Today is World Nutella Day – yes, Nutella has its own celebration day. Why wouldn't it? It's delicious, after all!
The famous chocolate-hazelnut spread isn't just great on bread, pancakes and crepes though – it can be used as a delicious addition to a whole variety of treats.
Here are five unusual ways to try Nutella, as if you needed an excuse to eat more of it!
1. Nutella Cheesecake
Forget vanilla or plain old chocolate, a Nutella flavoured cheesecake is the way to go. Using equal parts Nutella and cream cheese for your cheesecake filling will give you a delicious, decadent and creamy cake.
2. Breakfast Banana-Nutella Smoothie
Add some sweetness to your mornings with this tasty smoothie. Simply blend one banana, 80g greek yoghurt, 3 tablespoons of porridge oats, 2 tablespoons Nutella and a handful of ice cubes together until smooth and you're done!
3. Nutella ice pops
Not just for kids! Freeze Nutella and milk in popsicle moulds for at least 3 hours for a moreish summer treat. For something that could loosely be considered breakfast, replace the milk with yoghurt and top the mix with granola before freezing. YUM.
4. Nutella Swirl Banana Bread
If you're looking to use up overripe bananas, whip up some banana bread and swirl a few tablespoons of Nutella into the batter before baking.
5. No-Bake Nutella Energy Bites
Anything that doesn't have the ability to be burned or undercooked is a winner by us! To make these energy balls, simply follow the recipe below, which makes 20.
- 80g dry porridge oats
- 40g shredded coconut
- 250g Nutella
- 60g almond butter
- 40g linseeds
- 4 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Mix together the oats, coconut, Nutella, almond butter, linseeds, honey, vanilla and coconut oil.
- Use your hands to shape the mixture into small balls, each using around 1 tablespoon on the mix. Place the balls on a piece of parchment paper.
- Place in the fridge to set.
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