Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Banana Nutella Wedges

Alright, the word is out. I am officially obsessed with Nutella!  There is simply no denying it!  I'm sorry to those of you out there who don't like Nutella, but let's be honest, you've gotta be crazy if you don't like this incredible chocolate hazelnut spread.  I love it so much, I have literally had dreams about it.  It was a Nutella dream that lead me to create this killer dish.  Recently I had a lovely Nutella dream about sun bathing in a Nutella-filled lazy river.  The next morning, I couldn't imagine eating anything other than Nutella!  If you know me at all, you know I'm not the type of gal to just spread some Nutella on some bread and call it a day. That's simply not how this redhead works!  So I created Banana Nutella Wedges, the perfect sweet treat to start your morning, or even end an evening.  The warm and soft bananas mesh together with the creamy Nutella and crunchy coconut and hazelnuts, and are sandwiched inside crispy cinnamon-sugar tortillas, making this a celebration of sweet flavours and multiple textures.  

2 flour tortillas
about 5 tbsp Nutella or other chocolate hazelnut spread
1 banana, sliced
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut, toasted
1 tbsp toasted hazelnuts, chopped

1.  Spread a layer of Nutella on one of the totillas.

2.  Top the Nutella with a layer of sliced bananas

3.  Sprinkle the bananas and Nutella with the shredded coconut and hazelnuts.

4.  Layer the naked tortilla on top and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.

5.  Bake in oven or toaster oven at 350ยบ for about 3 minutes or until tortilla turns golden and slightly crisp.  Remove from oven, and cut into quarters.


GarlicBOSS said...

Coconut, cinnamon, Nutella and bananas what a flavor combination

figtree said...

I love nutella banana paninis, this sounds even better!Figtreeapps

redkathy said...

My grandmother introduced me to Nutella and I've been hooked ever since. There is always a jar, the large size, in my pantry. Nutella, banana and coconut... a dreamy thought!

Cookin' Canuck said...

I'm right there in the Nutella boat with you. My family and I can't get enough of it! I particularly like it on crepes. Your wedges look like a perfect snack.

Miss Madras said...

YUM! Nutella is the best! Thanks for creating this sinfully delicious treat.

Kevin said...

I am a little obsessed with Nutella as well! One of my favorite ways to enjoy it is with bananas in a sandwich. Thise would be a great alternative and I often find myself with leftover tortillas.