion control is built right in :)

  16. Rhian on May 15, 2013

    I don’t have apple sauce, what can I use instead?

    Thanks, I’m very excited to try this!

    • Kristen on May 15, 2013

      Although I haven’t tried it, I think it would work to substitute in an extra 1/4 cup mushed bananas. You could also try pumpkin puree or maybe yogurt. If you don’t mind some extra calories, 1/4 cup of vegetable oil would also work since that is what the applesauce is meant to replace in a typical higher calorie bread recipe.

  17. rebecca hayes on May 21, 2013

    Made this Sunday and I love it!! I will make it again.

  18. Sharon Montesi on July 16, 2013

    Has anyone tried this with a non-dairy butter substitute?

  19. Sharon on October 19, 2013

    This recipe is absolutely fantastic! I made this last Sunday and my husband and I had a piece of it for breakfast each day this week. I asked him what he wants next week for breakfast and he says the banana nutella bread, so I will be making another batch tomorrow!

  20. Alicia M on November 12, 2014

    These just came out of the oven and my very picky 2.5 yr old and I just split a mini loaf and he’s begging for more! I used my Pampered Chef 12 mini loaf square pan and they are the perfect size. Thanks for our new fav recipe!!!

  21. Alina on January 7, 2015

    I made this recipe and it was delicious ! I didn’t have applesauce but puréed strawberries and used that instead. Also, I substituted butter for coconut oil… Great SUB and you won’t miss the butter:). Coconut oil is solid when room temp so you have to melt it. I don’t use microwave… I take a metal ramican some restaraunt use for katchup and put on the stove for a minute-2… Making sure to use a towel when getting off the stove bc it will be hot. Otherwise, microwave starting at 30secs until melted and there you go!

  22. Carey on May 19, 2015

    Can I use white whole wheat flour instead? And can I use oil instead of the butter with equal ratios? Thanks!

  23. Gaby on July 30, 2015

    Oh I could not wait to try this recipe! Unfortunately, it didn’t turn out exactly the way I wanted. I followed all directions to the T but my bread turned out a to be a mushy mess on the inside, is this normal? J baked it for 45 min then baked it an additional 15 min but then I noticed the edges getting too dark so I finally took it out of the oven. Is the mushiness due to the banana? I wasn’t pleased with the inside texture. Did I do something wrong? Has anyone experienced this? Help!


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