World Nutella Day!

Happy Nutella Day! If you are celebrating, like me, chances are you are pretty obsessed. And that’s quiet all right, the scrumptious chocolate spread is practically good on everything: wrapped in a crepe, baked into cookies or straight out of the jar.

Now World Nutella day has given us the perfect excuse to indulge, so here are four simple recipes (TNGG tested and approved). If these still don’t satisfy you, (which means you are clearly a Nutella monster), I have a few other suggestions:

  1. Make a to-die-for Nutella pound cake.
  2. Top cupcakes or birthday cakes with Nutella frosting. Trust me, after this one, everyone will be asking you a Nutella cake for their birthday.
  3. Eat your daily servings of fruit by dipping it in Nutella. (Warning: reduce other sugar and fat consumption)
  4. Coat bacon in Nutella. I mean, everything does taste better with bacon…
  5. Make your own Nutella at home, and lick your fingers while doing it
  6. Last but not least, read “10 reasons why Nutella is better than a boyfriend

Nutella Stuffed French Toast with Caramelized Bananas

Serve these at your next brunch and watch the crowd go gaga all over it.

What you’ll need:

2 slices of thick toast (I used Italian bread, feel free to opt for sourdough or other kinds of bread)

1 egg

¼ cup milk

½ tsp cinnamon powder

a dash of salt

2 tbsp Nutella (or more, depending on how much you want to stuff inside the toast)

1 tsp of butter

2 tbsp of powdered sugar (1 tbsp for the bananas)

2 or 3 slices of banana

  1. Spread Nutella on one side of the toast and make a sandwich. Be generous with the amount!
  2. Mix egg, milk, cinnamon powder and salt into a large bowl.
  3. Soak both sides of toast into the egg mixture.
  4. Melt butter in a pan.
  5. Cook the French toast in the pan until golden brown on both sides, about 2 minutes per side.
  6. To make caramelized bananas, coat the banana slices with powdered sugar and cook in a dry pan until both sides are golden brown. The first side will take 4 – 5 minutes.
  7. Dust powdered sugar on the French Toast and serve alongside caramelized bananas.

Boozy Nutella Hot Chocolate

Just a little something to light up those dreary February days:

What you’ll need:

1 cup milk

1 ½ tbsp Nutella

a shot of Irish cream (such as Bailey’s), coffee liqueur (such as Kahlua), or bourbon

No direction needed. To take this recipe over the top, serve it with a large dollop of whipped cream and dust it with cocoa powder.

Nutella Frozen Yogurt

You could also use full fat yogurt instead of Greek yogurt in this recipe; the fat will give the fro yo a rich flavor and creamy texture. This frozen yogurt is also not too sweet, if you like yours on the sweeter side, mix in some sugar syrup, agave nectar or any sweetener of your choice.

What you’ll need:

2 cup Greek Style yogurt (16 oz package)

1 cup whole milk

¾ cup + 2tbsp Nutella

  1. Whisk all the ingredients together.
  2. Transfer the mixture into a freezer-safe bowl, and let it freeze.
  3. Remove from the freezer, dip the bottom of the bowl in hot water so the frozen yogurt will slide right out. Cut the frozen yogurt into chunks and pulse them in a food processor to break them up, and then process until creamy.
  4. If you own an ice cream machine however, you can skip step 2 & 3 and pour the mixture into the ice cream maker and let it do its magic. A few tips though:

1) Make sure all the ingredients are very cold

2) The freezer bowl shouldn’t be too cold, or the mixture will freeze too fast causing the paddle to be stuck

3) Turn on the ice cream maker FIRST and pour the mixture in while the paddle is running

Microwave Mug Nutella Cake

This cake is super chocolaty and has a brownie-like texture. It may not be fancy, but for a dessert that can be made in 10 minutes, it sure will satisfy your Nutella craving.

What you’ll need:

4 tbsp AP flour

2 tbsp melted butter

1 egg

2 oz semisweet chocolate chips

3 tbsp Nutella

  1. In two separate mugs, melt the chocolate and butter. Watch the chocolate carefully so it doesn’t burn. Combine chocolate, Nutella and melted butter in a LARGE mug, and add milk.
  2.  Let the mixture cool a bit before whisking the egg in with a folk.
  3.  Incorporate flour into the mixture. Do not overmix else you’ll get a rubbery texture.
  4. Microwave it on high for 2 to 3 minutes. The time depends on the microwave, and you’ll want to check every 15 seconds or so after the 2 minute mark.
  5. Let cake cool for a few minutes and serve with whipped cream.

What’s your favorite way to eat Nutella?

Yue Huang I grew up in China, studied abroad in Madrid and went to college in Boston. When I'm not traveling or studying foreign languages, I love to read and write about topics ranging from sustainability to social justice. Even though everyone in the world seems to call him/herself a "foodie" these days, I have to say that I obsess over all things food and I bake cakes on no special occasion. Twitter: @huangy07

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4 Responses to “World Nutella Day!”

  1. a

    there’s a typo in the article
    I guess it’s “quite” all right since the article topic is awesome

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  2. *andy

    also, there are consistency issues.. shouldnt it be World Nutella Day not World Nutella day? dang, turning me into a grammar nazi

    Reply

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