Whoever listed Nutella as a breakfast food is a gift from God. In reality, the hazelnut-chocolate spread we're all obsessed with is far closer to an ice cream topping than part of a balanced breakfast, but when something is as delicious as Nutella, you don't really need a reason to eat it at any time of the day.
If anything, Nutella makes morning somewhat bearable, and nothing can get you out of bed quicker than knowing you have a some delectable Nutella to enjoy.
But if you really want to rocket out of the confines of your comfortable bed, you should learn to make the most magical breakfast fusion the internet has provided thus far, the Nutella Stuffed French Toast Pancakes, created by Kirbie Cravings.
One part French toast, one part pancake, all parts amazing, this is the breakfast that's closer to dessert but too delicious for you to really care. Best of all, making them is pretty damn simple.
Here's a rundown of what you'll need and how to assemble these so-bad-they're-good pieces of Nutella-stuffed heaven, and be sure to check out the original recipe for more details.
How to create these epic wonders:
Place pancake mix, milk, and egg into a bowl. Mix until combined
Cut bread into 1.5 inch thick slices.
Make a slit into the middle of each slice, being certain not to cute all the way though. Stuff with 1 tbsp of Nutella into the slit.
Heat pan on stove.
Dip Nutella-stuff bread into pancake batter until both sides are evenly coated. Place onto preheated pan and cook until the first side is Finished. Flip and repeat, then do the same with the remaining bread.
Douse with lots of syrup, and gorge.
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You might already be familiar with Forno West, an Italian bakery in Westmount known for all kinds of yummy treats. But now the boulangerie/pâtisserie is giving you one more delicious reason to go — especially if you love Nutella.
Forno West has a brand-new Nutella machine, installed earlier this week, to make your favourite Italian delights even better.
The Nutella machine works like a pump. Once you pick a treat, the staff at Forno West start filling it up with as much chocolate-hazelnut goodness as possible.
"Right now, you can use the Nutella pump for our Sicilian brioches and to stuff little buns," Carmela Argento, Forno West's manager, told MTL Blog. However, Argento said Forno West plans to develop more options for baked goods they can stuff full of Nutella for you in the near future.
Even though the machine hasn't been used much yet, Argento gave us the inside scoop on a few of the incredible treats it has in the works with Nutella.
"What's really exciting is our plan to introduce a Nutella turnover without apples. We'll also give customers the option of having a Nutella turnover with almonds inside," she said.
A pâte feuilletée lined with frangipane could also soon be stuffed with Nutella, she said, and Forno West plans to call the creation a "Nufella."
A quick visit to Forno West's website will likely get your taste buds flowing with inspiration.
And, for those of you who are Nutella obsessed and can't get enough of the stuff (who could blame you?), you can always turn to this Nutella map of Quebec to guide you on a Nutella crawl of Montreal.
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Have you ever had a food craving so intense you dropped everything just to satisfy it? True Nutella fans know this feeling all too well — when the urge for chocolate-hazelnut deliciousness strikes, all bets are off.
Thankfully, a new tool can help you navigate Nutella-related emergencies so you can satisfy your sweet tooth before getting too hangry. Nutella has created a map of Quebec dedicated specifically to finding Nutella dishes across the province.
Yup, that means Quebecers can pinpoint the nearest Nutella dish at any given moment.
According to a Nutella spokesperson, the digital map was made using the best suggestions from fans when asked their "favourite restaurant with a fabulous Nutella dish on the menu."
Montreal restaurants include NDG's Pizzeria Melrose, which has a Nutella pizza, Litte Italy's La Cornetteria, which has Nutella-filled pastries, the Plateau's St-Viateur, which serves a Nutella bagel like no other, and Rockaberry because of its Nutella pie.
Even though their shaved ice desserts are huge, you may not want to share because they're also incredibly delicious.
Each shaved ice dessert on the menu is piled high with toppings ranging from taro to brown sugar milk to mochi, mango and strawberry.
If you're not in the mood for shaved ice — or you're ridiculously hungry — Meet Fresh also has taro balls, grass jelly, purple sweet potato treats, tofu pudding, almond soup, purple rice desserts, waffles and more.