I get asked all the time, “How do you maintain your girl-ish figure with all those sinful goodies you bake?”

“Well,” I respond. “I make sure to add something healthy into the mix every once and awhile. For instance… the banana in this Banana Nutella Crunch Bread totally counter-acts all the chocolate and Nutella.”

{Then I secretly put on my Spanx and eat a handful of pretzel M&M’s}














In an attempt to eat healthier and lose all those post-baby lbs, I bought myself some adult cereal. {Sorry Mr. Leprechaun…no more chasing marshmallows to the end of the rainbow for me}













You know those “adult cereals,” the ones that we are forced to buy just because we have children and are suppose to be “responsible” {big air quotes here} about our health.

They mostly consist of some sort of flake or nut or heaven forbid- bran. Don’t get me wrong, I like to be healthy…but I can’t help but feel my inner child dying a little each time I act all grown up and grab a box of “Look at me, I’m an adult” cereal.













So I buy this box of Banana Nut Crunch and on the back is this crazy recipe for some Chocolate Banana Bread! {touche, way to reel me in…}













I thought it was lacking a little oomph, so I spruced it up with a little Nutella. I was tempted to replace the Banana Nut Crunch with Lucky Charms…but that would just be crazy…

It’s a really simple recipe to throw together, and tastes all grown up and healthy. {because of the banana of course…and the cereal}













This bread actually makes me proud to call myself an adult. My inner child is happy.













Even my kiddos loved it! They are growing up so fast!

So put down those Captain Crunch Berries and grow up already!

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Banana Nutella Crunch Bread

This Banana Nutella Crunch Bread is so satisfying and the crunch on top is amazing!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 296 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 2 1/2 cups Post Banana Nut Crunch Cereal
  • 2 oz semi-sweet chocolate
  • 2 tbsp Nutella
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup oil + 1 tsp. oil
  • 1 fully ripe medium banana, mashed


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Microwave chocolate and nutella for 1 min, stir until melted. Cool.
  • In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside. Beat eggs in medium bowl, stir in melted chocolate, brown sugar, buttermilk, 1/2 cup oil and the banana. Add to the flour mixture, stir just until moistened. Stir in 2 cups of the cereal. Spoon batter into greased 9×5-inch loaf pan. Crush remaining 1/2 cup cereal in small bowl and add 1 tsp oil; mix well. Sprinkle evenly over batter.
  • Bake 50-55 min or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.


Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 268mg | Potassium: 246mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 4mg
Keywords: bananas, Chocolate, Nutella, quick bread
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Is it ironic that of all the pictures I took, I forgot to take a picture of the banana?


About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
4 Responses
  1. Krista {Budget Gourmet Mom}

    Banana and Nutella!? My fave!!! Plus, the addition of the "adult" cereal makes me feel better about eating it! 😉

  2. chris

    the big slice i had was perfect!
    I liked how moist it was… and the chocolate from the nutella…
    i can never go back to plain old bananna bread again.

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Shawn Syphus

Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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