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Nutella Waffles

Switch up your morning routine and serve fluffy Nutella waffles made with the gooey, rich chocolate hazelnut spread. Prepare the decadent breakfast treat for brunch gatherings, special occasions, or just because.

A nutella waffle topped with powdered sugar and chocolate sauce with another waffle in the background.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Milk: Keep the Nutella waffles moist by including milk in the batter; use non-dairy alternatives like soy, almond, or oat milk.
  • Egg: Bind the ingredients with eggs. 
  • Oil: Use oil to prevent the waffles from sticking to a waffle iron.
  • Nutella: Nutella is a chocolate-hazelnut spread and a deliciously sweet addition to our Nutella Belgian waffle recipe.
  • Vanilla Extract: Include a hint of vanilla to complement the other ingredients.
  • Flour: All-purpose flour is the base for the waffles. 
  • Cornstarch: Cornstarch is our secret ingredient and helps achieve a crispy golden brown exterior and soft, tender interior.
  • Baking Powder: Baking powder adds lift to the batter, so the waffles aren’t so dense.
  • Salt: Enhance the overall flavor and balance the sweetness with salt.

How to Make Nutella Waffles at Home

The full recipe with measurements is in the recipe card below.

Step 1: Combine the wet ingredients in a mixing bowl using a hand mixer.

Batter in a large mixing bowl.

Step 2: Then stir in the dry ingredients one at a time, careful not to over-mix. Cover and set the mixture aside at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Flour added to the wet ingredients for the batter.

Step 3: Preheat the waffle iron and prepare it with cooking spray. Add ¼-⅓ cup of batter to the waffle iron, depending on the size of your iron (some irons will come with their scoop).

Step 4: Let the waffles cool, then top them with butter, maple syrup, and toppings of your choice.

A nutella waffles topped with powdered sugar, chocolate sauce, and sliced bananas.

What is the Secret to Making Good Waffles?

  • Combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients until the batter is smooth, free of lumps, and pourable, but be careful not to over-mix the batter. Otherwise, you will end up with dense, tough waffles.
  • Unless the instructions for your waffle-iron tell you otherwise, preheat the iron before pouring the batter; this helps the waffles cook evenly and achieve a golden-brown, crispy exterior.
  • Be careful not to overfill the waffle iron. Most irons come with a scoop for the batter, but if you have misplaced it (like me), start with ¼-⅓ cup.
  • Follow the recommended cooking time for your iron. It’s tempting to check on the waffles before they fully cook, but opening the waffle iron too soon can cause the waffles to tear or stick. Wait until the steam subsides and the waffles are golden brown before opening the iron.

If you enjoy this sweet treat, try one of these breakfast recipes!

Two nutella waffles topped with powdered sugar and chocolate sauce with a small bowl of nutella and a small bowl of maple syrup.

How to Serve Nutella Waffles

Customize our Nutella waffles by drizzling maple syrup, caramel, chocolate sauce, or melted Nutella over the top. Add a sprinkle of chocolate chips or a scoop of nut butter. Top the waffles with fresh fruit, fruit compote, or homemade jam. And you can finish the breakfast treat with a dusting of powdered sugar or a dollop of whipped cream.

What to do with the Leftovers

  • Refrigerate: Store the leftovers in an airtight container; they will keep for 2-3 days.
  • Freeze: One of the things I love most about waffles is that they are freezer-friendly, so feel free to make a big batch to freeze for later. Let the waffles cool and transfer them to a freezer-safe container or bag. Nutella waffles freeze for 3 months.
  • Thaw: Defrost the frozen waffles in the refrigerator overnight or serve them from frozen by heating them in the microwave.
  • Reheat: Warm the leftovers in the oven or microwave, and prepare your toppings.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Nutella?

Nutella is a beloved sweet spread that has its roots in Italy. The smooth and creamy chocolate hazelnut spread is famous for its rich chocolatey flavor.

The main ingredients in Nutella include roasted hazelnuts, cocoa powder, sugar, and vegetable oil for a distinctively nutty and chocolaty taste.

Can I add chocolate chips?

Sure thing! Once the waffle batter is well combined, gently fold in a ¼ cup of chocolate chips. You can use semi-sweet, milk chocolate, or dark chocolate chips, depending on your preference. You can also serve chocolate chips as a topping for the waffles.

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A nutella waffles topped with powdered sugar and chocolate sauce.

Nutella Waffles

Tressa Jamil
Switch up your morning routine by serving fluffy Nutella waffles made with the gooey, rich chocolate hazelnut spread – perfect for brunch or holidays.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine Belgium
Servings 4 Waffles
Calories 555 kcal
Ingredients
  
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • cup nutella
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
Instructions
 
  • Combine the wet ingredients in a mixing bowl using a hand mixer. Then stir in the dry ingredients one at a time, careful not to over-mix. Cover and set the mixture aside at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the waffle iron and prepare it with cooking spray. Add ¼-⅓ cup of batter to the waffle iron, depending on the size of your iron (some irons will come with their scoop).
  • Let the waffles cool, then top them with butter, maple syrup, and toppings of your choice.
Notes
Expert Tips: 
  • Combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients until the batter is smooth, free of lumps, and pourable, but be careful not to over-mix the batter. Otherwise, you will end up with dense, tough waffles.
  • Unless the instructions for your waffle-iron tell you otherwise, preheat the iron before pouring the batter; this helps the waffles cook evenly and achieve a golden-brown, crispy exterior.
  • Be careful not to overfill the waffle iron. Most irons come with a scoop for the batter, but if you have misplaced it (like me), start with ¼-⅓ cup.
  • Follow the recommended cooking time for your iron. It’s tempting to check on the waffles before they cook fully, but opening the waffle iron too soon can cause the waffles to tear or stick. Wait until the steam subsides and the waffles are golden brown before opening the iron.
Nutrition Disclosure:
  • The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for professional advice.
Nutrition
Serving: 1 Waffle | Calories: 555 kcal | Carbohydrates: 43 g | Protein: 7 g | Fat: 39 g | Saturated Fat: 8 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13 g | Cholesterol: 56 mg | Sodium: 238 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 17 g | Vitamin A: 7 IU | Calcium: 14 mg | Iron: 12 mg
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Recipe Rating




Braghan

Friday 18th of August 2023

These look so good! I can’t wait to try these out with my kids for Saturday breakfast!

Tressa Jamil

Friday 18th of August 2023

We often call these birthday waffles with our kids.