If there was ever anyone on the face of the earth you can trust about the wonders of Nutella â€¦ it’s an Italian girl. From cravings to heartbreak, it’s been our best friend for years. We know it like the back of our strong, dough-kneading hands. It’s definitely come a long way since our mother’s spread it on toast and gave it to us for breakfast.
Today, you can find it in cake, cookie and cupcake recipes. One woman even made banana bread with it. Doesn’t it look amazing?
My aunt makes a version of a dessert pizza with Nutella. She’ll make a light dough, roll it out and spread that delicious hazelnut wonder on it as if it were pizza sauce. Then she tops it with bananas and walnuts and bakes it in the oven. We have the best girls’ nights. It’s ok, you can be jealous. Her’s looks a little like Jenny’s from Dinner: A Love Story.
I think as an adult I still enjoy the nostalgia of Nutella and all the great memories it brings back for me. But I also enjoy the added benefit of eating it with less guilt. It’s not necessarily great for your body, but it’s definitely better than spreading a melted Hershey bar on a piece of bread. No offense, Hershey.
Even though Nutella has a pretty high calorie and fat count, it has a significant amount of calcium too. To be exact, 2 tablespoons of the spread provides 4 percent of the daily recommended calcium intake. Same goes for iron.
This doesn’t mean I’m going to look to Nutella to get my daily iron and calcium, but it’s a healthier substitute for things like milk chocolate and butter. And, I think, a lot of other things today.