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World Nuttela Day – Nutella Banana Fantails

Nutella (Proper Noun) – The only reason to buy bread

-Author Unkown

The above qoute is something I totally believe, Nutella according to me indeed can bring world peace 😉

I know this post is really delayed but when I looked at my drafts I felt like posting it anyways… I am gonna keep it short and crisp, I baked these for the World Nutella Day on Feb 5th

DSC_0471Like I said I am gonna keep this post short and sweet and come down to the recipe straight 🙂

Recipe – Nutella Banana Fantails

source – Cupcake Project

Makes about 12 normal size cupcakes or 8 jumbos

What I used

  • 2 tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 1 over-ripe banana, cut into pieces
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp vinegar (a tip I picked up from chinamye’s blog)

How I made it

  • Mix in flour, cinnamon powder, salt, buttermilk, and butter.  Stir until the dough starts to come together.
  • Add the yeast, sugar, vinegar and warm water to the above
  • Start  kneading the dough and knead it until the dough is smooth and elastic, I like to knead it either on the countertop of using the dough hook of my machine. If you use the countertop and knead by hand it will take about 8-10 minutes of kneading. In the machine you need to knead for about 5 minutes.
  • At the end nicely oil the dough and keep in a bowl, cover the bowl with cling wrap and leave it in a warm place to rise until doubled in size (mine took about an hour and 20 minutes)
  • Once the dough has risen, punch the dough down and knead again for about 2 minutes, leave it for resting for about 5-10 mins.
  • Now roll the dough into a rectangle and cut into even strips. (just like we did for the tomato butter and bacon bread)


  • Spread Nutella on top of the first strip.  Spread chopped bananas, Top with second strip and repeat with all the other strips


  • Cut the layered dough into 12 sections of equal length (if using the normal pan)
  • Turn each section onto its side and place into a depression in a greased cupcake tin.
  • Leave the cupcake tin in a warm place and let the dough rise for another hour or so
  • Preheat oven to 180C.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until it begins to brown.
  • Serve warm.
The little green paper you see there is a boat O made and asked me to put it there as a food prop ;)

The little green paper you see there is a boat O made and asked me to put it there as a food prop 😉

And ow I will tell you my secret tip/indulgence… when the jar of Nutella becomes empty like this I pour a couple of milk in it, a dash of cinnamon powder, heat it in the microwave and yes gulp it down before anyone sees me 😀


2 comments on “World Nuttela Day – Nutella Banana Fantails

  1. Ankit
    April 21, 2013

    great recipe, i am going to try it this week.
    though i have one question, why the vinegar?

  2. Pingback: Recipe #51: Chocolate-Banana Pull Apart Bread | The Food Gypsy

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