Nutella Stuffed Pancakes are a deliciously decadent stuffed pancake recipe perfect for a special breakfast. Served with fresh strawberries, they’re perfect for a romantic or holiday brunch too!
Of all the meals in the day, breakfast is typically the one I spend the least amount of time on. Cereals, eggs, and bars are my go-to if I don’t skip the meal completely. Mornings are all about getting the kids up and ready for school (where they eat breakfast). However, every once in a while I do like to turn breakfast into a special occasion with something sweet and decadent, like these Nutella pancakes.
Nutella Stuffed Pancakes are actually surprisingly easy to make, even making the pancake batter from scratch. And, they’re surprisingly mess-free to cook. (Mess-free while eating is a different story, especially when served to kids…)
It seems that stuffed pancake recipes have become the new thing for an indulgent brunch or breakfast lately. After trying this Nutella pancake recipe, I can definitely understand why! Each bite of these is rich, decadent and delicious!
Since the Nutella is so sweet and gooey, I find that syrup is optional on these Nutella pancakes. If you’re feeling extra indulgent, you could top these with whipped cream for a dessert-like brunch.
I make these Nutella pancakes frequently as a weekend breakfast treat for my kids (and myself, let’s be honest) but they’re definitely not a kids-only breakfast. I’m looking forward to making these for an upcoming girlfriends brunch, served with my favorite mimosa recipe.
If I’m enjoying Nutella stuffed pancakes with the family, I usually eat them with a big glass of milk. It’s almost like eating a giant cookie for breakfast. Sometimes I surprise them by letting them think I’ve made regular pancakes until they bite into the gooey hazelnut center. To add some protein, I may also cook up some bacon or sausage and eggs but I find my kids are too interested in the pancakes to care about any of that.
Served with fresh strawberries, Nutella Stuffed Pancakes can also pass as a festive holiday breakfast. If you’re looking for an easy but special Christmas morning breakfast, these Nutella pancakes definitely fit the bill. If there’s ever a day to go all out for breakfast, wouldn’t a holiday be it? Whether it’s Christmas or Valentine’s Day, this Nutella pancake recipe makes a festive breakfast or brunch treat!
These Nutella Stuffed Pancakes were my first attempted at a stuffed pancake recipe but I look forward to trying out other ones in the near future. I’ve seen some stuffed with cereal, chocolate and all other kinds of surprises. If you have a favorite stuffed pancake recipe, I’d love to hear about it in the comments!
Nutella Stuffed Pancakes
Nutella Stuffed Pancakes are a deliciously decadent stuffed pancake recipe perfect for a special breakfast. Served with fresh strawberries, they're perfect for a romantic or holiday brunch too!
- 1 1/2 cups Nutella (chocolate hazelnut spread)
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 2 tbsp. sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 1/4 cups whole milk
- 3 tbsp. melted butter
Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.
Use a spoon to scoop about 1-2 tablespoons of Nutella onto the baking sheet and use the back of the spoon to spread it into a disc shape, continuing until you have at least 8 discs.
Place in the freezer to chill for about 20 minutes. Begin heating a pancake griddle or skillet to medium-low heat.
Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a medium bowl and whisk.
Whisk together egg, milk, and butter in a liquid measuring cup and mix into the dry ingredients just until combined. Do not overmix the batter, as this will produce tough pancakes.
Lightly grease the preheated pan and scoop 1/4 cup of batter onto the pan.
Lay a disc of Nutella in the center of the pancake and top with more batter to cover the Nutella.
Cook pancake until the edges begin to appear dry and bubbles on the top of the batter pop. Then flip the pancake and cook.
Serve hot with strawberries.