Nutella Bread

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Nutella Bread is an easy holiday bread with hazelnuts, perfect for breakfast or dessert in 30 minutes. Scratch & Pre-made recipes for bread and Nutella included!

We love Baked Good Recipes that can be made in about an hour like our Easy Banana Bread. With only 6 ingredients, this Nutella recipe is sure to be on your quick and easy go-to list.

Nutella Bread on white cutting board

NUTELLA BREAD

Although this popular sweet chocolate hazelnut sandwich spread has been around a long time, it’s only been in the last few years that Nutella has been reimagined into everything from cookies and brownies to cheesecake. With the melt-in-your-mouth flavor it brings, it’s easy to see why.

Our Nutella Bread recipe takes the decadent hazelnut butter and adds even more hazelnut flavor with chopped nuts. We made it even easier to make by using French Bread dough you can pick up at the grocery store either in a tube or frozen (if using frozen just let it thaw and proof according to the directions on the packaging).

No kneading, no waiting on dough to rise, no wondering if the yeast proofed or not. Pre-made refrigerated dough has really changed the game when it comes to baking, especially for home bakers. 

The best part is these doughs are so versatile. They are like a blank canvas to make your culinary masterpiece savory or sweet. Okay, maybe Nutella Bread isn’t a masterpiece but it is as beautiful as it is delicious.

This sweet loaf goes so well with a strong cup of coffee, especially a hazelnut blend. I like to add some cinnamon cream butter, which is just some cinnamon sugar whipped into butter. So simple and so delicious.

I’m very excited to be baking more with Nutella. I’ve been busy in the kitchen this holiday season creating Nutella recipes and even made a homemade Nutella (include in the bottom of this post), which is a definite must do if you have a little extra time.

If you want to make this dish more festive for the holidays, or any special occasion, try braiding it into a wreath with these simple steps. It’s a surprisingly easy way to make your bread a showstopper.

How to braid your Nutella Bread:

  • Spread hazelnut on your dough and roll like normal.
  • Starting about an inch from one end of your tube, split the dough down the middle.
  • Take your two strands and carefully twist around each other.
  • Keep the cut sides up.
  • To make a wreath, carefully wrap ends to each other in a circle formation and seal by pressing together.

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HOW TO MAKE NUTELLA BREAD

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Unroll French Bread onto a floured surface, shaping into a rectangle.
  • Microwave the Nutella for 30-40 seconds.
  • Using a rubber spatula, spread in an even layer on the surface of the dough, leaving a 1/2 inch border of dough.
  • Sprinkle the salt and hazelnuts on top of the Nutella evenly.
  • Starting at one long end, roll tightly.
  • Place in a greased bread pan.
  • Mix egg and water.
  • Brush egg wash mixture over the top of your bread.
  • Bake for 24 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, and let cool before serving.

Stack of Nutella Bread Slices

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VARIATIONS ON NUTELLA BREAD

  • Chocolate: Bring out the chocolatey goodness of Nutella by adding chocolate shavings or dark chocolate chips to your filling.
  • Cinnamon: Dust all sides of your dough with cinnamon sugar before adding the egg wash for a sweet crust.
  • Nuts: You can swap out the hazelnuts for slivered almonds. They aren’t as costly and will still taste delicious. For decorations, top your loaf with chopped nuts after the egg wash and before baking.
  • Homemade Dough: Use the dough from my French Rolls if you want to make this recipe completely from scratch.
  • Espresso: Coffee tastes amazing with Nutella. Add 1-2 tablespoons of espresso or cold brew to your chocolate spread. 

Swirl Nutella Bread with Hazelnuts

HOMEMADE NUTELLA

1 cup roasted hazelnuts
12 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
2 tablespoons coconut oil
3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon salt

  • Melt the chocolate in the microwave, stirring often until smooth. Let cool completely.
  • In a food processor, grind the hazelnuts until they form a paste.
  • Add the oil, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt and continue processing until the mixture is as smooth.
  • Add the melted chocolate, blend well, and then strain the mixture to remove any chunks of hazelnut that remain.
  • Transfer your homemade Nutella into an air-tight container or mason jar. Keep at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. 

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HOW TO STORE NUTELLA BREAD

  • Serve: This bread will keep at room temperature, covered, for about a week.
  • Store: Extend the freshness of your bread by storing in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
  • Freeze: Your Nutella Bread can be frozen for up to 3 months in a sealed container that keeps out moisture.
  • Make Ahead: Assemble your loaf and store in the fridge for up to 1 day before baking.

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Nutella Bread

5 from 4 votes
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Course: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Sabrina Snyder
Nutella Bread is a beautiful and tasty treat filled with hazelnuts and Nutella, perfect for breakfast or dessert. Easy holiday bread made in 30 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 1 French Bread dough , in tube (or use linked homemade dough)
  • 1/2 cup Nutella , (or use homemade recipe below)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts , chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Unroll French Bread onto a floured surface, shaping into a rectangle.
  3. Microwave the Nutella for 30-40 seconds.

  4. Using a rubber spatula, spread in an even layer on the surface of the dough, leaving a 1/2 inch border of dough.
  5. Sprinkle the salt and hazelnuts on top of the Nutella evenly.
  6. Starting at one long end roll tightly.

  7. Place in a greased bread pan.
  8. Mix egg and water.
  9. Brush egg wash mixture over the top of your bread.
  10. Bake for 24 minutes.

  11. Remove from oven, and let cool before serving.

Recipe Notes

HOMEMADE NUTELLA

1 cup roasted hazelnuts
12 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
2 tablespoons coconut oil
3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon salt

  • Melt the chocolate in the microwave, stirring often until smooth. Let cool completely.
  • In a food processor, grind the hazelnuts until they form a paste.
  • Add the oil, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt and continue processing until the mixture is as smooth.
  • Add the melted chocolate, blend well, and then strain the mixture to remove any chunks of hazelnut that remain.
  • Transfer your homemade Nutella into an air-tight container or mason jar. Keep at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. 

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8 servings, Amount per serving: 246 calories, Calories: 246g, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 313mg, Potassium: 135mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 30g, Vitamin C: 1g, Calcium: 32g, Iron: 2g

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Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

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  1. This bread was super easy to whip up. I mean I’m in love with any and all things Nutella and hazelnuts so I had to give it a try and WOW it did not disappoint! Thank you for the most amazing recipe!