This Nutella Pancake Hack Will Revolutionize Breakfast

There is no doubt that Nutella ranks pretty high on the list of the greatest gifts to mankind. Adding a dollop of Nutella can make the best desserts taste one hundred times better and turn boring breakfasts into sweet and indulgent treats. Or, you could simply eat Nutella the good ol' fashioned way — by dunking a spoon in a jar of the delectable, chocolatey hazelnut spread and eating it plain.

Now, Nutella is already a much sought-after topping to use for breakfast — you could add it to cereal, smoothie bowls, oatmeal, or spread it on toasts and pancakes — the possibilities are endless. When it comes to Nutella on pancakes, in particular, the most obvious way to eat them together is by spreading Nutella atop a hot pancake, carefully making sweet layers of pancake and Nutella. However, according to Food Network, you have been making Nutella pancakes wrong this whole time!

To make the most of the chocolatey and nutty goodness that Nutella can add to your pancakes, the website says that you should freeze Nutella first and then place frozen balls of Nutella in-between your pancakes. The result? A gooey puddle of Nutella when you slice into your pancake! Here are the details.

You should be freezing your Nutella

Freezing Nutella is a game-changing hack. According to Foodsguy, it's entirely possible to freeze Nutella. You can either pop an entire jar of Nutella into the freezer or transfer the contents from an opened jar into a freezer-safe zipper bag or box and then freeze it. When you're ready to use it, remove the Nutella from your freezer and place it in your refrigerator to thaw it.

To use frozen Nutella in pancakes, Food Network suggests scooping out about a teaspoon of Nutella from the jar and placing it on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. A teaspoon of Nutella can be used for one pancake, so you can freeze as many dollops as the number of pancakes you intend to make. You should freeze the tray until the Nutella gets solid, which should take about 15 minutes. You should then make your pancake batter as you normally would. 

When you are ready, make two pancakes for each serving by pouring about two tablespoons of the batter onto a hot griddle for each pancake. Once the pancakes start to bubble up, place the frozen ball of Nutella onto one pancake and flip the other pancake up and over the top. Do so while the pancakes are still fairly wet so that the batter fully covers the frozen Nutella. Wait until the Nutella-stuffed pancake cooks entirely and then it's ready for you to eat. Be prepared for a molten lava of Nutella to ooze out of your fluffy Nutella-stuffed pancake when you slice through it!