Nutella waffles need no explanation. Especially when those Nutella waffles are topped with maple syrup, banana slices, and an extra spoonful of Nutella!
Tips and tricks
Nutella is 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 chocolate hazelnut spread to use in this recipe.
Waffles are made with:
- Flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt
- Melted butter
- Liquid like buttermilk or milk
This waffle recipe just adds Nutella to the mix.
Cooking 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…
Weighing out ingredients
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.
Combining the 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.
Your waffle batter might be a little lumpy, and that’s ok. Go ahead and scoop the batter onto your preheated waffle iron. This recipe will make six half-cup waffles.
Variations and substitutions
Add chopped hazelnuts to the batter or as a topping. To remove the bitter skins, toast the nuts for a few minutes and wrap them in a clean kitchen towel. Rub the hazelnuts against each other inside the towel to use the friction to remove the skins.
If you want to separate your eggs for lighter waffles, 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 stiff peaks form. Gently fold the whipped whites into the waffle batter and proceed according to your waffle maker instructions.
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.
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.
Like waffles? Check out my other waffle recipes:
- Waffle iron
- Hand mixer (optional)
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1¼ 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
- 1¼ 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).1¼ 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, 1¼ 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
- 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 and 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.
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