Quick and Easy Nutella Waffles

Nutella waffles need no explanation. Especially when those Nutella waffles are 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.

Tips and tricks for making these Nutella waffles

The ingredients, pictured below, include nothing unusual or surprising.

plate with a nutella waffle, banana slices, and spoonful of nutella.
ingredients for Nutella waffles on the countertop.

And tips and tricks for making this recipe with kids!

Kiddo saw me take out those ingredients 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…

a young child scooping and weighing out flour.

Weighing out ingredients in baking (and waffles!)

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.

a child holds a hand mixer to combine the eggs and nutella.

Mixing waffle batter

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. And all of these batters should be baked right after making them.

a child stirs the nutella waffle mixture.

FAQs about these Nutella waffles

What is Nutella?

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.

Do I have to weigh out my ingredients?

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.

Should you separate the eggs?

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.

Can I add chopped hazelnuts to the waffle mixture?

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.

Can I freeze waffles?

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.

What waffle iron do you use?

I have used this basic Cuisinart waffle iron and the All-Clad waffle iron. Both work reasonably well enough for me to recommend them.

The Nutella waffle batter in a bowl.

Related recipes

Like waffles? Check out my other waffle recipes:
Fawaffle (a falafel waffle)
Ham and cheese waffles
Orange poppy seed waffles
Peanut butter waffles

Or go for the Nutella blondies, Nutella poptarts, or Nutella babka if you just want more Nutella!

Nutella Waffles

Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: Unspecified
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 half cup waffles
Calories: 348kcal
Author: uglyducklingbakery
Nutella waffles need no explanation. Especially when you can top those Nutella waffles with maple syrup, banana slices, and an extra spoonful of Nutella!
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Equipment

  • Waffle iron
  • Hand mixer (optional)

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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 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
  • 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).
    ½ 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 ¼ 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 ½ cup waffles.
  • To serve, top with: chopped bananas, maple syrup, or a spoonful of Nutella.
    toppings: sliced banana, maple syrup, and/or more Nutella

Notes

If you involve a child in making the batter, expect your prep time to take at least twice as long!
Variations:
  • Add chopped hazelnuts, either to the batter or as a topping.
  • Separate the eggs for lighter waffles. 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1waffle | Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 350mg | Potassium: 225mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 337IU | Calcium: 219mg | Iron: 3mg
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the mess in the sink after making nutella waffles.

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