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Sooooo… Do you like your mother-in-law?

Come on, be honest!

I like mine. For the most part.

Then there’s the other part; “Oh no, my son has to work!?! 8 hours a day?! But, what about his nap?? Oh my poor boy…”

Or, “Did you eat your dinner, son?” .. He’s 35.

And she lives oceans away. Literally. ~I’m doing the Mike Seaver “YES!!!”~

Okay. Let’s be nice.

She, for the most part, is a great lady, and she is one of the best cooks I have met. Seriously, this lady can bring it in the kitchen.

Back in September of 2011 we went to visit them in Macedonia. The day after we arrived, we woke up to a buffet of every Macedonian breakfast dish that exists; cheese spreads, smoked meats, fresh eggs, as well as savory french toast (except we don’t call it French Toast – we just call it Fried Bread :)) and these Nutella French Toast Rollups.

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At first, when she brought them out, I thought they were churros. Don’t they look like churros?

I was so impressed with this version of French Toast because this was just plain delicious. I mean, these rollups are amazing. Or more like aaaaaahhhhhhmazing! I just kept stuffing my face with them. I probably had about six, and I only stopped because we were not at home, where I would have had the entire plate. Secondly, they are very easy to put together, and they take just a few minutes to cook.

Last week, while Skyping with her, I asked if she would mind if I shared her recipe on here. I think she flew to cloud nine when I said that. She was really excited, and she felt honored. I think my the-best-daughter-in-law duty is done for the next year or so.

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I am going to give you a recipe for 12 of these, but I think you should double it if your household includes more than one person. Just sayin’. And, you’ll see. You will probably have to get up half-way through breakfast to make some more.

Another thing. Do you have vanilla sugar? Because if you do, you will want to use that instead of the powdered sugar. Trust me.


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Nutella French Toast Rollups
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Nutella spread on slices of bread, rolled up, and fried in butter - fabulous breakfast treat!
Serves: Serves 4
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 12 sandwich-bread slices (I use Whole Wheat by Pepperidge Farms)
  • Nutella
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • ¼ cup Vanilla Sugar
  • or
  • You can use Powdered Sugar
  1. In a medium bowl whisk together the milk, heavy cream, egg, and vanilla; set aside.
  2. Cut the crust from the bread.
  3. Flatten the bread slices with a rolling pin; make them as flat as possible.
  4. Spread Nutella on each bread slice and roll up the bread, lightly pinching the seam to secure.
  5. Place 2 tablespoons butter in a frying pan and melt over medium heat.
  6. Dip the rollups in the egg mixture, and place in frying pan. You will most likely have to do this in batches.
  7. Cook until golden brown, about two minutes; flip to the other side and continue to cook for another minute or so.
  8. Add the rest of the butter, and continue to cook until all rollups are done.
  9. If you have Vanilla Sugar, put it in a shallow dish, and once the rollups are done cooking, roll them in the sugar until covered.
  10. If you do not have Vanilla Sugar, dust the rollups with Powdered Sugar.
  11. Serve immediately.

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  1. Danusia April 30, 2014 at 10:50 AM - Reply

    I prepared with bananas. They were delicious. :) Katerina thanks for sharing this great recipe. :)

    • Katerina Petrovska April 30, 2014 at 10:59 AM - Reply

      That is AWESOME!! Thanks for sharing! I’m so glad you enjoyed them. :)

  2. Danusia April 29, 2014 at 10:06 AM - Reply

    Wonderful for breakfast … and not only. :)

  3. Veera April 6, 2013 at 10:49 AM - Reply

    Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe! :) This is how mine turned out:

  4. Veera April 6, 2013 at 10:43 AM - Reply

    Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe! I made mine today and this is how they turned out :)

  5. Dianne April 4, 2013 at 9:13 PM - Reply

    I just made these about 1/2 hour ago and they’re all gone! I grew up bringing Nutella sandwiches to school. I don’t think I’ll ever stop eating Nutella. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

  6. Carolyn April 3, 2013 at 10:40 PM - Reply

    I love the Mcedonia cuisine, bland but delicious! We were stationed in Macedonia for a year and a half! I will have to try these and I think they will be a hit with my 3yr old daughter!!

    • Katerina Petrovska April 4, 2013 at 8:09 AM - Reply

      Hi Carolyn!!

      You are so lucky you got to live there!! :-) Yes, we’re not crazy about seasonings in our food… parsley and garlic are pretty much it! :)

  7. Jean (Lemons & Anchovies) March 24, 2013 at 7:48 PM - Reply

    I never had the honor of meeting my mother-in-law and one of my regrets is missing out on the baked goods she was apparently good at (her parents owned a bakery in Germany).

    These rollups would definitely not have lasted long around here. They’re awesome!

  8. foodwanderings March 23, 2013 at 10:44 PM - Reply

    Kate, these nutella french toast rollups are superbly mouthwatering. Lovely clicks!

  9. sweet-lab March 23, 2013 at 8:55 PM - Reply

    This looks lovely and super delicious. I wish my mother-in-law made these for me…I would like her much more ;)

  10. Ramona March 23, 2013 at 8:30 AM - Reply

    I love that you rolled these up… what a clever way to make french toast. Nutella… yes.. a definite winner! :)

  11. Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen March 22, 2013 at 1:19 PM - Reply

    Wow, these look amazing!

  12. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking March 21, 2013 at 9:58 PM - Reply

    This looks so delicious!!

  13. Lora @cakeduchess March 21, 2013 at 9:54 PM - Reply

    oh, yes! Nutella! And yes, I do love my mother-in-law. She spoils all of us. And she does still ask my hubs what he ate (hahaha!)She has to keep tabs on me and make sure he’s well-fed;)These are super!:)

  14. mjskit March 21, 2013 at 9:49 PM - Reply

    What a lucky DIL to have a MIL that serves you such a breakfast! These rollups are to die for! I could easily eat 12 of them, so I guess I’ll have to double it so Bobby can have something to eat.

  15. Patty March 21, 2013 at 8:20 PM - Reply

    Love this idea for breakfast!

  16. Serena (serenabakessimplyfromscratch) March 21, 2013 at 6:35 PM - Reply

    Hmmm.. Your Mother-In-Law sounds very familiar to another Mother-In-Law I know other then the cooking part.. Ohh.. I better be nice! Lol

  17. Nami | Just One Cookbook March 21, 2013 at 1:43 PM - Reply

    Ok I’m so interested in Macedonian breakfast spread. I hope you would show us how you eat breakfast! I love breakfast… Your MIL story was timely, my MIL is coming next Monday. We get along okay, but I always feel nervous! xD

  18. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen March 21, 2013 at 12:44 PM - Reply

    This looks ridiculously good! I understand your serving size Kate. And many times we get really well with our mil until we don´t agree about their `little´ boy. This recipe is amazing.

  19. Valerie March 21, 2013 at 9:00 AM - Reply

    Oh, please tell me you ship! I need several of these rollups in my life right now!

  20. Denise Browning@From Brazil To You March 21, 2013 at 8:58 AM - Reply

    Kate: These nutella rollups look beyond delicious! I saw them on pinterest and could not avoid repinning it!!!

  21. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie March 21, 2013 at 8:31 AM - Reply

    This is such a fun breakfast treat!

  22. kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts March 21, 2013 at 8:26 AM - Reply

    Man, Kate, these look amazing.

    My mantra, when the going gets rough, is “she raised a wonderful son . . . she raised a wonderful son” but I don’t think I’d need to be muttering that under my breath while eating these.


  23. Terra March 20, 2013 at 9:27 PM - Reply

    I adore my mother-in-law, she is truly wonderful! Nice job rockin’ the daughter-in-law of the year award, yay!!! Seriously this recipe looks beyond yummy! I would have eaten the whole plate too:-) Hugs, Terra

  24. Laura Dembowski (@piesandplots) March 20, 2013 at 8:51 PM - Reply

    Those are so yummy looking! Such a creative spin on French toast. I bet these go down was faster than regular French toast too. All of the sudden you’d realize you ate like six slices of bread.

  25. Sarah @ SimplyScrumptiousBySarah March 20, 2013 at 8:44 PM - Reply

    OK… these look dangerous!!!! LOVE Nutella!!!

  26. Jasmina March 20, 2013 at 6:45 PM - Reply

    I am so doing this!!!!! I’ve never seen this before and as you know I’m from Macedonia. They have come a long way ;) lol

    • Katerina Petrovska March 20, 2013 at 7:21 PM - Reply

      hehehe :) The best part was that she used Erokrem … Lele…I wanted to attack the entire batch!

      • Jasmina March 20, 2013 at 7:32 PM - Reply

        Now I’m even more jealous. ;)

      • Sara August 11, 2013 at 1:07 AM - Reply

        Ha! Eurokrem was the best chocolate spread I ever tasted! The white part was the best! :))

        • Katerina Petrovska August 11, 2013 at 9:15 AM - Reply

          Hi, Sara! Yes, Eurokrem is OMG! My sister just sent me a large bucket of it from Macedonia. :)

  27. farida March 20, 2013 at 6:28 PM - Reply

    Wow its bteathtaking @ I’ll try it ASAP

  28. Ilke March 20, 2013 at 5:48 PM - Reply

    Ok, I am going to be the best Auntie ever when I have the family over for brunch on Easter weekend! I had been trying to come up with something jazzy that kids would adore since the rest of the menu is more adult-oriented.

    Fun fun .. Lovely pictures…

  29. Carol | a cup of mascarpone March 20, 2013 at 5:41 PM - Reply

    Just saw these on instagram, Kate, and came right over to read about them! They’re amazing! I just happen to have a full jar of Nutella waiting to be opened up!

  30. Kelly March 20, 2013 at 2:11 PM - Reply

    Umm yes please! I would devour these in an instant! :)

  31. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet March 20, 2013 at 2:06 PM - Reply

    Swoon! these look absolutely amazing! My kids are going to be big fans of this!

  32. Galina V March 20, 2013 at 11:53 AM - Reply

    Heavenly! The photos are lush too

  33. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen March 20, 2013 at 11:37 AM - Reply

    OH…MA…GAH! Kate, what are you doing to me? It’s spring and I’m trying (trying!) to be good and all paleo…you’re gonna make me go off the rails on a crazy train of carbs, LOL! For a treat, I must make these for The Big Lug. He’ll think he’s died and gone to heaven! We just LUUURRVE Nutella! xo

  34. Laura (Tutti Dolci) March 20, 2013 at 11:31 AM - Reply

    It doesn’t matter what you call these…if there is Nutella, I am in! :)

  35. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet March 20, 2013 at 11:01 AM - Reply

    Fried bread, French toast – whatever you call it, I want it!

  36. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen March 20, 2013 at 10:17 AM - Reply


  37. My mother-in-law and I have a very good, though cordial relationship, but I don’t see myself ever calling her mom. These rollups are a fantastic idea and I know the family would adore them. You may have just given me breakfast for this weekend. :)

    • Katerina Petrovska March 20, 2013 at 9:21 AM - Reply

      I don’t call mine Mom, either. No way. I use that word for my one and only Mom. :)

  38. Dijana March 20, 2013 at 6:51 AM - Reply

    My mom-inlaw is a good cook too-but she’s funny-when I ask her for a particular recipe and what it entails she usually says “just eyeball it I don’t measure!” Gee,that helps!

  39. Averie @Averie Cooks March 20, 2013 at 6:41 AM - Reply

    Nutella rolled up with anything is music to my ears. This is my idea of breakfast!

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