Food Network Kitchen’s 3-Ingredient Nutella Doughnuts.
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

3-ingredient Nutella Doughnuts

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr (includes cooling and setting time)
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 6 doughnuts
This sweet treat cannot be beat. In just an hour you can have homemade doughnuts using only three simple ingredients—and no deep-frying required! Chocolate-hazelnut spread is mixed into the batter and more is used to coat the tops, for double the deliciousness.



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  2. Whisk 3/4 cup of the Nutella and 3 of the eggs together in a large bowl until smooth. Fold in the flour until combined. Turn the dough out onto a generously floured surface and press into a 6-by-8-inch rectangle. Use a 3-inch round cutter to stamp out 6 doughnuts, rerolling the scraps as needed. Use a 1-inch round cutter to cut a hole in the center of each round, then place doughnuts and holes onto the prepared baking sheet. Beat the remaining egg with 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl. Brush the tops of the doughnuts and holes with the egg wash.  
  3. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a doughnut comes out clean, about 10 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, about 15 minutes. Microwave the remaining 1/4 cup Nutella in a small microwave-safe bowl just to loosen it, about 30 seconds. Dip the tops of the doughnuts and holes in the Nutella and swirl to completely coat. Place back, coated-sides up, onto the wire rack and let sit until set, about 15 minutes.  

Cook’s Note

When measuring flour, we spoon it into a dry measuring cup and level off excess. (Scooping directly from the bag compacts the flour, resulting in dry baked goods.)