The Original Hazelnut Awesomeness

If you’ve known me for any amount of time, it’s almost guaranteed that I’ve mentioned Nutella.
I was introduced to Nutella when Marshall was in medical school.
And It was love at first taste!

Many a time I’ve had Wheat Thins dipped in Nutella for snack or lunch.
I’ve made Nutella and banana sandwiches.
And I once made Nutella brownies but vowed to never make them again because I ate the whole pan.
(I got rid of that recipe card.)
(And my bread maker for the same reason.)

So when I got an email about hosting a Nutella breakfast party, I replied immediately!
All this time I’d been eating Nutella for snacks, lunches and dinners…
But I never thought about breakfast!

When the party supplies arrived, I looked at one of the recipes they suggested:
toasted multigrain english muffin with Nutella and fruit.

We made our own version of this where we added strawberries, bananas and blueberries and then used the panini press to toast it.  My kids call them “chocolate sandwiches” and Lydia has asked for one every morning this week.  When you use multigrain muffins and a reasonable portion of Nutella, it’s caloric-ally reasonable and packed with fiber and protein that she wouldn’t get with a bowl of cereal.

(Side note:  You must go watch this english muffin video!)

I also decided to make some Nutella poptarts.
I’d made homemade poptarts before and thought why not make them with Nutella?
They are heavenly.

After posting on Facebook, I found out that Savoring the Thyme had a similar recipe up a few weeks ago.
(Hers are prettier than mine!)

Most of the ladies who were able to join me for breakfast had never had Nutella.
Now?  They’re all addicted to Nutella poptarts and they understand my love affair!

This party was sponsored by BSM Media‘s Mommy Parties and Nutella.

P.S. Something I never knew about Nutella?  It’s peanut-free, gluten-free and kosher!
P.P.S.  Nutella poptarts really are majorly addictive.


2 Responses to The Original Hazelnut Awesomeness
  1. Jennifer (Savor)
    March 17, 2011 | 5:56 pm

    Aren’t the homemade pop tarts the best??! Plus, with Nutella, you can’t lose.

  2. Tara
    March 17, 2011 | 7:03 pm

    I wish I could eat reasonable portions of Nutella, ’cause when you first mentioned homemade Nutella poptarts on fb, my mouth started salivating. Unfortunately, I’m an eat-half-the-jar-at-a-time girl. Wish I could have been there for your breakfast, too! Looks yummy and like you had fun!