Easy Recipes with Nutella
Nutella, a spreadable combination of ground hazelnuts and cocoa, is delicious and easy for a quick breakfast or after-school snack. It can be spread on bread, bagels, crackers or croissants and enjoyed with a glass of milk or used as a dip for slices of bananas, apples or strawberries. Here are a few more quick and easy recipes with Nutella.
Very Easy Nutella Fondue
2 thick slices of pound cake, cut into chunks
12 whole strawberries
12 chucks of fresh pineapple
1 apple, cut into chucks
1 cup Nutella
Wooden skewers or fondue forks
Place pound cake and fruit chucks on a serving platter. Put Nutella in a microwave save bowl. Microwave on high about 15-20 seconds. Stir.
Place bowl of Nutella on a platter with fruit. Allow each person to spear cake and fruit with skewers and dip into Nutella. You can also spoon some sauce over individual plates of fruit and eat with toothpicks.
Nutella Amaretto Mousse
1/2 cup Nutella
1 teaspoon Amaretto liqueur
4 ounces melted semi-sweet or milk chocolate
1 cup heavy cream, whipped
3 to 4 Amaretti cookies, crushed
Combine Nutella and Amaretto liqueur. Mix Nutella with melted chocolate.
Gently fold whipped cream into Nutella mixture. Spoon mousse into a serving dish. Garnish with crushed Amaretto cookies.
Nutella Crescent Pastries
2 packages refrigerated crescent rolls
1 jar Nutella
2 teaspoons water
Separate crescent rolls into triangles. Spread each with 1 tablespoon Nutella.
Roll into crescent shapes and place on baking sheets. Beat together egg and water and brush over each crescent roll. Bake according to package directions.
Nutella-Banana Stuffed French Toast
4 slices thin sliced bread
1 ripe banana, thinly sliced
4 tablespoons Nutella
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon dark rum
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
Butter for frying
Confectioners' sugar for garnish
Spread a thin layer of Nutella on each slice of bread. Place a layer of banana slices on 2 of the bread slices. Drizzle the bananas with a small amount of honey. Place the other 2 slices of bread on top to form 2 sandwiches.
In a shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, rum, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Heat a large skillet or griddle, add the butter and bring it to a sizzle. Dip both sides of each sandwich into the egg mixture and place in the skillet. Cook about 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
Cut each sandwich in half diagonally, and place on serving plate.
Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and serve.
Nocciolata is an Italian chocolate-hazelnut spread similar to Nutella but with the creamy consistency of a sauce. The flavor of toasted hazelnuts is somewhat more pronounced than that of Nutella, and it has a slightly higher proportion of nuts. Use as a topping for breads, ice cream, cakes, a filling for crepes, or however you desire.
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