Recently, there was a whole lot of controversy about marketing Nutella as a healthy breakfast food. Apparently, someone thought that the kids of the world need help eating toast by slathering it in a chocolate-hazelnut spread. But on World Nutella Day, I’m giving everyone a pass.  I’m happy to limit my daily dose of Nutella to snack-time the other 364 days of the year, but I think this weekend, we may celebrate with one of these Nutella recipes for breakfast.

Or hey, maybe hold the ideas for Valentine’s Day. It does fall on a weekend this year after all, which leaves plenty of time left in the day for working off those calories. Or not. I don’t judge.


The Blueberry Nutella Pancakes (above) from Cooking with Ruthie are a serendipitous find. They were created for International Pancake Day and, now, here we are on World Nutella Day. All hail made-up food holidays!


Nutella recipes for breakfast: 3-Ingredient Nutella Croissants | Gimme Some Oven

I will never argue with a recipe that calls for only three ingredients, especially when one is Nutella. These 3-Ingredient Nutella Croissants from Gimme Some Oven are proof that simple can be very good indeed. And cheaper than buying the fancy chocolate croissants at the local bakery.

Related: 10 indulgent recipes for World Nutella Day. Break out the comfy pants!


Nutella recipes for breakfast: Nutella French Toast | Audrey's

I love me a plate of pancakes, but French toast is my favorite and I’ve got my eye on this Baked Nutella French Toast from Audrey’s. Nutella and the oven does most of the work? Done.

Related: 5 delicious recipes for Valentine’s Day pancackes


Nutella recipes for breakfast: French Toast Roll Ups | RecipeTin Eats

Baked French toast requires some time to soak the bread. If you don’t have 30 minutes to spare—or your kids are suckers for any food that’s been rolled up—try these Strawberry Nutella French Toast Roll Ups from RecipeTin Eats. My kids will go bananas for these. Yum, bananas. Add them, too.


Nutella recipes for breakfast: Nutella cereal | A Beautiful Mess

Emma at A Beautiful Mess has actually made a homemade Nutella Breakfast Cereal. Consider my mind blown. She admits that the texture isn’t quite like the other chocolate puff cereals that you may have tried, but I would not complain about a bowl of tiny Nutella cookies in milk for a special breakfast occasion.


Nutella recipes for breakfast: Oatmeal Nutella Mug Cake | The Kitchn

If eating a bowl of cookies for breakfast is going too far for you (and I do understnad), try this Oatmeal Nutella Mug Cake from our friends at The Kitchn. With only one tablespoon each of sugar and Nutella, this recipe is not so bad healthwise. But say it with me anyway: We don’t count calories on World Nutella Day.


Nutella recipes for breakfast: Overnight Oatmeal Nutella Smoothie | Happy Food Healthy Life

Fine, so healthy foods matter to you. I’ll accept that, even on World Nutella Day. (See how much I love you?) While I’m gorging on Nutella with french toast and puff pastry, you can help yourself to this Overnight Oatmeal Nutella Smoothie from Happy Food Healthy Life. It may be a caloric splurge for you, but I would possibly add this recipe into our weekly rotation.



Nutella recipes for breakfast: Nutella Banana Bread | Hungry Brownie

If you want to bake your breakfast treat ahead of time, try a loaf of Nutella Banana Bread from Hungry Brownie. In fact, it’s not just for breakfast. This easy recipe is fortified with yogurt which officially makes it a great way to start the day, continue the day, or even end the day. Says me.