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Chocolate Nutella Banana Braid in Puff Pastry

Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Puff Pastry Braid: One of my most popular flavor combinations at the bakery is chocolate hazelnut cream (Nutella) and bananas. This combination is also a big winner at family gatherings when my French brother-in-law makes his famous crepes filled with Nutella and bananas – yum!! I don’t know many people who will turn down and banana Nutella dessert!

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This Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Braid in puff pastry is one of those dessert recipes I can’t resist nibbling on. As with most puff pastry desserts, this creation is best served the day it is made. That is when the flakiness of the dough is at its prime.

What Puff Pastry to use for this Dessert?

Puff pastry may be made by hand or purchased from the freezer department. Making your own puff pastry is time consuming and requires patience. I prefer to make large batches so I always have some in the freezer. There are many good brands of frozen puff pastry available. When you need a quick dessert simply purchase a brand such as Pepperridge Farms.

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Feel free to sprinkle some toasted hazelnuts on top of the bananas for added texture and test for this delicacy!

How to Store the Banana and Nutella Puff Pastry Dessert:

It is best you make this recipe the day of or day before you plan to serve it. Store the pastry dessert in an airtight container and leave at room temperature.

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Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Braid (in Puff Pastry)

Chocolate hazelnut cream and bananas baked in a flaky pastry dough. Delicious an easy!
5 from 22 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Cooling Time 30 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Sheet Puff Pasty
  • ¾ Cup Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
  • 1 Large Banana, cut into ¼" slices
  • 1 Large Egg, lightly whipped (for brushing on puff pastry)
  • 1 Tbsp Raw Sugar or Granulated Sugar (optional) (for sprinkling on puff pastry)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375° F
  • Slice banana into ¼" slices
  • Unfold puff pastry. Using an offset spatula or spoon, spread the chocolate hazelnut onto the middle third of the pastry sheet.
  • Cut 1" diagonal slits into both sides of the pastry (next to the hazelnut spread).
  • Cut off the 4 corner triangles of puff pastry and discard. Alternately working from each side of the pastry, fold the diagonal slits over each other to create a braided look.
  • Brush the top of the pastry braid with the whipped egg and optionally sprinkle with the sugar.
  • Bake for 15 – 18 minutes at 375°. Pastry will be golden and cooked through when it is done.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool 10 – 15 minutes before serving. Pastry is best served the day it is made.

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Keyword banana desserts, hazelnut banana, puff pastry desserts
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14 Comments

  1. Luna S

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    Love how simple this looks to make! I always enjoy treats that are tasty, don’t take forever and don’t create a giant mess in the kitchen.

  2. Beth

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    5 stars
    I love it! I’m all about simple and delicious, and this is both. It looks AH-mazing.

  3. Nyxie

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    This looks absolutely to die for! I’m trying to be good for the sake of my dentist on Thursday at the moment, but I can’t wait to have something like this after all his work is done!

  4. Christiana

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    5 stars
    This looks so good. I’d really to have a taste of this yummy goodness.

  5. Alita Pacio

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    5 stars
    This is perfect for the holiday! I’m sure it is a crowd-pleaser, this recipe. I look forward to trying it.

  6. May

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    5 stars
    We were just watching a hack recipe of something like this, but with a totally different ingredient. My problem is where to get the puff pastry as I haven’t used one before.

  7. Ntensibe Edgar

    Reply

    Nnniiiccceeeee…this is one of my favourites for Friday morning’s breakfast. It always slides so well on my tongue.

  8. Rosey

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    Thanks for the tips on how to store it. I love a good pastry on a slow weekend morning.

  9. Fransic verso

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    5 stars
    I give this one 5 star, I love how it look although haven’t tried it. It look delicious and would love to try it.

  10. Vince G.

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    This is easy to make and even easier to eat. The combination of the pastry, bananas and nutella really works. Thank you.

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