These whole grain Nutella raspberry toaster strudels are easy to whip together and make a perfect breakfast or snack on busy days.
Nutella and Raspberries
Nutella and raspberries are one of my all time favorite combinations. Sweet, nutty and slightly tart. Yum!! With back to school on my mind, I knew I wanted to figure out a make ahead toaster strudel recipe and, naturally, this was the first flavor combination that came to mind.
Nutella is the name brand for chocolate hazelnut spreads, but any chocolate hazelnut spread will work for this recipe.
I used frozen raspberries for these toaster strudels. They crumble and spread very easily when you’re layering them on. Fresh raspberries work great too though!
Whole Grain Bread
In an effort to same time, rather than using dough for this recipe, I opted to use whole grain bread. Absolutely no cooking at all! Yay!
“Whole grain” means all of the grain was used to make the flour used in the bread. Wheat is the most common grain used for bread, but you will also see oat, barley, rye, corn, rice and buckwheat grains used. I liked using whole grain breads for the added nutrients and fiber they provide.
You can choose whatever whole grain bread is your favorite. When picking out a bread, I choose one that has 2 to 3 grams of fiber per slice. I also look for the words “100% whole grain” on the packaging and “whole (grain they used) flour” in the ingredient list. I used this bread for this recipe.
If you are not a fan of whole grain breads, feel free to use whatever bread you like best! There are lots of other ways you can get fiber in your diet. Check out this fiber post for more ideas.
How to Make the Nutella Raspberry Toaster Strudels
These are so easy to make, you pretty much don’t need a recipe. I’ll still put one at the end of the post in case you’re interested though.
Start with 16 slices of bread (I did four at a time). Put them on a clean surface then, one at at time, roll them as thin as you can with a rolling pin.
After they are all rolled thin. Spread roughly one tablespoon of Nutella into the center of 8 of the pieces of flattened bread (the other 8 will be the tops). Leave a little exposed bread all the way around the Nutella.
Next, crumble about 2 tablespoons of raspberries on top of the Nutella on the 8 pieces of bread.
After you are done with that, place the remaining 8 pieces of flattened bread on top the Nutella and raspberry breads. Cut the crusts off of each one. Next dip your fingers in a cup of water to moisten them, then pinch the edges all the way around to seal the top to the bottom.
After pinching the edges shut. Use a fork to further press the edges together and to create a cool design.
Place the completed toaster strudels on a lined sheet pan, then place them in the freezer to harden for 2 to 4 hours.
After they have frozen, put them in a freezer bag then store them in the freezer until you are ready to eat them. They should stay fresh for about 2 months in the freezer. Ours alway get eaten within a day or two after I make them though. Ha Ha!
When you are ready to eat your Nutella raspberry toaster strudel, just pop it in your toaster and cook it until it is warmed through and toasted to your likeness. We like to eat them with a fresh glass of milk. Enjoy!
Whole Grain Nutella Raspberry Toaster Strudels
- Rolling Pin
- 16 pieces whole grain bread
- 1/2 cup Nutella, divided or any chocolate hazelnut spread
- 1 cup raspberries, divided fresh or frozen
- On a clean surface, roll each piece of bread as flat as you can.
- Spread 1 tablespoon of Nutella in the center of 8 of the pieces of bread. Leave a little bit of bread showing all the way around the Nutella. This allows for you to seal the top piece of bread to the bottom piece later on.
- Top each of the Nutella spots with about 2 tablespoons of raspberries. Crumble them slightly so they spread evenly.
- Place the remaining 8 pieces of flattened bread on top of the Nutella raspberry pieces. Cut the crusts off all of them.
- Using clean hands, firmly pinch all four edges of each strudel together. Getting your fingers slightly wet before you do this will help the top and bottom pieces of bread stick together better.
- After you have sealed them together with you fingers, use the top part of a fork to mark all the way around the edges. This helps further seal them shut and also looks pretty.
- When you are done, place them on a lined sheet pan and freeze them until they are hard (roughly 2-3 hours). When they are done freezing you can place them in a freezer safe bag or container. They will stay fresh for around 2 months in the freezer.
- When you are ready to eat one, simply take it out of the freezer and pop it in the toaster. Cook it to your desired toastiness level. Be careful, the raspberries can get pretty hot! Enjoy!