This is the Best Nutella Brioche Bread Recipe ever! You will fall in love with how simple and delicious this recipe is for a fun sweet bread treat.
I actually use the base of my original brioche bread recipe to create different flavors like this Nutella brioche.
This recipe was originally posted April 12, 2017, we’ve tweaked it a bit since then. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.
Best Nutella Brioche Bread Recipe
As promised in my previous post, here is the Nutella Brioche Bread Recipe! Don’t be fooled by the rather large portion… this stuff will be gone faster than you think. Warm fluffy brioche braided with chocolate hazelnut spread, must I say more?! Enjoy this sweet bread with tea, coffee, or even cold milk.
I love making bread, especially sweet bread. This recipe makes six small loaves (same size as banana bread loaves). When making bread, I like to make larger portions because it doesn’t make much sense for me to wait for the proofing/baking process for just one loaf. Bread is not something you can whip up right away, it does take time. That is why I like making a large batch to share with everyone.
Ingredients for Nutella Brioche Bread Recipe
For complete measurements and directions see the printable recipe below.
Instructions for Nutella Brioche Bread Recipe
- Begin with preparing your yeast mixture in a large measuring cup for proofing. Once it is frothy, you will add in your flour, salt, and sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer. Follow directions below to create a beautiful bread dough.
- Next, you will add your butter to the dough and knead as directed. This creates that beautiful rich and flaky bread you think of when you hear brioche bread recipe.
Once your brioche bread recipe dough has proofed, you will begin the process of layering in the Nutella to roll and braid. Follow the easy step by step process below, but know it can get a bit messy.
Once your braids are ready, add your brioche bread recipe to loaf pans and bake with a light egg wash for color.
More Homemade Bread Recipes
While this Nutella Brioche Bread Recipe is one of my favorites, I also love making all sorts of bread. Below are some of my additional favorite bread recipes.
- Homemade Brioche Bun Recipe
- Brioche bread recipe
- Overnight Rustic Bread Recipe
- Khachapuri Georgian Cheese Bread
- Harvest Bread Recipe
- Panettone Bread Recipe
- Focaccia Bread Recipe
Full Recipe Instructions
- In a glass bowl or large measuring cup, combine milk, 1/4 cup sugar, and yeast. Leave this mixture in a warm place for about 20 minutes. Once it becomes frothy, give it a quick stir.
- Place the flour (start with 7 cups) and salt, and 3/4 cup sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer. Then pour the warm yeast mixture into the bowl.
- Crack the eggs into a bowl and give them a quick whisk just to loosen them. Add the beaten eggs and vanilla extract to the rest of the ingredients in the mixer bowl.
- Using the hook attachment, beat the dough until it begins to come together.
- Cut the butter into slices and add 1/2 cup. Continue kneading the dough until the butter is well incorporated.
- Add the remaining 1/2 cup slices butter and kneed the dough on high speed for about 10 minutes or until the dough is smooth and elastic. If the dough isn't coming together well enough, add the remaining 1/4 cup flour.
- Place the dough onto a light floured surface and round it into a ball. Place it into a bowl greased with oil (lightly grease the top of the dough as well). Then cover with a cheesecloth and leave in a warm place for 1 hour or until it doubles in size.
- Once the dough has proofed, divide it into 6 equal pieces. These six pieces will equal six small Nutella brioche loaves.
- Form each piece into a ball, then roll it out to a circle 12 inches in diameter.
- Evenly spread 1/4 cup warmed Nutella onto each dough circle. Then roll it up tightly. If you prefer more Nutella, you can add more. It just gets harder to work with when there is a lot of Nutella.
- Using a sharp knife, cut the rolled up dough in half (lengthwise). Then cross over the 2 stands in a braid like fashion.
- Spray 6 loaf pans with nonstick spray and place the braided Nutella brioche into the pans. Cover with a cheesecloth and let it proof in a warm place for 1 hour or until it doubles in size.
- Once the dough has proofed, brush with egg wash (1 beaten egg + 1 tsp water) . Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes until golden brown.
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I divided everything by 6 because wanted to try just one batch. But it was a crumbly mix and nothing like a dough.
Not sure what went wrong?
Hi Angela, I am sorry to hear that the Nutella brioche didn’t turn out. How did you divide the recipe? When splitting a recipe down to a 6th of its original portion, the measuring needs to be very precise or any slight change can alter the results. If the egg you used was slightly on the smaller size, it could change the whole recipe. That’s why measuring in grams when baking is the best way to go. If you look at the printable recipe card, there should be an option to view the recipe in grams 🙂 I hope this helps!
Shaney Fagstein says
Did you use salted or unsalted butter?
Hi Shaney, I used unsalted butter. I hope you love this Nutella brioche bread 🙂
At this point, I’ve made it three times in 2 weeks!
I love it. Very easy to follow the steps and amazing taste. I’ve made different amounts and sizes, including smaller muffin-sized ones (individual if you will) and they were also great.
Now a basic in my book 😉
So awesome to hear you loved this Nutella brioche bread! Makes me so happy when people love my recipes and keep them as family favorites 🙂 Love the small muffin idea 🙂 Thank you so much for your awesome feedback Morgane 🙂
Debbie Cisek says
What size are the 6 loaf pans? I have two regular size ones. If I divide the dough in half can I use recipe and just made two regular size loaves?
Hi Debbie, my loaf pans are 9×5 so they fit about 7 cups in each. I think you can cut the recipe in half and squeeze them into 2 loaf pans. I hope this helps 🙂
I’ve only got one loaf tin so I was thinking of using the rest of the dough to make pull apart buns in a baking dish. How much of the baking time would you suggest I reduce it by?
Hi Annie, what type of baking dish are you using for the pull-apart buns? That could change the bake time.
It is a rectangular glass casserole/baking dish.
I would keep the bake time roughly the same 🙂 Let me know how it turns out.
Hello😊 for some reason the dough was extra sticky and i kept adding flour until it came together (noting that I Added a lot). It failed to double-size…
What could be the issue? (Even though I measured all the ingredients very well)
Hi Michelle, How long did you mix the dough for? Brioche dough needs to be mixed for a long time in order for it to come together well. I’m not too sure why your dough didn’t rise. The only thing I can think of is that you added too much extra flour or it wasn’t warm enough? I hope that helps answer your question.
This is so charming, and i would love to try it but the quantity is so much, would u be able to give the ingredients for 1 brioche and i will double if i need to do more? Cant wait to try it out
Hi Huda, you can easily divide this recipe in half for a smaller portion 🙂 I hope you enjoy this recipe!
Does the 6 eggs include the egg wash or is it 6 eggs + 1 egg for the egg wash?
Hi Melanie, there are 6 eggs in the brioche bread + 1 for the egg wash. Thanks for asking, I just updated the recipe card.
What a beautiful brioche loaf! You can never go wrong with nutella. Definitely adding this one to try. Thanks for the step by step photos. It’s so helpful.
Nutella brioche sounds and looks like a dream come true. I love the step by step photos, which make the shaping of this bread a snap! Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe.
Thank you, Jules! I’m glad you found the step by step photos helpful 🙂
What size loaf pans are these?
Hi Corrine, the inside measurements of my pan is 9in x 5in and 2.5in deep. I hope you enjoy this recipe 🙂
We made this bread for Easter last weekend and it was delicious. Like Valya, above, sweet bread is also my weakness! It was so fluffy! We also made half with poppy seed filling, which turned out well. The next morning, our family ate 2 of the loaves for breakfast! ???? Thanks for the recipe!
Oh wow Anna 😉 seems like your boys liked the bread huh? 🙂 I’m so happy this was a recipe you all enjoyed!
Such soft, sweet and delicious brioche! We made one nutella braid, one apple butter roll and one poppy seed roll. Loved the Nutella braid so much!! The other ones turned out great as well.
That sounds so yummy julie! I’m glad you loved the recipe 🙂
Is the butter cold or room temperature? Thank you!
It should be room temperature.
I’m going to try this with my children, it looks perfect for Easter. Can I substitute anything for a cheese cloth?
That’s exciting Anna! You can easily use a thin towel instead of a cheese cloth.
Valya's @ Valya's Taste of Home says
So beautiful! Sweet bread is my weakness. Yum!
Thank you Valya, same here!