There’s nothing quite like starting the day with a big gooey spoonful of a delicious hazelnut spread like Nutella. But if you’ve been limiting your intake to spoonfuls and smears on toast, you’re missing out on some supreme taste experiences!

Breakfast doesn’t need to be boring, and that’s an idea that the iconic Italian brand is hoping to inspire in Aussie families with the release of some tempting Spring recipes that will have you salivating!

Bounty Parents is pleased to share the droolworthy creations that will bring back the spark to the most important meal of the day below …

Azzurra Puricelli, Senior Marketing Manager at Nutella said, “Spring is the perfect time to refresh and reset, so we want to inspire Aussies to fall in love with breakfast again. From the perfect crunchy sourdough with a scrumptious spread of Nutella, to the scent of freshly ground coffee beans, marking the morning with something a little bit special sets you up for the best day possible.”

Read on for delicious inspiration!

Aussie Mango Pancake Skewers

Difficulty: ⅓
Time: 30mins
Serves: 12

Ingredients:

  • 2⁄3 cup plain flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ¼ cups milk
  • olive oil spray

To serve:

  • 15g (1 tbsp) Nutella® per skewer
  • 1 Australian mango, chopped into 2cm cubes

Method:

  1. In a bowl, sift the flour and a pinch of salt. Create a well in the centre with the back of a spoon, and then break in the egg and pour in half the milk. Whisk together, gradually adding the flour to make a smooth thick batter. Mix thoroughly to remove any lumps, and then stir in the rest of the milk.
  2. Spray a little oil over a medium frying pan. Pour about 2 tablespoons of batter into the pan, moving and tilting the pan as you pour until the batter thinly coats the base. Cook over moderate heat until golden brown on the underside, for approximately 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  3. Flip the pancake over with a spatula, and cook the other side until it is golden brown. Slide the pancake out of the pan onto a plate. Heat a little more oil and cook the remaining pancakes one at a time in the same way. Keep in a warm oven until ready to serve.
  4. Spread a thin layer of Nutella® over the pancake and roll tightly. Cut the pancake into 3cm pieces and place onto a bamboo skewer followed by a square of the mango. Repeat this process until the skewer is full, and then serve immediately to your crowd!

Tasty Tip: If Aussie mangoes aren’t in season, these skewers are just as delicious with bananas, cut into rounds, or any of your favourite fruits.

Aussie Mango Pancake Skewers

Toasted Sourdough with Strawberries, Passionfruit and Mint

Difficulty: ⅓
Time: 15mins
Serves: 1

Ingredients:

  • 3–4 strawberries, sliced
  • 1 fresh passionfruit, pulped
  • mint leaves
  • 1 slice sourdough toast
  • 15g (1 tbsp) Nutella®

Method:

  1. Combine strawberries, passionfruit pulp and mint into a fresh, fruity mix.
  2. Toast sourdough and transfer to a plate.
  3. Spread toast with Nutella®, top with fruity mix and enjoy immediately!

Toasted Sourdough with Strawberries, Passionfruit and Mint

Tropical Banana Pancakes with Passionfruit and Toasted Coconut

Difficulty: ⅓
Time: 30mins
Serves: 6

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup milk (full cream milk is ideal)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 over-ripe Australian bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup coconut flakes (you can buy them toasted to save time)
  • olive oil spray

To serve:

  • 15g (1 tbsp) Nutella® per pancake
  • 2 passionfruits

Method:

  1. Mix the flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, combine the milk, egg, vegetable oil and over-ripe bananas together. Stir the flour mixture into the gooey banana mixture.
  2. Set the oven to 160°C and toast the coconut for 5 minutes or until golden. Set aside. Or, use your store-bought toasted coconut flakes.
  3. Over medium-high heat, heat an oiled frying pan. Take ¼ cup of batter and pour into the pan. Cook until each side is golden brown, approx 1–2 minutes per side. Remove from the pan and keep warm in the oven until ready to serve. Repeat with remaining batter.
  4. To serve your tropical pancakes, spread each one with Nutella®, top with the toasted coconut flakes and passionfruit, and get ready for some morning smiles! Delicious.

Tropical Banana Pancakes with Passionfruit and Toasted Coconut

If those tasty recipes aren’t enough to motivate you to level-up breakfast, a new competition from Nutella and fellow Italian brand, De’Longhi just might! 500 Aussies will get the chance to take breakfast to the next level.

By simply purchasing a specially-marked jar of Nutella and registering the code via Nutella.com/win, breakfast lovers will be in with a chance to win one of 500 De’Longhi Breakfast Collections containing a stylish De’Longhi coffee machine, toaster and kettle, valued at over $700! But hurry, the promotion will run from 1st September until 9 November 2021.