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20 Amazing Nutella Recipes to Try at Home

20 Amazing Nutella Recipes to Try at Home

If you’re reading this article, it is clear that you either love chocolate or Nutella. A friend of mine loves Nutella, and so I decided to write an article on all the things you can do with Nutella. I have cooked with it before, and it never lets me down! So here are 20 awesome ways to cook with Nutella.

1. Salted Caramel Mocha and Nutella Brownies

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    If this isn’t worth the time to make, I don’t know what is. This is one amazing recipe. And salted caramel on top is simply perfect.

    2. Banana Pecan and Nutella Swirled Cake

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      Here is a recipe for those who love Nutella but just do not want it to overpower all of their food. Together with the banana and pecans, the Nutella makes this a sweet and fluffy cake with a little crunch.

      3. Cinnamon Sugar Nutella Swirled Pumpkin Pie Pop-tarts

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        If you are looking for a delicious autumn dish, here you go! Pumpkin makes me think of that time of year when it rains a lot and all you want to do is sit inside and admire the colors of the trees. The warm feeling you get when you have a cup of tea will pair perfectly with these delicious pop-tarts.

        4. Nutella Swirled Vanilla Ice Cream with Reese’s-style Chunks

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          For anyone who is willing to put in some extra effort, here is a recipe for you! On one of these hot summer days, this could be the thing to get your pool party started! This will blow your mind, or maybe freeze it.

          5. Nutella Haselnut Pots de Creme

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            Why not treat yourself with a smooth and creamy dessert? You can make a batch of these lovely desserts and save them in the fridge for the next day. Do not eat too much, because these are quite heavy.

            6. Nutella Donuts

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              Light, fluffy, baked donuts with a Nuttela glaze. Simple and delicious. Isn’t that what we really want?

              7. Chocolate Nutella Bread Pudding

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                Bread pudding is typically a British dessert, although it is eaten in many other countries as well. The base is bread cubes in a mixture of milk, cream, eggs, sugar, and more. If you have never had this before, be adventurous and try! You can never go wrong with Nutella!

                8. Brown Butter Vanilla Bean and Nutella Swirled Krispie Treats

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                Brown-Butter-Vanilla-Bean-and-Nutella-Swirled-Rice-Krispie-Treats

                  When I was younger, my mom sometimes bought those crispy rice treats. The whole box was finished within minutes. My siblings and I loved those crispy cookie-like things. And now I’ve found a way to make them even better; bake them at home!

                  9. Nutella Breakfast Cereal

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                    If you like chocolate cookies and milk, this will be your new favorite breakfast. This cereal is homemade and super tasty!

                    10. Sweet and Spicy Bacon coated in Nutella

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                      Okay, bacon is so delicious, I really love it. But with Nutella?! I could never even dream this!

                      11. Nutella Baklava

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                        Baklava is another one of my favorite foods. I could eat it any day. So why not try it with Nutella for a change?

                        12. Nutella Peanut Butter Bars

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                          The intense flavor and awesome texture of these bars are amazing. And you can even bring them to a party!

                          13. Spicy Nutella and Pequin Pepper Truffles

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                            A lot of people are trying to combine new and different flavors, and this is a great example of flavors I wouldn’t think of combining myself. Sweet and spicy truffles sound like a delight!

                            14. Chocolate Macarons with Nutella Mousse

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                              Nutella can be a very delicate thing to eat. These sophisticated macarons are a great pair with tea! And they’re gluten free too.

                              15. Strawberry and Nutella Crepes

                              Strawberry and Nutella Crepes

                                Easy to make and super tasty! These crepes will make a sweet lunch.

                                16. Nutella S’mores Crepes

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                                  If we’re going to have a Nutella-filled day, why not start it off with this creamy combo!

                                  17. Banana Nutella Granola

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                                    Granola is great to eat anytime, especially on top of yogurt or ice cream. And it is pretty healthy too!

                                    18. Salted Peanut Nutella Puppy Chow

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                                      When you hear puppy chow, you most likely think about the holidays. Bring the holiday mood into your house any time with sweet and salty puppy chow!

                                      19. Hazelnut Shortbread

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                                        Shortbread cookies are my husband’s favorite, so when I get the time to make them, I can add a twist to make them to my taste. You’ll definitely like these Nutella shortbread cookies.

                                        20. Chocolate Hazelnut Ravioli

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                                          Fried dough around your Nutella… Haven’t had it this way before. It’s a must-try!

                                          Featured photo credit: Janine via flickr.com

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                                          Last Updated on September 16, 2019

                                          How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

                                          How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

                                          You have a deadline looming. However, instead of doing your work, you are fiddling with miscellaneous things like checking email, social media, watching videos, surfing blogs and forums. You know you should be working, but you just don’t feel like doing anything.

                                          We are all familiar with the procrastination phenomenon. When we procrastinate, we squander away our free time and put off important tasks we should be doing them till it’s too late. And when it is indeed too late, we panic and wish we got started earlier.

                                          The chronic procrastinators I know have spent years of their life looped in this cycle. Delaying, putting off things, slacking, hiding from work, facing work only when it’s unavoidable, then repeating this loop all over again. It’s a bad habit that eats us away and prevents us from achieving greater results in life.

                                          Don’t let procrastination take over your life. Here, I will share my personal steps on how to stop procrastinating. These 11 steps will definitely apply to you too:

                                          1. Break Your Work into Little Steps

                                          Part of the reason why we procrastinate is because subconsciously, we find the work too overwhelming for us. Break it down into little parts, then focus on one part at the time. If you still procrastinate on the task after breaking it down, then break it down even further. Soon, your task will be so simple that you will be thinking “gee, this is so simple that I might as well just do it now!”.

                                          For example, I’m currently writing a new book (on How to achieve anything in life). Book writing at its full scale is an enormous project and can be overwhelming. However, when I break it down into phases such as –

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                                          • (1) Research
                                          • (2) Deciding the topic
                                          • (3) Creating the outline
                                          • (4) Drafting the content
                                          • (5) Writing Chapters #1 to #10,
                                          • (6) Revision
                                          • (7) etc.

                                          Suddenly it seems very manageable. What I do then is to focus on the immediate phase and get it done to my best ability, without thinking about the other phases. When it’s done, I move on to the next.

                                          2. Change Your Environment

                                          Different environments have different impact on our productivity. Look at your work desk and your room. Do they make you want to work or do they make you want to snuggle and sleep? If it’s the latter, you should look into changing your workspace.

                                          One thing to note is that an environment that makes us feel inspired before may lose its effect after a period of time. If that’s the case, then it’s time to change things around. Refer to Steps #2 and #3 of 13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity, which talks about revamping your environment and workspace.

                                          3. Create a Detailed Timeline with Specific Deadlines

                                          Having just 1 deadline for your work is like an invitation to procrastinate. That’s because we get the impression that we have time and keep pushing everything back, until it’s too late.

                                          Break down your project (see tip #1), then create an overall timeline with specific deadlines for each small task. This way, you know you have to finish each task by a certain date. Your timelines must be robust, too – i.e. if you don’t finish this by today, it’s going to jeopardize everything else you have planned after that. This way it creates the urgency to act.

                                          My goals are broken down into monthly, weekly, right down to the daily task lists, and the list is a call to action that I must accomplish this by the specified date, else my goals will be put off.

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                                          Here’re more tips on setting deadlines: 22 Tips for Effective Deadlines

                                          4. Eliminate Your Procrastination Pit-Stops

                                          If you are procrastinating a little too much, maybe that’s because you make it easy to procrastinate.

                                          Identify your browser bookmarks that take up a lot of your time and shift them into a separate folder that is less accessible. Disable the automatic notification option in your email client. Get rid of the distractions around you.

                                          I know some people will out of the way and delete or deactivate their facebook accounts. I think it’s a little drastic and extreme as addressing procrastination is more about being conscious of our actions than counteracting via self-binding methods, but if you feel that’s what’s needed, go for it.

                                          5. Hang out with People Who Inspire You to Take Action

                                          I’m pretty sure if you spend just 10 minutes talking to Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, you’ll be more inspired to act than if you spent the 10 minutes doing nothing. The people we are with influence our behaviors. Of course spending time with Steve Jobs or Bill Gates every day is probably not a feasible method, but the principle applies — The Hidden Power of Every Single Person Around You

                                          Identify the people, friends or colleagues who trigger you – most likely the go-getters and hard workers – and hang out with them more often. Soon you will inculcate their drive and spirit too.

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                                          As a personal development blogger, I “hang out” with inspiring personal development experts by reading their blogs and corresponding with them regularly via email and social media. It’s communication via new media and it works all the same.

                                          6. Get a Buddy

                                          Having a companion makes the whole process much more fun. Ideally, your buddy should be someone who has his/her own set of goals. Both of you will hold each other accountable to your goals and plans. While it’s not necessary for both of you to have the same goals, it’ll be even better if that’s the case, so you can learn from each other.

                                          I have a good friend whom I talk to regularly, and we always ask each other about our goals and progress in achieving those goals. Needless to say, it spurs us to keep taking action.

                                          7. Tell Others About Your Goals

                                          This serves the same function as #6, on a larger scale. Tell all your friends, colleagues, acquaintances and family about your projects. Now whenever you see them, they are bound to ask you about your status on those projects.

                                          For example, sometimes I announce my projects on The Personal Excellence Blog, Twitter and Facebook, and my readers will ask me about them on an ongoing basis. It’s a great way to keep myself accountable to my plans.

                                          8. Seek out Someone Who Has Already Achieved the Outcome

                                          What is it you want to accomplish here, and who are the people who have accomplished this already? Go seek them out and connect with them. Seeing living proof that your goals are very well achievable if you take action is one of the best triggers for action.

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                                          9. Re-Clarify Your Goals

                                          If you have been procrastinating for an extended period of time, it might reflect a misalignment between what you want and what you are currently doing. Often times, we outgrow our goals as we discover more about ourselves, but we don’t change our goals to reflect that.

                                          Get away from your work (a short vacation will be good, else just a weekend break or staycation will do too) and take some time to regroup yourself. What exactly do you want to achieve? What should you do to get there? What are the steps to take? Does your current work align with that? If not, what can you do about it?

                                          10. Stop Over-Complicating Things

                                          Are you waiting for a perfect time to do this? That maybe now is not the best time because of X, Y, Z reasons? Ditch that thought because there’s never a perfect time. If you keep waiting for one, you are never going to accomplish anything.

                                          Perfectionism is one of the biggest reasons for procrastination. Read more about why perfectionist tendencies can be a bane than a boon: Why Being A Perfectionist May Not Be So Perfect.

                                          11. Get a Grip and Just Do It

                                          At the end, it boils down to taking action. You can do all the strategizing, planning and hypothesizing, but if you don’t take action, nothing’s going to happen. Occasionally, I get readers and clients who keep complaining about their situations but they still refuse to take action at the end of the day.

                                          Reality check:

                                          I have never heard anyone procrastinate their way to success before and I doubt it’s going to change in the near future.  Whatever it is you are procrastinating on, if you want to get it done, you need to get a grip on yourself and do it.

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