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This 3 Ingredient Nutella Braided Bread recipe is easy and delicious
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Braided Nutella Bread

Nutella Bread has braided swirls of chocolate hazelnut spread through freshly baked dough! You can serve Nutella braided bread for breakfast, brunch, a party or just a homemade snack! This Nutella bread recipe uses store-bought pastry for easy preparation.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: nutella braided bread, nutella bread
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 205kcal
Author: Cindy


  • Baking Sheet
  • Brush


  • 16 oz crescent roll dough I used Pillsbury (two 8-oz cans)
  • 1/2 cup Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • flour optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°F, placing the oven rack in the middle position. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat and set aside.
  • Open cans of dough and place on a floured work surface. Slice into 3-inch pieces.
  • Flatten a piece using the palm of your hand. Then roll out to no more than 1/4-inch thickness using a rolling pin.
  • Spread about 1 1/2 tablespoons of nutella on top using a spatula. Then bring up the edges using your fingertips and pinch tightly to form a ball.
  • Roll each ball out gently to form an oval shape. Using a sharp knife tip, make widthwise slits horizontally across about 3/4-inch apart.
  • Flip the dough so the incisions are facing down. Roll it up widthwise (parallel to the incisions) into a cylindrical shape. Then curl into a croissant shape with the slit facing out. Place on the prepared baking sheet and brush with beaten egg.
  • Repeat the previous four steps for the remaining dough. Then bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden and puffy. Serve warm.



  • Shapes: In addition to croissant shapes, you can try making log shapes, twists and more.
  • Storage: Store Nutella bread in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. It also freezes well for up to 3 months.


Serving: 3oz | Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 307mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg