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Nutella Cinnamon Ring - a Great Breakfast Bread for the Weekend or Guests

Updated on April 29, 2012

Nutella and cinnamon breakfast heaven

after glazing the ring, it is ready to cut and be eaten!
after glazing the ring, it is ready to cut and be eaten!
after forming the ring, let the dough rise again until it almost doubles (about 45 min), then bake
after forming the ring, let the dough rise again until it almost doubles (about 45 min), then bake
bake the ring for 20-25 minutes
bake the ring for 20-25 minutes

An easy, tasty breakfast

The cinnamon roll breakfast ring was one of my favorite breakfasts as a child. I remember watching Mom make this many Saturdays and enjoying it's warm gooeyness for breakfast. I recently started using Nutella on a regular basis and thought it might make a good addition to the cinnamon roll ring. That was a great hunch. The taste was so powerful, it transported me right back to France in Epcot Center 26 years ago. That is when I tasted my first chocolate croissant. My son loved this breakfast ring and ate most of the Nutella half himself. Yay! Even my super picky daughter ate some of it, though she preferred the cinnamon roll half.

When I make this for breakfast, I actually start the preparation the night before because I use a loaf of frozen bread dough (just like my Mom did). I also love using frozen dough for my various monkey bread creations. I pull a loaf out of the freezer before going to bed and place it in a greased loaf pan, loosely covered with greased plastic wrap. I use cooking spray for less mess. In the morning, the dough is ready to work with. Turn the thawed and very well risen loaf out onto a floured counter or bread board and use a rolling pin to roll it out so it is a rectangle. For the cinnamon half, first butter the dough with room temperature butter, then sprinkle cinnamon (I use Penzy's Vietnamese cinnamon for the best flavor) and then sprinkle the sugar over it. On the other half, spread your Nutella. That's all that half needs! Then roll the rectangle up so it looks like a rope and shape it into a circle on the greased cookie sheet. I always line mine with aluminum foil to make clean up easy. I like things that make for an easy clean up in the kitchen!

I then make the ring pretty by using my kitchen shears and pinch cutting it around about every 2-3 inches. This makes it looks really nice and you can see the goodness inside! You then need to allow the dough to rise again and almost double itself. This takes about 45 minutes to an hour. I got up early to make sure we could eat it at 8:30 in the morning. It bakes at 350° for 20-25 minutes. Let the breakfast ring cool a little before adding the glaze. This is also very easy to make. You only need about a cup of powdered sugar and a little more than a Tablespoon of milk to make it. I change the consistency of my frosting/glaze all the time, sometimes I like it thinner and sometimes thicker, so make it to your liking. I hope you all enjoy a favorite childhood breakfast of mine, I am so glad my kids enjoy it now, too!

This is all you need to make a great breakfast:

Ingredients

1 loaf of frozen bread dough

2 Tbsp butter, softened

2 Tbsp cinnamon (give or take a little)

2 Tbsp sugar (give or take a little)

4 Tbsp Nutella (you want a nice layer on the dough, but not too much, a little goes a long way)

Glaze

1 Cup powdered sugar

1-2 Tbsp milk

You can even make extra frosting for dipping if you would like, I won't tell. Enjoy!

a slice of the Nutella portion, yummy!
a slice of the Nutella portion, yummy!

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      Amber Dahnke 3 years ago from New Glarus, WI

      I always put powdered sugar icing on at the very last minute, my kids love it that way. Sometimes it is hard to get it to show up in pictures as it I make it pretty thin. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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      Mom 3 years ago

      Maybe to really make it look nice, add a light drizzle of thin icing.

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      Amber Dahnke 5 years ago from New Glarus, WI

      It is so easy to do! I am taking the ingredients to my sis-in-laws in a few weeks to make it for them. I made one last weekend at my house and it was gone within a day. Hope you enjoy it!

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      yeagerinvestments 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      Wow, that looks amazing! I'll have to try it.

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      Amber Dahnke 5 years ago from New Glarus, WI

      I actually made this again this weekend. It is my son's favorite breakfast! I made half of it as a cinnamon roll for my husband's taste. It is just about gone again, does not last long!

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      Cherry Red 5 years ago from London, England

      I have only just found this! Sounds amazing. I will be trying it very soon. Thanks again.

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      Amber Dahnke 5 years ago from New Glarus, WI

      I am sorry to hear that...but hopefully you'll reach your goal soon and be able to enjoy this in the future. Thank you for reading, vparker!

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      Amber Dahnke 5 years ago from New Glarus, WI

      thank you so much for checking it out. I am so excited to now be using Nutella regularly, just think I might like it a little too much! thank you for sharing, ishwaryaa22!

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      Veronica Parker 5 years ago from From Mars

      Looks delicious. I'm on a diet. Have to resist to temptation.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      This is a yummy breakfast dish! My mom is fond of combination of Nutella & bread-roll! This recipe is engaging filled with helpful tips.

      Thanks for SHARING. Rated it useful. Voted up and socially shared.

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      Amber Dahnke 5 years ago from New Glarus, WI

      Angelap, thank you so much for checking out my recipe! There is really not much to it and it is so good. I hope your children will like it as much as mine do!

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      angela p 5 years ago from Richmond, Virginia

      This looks so good. My children love Nutella. I will be trying this very soon. They will love this. Thanks so much for sharing.