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. Happy Pancake Day!!! Lovely pancakes Kelly. :) Can’t wait to hear the update about the baby . I guess we know what her favorite foods are.. :)

  2. 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:)

  3. Happy Pancake Day!!! After a run, I need to eat a stack of these! :D
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  4. These pancakes look amazing!! I am very excited about your soon-to-be delivery!! Good luck with everything and I am sending you lots of prayers and love.

  5. My Goodness! All the best wit the baby coming! And the pancakes look fantastic! :) ela

  6. 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! : )

  7. Fun idea Kelly – these look almost like cinnamon swirl pancakes!
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  8. Yay! Happy Pancake day! I love pancakes, and especially with that swirl in them – so pretty Kelly!
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  9. So exciting that the birth of your baby is coming any time! I wish you all the best in your delivery, Kelly! These pancakes look so delicious with that luscious Nutella swirl….I would love some of those for breakfast right now.:)
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  10. These Nutella swirl pancakes look amazing, Kelly! You’ve created my dream pancake recipe! I saw a recipe similar to this using a cinnamon swirl- I think the idea is fab! :)
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  11. These look SO delicious! It’s like Nutella cinnamon roll swirl pancakes ! Wish I had some right now.

  12. 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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  13. I was just thinking about you and your pregnancy. So soon! Excited for you. And excited about these pancakes!
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  14. Now these are the ultimate pancakes to start the day! Can’t wait until your little one is here! Thinking of you :)
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  15. 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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  16. Kelly, these look fantastic and I love the addition of nutella. I hope you are feeling well! Looking forward to your news! Take care, Deb
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  17. fun pancakes! another baby?! congratulations!

  18. 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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  19. You had me a nutella.. nough said! Going to make these asap! LOVE it Kelly!

  20. Yum, pancakes are my favorite! These look delicious! I love, love that you have added a delicious Nutella swirl in these. I can just imagine how amazing they taste. Thanks Kelly!

  21. Nutella makes everything taste better, doesn’t it? These pancakes look super, Kelly.

  22. Wow!! These look adorable!! They are so cute and fun! What a great way to celebrate Pancake day!! :) I hope that you have a great rest of your day!! :)
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  23. The nutella swirl is amazing! My family will love me forever if I do this! :-)

  24. 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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  25. I like how you got the swirl. It looks very professional.
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  26. 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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  27. Oh yum! I need these for breakfast right now – they look amazing! I never make pancakes! Yet, when I see these, it makes me want to dash to the kitchen and get cooking!
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  28. You are spoiling me with happiness with these delicious pancakes! They put all other breakfast foods to shame, so delicious!

  29. These nutella swirl pancakes are so pretty! And I am sure they must be tasty. I will be trying these soon! Looking forward to your baby update! Wish you the very best!
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  30. 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!

  31. What a yummy idea! You executed these perfectly!!!

  32. SO exciting that your baby will be here any day. HOORAY! And how amazing do these pancakes look?! I could definitely go for a few right now. =)

  33. Yum, melted nutella + cream cheese glaze! A treat fit for any lady, pregnant or not :).
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  34. I love this idea! I’ll find anyway to eat nutella because I love it so much. How exciting that you’ll have a new addition to the family soon! I hope you’ll keep us posted. :)
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  35. 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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  36. Nutella swirl pancakes?! Gah! I need this :D
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  37. 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

  38. Oh this is such a great idea! I have a to serve this to my kids they will be thrilled! And CONGRATULATIONS!! What a sweet baby girl!

  39. I am pinning these for later they look so good and would love a plate of these for my breakfast :)

  40. Now that I’m reading this… Evelyn must have been so excited about these pancakes and came out the next day wanting more. :D Congrats again!

  41. I heart these pancakes!! Nutella just makes everything better!! :)

  42. I need to make more pancakes, and this is the next recipe I will make. Thanks so much for sharing it! Love your blog! Happy Baking!
    ~Kloe ♥

  43. First, congratulations! Very, very exciting! And second, these pancakes look amazing. It’s 6:30 am right now and I should be getting ready to go to work… but all I care about are making these pancakes!
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