Well, it’s taken me very long to pay homage to one of my all-time favourite things! My love affair with Nutella started several years ago, and I’m pleased to say it’s going as strong as ever (minus the annoyance of recently cold evenings that make Nutella jars un-scoopable). And because my sweet tooth always gravitates towards a dessert with chocolate, it was high time I reflected this on my blog. Every now and then I’ll be posting recipes that use Nutella, in a bid to win over anyone unsure of how versatile Nutella is, to provide new takes on classic non-chocolate recipes and generally be in awe of the wonder that is Nutella. Today, I’ve started quite basic with one of the easiest dishes I’ve ever made…!
You will need:
- Two and a half ripe bananas
- 200g Nutella (or *ahem* as much as you deem necessary…)
- 40g unsalted butter
- 30g demerara sugar
- 60g plain/all-purpose flour
- 20g ground almonds
First up, pre-heat your oven to 180C/350C and then slice the bananas and scatter them in your heatproof dish. Using a tablespoon, generously spoon out Nutella and spread it all over the bananas, so that you’ve got as even a coverage as possible. FYI, it says 200g in the ingredients but I’m pretty sure I finished a whole jar on this ; ).
Next, put all of the dry ingredients in one big bowl, and get physical! Making crumble mixture couldn’t be more simple; rub the ingredients together through your fingers as if you’re sifting through sand to find something. All of the butter should have mixed through properly by the time you’re done. Put this on top of the banana-Nutella already in the dish, and hey presto! Your crumble is ready for the oven.
The recipe says to leave it for 15-20 minutes, or until the top looks nice and golden, and that’s all there is! I plan on making these recipes with Nutella as easy as possible, simply because my current lifestyle means I’ve rarely got more than an hour free at home on the weekends. Let me know if there’s a specific recipe you’d like to see, simplified or just simply with Nutella added in! x