Nutella Breakfast Cereal

Nutella breakfast cereal abeautifulmess.comI love playing around in the kitchen. Although I must admit, sometimes things don't turn out exactly how I plan. This cereal, for example, falls in the category of happy accident. I was trying to develop some kind of homemade cocoa puffs. I love the flavor of these, but they do not have the consistency/texture of cocoa puffs. So I'll have to try again on that front. This cereal is more like tiny chocolate nutella cookies. So that's pretty awesome. Pretty unhealthy. But I never said this was a health food post. 🙂How to make your own breakfast cerealNutella Breakfast Cereal, makes 2 large servings.

1 1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/4 cup corn syrup or honey
2 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons NutellaNutella breakfast cereal   In a large bowl combine all the ingredients and stir until a thick and somewhat crumbly dough forms. Lightly cover your hands in flour and pinch off very small pieces of dough. Roll into tiny balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. The smaller the balls the better. 🙂 Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and rotate the balls so they don't burn on one side. Bake for an additional 12-15 minutes until crunchy but still a tiny bit soft in the center.Nutella breakfast cereal Now pour on the milk! If you don't end up eating all of the cereal, then store in an air tight container for 2-3 days. If you wanted to make a larger batch, I bet these could freeze fairly well. If you try that let us know your results. Have fun experimenting! xo. Emma

  • Obviously these look beyond AMAZING, but I can’t help but imagine some cookiebutter ones mixed in with these!!!

  • The nutella craze is so great! Being Italian/Mexican, Nutella was a part of our childhood, but only recently have I been seeing it pop all over the place and the recipes are super creative. Thanks for sharing!


  • This looks so good! I’m trying to eat healthier though, but chocolate seems to be popping up everywhere I look!

  • How good does that look?!? And it may not be “healthy” but it has to be healthier than boxed cereal, right? 🙂

    I would love to try this!

  • When you say cocoa – are you using cocoa powder or cocoa for hot chocolate? Making this morning for my kids – before they wake up!! Thanks! It’ll make a great Saturday surprise and make mom cool for 2.5 minutes! hahah

  • Hello nutella! Great breakfast idea – I never knew you could make your own cereal. Mind blown!


  • I’ve never, ever, ever thought to make my own cereal! I love this!

  • I absolutely love this idea, Emma! I love Nutella and I can’t wait to try this at home!

  • This cereal looks wonderfully delicious! My daughter sent me the link to this recipe. Both she and I have Celiac Disease. Every time I bake something I know my young grandsons will love to eat I have to make it gluten-free by default so that my daughter and I can eat it, too. I will make this cereal gluten-free, of course, with a combination of almond flour and some other gluten-free flour (probably sweet rice flour, so that that the dough will have a bit more hold). Your recipe is a super creative use of Nutella!

  • My boyfriend is a fanatic about both Nutella and chocolately cereal. This is definitely something I’ll be surprising him with. We had a tiff yesterday and I think this is just the thing to help make it up to him, along with a good apology 🙂

  • I love so much the idea of making your own cereal. I know that it’s easy to make the healthy oats and grains stuff, but I’ve never considered making the not-so-healthy, incredibly delicious puffed chocolate ones! Thanks for sharing.

  • I love chocolate. and chocolate makes happy.
    These cereals or cookies, whatever, look really delicious!!:)

  • everything is so simple, but looks so god damn chic and soo delicious. Your photographs are definitely something else:)
    P.S.I have my first giveaway on the blog, so i invite everyone to sign up for it.

  • Wow, I never knew you could make something like that yourself! What a great idea!

  • Can’t wait to try these, they look so yummy x

  • I think I just fall in love with you Emma. Ce-real. Nutella. It’s like the gods of cooking were talking to you about what I was itching to learn to make. Thank you for the share.

  • Um. YUM! Anything with nutella sounds delicious. Love it. 🙂

  • I’ve had this! It was heavenly haha
    btw, great photography!

    Roses are bluee ♡

  • Homemade breakfast cereals.. now that’s a recipe you don’t come across every day! Nutella makes everything better. I’d love to try this one with some cold almond milk!




  • Oh my gosh! I never really thought about making my own cereal, I love nutella so this sounds incredible

  • This looks delicious. I don’t know if I could handle it for breakfast though. Maybe a Sunday treat 🙂

  • Great idea and recipe! Sounds delicious!

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  • These look so good, I think I’ll only make it as a treat and not a daily basis thing.

  • That looks amazing! The past two weeks I have been on a Nutella kick and can’t get enough of it. I definately need to try this recipe!

  • Interesting! I’ve never thought of making my own cereal before. If I recreate this recipe, I would use whole wheat flour or almond flour and add in nuts and flax seed – to offset the nutella. 🙂

  • I see a problem with the recipe… there is no way I can possibly make enough!

  • Looks lovely, but definitely a little too unhealthy for me to have it every morning. Might have to make it a weekend treat ha! x

  • I would have never thought of making my own cereal, but that is seriously one of the most awesome things I’ve seen in a while. This looks amazing! I might need to make it for my Nutella-obsessed family very soon. Thank you for sharing!


  • Ever since my fiancé tried Nutella, and loved it, I’ve been trying to incorporate Nutella in as many ways as I can. This sounds yummy and delicious. I think I’ll try it out. More happy accidents please.

  • “If you don’t end up eating all the cereal…” then I’m pretty sure there must be something wrong with you. This looks EPIC. x

  • Uh, this is AWESOME!!! Definitely going to have to try this 🙂

    Blonde in this City

  • Sounds so yummy! I bought the Nutella cookbook today, can’t wait to try out those recipes! xx

  • Ooooh! Maybe a leavening agent, like baking soda would make them lighter and crispier?

  • This looks so yummy. Who doesn’t love Nutela 😀

    xx Mira

  • I LOVE IT WHEN YOU DO NUTTELLA RECIPES EMMA! Nuttella cookies are still my favourite things to make!

  • THIS LOOK AMAAZINGG! Thanks for the recipe 🙂 I’m dying to try these out.

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