13 Decadent Nutella recipes for the chocolate-hazelnut lover in your life
Our obsession with Nutella is still going strong. The luscious blend of chocolate and hazelnuts makes for a great ingredient in recipes, some of which we've listed below.
Sometimes, the simplest things are the best. Toast up a baguette, slather with salted butter and a good amount of Nutella, and you've got probably the best snack ever. Invented in the 1940s by Pietro Ferrero, a professional pastry maker and founder of the Ferrero company in Italy, Nutella quickly became a popular staple in homes. During that time, chocolate was scarce due to World War II rationing, so Ferrero used hazelnuts to extend the production of the product, which started out in loaves wrapped in tinfoil and later on became the spread we know today.
Recipes using the product have become a favorite of fans of the spread, and there's even a cookbook filled with these creative ideas, Nutella: The 30 Best Recipes.
1. Chocolate hazelnut banana bread
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Banana bread is already a pretty delicious baked good, but adding a swirl of Nutella takes it over the edge. Toasted and chopped hazelnuts as a topping add great texture and flavor to this chocolate hazelnut banana bread.
2. Nutella chocolate chunk granola
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Sneaking Nutella into your breakfast might make you the happiest person in the world. This Nutella chocolate chunk granola is packed with almonds, walnuts, flaxseeds and wheat germ so you don't have to feel so guilty while eating it since these are nutrient-dense ingredients.
3. Stuffed Nutella French toast with strawberries
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This stuffed Nutella French toast with strawberries recipe is a great technique to use for weekend brunches and, as the blogger recommends, easily becomes a dessert course when needed.
4. Layered Nutella mousse in a jar
A decadent dessert layered with light Nutella mousse and Oreo crumbles, this layered Nutella mousse in a jar is both trendy and delicious! Add some fresh fruit or granola for added texture.
5. Triple chocolate scotcheroos
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If you're from the Midwest, you're probably familiar with the classic scotcheroos, a cousin of the Rice Krispies treat but slathered in chocolate. These triple chocolate scotcheroos have chocolate cereal, Nutella spread and chocolate chips, making them delicious squares of goodness.
6. Nutella-filled pumpkin spice muffins
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Pumpkin season is definitely not over with these Nutella-filled pumpkin spice muffins. Brushed with melted butter and sprinkled with a sugar and spice mixture, these make the perfect afternoon treat with your coffee.