Nutella Swirl Pancakes


Pancakes swirled with a Nutella filling topped with a cream cheese glaze. Makes a special breakfast that will surely brighten up National Pancake Day or any old Tuesday.

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Wow, can you believe it’s March already? I for one am glad that frigid February is now behind us.

Even though I know that we are still bound to get more snow and freezing weather this week, it’s just nice to know that we are a little bit closer to spring :)


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I am also excited that this baby will now officially be a March baby.

At 38 + weeks, I am due to deliver any day and have already had a few false alarms this week which is why it’s been pretty quiet around here.

This pregnancy has been very different than my last one with my son.

The only food this baby has tolerated really well for the past nine months has been oatmeal and granola along with a few breakfast foods.

Luckily for me, the list also included pancakes :)




I am such a sucker for pancakes as well as Nutella so combining these two for National Pancake Day was bound to happen.

Start by whiping up your favorite pancake batter (or a box mix) and swirl in some melted butter and Nutella.




Be sure to cook your pancakes on low heat for fluffy and even looking pancakes. It takes a little bit longer but is so much more worth it.

Once the pancakes are flipped, the Nutella mixture gets caramelized with the magical swirl.

Serve them with a warm cream cheese glaze or pour some maple syrup over them. Some powdered sugar and fresh fruit would be amazing as well.




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These pancakes will make a special breakfast treat that your family will surely love for Pancake Tuesday or any old day.

Enjoy :)


Nutella Swirl Pancakes

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 9 three inch round pancakes

Pancakes swirled with a Nutella filling topped with a cream cheese glaze. Makes a special breakfast that your family will love. Perfect for National Pancake Day or any old Tuesday.


    Pancakes (Can use your favorite pancake recipe or a box mix)
  • * 1 cup white whole wheat flour or All-Purpose Flour
  • * 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • * 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • * 1 cup milk (I used 1 %)
  • * 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • * 1 tablespoon olive oil or canola oil
  • Nutella Filling
  • * 1/4 cup of Nutella
  • * 2 1/2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • Cream Cheese Glaze (optional)
  • * 2 ounces cream cheese
  • * 2 tablespoons of unstalted butter
  • * 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • * 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


    Pancake batter
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. Whisk in beaten egg, milk and oil until just combined - a few lumps are fine.
  3. In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt Nutella and butter together in 10 second increments, stirring in between until pourable consistency.
  4. Pour filling into a pastry bag with a small tip.
  5. Cook Pancakes
  6. Heat griddle or large skillet over low heat. Spray with nonstick spray.
  7. Scoop about 1/4 cup batter onto the skillet. When pancake has started to cook a little, swirl in the Nutella filling
  8. When bubbles begin to appear on the surface, flip carefully with a spatula and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes more until browned on the underside.
  9. Transfer to a baking sheet or platter and keep in a warm oven until ready to serve.
  10. Cream Cheese Glaze
  11. In a medium, microwave-safe bowl, heat cream cheese and butter until melted. Whisk together with powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Set aside.
  12. When ready to serve, spoon warmed glaze onto the top of each pancake.


You may have to keep reheating the Nutella filling in the microwave as you make the pancakes so it remains liquefied.

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  1. Marion - Make This Dish says

    Love these nutella pancakes – they would be perfect for pancake day! So exciting on your new arrival soon, best of luck and can’t wait to for the update:)

  2. says

    Yum, yum, yum, Kelly! We adore pancakes at our house and the thing is when I make plain ones (not buttermilk), the boys love to slather it with Nutella! One of them might even squirt some whipped cream on top. ; ) This is a great way to incorporate the Nutella right in there for them – Love it!

    And wow – week 38+ is too exciting! Any day now…you are amazing to have kept blogging so consistently and with such amazing quality food. Good luck and I really wish you a very smooth delivery. Can’t wait to hear about the new pink addition real soon. Take care now! : )

  3. says

    Oooh – I am super excited for you and yalls new addition-due any day now!
    Speaking of additions – these pancakes would be a great addition to my breakfast table or lunch/dinner table! These look so good and that cream cheese glaze so makes me wanna grab that forkful out of the screen!

    Hoping everything goes well for you and your little one. Sending a big hoooge virtual hug your way, Kelly. mmmmwwwah!
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  4. says

    Eeek Kelly I can’t believe you’re 38+ weeks! It feels like just yesterday you made your announcement here! Time is blowing by! Hope that she gets here soon : ) And these pancakes look delicious – I mean with nutella and a swirl you just can’t go wrong!
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  5. says

    Mmmmm Pancakes!! Speaking to me Kelly, cause they look darn good :D Nutella, hello! Swirl definitely adds uniqueness. Fruit would be amazing with these. Love dipping strawberries in nutella, I was actually doing that earlier today haha. Thanks for the recipe! Hope you had a fabulous Monday!
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  6. says

    Nutella is a huge hit in our house. We go through one giant jar a week and that’s usually consumed by my 4-year-old and husband. I’m going to make these pancakes for Sunday breakfast this weekend!

    I hope you are getting plenty of rest. I wish you the best for an easy delivery. Best wishes to you and your family, Kelly!
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  7. says

    These pancakes look great, I love the nutella swirl, great watt to celebrate pancake day.
    Try to rest, once the baby is here you know you will not have much time to rest…
    Have a great week Kelly :D
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  8. says

    I was wondering how that little bun was doing! I’m glad to hear that you are both well and taking it easy. The last few weeks of pregnancy are so hard and you really should rest and pamper yourself. March babies are awesome, my 2nd was a March baby too, and it’s great because just when you are both ready to venture out into the world, the weather turns beautiful. Your pancakes look divine! Just the kind of food I liked when I was pregnant too, but I don’t think I’d need to be pregnant to want to devour these! Pinned!

  9. says

    February was definitely frigid, Kelly! So glad we’re moving out of the ‘polar vortex’ category of weather with spring nearing. Meanwhile, I am totally loving your Nutella Swirl Pancakes! Thank goodness you’ve been able to enjoy them during your pregnancy. This baby must really enjoy comfort foods! Since it is any day now for the new addition to your family to arrive, my thoughts and prayers are with you for a smooth labor and delivery as well as a very healthy baby. :) Thinking of you, my friend! xo
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  10. says

    Fluffy pancakes with melty nutella, cream cheese glaze and fresh fruit sound like a wonderful breakfast treat. And they look absolutely scrumptious!
    Awhh it’s so exciting to hear about the baby :”)
    Have a lovely weekend! xx

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