Do Nutella waffles really need an explanation? Especially if they’re topped with maple syrup, banana slices, and an extra spoonful of Nutella?
This Nutella waffle recipe is adapted from my recipe for peanut butter waffles, which itself was an adaptation from a Dorie Greenspan recipe. The ingredients, pictured below, include nothing unusual or surprising.
Teaching kids to cook
Kiddo saw me take out the waffle iron and immediately asked if she could help make these Nutella waffles.
Normally, I would have jumped at the opportunity – a few months ago I wrote this guest post on how to get kids in the kitchen without increasing your stress. However, it seems I forgot to mention the importance of coffee (for me, not her).
Two cups of coffee later…
Weighing out ingredients is always a more reliable way to cook. It’s particularly helpful with my kiddo, who hasn’t yet mastered how to fill a measuring cup and level it off.
Plus this way we get to work on simple arithmetic and fractions.
If you ever need to combine things gently so as not to overmix a batter (like with these waffles), give it to a child. Waffle batter, just like pancake and muffin batters, should be mixed only until the dry ingredients have been moistened.
FAQs about these Nutella waffles
It’s a deliciously sweetened mixture of hazelnut and chocolate. If you want to control the amount of sugar, it’s easy enough to make your own for use in this recipe.
I always weigh out ingredients because there is so much variation in how people measure. You are much more likely to get a reliable result from each recipe if you weigh your ingredients.
Some recipes recommend separating the eggs for lighter waffles. I do not think this essential, but if you want to do this, add only the yolks to the mixer in the initial peanut butter + egg step (#3). Then, once all of the rest of the ingredients have been added (i.e. through step #6), whip the egg whites using a hand mixer until you get stiff peaks, and gently fold the whipped whites into the waffle batter.
Sure. That sounds tasty. You could use chopped hazelnuts in the batter or just add them as a topping. You’ll just want to remove the bitter skins. Toast the nuts for a few minutes, wrap them in a clean kitchen towel, and then rub them against each other to use the friction to remove the skins.
Yes. Waffles, even homemade ones, freeze very well in a freezer bag. You just might have to play around to figure out how best to re-heat them, depending on your toaster.
- Waffle iron
- Hand mixer (optional)
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 ¼ cups (156 grams or 5.5 ounces) bleached all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 pinch salt
- ½ cup Nutella or other chocolate hazelnut spread
- 2 eggs see note for variation involving separating egg yolks and whites to create a lighter waffle
- 1 ¼ cup (300 milliliters or 10.5 ounces) shaken buttermilk
- toppings: sliced banana, maple syrup, and/or more Nutella
- Melt the butter in a small pot.3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- In a small bowl, combine the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt).1 1/4 cups (156 grams or 5.5 ounces) bleached all-purpose flour, 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, 1 pinch salt
- In a mixer bowl, combine the Nutella and eggs by hand. Or use a hand mixer at low speed until smooth (see note for variation involving separating eggs to create a lighter waffle).1/2 cup Nutella or other chocolate hazelnut spread, 2 eggs
- Add the buttermilk and melted butter and mix until combined.3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, 1 1/4 cup (300 milliliters or 10.5 ounces) shaken buttermilk
- Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not overmix.
- Make the waffles per your waffle iron instructions. This recipe makes six or seven 1/2 cup waffles.
- To serve, top with: chopped bananas, maple syrup, or a spoonful of Nutella.toppings: sliced banana, maple syrup, and/or more Nutella
- If you involve a child in making the batter, expect your prep time to take at least twice as long!
- See the note above about adding chopped hazelnuts, either to the batter or as a topping.
If you make these Nutella waffles, please leave a comment or rating here. Or share a pic with me on Instagram!
Like waffles? Check out my other waffle recipes:
Fawaffle (a falafel waffle)
Ham and cheese waffles
Orange poppy seed waffles
Peanut butter waffles
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