The Best Ways to Enjoy Nutella for Breakfast

Is Nutella your guilty pleasure? If so, we’re here to tell you that there are worse things in which you can indulge. You might as well enjoy the rich spread for breakfast every now and again, and when you do, follow these recipes we’re highlighting today. There are a number of breakfast formulas to choose from, but you want to get it right when it comes to Nutella. These recipes will show you how versatile the hazelnut butter really is.

1. Nutella-Stuffed Pancakes

Stack of Chocolate Chip pancakes

Stack of pancakes |

We’re kicking things off on a decadent note with Nutella-stuffed pancakes from Marsha’s Baking Addiction. Breakfasts don’t get much more dreamy than this, and while the recipe yields six thick pancakes, it might be wise to double it. Preheat your skillet and prepare to take your pancakes up a notch.
  • 1½ cups plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cup caster sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 14 tablespoons Nutella

See recipe directions at Marsha’s Baking Addiction.

2. Nutella Oatmeal

Nutella oatmeal

Nutella oatmeal |

Next up is more of an every day breakfast from Simply Scratch. Oatmeal can get old really fast, but when you switch things up and try variations like this, you’ll never tire of the morning comfort food. This recipe can be ready in 5 minutes and will leave you satisfied all morning.


  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoon Nutella
  • 1 teaspoon dark brown sugar
  • A pinch of kosher salt
  • Sliced banana
See recipe directions at Simply Scratch.

 3. Strawberry Nutella French Toast Rolls

French toast sticks

French toast sticks |

If you need a new slow Saturday morning breakfast, these strawberry Nutella french toast rolls from The Kitchen Magpie are for you. How do you make french toast rolls? You simply flatten your bread with a rolling pin, roll the bread up tightly, coat the bread in an egg, milk, and vanilla mixture, and then cook until golden brown.
  • 12 slices white sandwich bread
  • Nutella
  • Sliced strawberries (small pieces)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • Dash of vanilla
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Butter for the frying pan

See recipe directions at The Kitchen Magpie.

4. Banana Nutella Smoothie

Banana Nutella smoothie

Banana nutella smoothie |

For a slightly healthier breakfast that still enlists Nutella, try this smoothie from Mother Thyme. It incorporates only three ingredients: nutella, yogurt, a banana, and ice. The creamy smoothie is filling enough to keep you satiated all morning, but it won’t slow you down.
  • 1 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt
  • ⅓ cup Nutella
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 cup ice

See recipe directions at Mother Thyme.

5. Nutella Granola

Chocolate granola in a bowl

Chocolate granola in a bowl |

Nutella granola is great to enjoy in milk, over yogurt, or on its own. Skip the sugary, processed grocery store brands and make your own granola at home via this recipe from Hot Chocolate Hits. It yields 8 to 10 servings and can be made in just 15 minutes. Combining Nutella, oats, sunflower seeds, almonds, and hazelnuts, this homemade granola is much better (and healthier) than any kind you can find at the store.

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup golden syrup
  • ¼-⅓ cup Nutella
  • 3 cups old fashioned, rolled oats
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds (optional)
  • ⅓ cup flaked almonds (optional)
  • ¾ cup roughly chopped hazelnuts (optional)

See recipe directions at Hot Chocolate Hits.

6. Nutella Energy Bites

Chocolate hazelnut Nutella

Chocolate hazelnut Nutella |

Need a quick hit of energy in the morning? Then these energy bites from Gimme Some Oven are for you. Not everyone has an appetite for a morning meal when he or she wakes up, but it’s easy to get your metabolism churning with these poppable energy bites. They’re made from oats, Nutella, shredded coconut, honey, hazelnuts, ground flax seeds, and chia seeds, and the recipe makes 24 bites, so you’ll be set for a while. Grab a couple of these Nutella energy bites while you’re rushing out the door and you’ll get your day started with some healthy fats that taste like a treat.

  • 1½ cups old-fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup Nutella
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup roasted hazelnuts
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 teaspooons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt

See recipe directions at Gimme Some Oven.

7. 4-Ingredient Nutella Muffins

Nutella muffin

Nutella muffin |

These Nutella muffins from Pretty Simple Sweet only require four ingredients. If you have eggs, Nutella, flour, and sugar on hand, you can make the baked goods that star everyone’s favorite hazelnut spread. They bake for fewer than 15 minutes and can be made into standard or mini muffins. Next time you need to bake a breakfast treat that will impress, these Nutella muffins should be your go-to.
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons self-rising flour or all-purpose flour plus ½ teaspoon baking powder
See recipe directions at Pretty Simple Sweet.