Nutella-Filled Buns

Indulge your sweet tooth with these irresistible Nutella-Filled Buns. Soft and pillowy buns are filled with creamy Nutella, creating a delightful treat that is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or a delicious snack any time of the day. These buns are sure to become a favorite among Nutella lovers and are guaranteed to bring joy to your taste buds.


For the Dough:

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons (1 packet) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup (240ml) warm milk (110°F/45°C)
  • 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup (75g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 – 4 cups (440-500g) all-purpose flour

For the Filling:

  • Nutella or chocolate hazelnut spread

For the Glaze (Optional):

  • 1/2 cup (60g) powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Prepare the Dough:

  • In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm milk and let it sit for about 5 minutes until foamy.
  • In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine the dissolved yeast mixture, sugar, melted butter, egg, salt, and 3 1/2 cups of flour. Mix until a soft dough forms.
  • If the dough is too sticky, gradually add more flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
  • Knead the dough for about 5-7 minutes until it is smooth and elastic.

2. Let the Dough Rise:

  • Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap, and let it rise in a warm, draft-free place for about 1-1.5 hours, or until doubled in size.

3. Shape the Buns:

  • Once the dough has risen, punch it down to release the air.
  • Divide the dough into equal-sized portions, depending on how many buns you want to make.
  • Roll each portion into a ball and then flatten it into a circle.
  • Place a dollop of Nutella in the center of each circle.
  • Fold the edges of the dough over the Nutella and pinch to seal, forming a ball-shaped bun.

4. Let the Buns Rise Again:

  • Place the filled buns on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, leaving some space between them to allow for rising.
  • Cover the buns with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let them rise for another 30-45 minutes, or until they have doubled in size.

5. Bake the Buns:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Once the buns have risen, bake them in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until they are golden brown and sound hollow when tapped on the bottom.

6. Optional Glaze:

  • If desired, prepare the glaze by whisking together powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the warm buns after they come out of the oven.

7. Serve:

  • Allow the Nutella-Filled Buns to cool slightly before serving.
  • Enjoy warm or at room temperature with a glass of milk or your favorite hot beverage.

Tips for Success:

  • Ensure the yeast is activated and foamy before adding it to the dough mixture.
  • Make sure the dough has doubled in size during both rising stages for light and fluffy buns.
  • Be generous with the Nutella filling for maximum flavor.

These Nutella-Filled Buns are best enjoyed fresh out of the oven when the Nutella is warm and gooey. They make a delightful breakfast treat, afternoon snack, or indulgent dessert. Serve them alongside a cup of coffee or tea for a truly satisfying experience. These buns are sure to disappear quickly, so be sure to make enough to satisfy everyone’s cravings!

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