Nutella Waffles

These Nutella waffles are a 30 minute recipe that combines a traditional, crisp buttermilk waffle laced with the chocolate hazelnut spread you know and love. Top your Nutella waffles with Nutella, some banana slices, and a drizzle of maple syrup? Now that’s breakfast.

So read on to learn all the detailed tips and tricks for this recipe. Or just grab your jar of Nutella, hit that Jump to Recipe button, and let’s make Nutella waffles!

plate with a nutella waffle, banana slices, and spoonful of nutella.
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Ingredients

ingredients for Nutella waffles on the countertop.

 

Waffles are typically made with dry ingredients – flour and sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt – eggs, melted butter, and a liquid like buttermilk or milk. This Nutella waffle recipe adds Nutella to the mix.

About Nutella

Nutella is a chocolate and hazelnut spread made by the Italian company, Ferrero, since the 1960s. Fun fact: the company supposedly uses one-quarter of the world’s supply of hazelnuts, which are primarily grown in Turkey.

With the first two Nutella ingredients being sugar and palm oil, Nutella waffles are definitely a treat. If you want to control the amount of sugar in these waffles, you can make your own Nutella recipe.

Love Nutella? Check out other Nutella recipes for Nutella blondies, Nutella banana bread, Nutella babka, or Nutella pop tarts.

Please see the recipe card below for complete information on ingredients and quantities.

Variations and substitutions

Add chopped hazelnuts to your waffles with Nutella. 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 and use friction to remove the skins.

Some people separate their eggs to make lighter waffles. To do this, add the yolks to the mixer in the initial peanut butter and egg step (step #3). Then, once you’ve added the rest of the ingredients (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 to make the Nutella waffles according to your waffle maker instructions.

Recipe tips and tricks

Cooking with kids

Kiddo saw me take out those ingredients and immediately asked if she could help make these Nutella waffles. If you have young kids, here’s a few tips for getting kids in the kitchen without increasing your stress.

The most important lesson is probably this. If you involve a child in your cooking and baking, expect it to take at least twice as long!

Step by step

Combine your dry ingredients in a small bowl. Weighing ingredients is always a more reliable way to cook. It was particularly helpful with my kiddo before she mastered how to fill a measuring cup and level it off. Plus this way we worked on simple arithmetic and fractions.

a young child scooping and weighing out flour.

In a mixer bowl, combine the Nutella and eggs by hand. Or use a hand mixer at low speed until smooth.

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

Add the buttermilk and melted butter and mix until combined. Then stir in the dry ingredients.

If you ever need to combine things gently so as not to overmix a batter like this Nutella waffle batter, 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 cooked right after making them.

a child stirs the nutella waffle mixture.

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 Nutella waffles.

Nutella waffle batter in a glass bowl.

What to serve with Nutella waffles

Recipe FAQs

Do I have to weigh out my ingredients?

You don’t have to do anything. But it’s always best to weigh out your ingredients because there is so much variation in how people scoop, particularly with flour. You are much more likely to get a reliable result from each recipe if you weigh your ingredients.

How can I keep these waffles warm before serving?

If you want to serve the Nutella waffles all at once, keep your waffles warm in your oven heated to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Put waffles directly on oven racks or on a cooling rack set on a baking sheet.

Can I freeze these Nutella 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.

Check out recipes for other waffles, muffins, and more from the Ugly Duckling Bakery archives, like:

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Recipe

Nutella Waffles

5 from 1 vote
Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: Unspecified
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 half cup waffles
Calories: 348kcal
This Nutella waffle recipe needs no explanation. Especially when you top Nutella waffles with Nutella, banana slices, and a drizzle of maple syrup!
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Equipment

  • Waffle iron
  • Hand mixer (optional)

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 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
  • 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, and 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

Notes

The most important thing to know with this Nutella waffle recipe, like with any waffles or muffins, is not to overmix your batter. You want to stir only until you don’t see the dry ingredients.
This recipe will make six half-cup Nutella waffles.

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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This Nutella waffle recipe is adapted from my recipe for peanut butter waffles, which itself was an adaptation from a Dorie Greenspan recipe.

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