Everyone’s favorite hazelnut spread, Nutella brings the deliciousness of cocoa together with the benefit of proteins and fibers from hazelnuts and without any artificial flavorings or preservatives.
Hazelnuts are also packed with vitamin B6 and contain high amounts of calcium, potassium and iron: three elements that are crucial for the human body. You’re hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t love this stuff, and we’re happy to present eight Nutella recipes you absolutely need to try.
Nutella and bananas is the modern day peanut butter and jelly. You just can’t go wrong with this combination. These Banana-Nutella Wontons are a unique way to meld these two ingredients together: a little bit of each folded into a thawed wonton from the freezer section and baked in the oven. Some people also recommend frying the folded wontons for a more consistent texture. Either way: delicious. [Image from Delish.com]
Nutella and Peanut Butter Bar Recipe
When I found this recipe, I had to work hard to keep myself from drooling on my shirt. If you’re a fan of the peanut butter and chocolate combination, you know exactly what I mean. The top layer of the bar is a chocolate and Nutella mixture, and I’m willing to bet that it’s just as rich as it looks. This is undoubtedly something that’s in the queue to whip up as soon as possible. [Image from Sugarlaws.com]
Nutella Rice Krispies Treats
If you haven’t picked up on it already, the secret to a great recipe is to pick your favorite food and find a way to add Nutella to it. Luckily, adding Nutella to Rice Krispy Treats is a cinch. This particular Nutella Rice Krispies Treats recipe uses Cocoa Krispies for an added chocolate punch, but if you’re more of a traditionalist, that’s fine too. This treat is as easy as adding a half cup of Nutella to the marshmallows and butter when you melt them. Add in your cereal of choice and you’ll never look back. [Image from Comowater.com]
Self-frosting Nutella Cupcakes
This recipe is completely innovative. Basically, you can take any standard cupcake recipe (as long as the batter is relatively thick), swirl in a dollop on the top of the batter before baking, and voila! The gooey Nutella frosting is baked right into the cupcake. This is a particularly awesome option if you have kids who like to lick off the icing and leave you with a slobbery cupcake nub. Plus, Nutella has a little more to offer than the strait sugar of most cupcake icings. [Image from Blogs.babble.com]
Nutella Baked Oatmeal
Baked oatmeal isn’t something you see too much of, but this is a great option for a warm breakfast – and it’s even better with Nutella. This recipe adds in ground flax, but you can incorporate any other elements that will make this breakfast packed full of nutrients. The kids will devour it, and you can send them off to school with the confidence of a hearty meal to start the day. [Image from Blogs.babble.com]
The Nutella-Hazelnut Tart has a filling in which Nutella is the primary ingredient, although sometimes the best recipes are the ones that complement the Nutella, without the feeling that you’re just spooning it into your mouth from the jar (not that there’s anything wrong with that). With this tart, the crust is completely made-from-scratch, so you know the outside will be be just as delicious as the inside. [Image from Noblepig.com]
Frozen Banana/Nutella Pops
Like I said, Nutella and bananas are a winning combination. Frozen Banana/Nutella Pops are fantastic, because not only are they healthy, they’re also easy to make in batches and save for whenever you have a sweet craving. They also work perfectly as an after school treat that’s not teeming with preservatives and processed sugar. After covering your banana with Nutella, you can roll it in nuts or coconut shavings to up the healthy quotient even more – or you can roll it in sprinkles to add to the fun. [Image from Bellalimento.com]
Last, but definitely not least, Nutella makes a great cocktail. I’m in no way surprised that someone had the revelation to try this, and honestly, I don’t think you can go wrong with Frangelico, Baileys, vanilla vodka, and Nutella. [Image from Cookalmostanything.blogspot.com]