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Nutella Pull-Apart Bread

You are going to want to eat this nutella pull-apart bread for breakfast, brunch, and dinner (plus as a dessert). It’s so yummy the perfect treat to bring to gatherings. Skip the canned dough, we’ll make our own, sweeter, pull-apart bread dough and then top it with lots of nutella and a sweet cream glaze.

Nutella Pull-Apart Bread

You are going to want to eat this nutella pull-apart bread for breakfast, brunch, and dinner (plus as desserts). Homemade dough, nutella topping and glaze.

At first I was skeptical about jumping on the nutella bandwagon. I used to like my chocolate in a bar form, but once I tried a spoonful there was no going back! Why chew a chocolate bar when you can swallow spoonful after spoonful of the nutty chocolatey deliciousness???

I’m an official nutella addict now and I can’t help but put in on everything, grab a spoonful throughout the day. I don’t even feel bad about the amount of sugar I end up consuming because I spend most days chasing a two year old around the house and I’m pretty sure that balances it all out…right?

If I plan on making this nutella pull-apart bread for breakfast, I will usually make the dough the night before since it does take a bit of time to make.

I like the recipe used for the dough rather than canned biscuit dough or other canned dough because it has a much more homemade, sweet flavor and a soft texture to it that you just aren’t going to get from a can of premade dough. So the time spent with prep is worth it. 

nutella pull-apart bread

If I plan to make the recipe for a brunch with some friends or family then I might make the dough the morning of. Mostly though, I’m too lazy to try and fit making dough into my already hectic mornings and prep the amazing stuff the night before anyways. I like to make a double batch of  dough so I can have it in the fridge for an easy breakfast up to 3 days later.

The dough is super easy to work with (especially if you let it sit in the fridge overnight) so don’t get scared off by the thought of making it yourself. Everything after that step is very simple. Just roll out, spread the heavenly gooey nutella, cut into squares and arrange in the pan.

If you have nut allergies in the house but still want to partake in the deliciousness that is this recipe, the are some peanut-based spreads with a similar flavor that I have used before and they work great. The brand I found was PB&CO and is a great substitute to the nutella.

The warm gooey nutella on the soft homemade pull apart dough just tastes like it’s made with love and is a great way to start your morning alongside a good ol’ cup of joe.

I also like this recipe as a make-ahead freezer recipe. I just use a foil loaf pan and make the recipe up until the putting the layers in the pan. Cover with foil, put in a freezer bag, and freeze before letting it rise. When ready to use, thaw in fridge overnight, take out to rise for 30-40 minutes, and bake!


Nutella Pull-Apart Bread Recipe

Yield: Serves 8

Nutella Pull-Apart Bread

Nutella Pull-Apart Bread

You are going to want to eat this nutella pull-apart bread for breakfast, brunch, and dinner (plus as desserts). Homemade dough, nutella topping and glaze.

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

Pull-Apart Bread Dough

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 packet active dry yeast (2 ¼ tsp.)
  • 4 cups + ½ cup AP flour separated
  • ½ tsp. Baking powder
  • ½ tsp. Baking soda
  • 2 tsp. Salt

Nutella Topping & Spread

  • 1 cup nutella + ⅓ cup separated
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbs. Butter, melted
  • ¼ cup milk
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. In a large sauce pan or dutch oven, whisk together milk, melted butter, and sugar. Heat over medium until the milk gets frothy, remove from heat and let cool to a luke-warm temperature.
  2. Add in the yeast and stir so that all of the granules are moistened. Wait about 5 minutes before adding the 4 cups of flour. Give it a good stir until it is all combined. Cover and let rise about an hour.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the remaining half cup of flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Sprinkle the dry mixture over the dough, and stir until it is mixed in.
  4. Pour the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for about a minute to thoroughly incorporate the dry mixture.
  5. Roll the dough out into a large rectangular shape about ¼ inch thick. Spread 1 cup of the nutella over the surface of the dough.
  6. Cut six or eight equal strips (along the shorter edge of the rectangle). Stack the strips and cut into six portions. Grease a loaf pan with some butter, and lay the stacked dough portions sideways in the loaf pan.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and let dough rise in the pan for about 30 minutes, or until it gets puffy and starts to fill in. Bake 30 minutes.
  8. Mix powdered sugar, melted, milk, and a pinch of salt in a liquid measuring cup (for easy pouring). In a small bowl, microwave the remaining nutella til it is a thin pourable consistency. Drizzle the icing and extra nutella over the top and serve warm.

Notes

- Microwave the nutella to make it easier to spread and drizzle.
- Brown the butter to give an extra boost of nutty flavor.
- If you notice the top of your pull-apart bread getting too brown while baking, loosely cover with a piece of foil and continue baking.
- Cover leftovers with damp paper towel before microwaving to reheat and keep it from drying out.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 366Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 845mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 1gSugar: 41gProtein: 4g

Nutella Pull-Apart Bread Recipe notes:

  • Microwave the nutella to make it easier to spread and drizzle.
  • Brown the butter to give an extra boost of nutty flavor.
  • If you notice the top of your pull-apart bread getting too brown while baking, loosely cover with a piece of foil and continue baking.
  • Cover leftovers with damp paper towel before microwaving to reheat and keep it from drying out.

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You are going to want to eat this nutella pull-apart bread for breakfast, brunch, and dinner (plus as a dessert). It's so yummy the perfect treat to bring to gatherings. Skip the canned dough, we'll make our own, sweeter, pull-apart bread dough and then top it with lots of nutella and a sweet cream glaze.

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Jen Temcio

Thursday 20th of July 2017

I swear to god I lost track of time staring at these photos!!! Not even a choice...I HAVE to make these.

Desiree Lopez

Thursday 20th of July 2017

We are huge Nutella fans in our family. We spread it on waffles and, like you, eat it by the spoonful sometimes. This recipe looks like a perfect brunch for next weekend. That should get me Mom of the Year!

Cathi Crismon

Thursday 20th of July 2017

Oh my yum! This recipe is brilliant! The best of everything all rolled up into one delicious pan. Thanks so much!

lisa

Wednesday 19th of July 2017

I must admit, I have never ever tried Nutella before. But this looks delicious and very tasty, I'm wondering if I can get my kids to try this bread!!

Alicia

Tuesday 18th of July 2017

Our whole family LOVES Nutella! This looks so delicious and would make the perfect breakfast for my birthday coming up soon :)