Nutella Babka Recipe

This Nutella Babka Recipe is my NEW favorite go-to recipe anytime I need something a little different to share or eat by myself, I’m not picky.


Two more words: STRETCH PANTS


Need an interesting yet delicious recipe for the random “breakfast potluck”, that “need to send something to work”, or that “make a special breakfast dish” occasion? Try this babka Don’t let the longish list of ingredients spook you, it’s a wonderful dough to make, it’s easy to roll out, you can make it ahead of time and it’s fantastic served hot or cold. What are you waiting for? Get some Nutella and make this beautiful bread, your family will love you for it.

I have a few other recipes that would be good for random potlucks. Try my Orange Millionaire Bars, they’re unique and you get a whole pan out of just one batch! Or bake a pie! No one expects a pie for a potluck which is why it’s such a great idea. My Pecan Pie without Corn Syrup is a crowd pleaser! Or if you’re looking for a quick savory dish to make check out my Easy Chile Verde Recipe, you can’t beat it for quick and easy!

Nutella Babka

Nutella Babka is my NEW favorite go-to recipe anytime I need something a little different to share, or eat by myself, I'm not picky.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time5 hrs
Course: Bread, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Alaskan, American
Servings: 2 loaves



  • 3/4 cups milk
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 3 tsp yeast
  • 3 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 10 TBSP butter must be VERY soft

egg wash

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 TBSP milk


  • 1 cup Nutella


dough instructions

  • warm the milk to 110˚
  • pour the milk in the bowl of a stand mixer, sprinkle two teaspoons of the sugar and the yeast over the milk
  • using the paddle on the stand mixer, stir to combine let it rest 5-10 minutes until it's bubbly
  • then add 1/2 cup of flour, the sugar, the eggs, the yolk, the vanilla and the salt and beat to combine
  • slowly add the flour a 1/2 cup at a time
  • once the flour is incorporated turn the mixer up to about 4 and beat the dough
  • start adding the butter and beat until the dough is shiny, soft and it forms strands
  • lightly grease a bowl and turn the dough out into it the dough will feel weird but that's ok it's a very enriched dough cover and let rise until doubled
  • once it's risen sprinkle some flour on your clean counter and dust your rolling pin as well
  • mix up your egg wash
  • line loaf pans with parchment paper
  • grease your hands and a spatula
  • divide the dough in half and place half on prepared counter, roll the dough out to an 18x10 inch rectangle with the long edge facing you
  • dot the dough with half the Nutella and carefully spread it over the dough leaving 1/2 inch border all the way around
  • brush the egg wash on that edge closest to you and starting at the edge farthest from you gently roll up the dough and pinch it closed where you brushed the egg wash
  • make a loop and seal the ends together as well, then fold the loop in to a figure eight and double that figure eight
  • slip it in a prepared pan
  • repeat with the second half of the dough
  • cover with buttered foil and let rise until the dough comes up to the top of the bread pan
  • refrigerate the last of the egg wash

to bake

  • preheat oven to 350˚ remove the foil brush the top with the egg wash bake for 40-45 minutes or until the top is a hearty brown


  • this recipes works BEST with a stand mixer
  • you will need parchment paper for lining bread pans

Nutella Babka

Nutella Babka