Mar 25

Celebrating Spring with a Nutella Breakfast Party

in Entertaining, Nutella

Getting Springy with Nutella

So you may have noticed that I’ve shared a few breakfast recipes recently that feature Nutella as one of the ingredients.  Well the reason for this is that I recently hosted a Nutella Breakfast Bar for some friends, sponsored by Nutella.  If you  know anything about me, you know how much I love my Nutella.  It’s something I grew up being familiar with, as my grandmother, a German immigrant, would occasionally have a bottle on hand at her house when we visited, long before Nutella started showing up in our local grocery stores.  The challenge for this Nutella party, however, was to approach Nutella with breakfast in mind.  Usually when I use Nutella in cooking, it’s to create something sinfully decadent, like my recent Dark Chocolate Buckwheat Brownies with Nutella Ganache.  To pile on the pressure a bit, Nutella’s spokesperson Connie Evers was attending the party.  Connie is an expert in children’s health and nutrition education and the author of How to Teach Nutrition to Kids, a book which is used in thousands of schools throughout the world as a framework for nutrition education.

How to Teach Nutrition to Kids by Connie Evers

Yep, and I was going to be serving her my Nutella creations for breakfast.  But after a couple of weeks of recipe development and testing, I was ready!

Spring Flowers

The event was wonderful.  Connie was delightful and put everyone at ease.  We definitely enjoyed some time together as friends and moms (without kids!).

Connie Evers talking breakfast and nutrition

Though we did have one sweet little kidlet, Little Bo Pink, in attendance . . . .

We did a little Breakfast Q & A where everyone wrote down the following 4 things on a card, then I read them out loud and everyone tried to guess who’s card it was:

  1. What did you normally eat for breakfast growing up?
  2. What do you normally feed your kids for breakfast now?
  3. What do you normally eat for breakfast now?
  4. What is your all-time favorite thing to eat for breakfast?

It was fun to see how the answers matched up with people and their personalities!  We also did a bit of Nutella trivia.  Whoever gave the correct answer got to take home a large jar of Nutella (of course!).  For example, do you know the story behind where Nutella came from?

I served a sampling of breakfast items for people to try.

Healthy Nutella Breakfast Buffet

We had simple sandwiches made by spreading Nutella and tart lingonberry jam on toasted slices of multigrain bread.

Nutella and Lingonberry Jam on toasted Multigrain bread

Then there were cups of fresh fruit, served with Nutella Yogurt Fruit Dip,

Creamy Nutella Yogurt Fruit Dip

moist Nutella Bran Muffins,

Nutella Bran Muffins

Nutella Fruit & Nut Bars (perfect for those days when you need something you can eat on the run),

Nutella Fruit and Nute Bars

and a Strawberry Nutella Puff Tart (like having dessert for breakfast, but better for you!).

Strawberry Nutella Puff Tart

It was wonderful being able to talk to Connie about her experiences and getting ideas on how we can make breakfast more successful for our families and for ourselves!

Want to try my Nutella Breakfast Recipes? You can find them here:

Fresh Springy Breakfast Table

{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

Sneh | Cook Republic March 25, 2011 at 2:47 pm

OMG Nutella Heaven! Gorgeous pictures :-)


Melba/ Out A Thyme March 25, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Everything was delicious but the Strawberry Nutella Puff Tart was my favorite!
Thanks again for having me:D


Megan March 25, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Wow, looks like it was a great party!


Paula - bell'alimento March 25, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Could you be any more fabulous? I think not ; ) So well thought out, such great recipes, gorgeous decorations, everything was beautiful as ever xoxo


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) March 25, 2011 at 9:05 pm

I need to come to your house for Nutella parties…HOW FUN!!!


marla {family fresh cooking} March 26, 2011 at 5:31 am

Rachael, looks like such a fun party. Love the look of those bars!


HeatherChristo March 29, 2011 at 7:46 am

Very cute!!! What a sweet breakfast and great opportunity to help your family. thank you for posting her information- I am always looking for new ways to feed my children. Thank you!


Helene March 29, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Looks like the perfect party for me. I love Nutella a lot. I think I would have taken a big piece of your Tart.


Kiran @ March 29, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Nutella party? Wowser :) Love those photos.


Brian @ A Thought For Food March 29, 2011 at 7:37 pm

sounds like the breakfast of champions to me!


chefpandita March 30, 2011 at 5:27 am

Lovely photos. I want a nutella bran muffin right now!


Miriah April 1, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Isn’t Nutella and Nutrition for Kids a bit of a contradiction. I don’t mind recipes with it but to promote the two together sound like selling yourself to the devil (at least the diabetes 2; obesity epidemic devil). I’m sure it’s great to get promo thing from them but really now… I can’t in good faith follow a blog that isn’t being realistic about nutrition for our children. Best Wishes that you come to the true side of a healthy lifestyle for all of us in your blog journeys.


Joyti April 3, 2011 at 1:58 am

O, a Nutella breakfast sounds incredible! I grew up on the stuff too, as there was a good that sold British food goods next to the farmer’s market I went as a child, and my parents would pick it up there…so delicious. And I’d love a Nutella bran muffin, please :)


Karin Baumgardner May 5, 2011 at 10:05 am

Hi There! The Nutella Breakfast party sounds like a lot of fun! Too bad how some folks like to jump right in and lambaste an idea right away as “unhealthy”!! Come on – you’re not going to eat this EVERY DAY! and once in a awhile won’t kill a person! Anyhow – my question is: Where can I get some of those adorable pink ruffled cupcake cups that are pictured on this page? They are so pretty! Thanks and keep on blogging – I love your page!


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Yummm, wish I could feed it to my pups


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