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Nutella Pizza With Banana (Dessert Pizza!)

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Easy, sweet, and the perfect finishing touch to any main course, this homemade nutella pizza is made with subtly sweet cinnamon dough and fresh banana slices! Flavors of chocolate, hazelnuts, and shredded coconut are intertwined to create a tasty vegan pizza that is desirably sweet and perfect for the kids. Everyone will love this simple pizza recipe!

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This delightful dessert pizza is such a simple recipe, but feels elegant and special at the end of a meal. The cinnamon dough is perfectly crispy and is combined with a base layer of homemade Nutella that is indulgent, nutty, and rich in chocolate flavors. Nutella pizza is great with a variety of different fresh fruits, but we love to pair it with sweet, ripe, and potassium-rich bananas.

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This easy dessert is ready in less than 30 minutes and is great for holidays, birthday celebrations, brunches, or just whenever you have a sweet tooth! This is the kind of pizza that will wow your guests and that kids will beg for over and over again – I mean who doesn’t like chocolate pizza?

We first had banana pizza at our favorite Italian restaurant, and once I figured out how to put this pizza together, we couldn’t get enough. And the best part about this recipe is that you can save the chocolate spread for other homemade Nutella recipes!

🍌 Are Bananas Good On Pizza?

Bananas on pizza might sound strange, but they are absolutely perfect on a sweet pizza. The creaminess of bananas is mixed with chocolate and placed on a neutral-tasting crust that creates a dessert pizza that is pleasant to eat any time of the day, but especially whenever you’re craving fruit and pizza at the exact same time.

For a savory pizza, I probably wouldn’t recommend bananas, but apples, pears or even pineapple all taste great on savory pizzas! You can add basically anything to a pizza!

🍫 What Is Nutella Pizza?

This Nutella pizza recipe is pizza made with a homemade chocolate hazelnut spread rather than savory tomato or béarnaise sauce. Instead of tomatoes, spinach, cheese, and other savory ingredients, we added a sweet homemade Nutella, ripe banana, and other sweet ingredients to make this pizza as tasty as possible.

Another version of Nutella pizza is made with melted mini marshmallows, crushed graham crackers, cream cheese, and fresh strawberries: this is known as a strawberry Nutella pizza.

👩🏽‍🍳 Why This Recipe Works

  • Super easy recipe
  • Best nutella dessert pizza with banana ever!
  • The kind of pizza kids love!
  • Can be made gluten free
  • Naturally vegan
  • Super versatile and easy to customize

🥘 Ingredients

The ingredients list for this Nutella pizza recipe is short and simple! You can easily find these ingredients at your local grocery store or even in your pantry! For detailed instructions and nutrition information, see the recipe card below.

ingredients for nutella pizza with banana (dessert pizza recipe)

Dry Ingredients

Flour: We like to use whole wheat flour for the pizza base because it’s less processed than all purpose flour and has more fiber and protein, but still makes for a soft pizza dough. For best results, make sure you properly measure the flour (spoon and level) or the pizza may not turn out the way it should.
Baking Powder: Use your favorite organic baking powder to help the pizza crust rise!
Cinnamon: Warm and rich ground cinnamon is used to give this pizza an extra touch of flavor.
Sugar: Coconut sugar is a refined sugar-free option for this pizza. We usually always have some in the pantry and is fairly low on the glycemic index.
Salt: We like to use pink Himalayan salt to make sure our bodies are getting the minerals they need.
Hazelnuts: You will want to roast some hazelnuts in addition to crushing some for the topping so make sure you have enough!
Cocoa Powder: Unsweetened cocoa powder is what we like to use because it is simple and turns into the most delicious chocolate spread.
Shredded Coconut: Make sure you get toasted shredded coconut for optimal nutty flavors!

Wet Ingredients

Water: Just a little splash of water to make the dough nice and soft.
Oil: Both olive and oconut oil are used they are both great for the dough and chocolate layer!
Vanilla Extract: What would this pizza be without the vanilla? Pure vanilla extract is used to give this pizza aromatic qualities and sweet flavors.
Banana: Make sure the banana is firm so it is easy to slice. Bananas are rich in Vitamic C, potassium, fiber, and are great for whenever you need a boost of energy. We like to use organic bananas!

📖 Variations

  • Flour: Instead of using whole wheat flour, use 1:1 gluten-free flour. We have not tested this pizza dough with almond or coconut flour.
  • Fruit Pizza: Instead of banana slices, use fresh apple or orange slices! Grapes, kiwi, mango, raspberries, blueberries, and of course, strawberry slices, will also taste delicious.
  • Sugar: Instead of coconut sugar, use your other favorite low glycemic sweetener like monk fruit or date sugar. If you are not refined sugar-free, then use granulated sugar, powdered sugar, or brown sugar. You can even add regular chocolate chips or white chocolate chips on top for more decadence!
  • Protein: Add some protein to this pizza by adding peanut butter, almond butter, or your favorite cashew butter.

🔪 Instructions

Preheat Oven, Whisk Dry Ingredients: First, preheat the oven. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, sugar, and salt.

pizza dough in a bowl

Form Dough, Knead: Add the olive oil and the warm water to the flour mixture and form a dough. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead until the dough is smooth. Form into a dough ball, and allow it to rest.

pizza dough on a cutting board

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

dough on a cutting board

Bake, Cool: Spread oil over the prepared pizza dough and place on a pizza pan or baking sheet. Bake in a preheated oven for five to ten minutes, until it’s just lightly golden brown. Allow to cool while you make the hazelnut spread.

Make the Chocolate Layer

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

hazelnuts in a food processor

Add the coconut sugar, coconut oil, vanilla, and cocoa powder and blend until fully combined into a smooth consistency.

homemade nutella in a bowl

Assemble, Serve: Once the pizza bases have cooled, spread them with a layer of the chocolate hazelnut spread.

chocolate hazelnut spread on pizza dough

Add sliced bananas, crushed hazelnuts, and sprinkle toasted coconut on top of the nutella.

dough topped with chocolate and bananas

Slice and Serve: Using a pizza cutter, slice each banana chocolate pizza into eight pieces (so you’ll have 16 slices total between two pizzas). Feel free to drizzle even more nutella on top! Serve immediately.

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❓Recipe FAQs

Where does Nutella pizza come from?

Nutella pizza emerged in the 1990s in Italy when crepe stations became popular. Nutella wanted to increase exposure for their brand and provide a different Italian dessert option than the traditional gelato, and that’s how the idea of Nutella pizza came about!

Is Nutella healthy to eat?

Unless you are making your own Nutella at home, store bought Nutella is not healthy to eat regularly because it is loaded with refined sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and other processed ingredients. Homemade nutella is much healthier, and you can make it refined sugar free (or even completely sugar free) since you can control the ingredients!

How to Store this banana dessert pizza

Chocolate Hazelnut Mixture: Store the excess chocolate hazelnut spread in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to one week.
Pizza: Wrap each slice in plastic wrap, then store the leftover pizza in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
Reheat: You can reheat in the oven at 350 degrees, or in the microwave until the pizza is warm, but you can also enjoy it cold! Both options are great.

What to serve with Dessert Pizza?

Enjoy with salads, after main courses, and with other desserts
Serve this nutella pizza as as snack with fresh fruit slices or smoothies.
Drink your favorite Starbucks Dragon Drink or serve with hot coffee or tea!

💭 Expert 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.
  • Make sure the bananas slices are not too soft or the pizza will be mushy.
  • If you don’t have time to make your own pizza dough, you can also use a store bought fresh dough like the Trader Joe’s whole wheat pizza dough.
nutella pizza with banana (dessert pizza recipe)

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Homemade Nutella Pizza With Banana

Easy, sweet, and the perfect finishing touch to any main course meal, this homemade nutella pizza is made with subtly sweet cinnamon dough and fresh banana slices! Flavors of chocolate, hazelnuts, and shredded coconut are intertwined to create a tasty vegan pizza that is desirably sweet and perfect for the kids. Everyone will love this simple pizza recipe!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Italian
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 194kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

Base

Chocolate Hazelnut Spread (Homemade Nutella)

  • 1 cup hazelnuts roasted; skins removed
  • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder unsweetened

Toppings

  • cup shredded coconut toasted
  • 1 banana sliced
  • crushed hazelnuts

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

  • 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.
  • Make sure the bananas slices are not too soft or the pizza will be mushy.
  • Store the excess chocolate hazelnut spread in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to one week.
  • Store the leftover pizza in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
  • To make gluten free, use 1:1 gluten free flour instead 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

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10 responses to “Nutella Pizza With Banana (Dessert Pizza!)”

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

  2. 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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