Challah Nutella Banana Panini
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Challah Nutella Banana Panini

My husband brought a loaf of Challah home from NYC before one of the recent predicted snowstorms so he could make French toast for breakfast. It’s been a tradition for the last few years, and one that I’m totally on board with.

Later that evening, I decided that I needed a Nutella fix.

And I needed it now.

Challah Nutella Banana Panini

This warm, decadent dessert sandwich combines Nutella and sliced banana between big, fluffy pieces of Challah. The butter caramelizes a bit to make this really beautiful crust that offsets all of the ooey gooey filling. It would be a great way to end your Valentine’s Day dinner!

It was outstanding.

It was messy.

It was a very bad, very good thing.

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Challah Nutella Banana Panini


Ingredients

  • 4 thick cut slices of Challah bread
  • Nutella
  • 1 banana, halved and sliced lengthwise
  • Unsalted butter, softened (or use spreadable butter substitute)
  • Powdered sugar, for garnish (optional)
  • Special equipment: panini press

Instructions

  1. Preheat your panini press. Slather one side of each slice of Challah with a layer of Nutella. Don’t be shy.
  2. Lay banana slices along 2 of the Nutella-covered slices of Challah, and flip the other slices, Nutella-side down, onto the bananas.
  3. Spread a thin layer of butter on the outsides of the 4 pieces of Challah and place sandwiches on the preheated panini press. Lower the top of the press and cook for 2-4 minutes, or until the bread is nicely caramelized and the filling is warm.
  4. Remove panini, slice in half, dust with powdered sugar and dive in!

Notes

Original Recipe by Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen – Ashley Covelli

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