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!


Nutella Pancakes with Raspberry Sauce

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Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes


  • 1 1/4 Cup all purpose flour
  • 2 Tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 Tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 Cup Nutella
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/4 Cup milk
  • oil


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


Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 200mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. 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. 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!!!

  3. 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!

  4. If Nutella Were a Health Food, it Might Look Something Like This | The Girl in the Blue Apron says:

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

  7. Wow! These were delicious and the sauce is divine! I am totally in love with your website 🙂

  8. 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. 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 !!!

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

  11. 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!

  12. 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 🙂

  13. 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!

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

  15. “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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  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. 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!

  21. 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!

  22. 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. 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.

  24. 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. 🙂

  25. 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!

  26. 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.

  27. 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

  28. 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.

  29. 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!

  30. 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!

  31. 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!)

  32. 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).

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