Monday, April 26, 2010

Banana-Nutella Galette

Play dates aren't just for my little guy anymore. I am blessed to have gotten closer with a couple of women who have a child/children my son's age. So, when we get together for a play date, sure, it's for the kids. But not just for the kids. 

We had one recently so out came the apple juice, Goldfish, the wine & a little dessert I actually created on the fly. I didn't get a chance to go to the store that day but I wanted to make something sweet for my friend & used what I had in the house.

I wouldn't have minded if it was a flop because I am close enough to her not to be embarrassed but it turned out to be one heckuva hit. The underlying amaretto flavor from the extract paired so perfectly with the hazelnut spread & bananas.

I also love that, aside from the pie crust, this was a healthier alternative than most desserts & I didn't feel a tad guilty.






Banana-Nutella Galette by Live.Love.Eat

{ Click for Printable Recipe }

1 pie crust
About* 1/4 cup plus 2 tblsp of Nutella Hazelnut spread
1/2 to 1 banana sliced
Skim milk
Almond extract
Powdered sugar (for serving)
Fat free Cool Whip (for serving)

Pre-heat oven to 375. Unroll pie crust. Spread Nutella thinly on crust leaving a 2 inch border. Scatter bananas on top.





Whisk extra Nutella in a bowl with skim milk until you reach a drizzle type consistency. Add a drop or two of almond extract & whisk well.




Drizzle over bananas. Roll the border of the pie crust covering part of the filling slightly. Bake for 20 minutes, adding a few extra minutes if crust needs to golden more. Let stand for 10 minutes. 

Sprinkle with powdered sugar, cut into wedges & serve with whip cream.


{ Food for Thought }

Measurement on Nutella is not exact, just use your judgement & spread thinly on crust.


Linking Deliciously to Lisa at Blessed with Grace for Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays

48 comments:

Kristina P. said...

My coworker just walked by and asked me what this was, and I told her it was the thing I was making at my next dinner party. Holy cow!

Nana said...

Yep, this looks yummy and not too guilt ridden. I can't believe you serve your kids wine. No wonder they love their play dates. LOL

Just Breathe said...

It sounds so good. I almost bought Nutella today and then I didn't. Now I have to go and get some!
Thanks.

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

First of all, look at you getting linked up early on a Monday night. :-) Also recipe rocks. Love it. Thanks for the recipe and linking up to TMTT.

Jen said...

Oh so fabulous!

Tender Branson said...

Great looking gallette!

Lazaro Cooks! said...

That is gorgeous. Wonderful job. Cheers!

Brenda said...

Wow, how easy is that! I wonder if you could use a fruit other than bananas, I don't always have those around.

Sherry said...

Oh,my! We are huge Nutella lovers here. This looks scrumptious!!

Thanks for sharing!

Have a great day!
Sherry

elra said...

Hmmm, I love nutella, this galette must tastes delicious!

Ivy B. said...

This looks so incredible! I can't wait to try it! Thanks so much for sharing!!

http://embracetheuncertainty.blogspot.com/

Ronda said...

This looks great! I love Nutella, sometimes I spread a little on toast with bananas, I never thought of a pie crust. I will try this!
Have a great week!
XOXO

Liza said...

I just bought Nutella for the first time and used it on crepes. I think this would be even better.

Lolli said...

That looks so yummy! I'm glad you were ahead of me on SITS this morning! :)

Anonymous said...

It's too pretty to eat.

Coco said...

Your play dates sound like my play dates.....wine and conversation.

This looks amazing and will for sure go into my recipe book.

BeautifulDisaster311 said...

oh wow, that looks amazing!!

Stereos and Souffles said...

I'm on it. Tonight!

Noelle said...

Upon seeing this recipe, I ran to my kitchen to see if i had the ingredients on hand. I did! I immediately proceded to make and eat the majority of it within a matter of hours. SO GOOD! :]

ARUNA said...

wow it looks so gorgeous.....want to grab a bite right away!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

I love everything in your galette! What a heavenly creation!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Wish we lived close so our kids could be friends! :) I love nutella, LOVE IT!

Left you an award at my site today...swing by and pick it up. You deserve it.

Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
www.mawhats4dinner.com

simplysandi said...

Yummy!

T~T said...

oh my son would go nuts for this - and my little one. They adore Nutella!

T

simpledaisy said...

nutella....never had it:)
I should give it a whirl sometime~~

Sara said...

You had me at Nutella.....Mmmmmmmmm

I was in New York last weekend and I had a Nutella cupcake. Oh my. Words can't begin to describe how good it was!

Pam said...

I am the same way with a few ladies - play dates are as much for us as they are for our kids. This looks galette AMAZING!

Stephanie said...

Oh, this looks wonderful. I just found your blog and it is full of wonderful things! I can't wait to try some of these recipes! Stephanie from Maryland

The Blonde Duck said...

This reminds me of how crazy my husband is for nutella.

mommaof4wife2r said...

i know better than to stop in before i eat...now, i'm starving!

Scary Mommy said...

I am drooling. I love you, but I SO wish I hadn't seen that-- I'm not going to get the image out of my head ALL FREAKING DAY. Yum!!!!!

Gloria said...

This look absolutely delicious and fantasic, love the last picture, huggs, gloria

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my goodness. That looks so delicious. Oh my word. Splendid. I love bannanas. And Nutella :) and this post!

Kerstin said...

Mmm, bananas and Nutella were just made for each other - love it!

Tam said...

HI...OH HOW I LOVE NUTELLA! I will have to try this out on some of my girlfriends.

hope all is well there in FLA!

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tootie said...

This looks SOOO good. I'm definitely making this!

Maria said...

That looks like the best dessert ever!

Dee said...

How wonderful that looks. Nutella is a favorite item of ours since my kids were little. Your recipe looks divine!!

angie said...

I'm still waiting for you to publish a recipe that doesn't make me drool......I'm starting to despair. :)

yummy2tummy said...

This looks really good. I love the banana and chocolate combo.

Natalie... said...

Mmmm banana and nutella wow that sounds so good :) Lovee the look of this :D.

Jessica - One Shiny Star said...

When I lived in Germany, this was my favorite combination to get in a crepe. Awesome!

Manda said...

Oh My, YUMMMMM!!!

Manda said...

Oh My, YUMMMMM!!!

Chronicles Of A Mommy said...

OK WE ARE MAKING THIS FOR SURE. I don't know when we will have time but WE MUST MAKE THIS while you're here. YUMMY!

Duchess said...

I love Nutella! I'm so excited to try this. Happy Friday!

Laura @ A Healthy JalapeƱo said...

This looks sinfully good. What a fabulous combination!!!