nutellabananaloaf

Following the Weight Watchers program really underscored my weaknesses: Cake, chocolate, cookies. Dense, moist, chewy, gooey, calorie-packed, carbohydrate-embracing yummy stuff.

Sometimes I would overcome my cravings by allowing myself to have just a little bit everyday, other days I would experiment making Weight Watchers versions of sweets, but they never quite hit the spot.

Until this recipe. Each serving of this banana loaf is only 4 Weight Watchers points plus – fantastic! I can eat three satisfying meals, and have my cake too! Only two tablespoons of butter! I will stop using exclamation marks now.

But even if you’re not on Weight Watchers or watching your weight, this Nutella banana loaf is utterly delicious. Decadent, moist, and it even seems to improve in flavour after a day or two – if it lasts that long. This banana bread is on the moist side, as op

There was not one person I served this to who didn’t rave about it. I think my father even had seconds.

Because while I can live without over-the-top sugary cupcakes, or sometimes eat a low-fat yogurt to sate my sugar cravings, nothing can really replace Nutella. I need Nutella in my life.

If you’re worried about having mashed bananas on hand, and you’d like to make this recipe, do what I do, and peel your ripe bananas as you see them and put them in your freezer. Then they’re ready to go when you need them. And you are going to make this right? Right. Here’s the recipe.

Substitutions: None.

Would I make this again? Yes, a double batch next time. And I’ll freeze it for when the mood strikes.

Grade: Five big big stars out of five.