The nooks and crannies filled with Nutella and banana in these single-serving pull-apart breads invite exploration. Like a child who can’t resist the temptation to pull open and thumb through barely open drawers, your eyes begin spelunking at the first sight of the pull-apart bread. Your fingers quickly follow suit, prying the plush bread open and releasing steam studded with smells of chocolate, hazelnut, banana, and brown-sugar sweetened bread. Pull-apart bread is fluffy dinner rolls combined with croissants with a tactile satisfaction akin to cleanly splitting take-out Chinese food chopsticks. Add in the no-fail combination of Nutella and banana and these may be my favorite recipe of 2013.
Nutella Banana Pull-Apart Bread Recipe
I based my Nutella banana pull-apart bread recipe off the recipe for Buttermilk Fantails which I found on Tracey’s Culinary Adventures (originally from Gourmet, February 2009). I adapted the recipe to make it significantly sweeter (so it’s more desserty than a bread roll) and I also added the all-important Nutella and banana.
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