Strawberry, Banana & Nutella Panini

by on March 30, 2011

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When I was six years old my best friend’s family went away to Switzerland for several months. When she returned, the sandwiches her mom made for us on playdates at her house were upgraded to include an exciting new chocolate frosting-like ingredient. I could hardly believe we were allowed to have it. It came from a squat little jar with the letters “n-u-t-e-l-l-a” across the front.

To this day, I still feel…sly might be the word…whenever I dip into the little Nutella jar. It’s seriously okay to just eat spreadable chocolate like that?  It just seems so wrong…yet so right! I even go so far as to store it in the back of my pantry to avoid the temptation. I guess that’s why I’ve never shared a Nutella panini recipe until now (well, technically I have, but I haven’t made a true sandwich on sliced bread with it). Maybe I wasn’t ready to confess that a sandwich filled with chocolate spread was something in which I might, from time to time, delight.

Well, now my secret is out – I like Nutella. And when it’s heated up with fresh strawberries and bananas between two slices of buttered and toasted multigrain bread…irresistible! To me, this is dessert but if you’re among the many who unabashedly enjoy Nutella for breakfast, this will definitely make for a very happy start to your day.Strawberry, Banana & Nutella Panini

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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. March 31, 2011 at 6:43 am

Looks fabulous! I hope you’ll check out my new sandwich cookbook!


2 Feast on the Cheap March 31, 2011 at 8:52 am

Mmm, a dessert panini!
Feast on the Cheap´s last blog post ..Simply Salad- Mixed Greens with Walnuts and Dried Cranberries


3 Megan March 31, 2011 at 9:13 am

This is right up my alley! I cant resist Nutella.


4 Elle March 31, 2011 at 9:22 am

Who wouldn’t want dessert for breakfast? I do! You can’t beat this fabulous combo of flavors. I would have loved this as a kid, too!
Elle´s last blog post ..Lunch Lady Peanut Butter Cookies


5 Maria March 31, 2011 at 9:31 am

Can’t wait to make this one!


6 Louise March 31, 2011 at 10:46 am

Oh goodness! What a perfect recipe this would have been for World Nutella Day, in February. I’m just going to have to stash it for next year. Your Strawberry, Banana & Nutella Panini sounds mysteriously sinful.

Thank you so much for sharing…
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7 Amy | She Wears Many Hats March 31, 2011 at 11:54 am

Goodness this looks good!
Amy | She Wears Many Hats´s last blog post ..Pimento Cheese Dip


8 Bobbi March 31, 2011 at 1:40 pm

I just discovered your blog today and what a wonderful thing it is! I love, love, love what I call “stuff on bread” – paninis, tartines, sandwiches, whatever. Nutella is a favorite of mine too, check out my version of a nutella panini at
Keep the paninis coming!
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9 Robyn | Add a Pinch March 31, 2011 at 8:20 pm

This looks so, so good, Kathy! Love those strawberries!
Robyn | Add a Pinch´s last blog post ..S’mores Cookies for Easter


10 Mackenzie@The Caramel Cookie April 1, 2011 at 4:44 am

Now THIS is my type of sandwhich :)!
Mackenzie@The Caramel Cookie´s last blog post ..Frosting Cookies


11 Mary @ Delightful Bitefuls April 1, 2011 at 12:01 pm

OMG! OMG! OMG! This looks amazing!

Great blog!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls
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12 Jenn (Cookies Cupcakes Cardio) April 2, 2011 at 3:33 pm

That sandwich sounds, and looks delicious….except I don’t like Nutella! It’s the hazelnuts (because it obviously couldn’t be the chocolate!) It amazes me the thousands of people that love the stuff….I would have to substitute it for chocolate peanut butter spread…then I would be happy, and they would both go with bananas and strawberries too!
Jenn (Cookies Cupcakes Cardio)´s last blog post ..Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie


13 Kathy April 2, 2011 at 3:44 pm

They make chocolate peanut butter spread too? That works for me!


14 Carolyn Jung April 2, 2011 at 8:34 pm

OK, this is like my dream breakfast. Seriously! 😉


15 Tine April 3, 2011 at 8:25 am

Wow! Crazy sweet panini! Lovely!


16 megan @ whatmegansmaking April 4, 2011 at 5:00 am

This looks incredible! Can’t wait to try it 🙂
megan @ whatmegansmaking´s last blog post ..Turkey Burgers


17 Marly April 5, 2011 at 4:26 am

I think the strawberries translates this recipe into a healthy snack! Now to find a vegan version of nutella!


18 Lauren at Keep It Sweet April 5, 2011 at 11:06 am

That is my kind of panini:-)


19 sophistimom April 15, 2011 at 9:52 pm

Mmm. Strawberries and Nutella—my favorite combination.
sophistimom´s last blog post ..homemade marshmallow nests


20 Audrey July 26, 2011 at 8:56 pm

I’m a Nutella addict known to eat it staight out of the jar :). This sounds like the best breakfast idea ever. There goes the diet…


21 Ivana December 5, 2011 at 10:19 am

Great breakfast/brunch food! I got here by StumbleUponing the Gingerbread Blondie S’mores Panini page. Miracle of the day 🙂


22 Mejia Mamma January 16, 2012 at 1:39 pm

I just received a Cuisinart Panini Press as a 5-yr work anniversary gift… so I started researching panini recipes online…this will probably be my first – it sounds DELISH! Especially since I’m a sucker for anything with bananas in it! Thanks!


23 Michelle February 22, 2012 at 10:36 am

YUMMO! Def. making this. Great blog!


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