Mmmm, Nutella! We didn’t really have chocolate spread when I was little, so when I did eventually discover that you could buy gooey, sticky hazlenut-flavoured chocolate in a jar, it was a revelation! Now, of course, chocolate spread is a staple in most cupboards and it’s pretty versatile! We’ll be having it on our pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, but, as well as eating if from the jar with a spoon (or a finger – is that just me?!), you can make all manner of tasty treats with it! Here are five simple Nutella recipes (and one genius hack!)* to try.
*Calorie warning – loads. Just loads. Don’t even look if you’re trying to lose weight!
Chocolate Fudge Banana Loaf
- 2 large, ripe bananas
- 4oz/112g butter
- 1 egg
- 8oz/227g caster sugar
- 16oz/454g plain flour
- Pinch of salt
- 100ml warm water
- 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 4oz/112g Nutella
- 75g Chocolate chips
- 75g fudge chunks
1. Mash the bananas.
2. Cream the butter, sugar and egg until fluffy.
3. Add the flour and a pinch of salt and mix well.
4. Dissolve the bicarbonate of soda in the warm water and add to the mix.
5. Add the bananas, chocolate chips and fudge chunks and blend well.
6. Grease a loaf tin and pour the mixture in.
7. Melt the Nutella for around 15 seconds in a microwave until thick but pourable.
8. Pour the Nutella along the centre of the mixture in the tin and use a knife to swirl patterns.
9. Bake at 180 degrees Celsius / Gas Mark 4 for 50 – 60 minutes. Make sure the loaf is cooked in the centre before leaving to cool.
10. If you notice the top of the loaf beginning to catch during baking, pop some foil over the top to protect it from burning further!
Easy Nutella Cupcakes
These cute cupcakes from Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen look absolutely scrummy and very decadent with the Nutella buttercream frosting! Take a look at her video and see how simple they are to make!
Salted Nutella Cookies
I love salted anything, so these Salted Nutella Cookies from Enchanted Cupcakes are definitely on my ‘to-bake’ list!
I love making cookies as they’re so easy, with no cutting-out and no need to look perfect! And, the great thing is that this dough can be made in advance and frozen, so you can just whip it out whenever you fancy a salty Nutella hit!
Fudge is brilliant for a sweet tooth, but add Nutella into the mix and you’re in chocoholic Heaven! This recipe, from Little, Big and Me not only has Nutella, but also uses Kinder Bueno for an even more decadent treat!
Slow-Cooker Giant Nutella Scone
How amazing does a ‘giant Nutella scone’ sound?! Baking Queen 74 shared this recipe with us, and, what’s even more amazing, is that it’s made in the slow cooker!
Baking Queen suggests trying it with whipped cream and more Nutella drizzled over the top, or even adding chocolate chips into the mixture before baking!
Nutella Hot Chocolate
Now this is genius from Munchies and Munchkins. Not technically a recipe, but a clever hack for when you fancy hot chocolate but only have an almost-empty Nutella jar in the cupboard!
So, how many of these simple Nutella recipes are you going to try? Do you have any favourite recipes you love to make using Nutella? I’d love you to share them with me in the comments!