Easy Nutella Cinnamon Rolls

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Easy Nutella Cinnamon Rolls – Cinnamon rolls that are ready in less than 60 minutes and filled with chocolate-y Nutella. 

nutella cinnamon rolls on a plate


When is time going to slow down?  I thought that after last week I would have more time, but it just isn’t the case.  There is always something that comes up.  I had to take my car in yesterday and was stranded all day.  So today is full of running around.  I also just met with a local organization after our Bake It Foward video I shared on Sunday, and we are going to host a local pay it forward event with the kids and families in the area.

nutella cinnamon rolls in a pan

I love having a lazy weekend with an over the top breakfast.  It hardly ever happens, but when it does I am happy.  I am not a huge fan of traditional breakfast foods, unless they are full of carbs.  Like pancakes, waffles, french toast or cinnamon rolls. The more carbs and sugar the better in my opinion. And if you can involve chocolate like these nutella cinnamon rolls then even better!

nutella cinnamon rolls in a pan

Cinnamon rolls are one of my favorite things.  The ooey, gooey center with the frosting on top…what is not to love?!  I decided to up the game a little and put a layer of Nutella and chocolate chips into these cinnamon rolls.  Because chocolate for breakfast should be a thing.  I don’t have the patience to make traditional yeast dough cinnamon rolls.  I am hungry shortly after I wake up, so I love this quick version that are ready in less than 60 minutes.  Light, fluffy cinnamon rolls ready in less than an hour – yes please!

nutella cinnamon rolls on a plate
5 from 1 vote

Easy Nutella Cinnamon Rolls

By Erin
Easy Nutella Cinnamon Rolls - Cinnamon rolls that are ready in less than 60 minutes and filled with chocolate-y Nutella.
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Servings: 8



  • 3/4 cup Nutella
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking pwoder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 6 Tablespoons butter, melted and cooled


  • 2 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Spray 9 inch pie plate with non-stick spray.. Set aside.
  • Prepare the dough. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a liquid measuring cup mix together buttermilk and 2 Tbls melted butter. Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon, until everything is combined (about 30 seconds). The dough will be very rough. Turn onto a floured surface and kneed until just smooth (handle as little as possible for flaky rolls).
  • Using your hands, press the dough into a 12x9 inch rectangle. Spread Nutella in an even layer over the dough. Sprinkle with cinnamon and chocolate chips. Be sure to leave about 1/2 in border around the edges. Using a scarper loosen the dough from the counter, and roll (starting from the long side), into a tight cylinder. Pinch to seal. Using a sharp knife, cut into 8 equal pieces. Slightly flatten each piece of dough, to try to keep the filling in. Place 1 roll in the center of the prepared pan, and arrange the other 7 around it. Brush with the last 2 Tbls of butter.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until the edges are golden brown. Allow the rolls to rest for 5 minutes before frosting. Meanwhile, prepare the icing. In a small bowl mix all of the icing ingredients together. You can adjust the milk and sugar level to get the desired consistency. Drizzle the icing over the cinnamon rolls.
  • Remove from pan to serve.


Serving: 8Servings | Calories: 522kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 640mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 40g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Breakfast Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 522
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  1. Yes, time doesn’t ask…it just goes! I’d like to make it stop only while I eat a pan of your amazing NUTELLA cinnamon rolls!! Love IT!

  2. Nutella and cinnamon rolls, well don’t mind if I do. These would be perfect Christmas morning.

  3. I am a huge fan of cinnamon rolls! And this version with nutella sounds delightful! Just perfect for holidays!

  4. There is nothing about this recipe that sounds like a bad idea. 😉 Everything about them sounds perfect! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I agree with you — chocolate for breakfast should be a thing. And nutella in cinnamon rolls? Yes, indeed!

  6. A lazy weekend with a big breakfast…..my ideal! And it never happens! I need to make it happen soon, and these cinnamon rolls NEED to be part of it 🙂

  7. The more carbs the better? Seriously? Until you’ve lived with the consequences of eating sugar and processed foods for years, I guess ignorance is bliss. No words.

    1. I am sorry that you didn’t see the sarcasm in the comment. I did say it HARDLY ever happens. So when I am going to indulge, I am going to pick what I like. So many recipes on my blog use fresh ingredients, and are not processed foods. So I am not ignorant. I am super active, cook healthy well balanced food for my family, and every once in awhile, I enjoy sugar and carbs. Nothing wrong with that.

  8. I read this part of the blog post again, and I didn’t see it as sarcastic, just a statement on your part. It seems pretty straight forward to me. And the ingredients are processed and high in sugar, unless I’m missing something. As someone who lives with the daily consequences of a close relative who is chronically ill from eating this stuff over the years, I stand by my statement. I do appreciate that you responded rather than just delete my comment. Thank you.