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Nutella Banana Bread

This is an out-in-out steal from this site:  Nutella Everyday.  Can you imagine?  Recipes that only use Nutella?  The thing I love about Nutella is that it is pretty much the same amount of calories as peanut butter.  Just think about it for a minute.  Chocolate AND a hint of hazelnut!  Heaven.  
I'm always looking for a twist on banana bread and here it is.



2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 cup unsalted butter,     room temperature 1 cup sugar 2 large eggs 1 1/4 cups mashed, ripe bananas 1/3 cup skim milk 1 tsp. vanilla extract 3/4 heaping cup Nutella


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray.  Mix together flour, baking soda and salt.  Let's be honest, does anybody do this anymore?  I know they say it incorporates better into the batter.  I just don't see the difference.  This is what I do.  In a mixer, beat butter and sugar until blended.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each one.  Mix in mashed bananas and milk. Now, I …

Caramel Crisp

I have a new obsession and it is called Pinterest.  It's been great in helping me organize my daughter's 16th birthday party.  The best part about it is discovering so many new recipes. This recipe is an adaptation of a recipe I found on Nikki's chef in training website: Better than Sex Chex.  The great thing about this recipe is, once you make the cereal (you can use any cereal), you can add anything to it and use your choice of melted chocolates.  I plan on giving this away to my kid's choir directors as a year-end gift. 

I also plan on bringing a big batch with me tomorrow to my fellow volunteers at our high school's Project Graduation.  My kids will be graduating the next two years, but this will be my third year volunteering at Project Graduation. It's a great way to keep kids safe graduation night.   For more information about Project Graduation, check out this web site: North Middlesex Regional High School Project Graduation.