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5 Delicious Nutella recipes

Naomi de la Torre is freelance writer and stay-at-home-mom with two delightful boys, ages three and six. Naomi has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona, is a self-proclaimed salsa diva, and can make a killer octopus ...

Nutty for Nutella

Are you nutty for Nutella? This delectable chocolate hazelnut spread has reached a cult following around the world and even has its own day on February 5th where Nutella devotees can freely eat themselves into a Nutella coma without shame. If you have not yet tasted the rich, creamy goodness of Nutella, be prepared to swoon when you try any one of these to-die-for recipes.

Nutella cheesechake

1Nutella Swirl Cheesecake

Makes 16 servings


  • 1 1/2 cups Oreo cookie crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 32 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 1/2  cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 (13 ounce) jar Nutella


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine Oreo crumbs, 3 tablespoons sugar and 1/3 cup butter in small mixing bowl. Gently press mixture onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan lined with parchment paper.
  3. In the bowl of a mixer, beat cream cheese, remaining sugar and vanilla with mixer until well blended. Stir in sour cream and beat until smooth. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Divide batter in two parts. Mix Nutella into half of the batter. Pour both batters over crust and swirl with a spoon for a marbled effect.
  4. Bake for 55 minutes or until center appears set when gently shaken. Loosen cake from rim of pan and cool. Refrigerate 4-5 hours before serving.

2Nutella Stuffed French Toast

Makes 6 servings


  • 12 slices French bread or challah
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons cane sugar
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar


  1. Whisk together the eggs, milk, cinnamon, vanilla and sugar to make the French Toast batter.
  2. Generously spread Nutella on 6 slices of bread. Place the remaining slices of bread on top, making Nutella sandwiches.
  3. Dip the Nutella sandwiches gently into the batter.
  4. In a large skillet, fry each sandwich in butter on both sides for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve warm.

3Nutella Hot Chocolate

Makes 1 serving


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1-2 tablespoons Nutella
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • Dash of cocoa powder
  • Dollop fresh whipped cream


  1. In a small saucepan, over medium heat, whisk milk, Nutella and espresso powder until combined.
  2. Pour into your favorite mug and serve with a dusting of cocoa powder and a dollop of fresh whipped cream.

4Frozen Banana Almond Nutella Pops

Makes 16 servings


  • 8 bananas
  • 13 ounce jar of Nutella
  • 16 popsicle sticks
  • 1 cup crushed almonds
  • Parchment paper


  1. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. Peel the bananas and cut them in half. Insert a popsicle stick into center of each banana, being careful not to tear the fruit.
  3. Place the bananas on the sheet pan and into the freezer for one hour.
  4. When bananas are firm, heat the Nutella in a double boiler until melted and smooth.
  5. Dip each frozen banana into Nutella and coat evenly. Then roll the banana pop in crushed almonds. Place on baking sheet and return to freezer.
  6. Wait for another hour and enjoy!

5Chocolate Chip Banana Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

Makes 18 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package mini chocolate chips
  • 8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 8 ounces powdered sugar


  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. Cream butter and sugar in mixer. Stir in eggs, vanilla, crushed bananas and buttermilk.
  3. Add flour mixture and stir well.
  4. Mix in chocolate chips.
  5. Fill muffin tins two-thirds full.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow cupcakes to cool on a wire rack.
  7. While cupcakes are cooling, mix cream cheese and Nutella in a medium mixing bowl. Add powdered sugar gradually and beat until frosting is smooth and creamy.
  8. After cupcakes have cooled, frost cupcakes with Nutella frosting.

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