Easy Nutella Pull-Apart Bread is a delicious and sweet Homemade Brioche Bread recipe, baked and stuffed with Nutella. Perfect warm out of the oven as a yummy snack or dessert. There will be no leftovers!
I can’t tell you how many times I am asked to make this pull-apart bread. It is everyone’s favorite. Soft, slightly sweet and oh so Nutellally!
This Brioche has a little bit of an Italian influence ( thanks to a recipe from my mother-in-law), because it has a tighter crumb. Just what I was looking for, this yummy Nutella Pull Apart Bread.
It is a really easy bread to make, using a stand-up mixer with the dough hook makes it fast and painless.
This is a great pull-apart bread for any time of day – as an afternoon snack, delicious dessert, or even a sweet bread for breakfast or brunch. There’s nothing better than homemade bread, and this Nutella bread is always a favorite.
- Active dry yeast
- All-purpose flour or bread flour
- Granulated sugar
- Large egg warmed to room temperature
- Vegetable oil
- Nutella (chocolate hazelnut spread)
- Powdered sugar
How to Make Pull-Apart Bread with Nutella
Warm the milk and butter until the milk is hot (not boiling). Stir until the butter is melted and then let the mixture cool until it’s lukewarm (between 98°F and 105°F).
Sprinkle the yeast over the top of the warm milk mixture and let it sit for five to ten minutes before stirring to combine.
Place the flour, salt, and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer and whisk to combine. Switch to the dough hook and add the eggs, oil, and yeast mixture. Knead the dough until it pulls away from the sides of the bowl. It will be a little sticky.
Place the dough on a floured work surface and knead it a few times until it’s compact but still a little tacky.
Place the dough ball in a greased bowl and cover it with a kitchen towel. Let it rise for one to two hours or until it’s doubled in size.
Gently punch down the risen dough and place it on a lightly floured work surface. Divide it into 11 equal-sized balls (approximately the size of a golf ball).
Lightly flour your hands and flatten each ball into a 4″ circle. Spread some Nutella on each round and then fold them in half.
Place them in a prepared 9×5″ loaf pan, round side up, and cover the pan with plastic wrap.
Let them rice for about an hour or until they have doubled in size.
Brush the top of the pull-apart bread with milk and bake it in the lower third of the oven at 350°F for 40 to 50 minutes. Once it’s done, place the pan on a wire rack so the bread can cool for 10 to 15 minutes.
Dust the Nutella pull-apart bread with powdered sugar for serving.
My brioche dough is really sticky. What should I do?
If the dough is very sticky after you’ve kneaded it in the stand mixer, you can add more flour. Only add a tablespoon at a time until it comes together.
Why has my dough not doubled in size?
If it’s very cool, the dough will take longer to rise. Move it to a warm place that is draft-free and it should rise faster.
What should I do if the bread is browning too fast on top?
Cover the bread with foil if you notice it is browning quickly.
How do you know when the bread is done baking?
The best way to tell is with a thermometer. The internal temperature in the center of the pull-apart bread should be 190°F.
Can you use something other than Nutella?
Yes, any chocolate spread you like will work in this recipe.
How to store it
Wrap or cover the completely cooled bread at room temperature for up to 2 days or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. You can warm the bread in a pre-heated 300F (150C) oven for about 10-15 minutes.
How to freeze pull apart bread
To freeze the completely cooled bread, tightly wrap it in plastic wrap, then again in foil, place in a freezer safe bag or container. It will keep for up to 6 months in the freezer. Thaw the bread either in the fridge or on the counter top. It can also be warmed in a pre-heated oven.
Every bite of this Nutella pull-apart bread is better than the last! It’s perfect for chocolate fans – I hope you give it a try soon!
More Homemade Treats
- Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Glaze
- Simple Homemade Biscuits
- Cinnamon-Sugar Baked Donuts
- Breakfast Biscotti
Easy Nutella Pull Apart Bread
- ½ cup milk
- 2½ tablespoons butter
- 1½ teaspoons active dry yeast
- 2 cups + 2 tablespoons all purpose or bread flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2½ tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 large egg (room temperature)
- ½ tablespoon vegetable oil (I use corn or sunflower oil)
- ⅔ cup Nutella
- 1-2 tablespoons milk
- 1-2 tablespoons Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)
- Heat milk and butter together (I heated until the milk was hot but the butter wasn't quite melted), stir it to melt the butter and when it becomes lukewarm. sprinkle the yeast on top and wait 5-10 minutes stir together.
- In the stand up mixer add the flour, salt and sugar, whisk together, then add the egg, oil and yeast mixture, knead for 8-10 minutes or until the dough pulls away from the bowl, the dough will be a little sticky*. Move to a lightly floured flat surface and knead a few times (the dough should be compact but a bit tacky). Place in a lightly greased bowl , roll the dough in the bowl and cover and let rise in a draft free warm area for approximately 1-2 hours or until doubled in bulk.
*If the dough is very sticky then add a tablespoon of flour at a time to bring it together.
- Grease and flour a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
- Gently punch the dough down on a lightly floured flat surface. Divide it into 11 equal parts, a little larger than a golf ball. With lightly floured hands, flatten each part into a circle approximately 4 inches in diameter. It doesn’t have to be perfectly round.
- Spread about 3 teaspoons of Nutella onto each round. Fold the circles in half and line in prepared baking pan, round side up.
- Cover the pan with plastic wrap let rise in a warm draft free area until doubled approximately 60 minutes.
- Adjust the rack to the lower 1/3 of the oven. Pre-heat oven to 350F (180C).
- Brush the loaf with a little milk and bake for approximately 40-50 minutes. If you see that the top of the loaf is browning too quickly, cover lightly with foil and continue to bake, the bread is done when the internal temperature reads 190F.
- Remove the loaf from the oven and place the pan on a wire rack to cool, let cool 10-15 minutes, remove from the pan dust with powdered sugar and serve warm or let cool completely, dust with powdered sugar before serving. Enjoy!
Updated from November 14, 2015
Can this be filled with a thick strawberry jam? Or anything else other than Nutella?
Hi Judy, I think it would be fine with a thick jam or even a pie filling. Let me know how it turns out.
Thanks so much for your reply, I appreciate it.
Debra @ Bowl Me Over says
Loving this bread, looks so yummy! Thanks for stopping by #TryaBiteTuesday – hope to see you back this week, pinning & sharing!
This is a beautiful bread! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can’t wait to see you next week!
Ali @ Home Crafts by Ali says
I have seen plenty of the pull apart breads, but this one looks the best. Nutella? I’m there! Thanks for linking up at the Bloggers Brags party, I pinned your post to our group board.
Hi Ali, thanks very much. Have a great day.
This looks so good! I have a weakness for both bread and nutella so this is kind of dangerous for me 😀 lol that’s okay! 🙂 This is the first time I am visiting your blog (via Weekend Retreat Link Party). Glad I stopped by!
Hi Angeline, glad you stopped by and hope you enjoy it. Have a great day.
Wow. That looks amazing! I want some right now! Thank you for linking up at the #HomeMattersParty this week. Hope to see you back next week.
Linda @ Food Huntress says
Rosemary, what a wonderful and decadent idea! The bread recipe sounds great by itself and nutella is delicious. Together I love it!
Thanks Linda, yes Nutella can be decadent! But loved by all. Have a great day.
Take Two Tapas says
Just like the name says! I can’t stop eating it!
Brioche is always so tricky for me, but you’ve made it look and sound easy. I’m going to try again – even though you had me at “Nutella”!
Hi Tracy, thanks, actually it was pretty easy, let me know how it goes.
Just give me the whole thing! This nutella stuffed bread looks like great party food, if I can get it to the table! #SimplySundays Link Party
Leo Sigh says
That looks absolutely incredible, plus it’s Nutella. I’d eat that with anything. Or just by the jar on its own 🙂 Must try this. Thanks.
Hi Leo, thanks hope you enjoy it!
Anything with nutella has to be good. I also like the idea of baking a plain loaf. This recipe is a win/win. Thank you Rosemary. Have a nice weekend.
Marisa Franca @ All Our Way says
When I saw the Nutella in the title I thought the Nutella family nut had asked for her Nutella again 🙂 It sounds delicious, Rosemary. I can also see this as a breakfast addition — yummy! Thank you for sharing!!