Nutella Pancakes with Raspberry Sauce
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Nutella Pancakes with Raspberry Sauce



When I was a little girl, my mother took me to Europe, just the two of us, for a special mother-daughter experience. We stopped in Paris, which is undoubtedly one of the most magical cities in the world. We saw the Mona Lisa at the Louvre, walked up and down the Champs Elysee, witnessed the elegant style of Parisian women and were introduced to Nutella. We didn't eat a lot of sweets in our house growing up, so being allowed to enjoy this heavenly chocolate hazelnut spread on vacation with my mom was an irresistible, special treat.

I don't buy Nutella very often. If I did, the kids would get so obsessed they’d probably ask me to bathe them in it. So when I do use it, my family knows it’s a special occasion. In these pancakes, the addition of Nutella takes them from good to unbelievably scrumptious. They’re obviously aren't on the every day rotation of breakfast items in our house, but when I do make these pancakes, the experience of eating them reminds me of a spectacular culinary adventure enjoyed with my mom.

Why not try them this Valentine’s Day for breakfast? The kids and my hubby are waking up to them for sure!

Raspberry Sauce (Makes about 1 Cup)

1 Bag Frozen Raspberries (about 12 oz)
2 Tbsp Sugar (you could also use honey or agave)
1/4 Cup Water
1 Tbsp Cornstarch

1. Place the raspberries and 2 tbsp sugar to a pot, stirring to combine and smashing raspberries with the back of a wooden spoon.
2. Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce to a simmer.
3. Whisk 1 tbsp of cornstarch and 1/4 cup of water in a separate bowl.
4. Add the cornstarch mixture to the raspberries while simmering and stir until the sauce thickens (about 2 minutes).
5. Cool and serve over pancakes.

Nutella Pancakes with Raspberry Sauce  (Makes 12 Pancakes)

  • Prep Time: 5 mins,
  • Cook Time: 12 mins,
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When I was a little girl, my mother took me to Europe, just the two of us, for a special mother-daughter experience. We stopped in Paris, which is undoubtedly one of the most magical cities in the world. We saw the Mona Lisa at the Louvre, walked up and...


  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup nutella
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • oil


  1. 1. Whisk the first 3 ingredients in a bowl.
  2. 2. In a separate bowl whisk the Nutella, egg and sugar until combined, then whisk in the milk until incorporated.
  3. 3. Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined (it’s ok if there are a few lumps).
  4. 4. Heat a large sauté pan or griddle over medium heat and grease with oil.
  5. 5. Pour about 1/4 cup of the pancake mixture onto the griddle and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  6. 6. Serve with raspberry sauce.
  7. * You can keep pancakes warm on a sheet tray in a 250 degree oven until all the pancakes are cooked.
Nutella Pancakes with Raspberry Sauce

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  1. Gabriela

    March 5, 2014 at 8:23 am

    My kids devoured this, my older toddler was feeling a little low with a runny nose, and his face lighted up when he got the aromas from breakfast =). Both loved it, and me too.

  2. djjd6910

    March 23, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Made this today and they tasted great, however they came out really flat and spongy. Any tips to resolving that and having a more fluffy pancake?

  3. jpaulsen

    February 24, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Have you tried this recipe with whole wheat flour?

    • Patricia

      February 4, 2014 at 8:37 am

      Before I finally deiecdd to go back on WW I had bought a double pack of Nutella from Costco! 1 1/4 jars left so I am going to save your recipe for a time when I can better deal with being around this cake and then will make it for work! Looks absolutely YUMMY!!!

    • schnelly27

      August 31, 2013 at 8:27 pm

      I make most everything I bake with white whole wheat flour, including this recipe and I think it tastes just fine.
      My kids love these pancakes…I make them as a treat once in a while. They seriously smell like cookies baking, not pancakes!

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  5. Tina

    September 1, 2011 at 7:57 am

    Just made these to freeze. The kids love them. They’ll be perfect to just pop in the microwave for breakfast when school starts next week. BTW, love your website.

  6. Catherine

    August 25, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Weelicious has a Chocolate Hazelnut Spread recipe. It might be a sub in for the store bought Nutella…

  7. Michelle

    July 12, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Wow! These were delicious and the sauce is divine! I am totally in love with your website :)

  8. Nut Head

    July 4, 2011 at 9:46 am

    If you want an all natural Nutella check-out Nut-Tritious Foods Hazelnut & Chocolate blend. It’s first ingredient is fresh roasted hazelnuts and made with sunflower seeds, organic flax seed meal, 87% dark cocoa powder and organic agave nectar. Better than the chocolate crisco blend – and good for you !!!

    • Fayssal

      February 2, 2014 at 9:02 pm

      You’re definitely kliilng me with this bread! My mom used to make pull apart breads and they were my favorites not because of the taste, but because they are SO much fun to eat! So take pull apart bread and add garlic and chives and what do you have? A fun and heavenly delight! These are delicious!

  9. Jennifer

    June 18, 2011 at 8:38 am

    I smashed a banana and added it in. Boys loved it. The nutella is just the perfect amount to add the flavor but not much sweetness! Perfect…

  10. HaileysMama

    June 2, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Can you use fresh raspberries? If so, do you make it the same way?

  11. michellec

    May 7, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    here’s to hoping I can scrape out 1/4 cup of nutella out of the container Monday morning lol.

  12. Jennifer

    April 10, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    I made these this morning, huge hit! I had a very ripe banana hanging around so I threw that in, was delicious. Didn’t have any raspberries so I served them with vanilla yogurt & fresh strawberries. Thanks for the fabulous start to our Sunday!

  13. Carla

    April 4, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Do you think the raspberries be substituted with frozen strawberries? I’m not a fan of raspberries! (idk why?) Strawberries and nutella sounds good to me :)

    • catherine

      April 4, 2011 at 6:28 pm

      yup :) that would be fine. You can use any kind of berry.

  14. Jasmine@Purebebe

    March 25, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    We tried these pancakes last weekend and loved it! We loved the texture of the pancakes. It was a fun treat for the family. I’m definitely going to check out the tips for homemade nutella for a more natural version. I’m all about homemade! Thanks!

  15. Stephanie

    March 19, 2011 at 8:28 am

    These pancakes were delicious! I agree much healthier than the frozen store bought pancakes that many kids eat! Thanks!

  16. kristin

    February 25, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    “dinner with julie” has a wonderful homemade nutella recipe on her website today. Much healthier then the store bought version and easy to make! Definitely going to try these pan cakes tomorrow :)

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  18. Mikal

    February 15, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Thanks Mara! I thought it was Italian too. I studied abroad in Italy and EVERYTHING has hazelnuts in it…so much so that I can barely tolerate the smell of nutela. My kids love it though, so I buy it! Taking one for the team.

  19. Mara

    February 15, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Delicious recipe! By the way, Nutella is an Italian product, not French… :)

    • Vadia

      February 4, 2014 at 9:45 pm

      Hi Mary….first of all thank you for coming to my blog and comnnmtieg. I appreciate it more than you know. This fudge looks wonderful. I make a similar one but have never put nutella or hazelnuts in it. My children love nutella so I am going to have to try this. I know they will love it.Also I love your photo of your one bite header. Beautiful and it catches your eye. And I like how you have put recipes from a year ago and two years ago at the end of your post. Being a new blogger I am looking for ways to make my blog better. And I think this is good. So in a year I may do that. I haven’t been able to do my own headers yet, (my daughter has had to really help me with it) because I’m still learning to get around blogger. But yours is really great. You are a pro!!Nann

  20. Stacey

    February 15, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Here is another yummy alternative to Nutella, if your kids can have peanuts. Peanut Butter & Co. brand makes a chocolate & peanut butter spread called “Dark Chocolate Dreams”. It is even available at Wal-Mart here in Oklahoma, so I am sure that you can get it just about anywhere. Here is a link to it:

    The only ingredients are: peanuts, evaporated cane juice, cocoa, cocoa butter, palm fruit oil, vanilla, lecithin (from sunflowers), and salt.

    I know there may be concerns about the effects on the local communities to harvesing palm oil and it doesn’t say the cocoa is from free trade cocoa beans, so I am going to assume they are not, but it is still better than nutella where the first ingredient is sugar.

    If it is a concern for you PB & co. is a member of Green Palm, which offers a certificate trading program designed to tackle environmental and social problems created by the production of palm oil. Under this program, they are able to reward palm oil producers by paying them for an equivalent amount of palm oil that they have produced sustainably and responsibly.

    Also, even thought the first ingredient is peanuts, the cocoa flavor is definitely predominant.

    BTW, Nutella’s ingredients are: sugar, palm oil, hazelnuts, cocoa, skim milk, reduced minerals whey (milk), lecithin as emulsifier (soy), vanillin: an artificial flavor.

  21. angela

    February 15, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Although I don’t think a little Nutella every once in while will hurt anyone, I really appreciate the suggestions for alternatives that don’t contain van1llin.
    I’m definitely making these pancakes! My kids are going to flip!

    • Navya

      February 1, 2014 at 2:19 am

      I just came back to your bake sale post last night to get some inspiration for ceoikos to send Nick at college. A fabulous resource! These ceoikos would be perfect, too YUM!

  22. Lisa

    February 15, 2011 at 4:46 am

    They look yummy. I will make these for my boys for Pancake Day at the beginning of March. We holiday in France every year and Nutella is a favourite.

  23. Blanca

    February 14, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    I also like Jason’s Chocolate Hazelnut butter

  24. Anna

    February 14, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Made these this morning and they are sooo good!!

  25. Teresa

    February 14, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    If Nutella’s in the house I’m in the pantry with a spoon in my hand, for more than one scoop, that’s for sure. It’s so yummy! But, I am happy to hear about the MaraNatha option. Gotta try this recipe.

  26. Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama}

    February 14, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    What an interesting recipe. I’ve actually never tried Nutella–isn’t that strange? From everything I’ve heard I think I better not even try it; I don’t want to get addicted. :-)

  27. Melissa

    February 14, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    I can’t wait to make these, and I can’t imagine what you are going to come up with next! I seem to love everything you make. Keep ’em coming, and happy Love Day!

  28. Kirsten

    February 14, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    I had no idea that MaraNatha made a chocolate hazelnut spread! My son really likes Nutella as a special treat since he was introduced to it at school in French class, but I’ll feel much better knowing it’s more natural. Thanks for the tip, I’m going to check it out.

  29. lisa s.

    February 14, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    i love this site , i check it once a day. Nothing irritates me more than when people have to comment about the once in a blue moon recipes contain too much sugar or ::gasp:: white flour or this ingrediant or that..
    Just substitute people! occasional treats are fine, esp. if they are homemade. it’s better than buying the processed junk that is sold in stores.

    • dawn

      February 14, 2011 at 11:48 pm


      • Julie P

        February 19, 2011 at 1:57 pm

        I’m glad I wasn’t the only one thinking this. While the comments come from the heart they can sound somewhat condescending. Catherine does a magnificent job trying to avoid additives, etc. This was a special treat and clearly stated as such. I think we all had much worse growing up as a child and have still survived. The point is make the effort and you’re already 1 step ahead of the game.

    • Blanca

      February 14, 2011 at 10:31 pm

      agreed. homemade is better than buying a pack of hostess twinkies! man, as good as Cate’s kids eat I would def have no issues with my kids eating occasional sugars

  30. Maggie

    February 14, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    This is too funny! I made crepes with raspberry puree (left from last summer in the freezer), Nutella and whip cream for my girls this morning, then I saw this recipe. How coincidental! Love your site and ideas, keep ’em coming!

  31. Liz

    February 14, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Love this recipe and nutella! I can’t wait to try it out.
    I agree with previous comments- why so many negative replies about occasional treats, sugar and white flour? Everything in moderation and your kids will not rebel when they leave the nest :)
    I love this site and every recipe I’ve tried from it. Keep them coming!

  32. Lindsey

    February 14, 2011 at 8:53 am

    I have to say that as much as I used to love Nutella I have to agree with Francesca. MaraNatha makes a wonderful dark chocolate almond spread without all the nasty “added extras” that you might find you like more than Nutella (I <3 it!)

  33. Francesca

    February 14, 2011 at 4:37 am

    Although Nutella is delicious, it also contains the artificial flavor vanillin. It would be better to use an all natural hazelnut chocolate spread rather than expose your child to an artificial ingredient (even if it is infrequent).

  34. jen

    February 14, 2011 at 1:04 am

    Awesome! I am making this for my LO tom morning! Does this freeze well?

    • catherine

      February 14, 2011 at 7:20 pm

      Yes this freezes wonderfully!