Simple Braided Nutella Bread

This is how I celebrated World Nutella Day. Come take a look at this Simple Braided Nutella Bread.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Italian
Keyword nutella braided bread, nutella bread
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 16 servings
Calories 272kcal
Author Maria Vannelli RD


  • cups all purpose flour separated 1½ and 3 cups
  • teaspoons active dry yeast 8 grams
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup mashed potato cooked
  • 1/3 cup butter cut up
  • 1/4 cup sugar granulated
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1-2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/3 cup Nutella slightly warmed in microwave


  • In a large mixing bowl (of stand mixer) combine 1½ cups of flour with yeast. Set aside.
  • Combine milk, potato, butter, sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan. Heat on medium heat until butter starts to melt.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add to flour mixture and mix on low speed for about one minute.
  • Add eggs and continue beating until well incorporated (2-3 minutes).
  • Switch to dough hook.
  • Add the rest of the flour (3 cups) and mix for about 5 minutes until smooth and elastic. Alternately, you can knead by hand.
  • Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl. Make sure to turn dough in order to completely coat the dough with the grease.
  • Let rise for about 45 minutes or until doubled in size.
  • Punch dough.
  • Turn it out on a lightly floured board and let it rest for about 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile prepare the filling by combining the brown sugar, cinnamon and flour in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Line large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 375° F.
  • Roll out dough until you get an 18 x 12 inch rectangle.
  • Spread softened Nutella on the dough and evenly sprinkle the filling mixture.
  • Roll into a log, starting with the long side.
  • Cut the roll lengthwise, in three. Start the incision 1 1/2 inches from the top.
  • Start making a braid with the three strands. Tuck ends underneath braid.
  • Place in prepared pan.
  • Cover and let rise for about 30 minutes or until double in size.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool slightly before slicing...if you can resist.


Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used. 
*recipe lightly adapted from recipe in Cook's Secrets Magazine


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 203mg | Potassium: 157mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2.2mg