Nutella Swirled Bread

Have you baked any bread lately?

If the answer is no, I’m giving you some homework this weekend.

All you need is flour, yeast, water, salt, oil, and some honey or agave.

Hardly any hands-on time. Just let the dough work its magic, then throw it in the oven.

Your house will smell incredible. Your belly will be happy. You’ll have bread, right out of the oven, plus – maybe – some extra for a sandwich or toast with breakfast.

Make it plain. Make it sweet with cinnamon or pumpkin or savory with feta or rosemary.

I don’t care what you mix in – let’s make bread!

I’m working on having a pretty epic brunch dish this weekend using my regular farmhouse bread recipe and I can’t wait to see how it turns out.

It may end up being my favorite way to use our bread – but we’ll see if it beats this loaf.

I really love the rosemary loaves I’ve made, but there is something about Nutella.

This bread is layered with thick smears of the rich and nutty chocolate spread before being rolled up and baked. It melts into the dough, but keeps the dark ribbons in the loaves.

The best way to serve it is definitely to toast a thick slice and then smear it with more Nutella. I don’t think you can ever have too much.

Nutella Swirled Bread

Makes: 2 loaves, 12-16 slices each (based on my basic Farmhouse Bread recipe)

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1/3 cup honey or agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup canola or safflower oil
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 4 1/2 tsp active dry yeast (2 packages)
  • 2 1/4 cups warm water
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2-2/3 cup Nutella, warmed for 15-20 seconds in the microwave

Directions:

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer or other large bowl, mix the bread flour, honey/agave, oil, salt, and yeast.
  2. Add warm water to flour mixture and mix together until the water is incorporated.
  3. Stir in the all purpose flour, 1 cup at a time, until the dough is mixed together and is easy to handle.
  4. Knead dough (with dough hook or by hand) until it is smooth and springs back when you touch it (about 5 minutes).
  5. Place the dough in a large bowl that has been coated with olive oil. Cover with plastic wrap or a towel and sit in a warm place to rise for 40-60 minutes or until dough has doubled.
  6. Punch dough down and divide into 2 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a rectangle (the width of your loaf pans).
  7. Spread the nutella onto each rectangle of dough. Roll up and place into your greased loaf pans.
  8. Cover the loaf pans with plastic wrap or a towel and let the dough rise, again, in a warm place 40-60 minutes, or until doubled.
  9. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and place rack in the middle of the oven.
  10. Bake bread for 40-45 minutes or until the bread is golden brown and they sound hollow when tapped.
  11. Remove from the oven and let them cool 5 minutes before removing from the pans.

24 comments

  1. Bread with nutella in it?! LOVE!

  2. I think I’d eat the whole loaf ;) Nutella is pretty darn delicious in my book. I have baked bread recently- I just adore how good homemade bread is

  3. I made the farmhouse bread with a nutella swirl a few months ago and I personally ate an entire loaf in two days. It was amazing. That bread recipe is the greatest. I’m always thinking of things I want to put in it! ha! Maybe peanut butter since today is national pb day!

  4. I was on a self-inflicted Nutella time out after 2 jars of it disappeared embarrassingly quickly, but I mean, how am I NOT supposed to make this? Looks like my house is going to be smelling like wishes and dreams this weekend.

  5. yum! this bread looks incredible. i love anything with nutella. (who doesn’t?!) creative recipe!

  6. Alright, this is so easy I think I am going to try it.
    (sooooo not a baker)

  7. I’ll take this homework assignment, thank you very much! Off to hunt down the jar of nutella i’ve hidden from myself: no self control!

  8. You can definitely NEVER have too much nutella! Looks amazing Brandi.

  9. You’ve got to be kidding me–nutella bread?! Hello, favorite person ever!

  10. Why have I still not made sandwich bread? This must change.

    Starting with this nutella bread

  11. OMG nutella filled bread? Could there be a better thing? To take it to another level of decadence, I wonder how it would be as french toast– with nutella drizzled over top…. And yes, I’m salivating as I type this!

  12. ok, maybe i will ;) this looks fantastic… you’re certainly on a roll ;) ha!

  13. Oh, wow, this bread looks fabulous! Why didn’t I think of putting nutella into bread. I slather it all over bread anyways!
    Thanks for sharing this recipe, Brandi! :-D

  14. For REALZ??? This must have smelled amazing in the oven and tasted even better!

  15. I have a loaf of your farmhouse bread in the oven as we speak, but now I’m super upset we don’t have nutella to at least spread on top!!

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  17. Uhm…hells yeah! yeah….if you could bring some of that to Seattle, that would be greaaaaat….yeah. super

  18. You have all these bread recipes…does the bread flour have gluten?

    • Hi Barbara – yes, this bread (and all my breads) have gluten. They are not GF! My recipes on the show were gluten free, and I do cook gluten free quite a bit, but my blog is not exclusively gluten free. I do a mix of recipes.

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