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5-Ingredient Nutella Bananas Foster Croissants with Bacon

5-Ingredient Nutella Bananas Foster Croissants with Bacon
Grace Parisi / TODAY
Prep Time:
15 mins

Chef notes

This knock-out dessert delivers a one-two punch with only 5 ingredients. It also doubles as a super–deluxe breakfast. Substitute the bananas with pineapple and the Nutella with dulce de leche for an awesome variation!


  • 2 croissants
  • 1/4 cup Nutella or other hazelnut chocolate spread
  • 2 slices thick-cut bacon
  • 1 firm but ripe banana, sliced diagonally
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar



 Preheat the broiler. Split the croissants in half and toast, cut sides up until golden, about 2 minutes. Spread the Nutella on the toasted sides.


In a medium nonstick skillet, cook the bacon over moderately high heat until crispy, about 7 minutes. Drain on paper towels and break each in half. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon fat and add the bananas and sugar. Cook turning once, until caramelized all over, about 2 minutes. Arrange the bananas on the bottom halves of the croissants and top with bacon. Close the croissants and serve right away.

Grace Parisi is a New York City-based food writer, cookbook author and food stylist. Her book, Get Saucy, was nominated for a James Beard award. Her latest book, Quick Pickles comes out in Fall 2016. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.