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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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                  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 March 13, 2019

                                          How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                          How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                          Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

                                          You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

                                          Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

                                          1. Work on the small tasks.

                                          When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

                                          Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

                                          2. Take a break from your work desk.

                                          Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

                                          Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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                                          3. Upgrade yourself

                                          Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

                                          The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

                                          4. Talk to a friend.

                                          Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

                                          Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

                                          5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

                                          If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

                                          Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

                                          Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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                                          6. Paint a vision to work towards.

                                          If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

                                          Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

                                          Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

                                          7. Read a book (or blog).

                                          The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

                                          Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

                                          Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

                                          8. Have a quick nap.

                                          If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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                                          9. Remember why you are doing this.

                                          Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

                                          What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

                                          10. Find some competition.

                                          Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

                                          Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

                                          11. Go exercise.

                                          Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

                                          Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

                                          As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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                                          Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

                                          12. Take a good break.

                                          Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

                                          Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

                                          Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

                                          Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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