Nothing Like The Present

When will I learn that nothing productive ever occurs after margaritas at Blockheads?! I’m leaving for Chicago in a few short hours and am frantically shoving clothes into a duffel bag because Trixie and I decided to meet for dinner margaritas last night.

In the midst of running around I baked this delicious treat for this weekends gracious hosts.

Banana Bread With Nutella Swirls

adapted from Weight Watchers


  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tsp olive oil
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 egg whites beaten
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup uncooked old-fashioned oats
  • Nutella



  • Preheat the oven to 350F
  • Grease and flour a loaf pan, set aside
  • In a large bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, oats and sugar
  • In a small bowl mash the bananas then add the oil and whole egg. Mix thoroughly.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix.
  • Using an electric mixer beat the egg whites until they form medium stiff peaks.
  • In three additions fold the egg whites into the batter
  • Pour half of the batter into the pan
  • Using a butter knife take a dollop of Nutella and swirl into the batter.
  • Pour the rest of the batter in and repeat the Nutella swirling
  • Bake for about 45-50mins (the top should be firm)


Once the bread cooled, I wrapped it up using tissue paper, twine and a few sprigs of lavender.


Now the hustle to LaGuardia Airport begins, but not before I give this face one last smooch!




About kdsanta

Hello there! My name is Kate (if you hadn't already guessed), I live in Manhattan with my two kittens and tiny kitchen.
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