I grew up on Nutella, ..I'm Italian so it makes sense, ..it's 'normal', ..it wouldn't be 'normal' if we didn't have a jar of Nutella in our pantry.
..as a child, in my crazy alternate world (my brain), I imagined Nutella seeping through my pores, ..'cause I ate so much of it!
..and there was only one way I enjoyed eating it, ..with oodles and oodles of it slathered into two slices of the moistest white bread! And always washed down with a tall, cold glass of milk!
Nowadays, there are several ways I eat Nutella, and several ways I bake with Nutella, too!
And below are 5 of my favourite food blogger recipes, made with Nutella! There are so many amazing recipes out there made with Nutella, ..these are just 5 that I have made more than once, and find scrumptious!
1. Nutella Fudge Brownies by Girl and The Kitchen
Now who doesn't love brownies? ..ok, not many people, so this one is not for the non-brownie lovers (what!?), but for those of us who luuurrve <3 brownies, ..and if you love brownies, chances are you also love Nutella! And let me tell you something, peeps, ..when you bring the two together, Brownie and Nutella that is, ..a very blissful-chocolate-y-amazing thing happens in your mouth! These Nutella Brownies, dear folks are sensational!
2. Salted Dark Chocolate Nutella Cookies by The Faux Martha
..this is a super-delicious sandwich cookie, where the Nutella is slathered between two crispy, dark chocolate cookies! I know! I 'adore' the 'salted' factor added to this recipe, ..the salt cuts, yet heightens the sweetness perfectly, but it also adds another depth of flavour! These are more 'adult' cookie, than 'kid' cookie, but my Little Mama, who is 5 goes nuts for these! I've made them 4 times so far, and they are always a huge hit! Yum, yum, yum!
3. Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies by Little Leopard Book
..I found this recipe back in 2012, on The Leopard Book food blog (love her!) and it's on my favourite of all time 'chocolate chip cookie' list! This is the kid-friendly version from the one above, ..actually it's everyone's version in this house. The amount of chocolate and Nutella in this cookie coupled with the texture, which is chewy and so moist, results in one of those cookies that should have a license to eat them! So good, it's ridiculous!
4. Chocolate Chip and Candied Bacon Pancakes Made with Nutella Maple Syrup by Evil Shenanigans
These pancakes are a little, ..no wait, A LOT over the top! I mean, look at the pic above, CRAAZZYY! ..and calorie-laden to the max to boot! Come on, candied bacon, Nutella, chocolate chips, cream cheese (in the batter) and maple syrup are all part of the deal in this recipe! I've made this recipe 3 times so far, and have omitted the chocolate chips the last two times, and prefer it without the chocolate chips. I've made these pancakes for weekend brunches. I was asked to help with a brunch last year, I was given 'pancake duty', and of course wanting to wow the guests I went searching for pancakes that would be the topic of conversation, ..and they sure were! ..I'm narcissistic like that! Anyways, as you can see, these are very rich and decadent, and very scrummy, too!
5. White Bread Cupcakes With Nutella Buttercream by Life in the Sweet Lane
..these cupcakes above are made by yours truly, ..and they evoke such great childhood memories for me. They remind me of the many Nutella sandwiches my brother and I consumed, for after school snacking, ..it was by far the snack of choice in our household, growing up, ..and so being the cupcake and Nutella aficionado that I am, I wanted to bring the two together, and create a White Bread Nutella Cupcake that reminded me of the Nutella Sandwich I am so fond of! And these sure do!