Pull apart nutella filled pumpkin bread

Soft buttery pull apart pumpkin bread, filled with spoonfuls of Nutella and topped with sugar for a sweet crunchy crust.

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The bread-tastic week continues with a pull-apart nutella filled pumpkin bread. When i planned this week filled of irresistible yeast baked goodies i thought i had everything under control.

But that was before I realized what hidden plans one of my teeth had in store for me. In the last 10 days I’ve seen my dentist, surgeon and orthodontics more than I’ve seen them in 6 months. I still have to take prescribed pain killers every 6 hours and I’m feeling better but there are days the pain wins.

I struggled writing about these delicious croissants (there’s still time to enter the giveaway) the plum cake post was in my drafts for a while now just waiting to be published. Yesterday I had planned to share a loaf of soft moist bread filled with caramelized quinche but the pain send me back to bed to rest.

Today it’s Thursday,that means it’s time for some sweetness for the 12 Weeks to Christmas treats blog hop started my Brenda at Meal Planning Magic 

Nutella has no season. Whom am I kidding? Nutella season is year round. And with pumpkin season going on mixing them it was inevitable.

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This bread was made twice so far. If i had more Nutella in the house (I know, I can’t believe I’m out of it either) probably hubby would place another order.

It all started from a desire of making monkey bread. All I wanted to do was making a ooey gooey pumpkin monkey bread. I called a friend to come over so we can have a coffee and enjoy some bread and I was set.

The next day while gathering my ingredients and doing Maths to figure out the ratio of dry and wet ingredients the jar of Nutella was staring at me, just begging to show it some love.

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As the loving person that I’m, I immediately forgot about the monkey bread and focused on a Nutella filled pumpkin bread. But I didn’t want a swirled or rolls so pull apart was the perfect way to go.

And let me tell you, this bread disappears faster than you can count to 3.

You pull your own bun, take a bite first enjoying the melted sugar on the top crust, then you get to the buttery bread and in the end the goodness of Nuttela.

Close your eyes and enjoy. You can’t think of anything else but the next bun you’re going to devour as soon as you finish the first one.

Shhh, don’t tell anyone but it’s 100% whole wheat.

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Pull apart nutella filled pumpkin bread

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

2 hours

Yield: 2 loaves

Pull apart nutella filled pumpkin bread


  • 2 cups (240 grams) Whole Wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 envelope Red Star PLATINUM yeast
  • 1/2 (113 grams) melted butter
  • 15 oz (425 grams) cooked or canned pumpkin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (200 grams) sugar
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin spice
  • 2 cups (240 grams) Whole Wheat flour
  • Nutella
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp raw sugar


  1. In a mixing bowl add 2 cups of whole wheat flour. Make a well in the middle and add the water and sprinkle the yeast. Leave until the yeast dissolves, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the 1/2 cup of melted butter, the pumpkin, pumpkin spices, salt and the cup of sugar.With the dough hook on start mixing slowly adding the remaining 2 cups of whole wheat flour.
  3. When all the flour is incorporated the dough will be still sticky.
  4. Keep kneading/mixing until the dough comes clean from the sides of the bowl and it doesn't stick anymore. Do not be tempted to add more flour.
  5. Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover with plastic foil and leave at room temperature until doubled in volume.
  6. When risen, divide the dough in 16 pieces, flatten each piece, spoon some Nutella in the center and gently fold the buns completely covering the Nutella.
  7. Place the filled buns in a greased baking pan (I used two 9X5 baking pans).
  8. Cover again with plastic wrap and leave to rise for 30 more minutes. Meanwhile heat the oven to 375F.
  9. Just before putting the loaves in the oven, melt the remaining 4 tbsp of butter and pour over the nutella filled buns. Sprinkle some raw sugar on top and bake for 35 minutes.
  10. Cool slightly in the pan before removing (and eating) it.

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I hope you enjoyed this Pull apart nutella filled pumpkin bread and make it for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Check out what other bloggers make today as part of the 12 weeks to Christmas treats blog hop

This recipe is linked to Jen’s Kicthen Bootcamp, Heather’s Bake your own bread an  Susan’s Yeastspotting round-ups and also to  Dara’s Monthly Mingle, event started by  Meeta  in 2006

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  1. says

    I’m so sorry that your going through the wisdom tooth thing! I hope it gets cleared up quickly and you’re pain free again soon. I remember when I had mine extracted. I was in bed for a full weekend afterward.

    Thanks for sharing the pull-apart bread. I can imagine it filled with caramel instead of chocolate, right? It looks amazing.

  2. says

    So sorry about the wisdom tooth thing, it is so uncomfortable!!!
    On a brighter note, your combination of pumpkin with Nutella in these rolls is looking very delicious and perfect for the Fall baking / holiday baking season!!!

  3. says

    I know how you feel–I had all of my wisdom teeth taken out in my early 20s and it was painful! Aw, hope you feel better.

    At least you made yourself quite the awesome treat! Roxana, your pull apart bread is absolutely gorgeous! Perfection, my dear!

  4. says

    Wisdom teeth are a pain in the ass! I’ve had jawaches to headaches all at once -it was quite a nightmare. Hope you’re feeling better. As for this bread – it is amazing! I’m all for fluffy pull-apart breads but when you throw in that Nutella, I am in heaven!

  5. Dawn says

    Sorry about your wisdom teeth :-( But thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe. Nutella and pumpkin are two of my favorite things ever-so I will be making this soon!

  6. says

    You will be feeling better in no time, and before you know it, you won’t even remember the wisdom teeth. Promise. (I had all 4 out at once.) :)

    This Nutella filled pumpkin bread looks fabulous! I love the fact that it’s whole wheat too!

  7. says

    Aww, Roxana, so sorry to hear about all the horrific dental work and pain you’ve been going through. Any kind of pain that originates in the head is the WORST! I know how debilitating it can be. I hope you feel better soon so that you can get back to baking, blogging and indulging. I’ve loved all your breadtastic posts and this one really speaks to me – I’m obsessed with Nutella. I would probably eat this entire loaf all on my own.

  8. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl says

    Oh my goodness, this bread is amazing (and so are your pictures!). Just found you through the 12 Weeks party and I’m so glad I did!

  9. Carol | a cup of mascarpone says

    OMGoodness!!! Incredible bread! What awesome idea will you come up with next! Love the photos too!!!

  10. says

    This is such a beautiful bread, Roxana! Pumpkin treats are so perfect for this time of year…they really feel like fall, don’t they? I love that you’ve filled this bread with Nutella — brilliant!

  11. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen says

    Hopefully your dentist visits will be over soon. I never thought about nutella and pumpkin, but I´ll take your word for it! This sounds like the most gorgeous `healthy´ bread!

  12. Anita @ Hungry Couple says

    This bread would not last long in my house! :) I’m sorry you’re having wisdom tooth pain. I remember going through that and it’s no fun. I had all 4 of them out years ago and that put an end to the pain.

  13. ester says

    Hai roxana,
    i want to try this recipe
    but since i’m in different country.. we don’t have red star paltinum yeast
    my question is…what exactly the measurement for the yeast ( in onz or teaspoon

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