As World Nutella Day was on February 5th (No, I didn't make that up. There really IS a World Nutella Day!) I know I'm a little late in showing my appreciation, but I felt that the time has come that I openly blog about my infatuation with this heavily concoction. Especially, as lately there are few things I love more than Nutella. It's an addiction that has well and truly grown out of control, and I'm embarrassed to say that I'd probably fight a small child if they were about to eat the last spoonful in the jar.I seriously put it on/in anything and everything. Toast, crumpets, pretzels, my finger(s), strawberries, apple slices, bananas, pancakes, yoghurt, ice cream, Ritz crackers...I've even dipped a carrot in it..which I'm not proud of and I don't suggest you try as it wasn't a winning combination (this is coming from the weirdo who likes carrots dipped in Ketchup). So, as you can see, I'm out of control. So out of control that I would gladly eat a spoonful of dirt or a moldy toasted bagel as long as they were smothered in a velvety layer of chocolately goodness. Heaven help me if when I'm pregnant Nutella is a craving, because I'm confident that a pregnant Amanda could single handedly demolish all the Nutella in all grocery stores within a 15 mile radius. And if there ever came a point that there wasn't enough on the shelves to satisfy me...heads would roll. Consider yourselves forewarned. Haha
Now while I'm well aware this is pathetic, after all it IS only a chocolate spread you say (and by you, I mean a person who hasn't tried it...otherwise you wouldn't be saying that) but what's a Nutella-loving-girl to do? So rather than battle my addiction, I decided that as Weight Watchers allows me to happily continue to enjoy my Nutella (in moderation, obviously) I would go on the hunt for yummy recipes, and I'm happy to report that I've found quite a few keepers that I'd like share with my fellow Nutella-heads now. So here, in no particular order, is a list of yummy recipes for Nutella-addicts like myself. May you marvel in all of their gloriousness as I have.
Nutella Yum-Yum #1 - Nigella Lawson's Nutella Cake
Nutella Yum-Yum #2 -Nutella Sticky Buns
Nutella Yum-Yum #3 - Nutella S'mores
Nutella Yum-Yum #4 - Nutella & Marscapone Grilled Cheese on Brioche
Nutella Yum-Yum #5 - Peanut Butter & Nutella Brownies
Nutella Yum-Yum #6 - Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies
Nutella Yum-Yum #7 - Nutella Milkshake
Nutella Yum-Yum #9 - Nutella Trifle
And finally...Nutella Yum-Yum #10 - Pumpkin Nutella Bread
I know you're probably looking at all of these drool-worthy recipes and thinking: Holy cow, these totally aren't diet friendly. And if you're thinking that, you're 100% right. They're as calorific as can be, but they're all packed full of Nutella, which means they're downright delicious, so who cares! Haha! Besides, every now and then a bit of indulgence is okay. Life is too short to deny yourself of yumminess all the time.
So please, ignore what skinny-as-a-rake Kate Moss said and enjoy these scrum-diddly-uptious recipe's as much as I have. After all, it was the least I could do to share a bit of heaven with all of you. If you give them a go please let us all know how they turn out! :) And by all means, if you have any yummy Nutella recipe's of your own that you're be willing to share, feel free to comment below! :)
Nutella lovers UNITE!