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Hello! I’m Anjali. I’m a board certified health coach, author, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Seattle, WA!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

Anjali Shah

Homemade Nutella Pizza With Banana

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Treat yourself to something special with my delicious and easy Nutella pizza recipe! Tender cinnamon dough is topped with a spread of homemade Nutella, fresh banana slices, chopped hazelnuts, and shredded coconut for the ultimate dessert. It’s ideal for serving at birthday parties, holidays, brunches, or any time you crave something sweet!

Top view of Nutella pizza with banana (dessert pizza recipe) on parchment paper.

I first had Nutella dessert pizza at my favorite Italian restaurant years ago, and couldn’t get enough! I knew I needed to recreate the recipe at home, but wanted to keep the ingredients as simple as possible without compromising the sweetness.

My easy recipe does just that! It is a fun twist on classic desserts, while feeling elegant and special at the end of a meal. The cinnamon dough is perfectly crispy, while the homemade Nutella is indulgent, nutty, and rich in chocolate flavors.

This is the kind of dessert that is a total crowd-pleaser, and that kids will beg for over and over again – I mean who doesn’t like chocolate pizza? 

My banana Nutella pizza recipe is perfect for busy weeknights when I need a quick solution to my sweet tooth, since it requires minimal effort and is ready in under 30 minutes!

I make the pizza dough from scratch, using a cinnamon sugar blend to make it extra special. And with its irresistible sweetness and wholesome ingredients like whole wheat flour, coconut sugar, and fruit, this is one of those desserts that everyone in my family loves.

Plus, it’s naturally vegan and easily made gluten-free, so I know I can bring this to any gathering and it’ll accommodate most dietary needs.

One of the best things about this recipe is its versatility. While my classic preparation is topping this chocolate hazelnut pizza with sweet, sliced bananas, I love to get creative and customize it with other favorite fruits and toppings too.

Whether it’s a medley of berries, a drizzle of caramel, or a sprinkle of nuts, the options are endless! I have curated a list of some of my favorite variations later in this post. 

No matter how you choose to make it, I think you’ll love this dessert pizza recipe. It is no wonder it’s one of my family’s top choices for dessert!

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🥘 Ingredients

My recipe for Nutella banana pizza requires simple ingredients, easily found at any grocery store! Here’s what you need:

All of the ingredients for Nutella dessert pizza on a white background.

Pizza Crust Ingredients

Whole Wheat Flour: I like to use whole wheat flour to add extra fiber and protein to the pizza dough, along with a delicious nutty flavor. All-purpose flour can also be used as a 1:1 substitution for this recipe.

Baking Powder: I add baking powder to help the banana Nutella pizza crust rise!

Cinnamon, Coconut Sugar, Salt: Cinnamon contributes warm and rich notes, and coconut sugar adds a natural sweetness and caramel undertones to the dessert pizza dough. Salt brings out the sweetness in this recipe. Table salt, pink Himalayan salt, or fine sea salt all work. Raw cane sugar, monk fruit, date sugar, granulated sugar, or packed light brown sugar can all substitute for the coconut sugar.

Olive Oil: I prefer to use olive oil here to add dimension in flavor, as well as moisture to the dough. Avocado oil can substitute if needed.

Homemade Nutella Ingredients

For this pizza, I use an easy homemade Nutella spread, which is a variation on my vegan Nutella recipe. To save on time or if you have some store-bought Nutella you would like to use up, you can use that instead (just keep in mind, store-bought Nutella is not vegan friendly). You can also try my white chocolate hazelnut spread if you don’t like dark chocolate Nutella.

For the homemade Nutella you will need:

  • Roasted Hazelnuts: Roasting the nuts will provide the best flavor. Purchase pre-roasted nuts or see my expert tips section below to learn how to roast them yourself.
  • Cocoa Powder: I find that natural, unsweetened cocoa powder is best for the chocolate spread.
  • Coconut Sugar & Vanilla Extract: This is important to counteract the bitterness of the cocoa powder and add the ideal level of sweetness. And in order to get the best flavor in this sweet Nutella pizza recipe, I recommend pure vanilla extract versus imitation vanilla.
  • Coconut Oil: This binds the spread together and adds naturally sweet and nutty notes. I recommend using virgin or unrefined coconut oil. 

Pizza Topping Ingredients

My Nutella dessert pizza recipe has 3 main toppings: sliced banana, shredded coconut, and crushed hazelnuts. I always try to find a ripe (but not overripe) banana so that it holds up well. For the coconut: unsweetened and toasted dried coconut is best, but sweetened shredded coconut also works in a pinch. And adding some chopped hazelnuts on top ties everything together with the Nutella spread!

🔪 How To Make Nutella Pizza

Making your own homemade Nutella dessert pizza is super easy! I’ll show you step-by-step how to make this recipe:

Make The Dessert Pizza Dough

Preheat Oven, Whisk Dry Ingredients: First, I preheat the oven so it’ll be ready to go. In a large bowl, I begin by whisking the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, sugar, and salt.

Making a dessert pizza dough in a metal bowl.

Knead And Form The Dough: Next, I add the olive oil and the warm water to the flour mixture and form a dough. Then, I place the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead until the dough is smooth. Form into a dough ball, and allow it to rest for about 10 minutes.

Kneading pizza dough on a wooden cutting board.

Divide Dough And Roll Out: Now, I cut the ball of pizza dough in half to make two round pieces. With a rolling pin, I roll the pizza dough portions out to ½-inch thickness in between parchment paper. Using a fork, I poke holes into the pizza dough circles.

A ball of pizza dough resting on a cutting board.

Bake Crust & Cool: Finally, I spread oil over the prepared pizza dough and place it on a pizza pan or baking sheet. I bake the pizza base in a preheated oven for five to ten minutes, until it’s just lightly golden brown. Then, I move the pizza to a wire cooling rack and cool to room temperature while making the hazelnut spread.

Make The Nutella Spread

Pulse The Hazelnuts: First, I add the roasted hazelnuts to a food processor and blitz until they resemble breadcrumbs.

Chopped hazelnuts in a food processor.

Blend The Hazelnut Spread: Next, I add the coconut sugar, coconut oil, vanilla, and cocoa powder and blend until smooth.

A small bowl of nutella spread on a wooden cutting board.

Assemble Pizzas & Serve: Once the pizza bases have cooled, I spread the dessert pizzas with Nutella and top with slices of bananas, crushed hazelnuts, and toasted coconut. If desired, feel free to drizzle the banana chocolate pizza with more Nutella spread and let sit for 5 minutes. Slice with a pizza cutter, and serve immediately.

A small nutella pizza topped with bananas, coconut, and hazelnuts.

My #1 Secret Tip for this sweet Nutella pizza recipe is to make sure you measure pizza dough ingredients precisely.

While there is leniency with the pizza topping ingredients, and even the nutella ingredient measurements, the dough needs to be made precisely. For best results, I always make sure to properly measure the flour by weighing or spooning and leveling it.

If you aren’t careful and exact, the pizza may not turn out the way it should. I prefer my dough to be soft and tender on the inside with the perfect crisp on the outside, and I have crafted this recipe to do just that!

Other Tips To Keep In Mind:

  • Save Time: While I typically make the dough from scratch for this Nutella and banana pizza, you can save time by using store bought fresh dough like the Trader Joe’s whole wheat pizza dough.
  • How to Roast Hazelnuts: If you cannot find pre-roasted hazelnuts, it is pretty simple to roast your own! I just spread the raw hazelnuts out on a rimmed baking sheet and roast in an oven preheated to 400 degrees fahrenheit for 5-10 minutes until the nuts are golden and smell nutty. I like to stir them around halfway through to avoid burning and to get an even roast.
  • Dough Tips: The dough can be shaped into either two 8-inch pizzas or one large pizza. Additionally, don’t overwork the dough or it will become tough. I find it best to let the dough rest, covered at room temperature before rolling it out.
  • Banana Ripeness: Make sure the banana slices are not too overripe or soft — the toppings will be too mushy and messy.

📖 Variations 

While I love this dessert pizza with Nutella and banana, there are so many possibilities to try out! Here are some of my favorite ways to switch things up depending on my mood, the occasion, and who I am serving this to:

Nutella Fruit Pizza: I love adding raspberries, pineapple, kiwi, apples, mango, blueberries, cherries, or orange slices for different flavors on this pizza. You can also add sliced fresh strawberries to make strawberry Nutella pizza. 

Double Chocolate Banana Pizza: If you are a chocolate lover like me, make it a double chocolate pizza recipe by sprinkling the pizza with mini chocolate chips before serving!

S’mores Pizza: Add a summer campfire finish to the pizza by topping the Nutella and bananas with mini marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate chips. Sprinkle with the toasted coconut if desired.

Gluten-Free Pizza: To make a gluten-free dessert pizza with this easy recipe, just substitute 1-to-1 gluten-free flour for the whole wheat flour and follow the recipe directions as listed.

Other Nutella Pizza Toppings: Try chopped peanuts, almonds, or macadamia nuts for additional crunch, along with whipped cream and white chocolate chips or chocolate shavings for more decadence. My kids love to add a drizzle of caramel sauce on top, too!

Closeup of banana Nutella pizza (dessert pizza recipe) on parchment paper.

🍽 Serving Suggestions

This banana and Nutella pizza makes for a great dessert or sweet snack! I usually keep things simple, serving it with additional sliced fruit and a cup of coffee or tea depending on the time of day. If you’re looking for even more inspiration, here are some of my top ways to serve this pizza:

Warm Beverages: Since this dessert pizza could be compared to a crepe or chocolate pastry, it only seems right to enjoy a yummy coffee drink with it! A simple coffee or tea is perfect as is, but sometimes I think it’s fun to make a fancy drink! Try it with this mocha latte or iced ube latte.

Pizza Party: Add this dessert pizza to a whole lineup of tasty pizzas for the ultimate pizza party! Everyone will love munching on something sweet after their savory main course! Make a spread with my pear gorgonzola pizza and my veggie supreme pizza

More Desserts: Why not double or triple down on desserts for a special occasion?! I love serving this Nutella and fruit pizza alongside chocolate banana ice cream or chocolate almond milk pudding.

🫙 Storage Instructions

Pizza Storage: Once cooled, I’ll store any leftover Nutella pizza in an airtight container in the refrigerator, for up to four days.

Nutella Spread Storage: When I have extra chocolate hazelnut spread, I store it in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to one week.

Pizza Dough Freezing: Freeze baked pizza dough in a freezer-safe container for up to three months. Defrost at room temperature for 2 to 3 hours and use the pizza as directed.

❓Recipe FAQs

WHY IS MY PIZZA DOUGH DENSE?

If you end up with dense, tough dough it is likely that you overworked the dough. Knead just until the dough is smooth and then let it rest for 10 minutes or so before rolling it out. Another possibility is that you did not measure out the dough ingredients precisely. Using too much flour or incorrect amounts of baking powder and oil can result in an tough dough texture.

Why does my homemade Nutella taste bitter?

If your homemade Nutella has a bitter taste, it is possible that you did not use the correct measurement of cocoa powder or coconut sugar. Since cocoa powder is naturally a tad bitter, I find it best to counteract that with some sugar. While everyone has their own taste preferences, feel free to add more coconut sugar to the spread if needed.

HOW CAN I ENSURE MY HAZELNUT SPREAD IS SMOOTH?

When making a homemade Nutella spread, you might notice that the texture is more gritty than that of the store-bought version. If you want to achieve that silky smooth texture of Nutella, be sure to thoroughly blend up everything in the food processor until it reaches your desired consistency. Depending on the food processor, you may need to spend a little extra time on this step. I recommend investing in a high quality food processor if you plan to use it often for many recipes!

What’s the best way to ensure clean slices without the toppings sliding off?

There are two tricks to slicing your dessert pizza so that your toppings stay on. 1) Make sure the pizza has cooled for at least 5-10 minutes before slicing and 2) Use a super sharp knife or pizza cutter, and cut in a rocking motion vs. pressing straight down on the pizza.

Banana Nutella pizza (dessert pizza recipe) on parchment paper.

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Homemade Nutella Pizza With Banana

Treat yourself to something special with my delicious and easy nutella pizza recipe! Tender cinnamon dough is topped with a spread of homemade nutella, fresh banana slices, chopped hazelnuts, and shredded coconut for the ultimate dessert. It’s ideal for serving at birthday parties, holidays, brunches, or any time you crave something sweet!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Italian
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 194kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

Dessert Pizza Dough

Chocolate Hazelnut Spread (Homemade Nutella)

Toppings

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Instructions

  • First, preheat the oven to 390 degrees Fahrenheit or 200 degrees Celsius. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, sugar, and salt.
  • Add the olive oil and the warm water to the flour mixture and form a dough. Turn the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead for 2-3 minutes, until dough is smooth. Cover dough and allow it to rest for 10 minutes.
  • Cut the dough in half to make two 8-inch round pieces. Roll the pizza dough portions out to ½-inch thickness in between baking or parchment paper. Use a fork to poke holes into the bases and spray with oil.
  • Bake for five to ten minutes until just cooked through. Allow the pizza to cool while you make the nutella spread.
  • Add the roasted hazelnuts to a food processor and blitz until they resemble breadcrumbs. Next, add the coconut sugar, coconut oil, vanilla, and cocoa powder and blend until smooth. Adjust sweetness to taste.
  • Once the pizza bases have cooled, spread them with a layer of hazelnut spread (about 1/4 cup per pizza base), sliced bananas, crushed hazelnuts, and toasted coconut. Cut the pizza into eight pieces and serve immediately.

Notes

  • Dough Tips:
    • The dough can be made in either 2×8-inch pizzas or one large pizza.
    • Don’t overwork the dough or it will become tough.
    • Allow the dough to rest, covered, on the bench before rolling out.
  • Bananas: For best results, don’t use overripe bananas or the pizza will be mushy. 
  • Pizza Storage: Store the leftover pizza in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
  • Nutella Spread Storage: Store the excess chocolate hazelnut spread in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to one week.
  • Gluten-Free: To make this pizza gluten-free, use 1-to-1 gluten free flour in place of the whole wheat flour.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 209mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g

27 responses to “Homemade Nutella Pizza With Banana”

  1. The combination of warm, gooey Nutella and sweet, ripe bananas on a crispy crust was heavenly. It was the perfect treat for a cozy night in.5 stars

  2. This was everything I hoped it would be. Thanks for the tip about letting it cool before slicing!5 stars

  3. We are a pizza loving family. I never make dessert pizzas but I have a huge thing of Nutella from Costco so I gave this a try and we all really loved it.5 stars

  4. It is amazing what you can turn into a pizza these days. I cannot wait to make this one with my niece on Friday.5 stars

  5. Enjoyed this for dessert last night and it was a sweet success! Quick, easy and delicious; definitely, a new favorite recipe!5 stars

  6. Oh my yes please! That looks so good. It’s breakfast time here in Scotland but I could happily eat that right now5 stars

  7. Enjoyed this for dessert tonight and it did not disappoint! Exactly what I needed to cure my sweet tooth; delicious!5 stars

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