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World Nuttela Day - Nutella Banana Fantails

Its World Nutella Day on February 5th, and for that, I made these absolutely delicious Nutella Banana Fantails :)
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


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


  • 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.


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