Banana And Nutella Monkey Bread

Preparation time

3 Hours

Cooking time

20 Minutes

Serves

10

A perfect combination of layers of fluffy dough, bananas and Nutella.

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Tuck into sweet pieces of bread that will satisfy your sweet tooth and bring a smile to anyone’s face. It's the perfect crowd pleaser!

Ingredients

1
packet
Active Dry Yeast
1/4
cup
Warm Water
1/4
cup
Light Brown Sugar
3
cups
All-Purpose Flour
, plus a little extra for dusting the work surface
1
teaspoon
Salt
3/4
cups
Buttermilk
6
tablespoons
Unsalted Butter
, melted
1
teaspoon
Vegetable Oil
1/2
cup
Nutella
, or other chocolate-hazelnut spread
2
Bananas
, over-ripe, cut into very thin slices or tiny pieces
Cinnamon Powder

Directions

In a medium-sized bowl, stir together yeast, water, and brown sugar and let stand for five minutes. It should get foamy, but don't worry too much if it doesn't. You aren't looking for giant foam, just a few bubbles.
Mix in flour, salt, buttermilk, and butter. Stir until the dough starts to come together.
Lightly flour a clean surface (so the dough won't stick to it) and dump the dough ball onto that surface. Knead it until the dough is smooth and elastic - about six minutes.
The dough is really easy to work with - you shouldn't have too many problems with it sticking.
Coat the mixing bowl with oil, put your dough ball into it, cover, and set in a warm place to rise until doubled in size (about two hours).
Once the dough has risen, punch the dough down and split it in half.
Roll half of the dough into a 0.2 centimetres thick rectangle and cut into six even-ish strips.
Spread Nutella on top of the first strip. Then, top with banana pieces.
Top with second strip and repeat previous step.
Continue layering strips and banana slices until you reach the top strip. Do not coat the top of the last strip in Nutella or bananas.
Cut the layered dough into 6 sections of equal length.
Turn each section onto its side and place into a depression in a greased cupcake tin. It will not come to the top of the tin. Don't worry; there's still lots of rising to be done.
Repeat layering with the second half of the dough, bananas and Nutella.
Set the cupcake tin in a warm place and let the dough rise for another hour.
Sprinkle on some cinnamon if you like.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
Bake for 20 minutes or until the bread just begins to brown.
Serve warm.

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