The tastiest way to deal with overripe bananas is to mash them up and use them in bread. But by roasting bananas, you don’t even have to wait for them to get ripe. It’s a sneaky shortcut to concentrating their banana flavor, which is complemented here by layers of intense chocolate-hazelnut spread. Enjoy a slice of this quick bread for breakfast or even for dessert topped with some Cinnamon Ice Cream.
Special equipment: You’ll need a metal 9-by-5-inch loaf pan for this recipe. Loaf pans can be purchased at most cooking supply stores and many large grocery stores.
Game plan: If you happen to have ripe bananas on hand, skip the roasting part in step 2.