Golden Brown and Glossy Easy Nutella Swirl Bread

Nutella Swirl Bread

This Nutella swirl bread will satisfy all your sweet tooth cravings. If that isn't sweet enough, it's made with an easy multipurpose dough and has no complicated steps involved. Win win!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Australian
Keyword Chocolate Swirl Bread, Nutella Swirl Bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Rising Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8



  • 315 grams (2 cups) plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 100 grams (6 tbsp) plain yoghurt, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup flavourless oil, (I used sunflower oil)
  • cup milk
  • 1 tbsp + 1/2 tsp instant yeast
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp salt


  • 300 g Nutella, or your favourite chocolate hazelnut spread


To make the dough

  1. Sift the flour, instant yeast, sugar and salt into a large bowl. Whisk to combine.

  2. Mix milk, water and oil in a measuring jug and heat in the microwave in 20 second intervals until lukewarm, but not hot.

  3. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients, add yoghurt and milk mixture. Combine with your hand until a dough forms. If using a stand mixer with the dough hook attachment, be sure to stop and scrape down the bowl.

  4. Cover and let rise in a warm spot for an hour, or until doubled in size (usually no more than 90 minutes should do it).

  5. Preheat the oven to 200 C (400 F) or 180 C fan forced. Roll the dough to a 1cm (about 1/2 inch) thickness. Spread Nutella or your favourite hazelnut chocolate spread over the dough in an even layer.

  6. Roll the dough to form a log, and slice in half lengthwise. Place one half over the until repeatedly to form a braided look, then coil into a swirl. 

    Place the swirl in a 23cm (9 inch) cake pan lined with parchment paper. 

  7. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until golden brown and dough is cooked through. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan and cooling on a wire rack. 

    Serve warm with your favourite cuppa.

Recipe Notes

Allergies? Why not substitute the hazelnut spread with your favourite filling. The options are endless - from caramel to almond butter to crushed nuts or chocolate chips.