Waffles just got even tastier by adding some Nutella in to the mix before cooking. This recipe for Nutella Waffles uses our healthier homemade Nutella too and with using oat flour to make the waffles, this is the perfect Sunday morning breakfast that far more tastes more indulgent than it is.
Lazy Sunday mornings just scream waffles. Well, they do in our house anyway! A big stack of waffles, piled high with berries, always goes down well with our kids. The great thing about waffles is there are so many different variations and these Nutella Waffles are one of our favourites.
Sure, Nutella is a little crazy on the sugar side, which is why we use our own homemade healthier Nutella. Woooo hoo! You haven’t made some yet? What are you waiting for?! Whilst it can be tempting to dive head first in to a jar of it, or just spread it on toast, there is so much more you can do with it. Like make these waffles!
Looking for some other ways to use Nutella? Why not try our Nutella Puff Pastry Christmas Tree, Nutella Smoothie, Croissant French Toast Bake or Microwave Porridge.
Why you will love them
- Uses a healthier version of Nutella - We love making up a big batch of our homemade Nutella and this is a great way to use it. If you can stop yourself from just eating it with a spoon!
- Chocolate for breakfast - This is a guaranteed way to get us out of bed. I mean, what a start to the day!
- Kids will love them - I haven't met a kid that doesn't love waffles. Or Nutella. So, this is going to be a winning combination for most kids.
- Freeze well - You can batch cook these and they will store well in the freezer for up to a month.
- Oats - Instead of plain flour, we used oats ground into flour for a high fibre alternative. We find that using oats means that the waffles keep us fuller for longer. It does mean that the waffles are more dense though. You can use plain flour if you prefer.
- Baking powder - This helps the waffles to rise and give them some fluffiness.
- Banana - This not only adds some natural sweetness, but it gives the waffles a nice moistness too. This is needed as we are using oat flour. Don't worry - they don't taste like banana.
- Egg - These help to make the waffles light and fluffy. We used a medium egg.
- Milk - You can use any milk you like here - even plant based.
- Nutella - We used our homemade Nutella to keep these lower in sugar, but you could use any brand of chocolate spread. The better quality the better the flavour though.
- Vanilla - This adds a real depth of flavour to the waffles. Vanilla brings out all the other flavours in sweet recipes, as bit like what salt does to savoury recipes.
- Cinnamon - This adds some warmth, but it could be left out or you could use ginger or nutmeg.
A full ingredients list with measurements is in the recipe card below.
Step by step
One: Preheat your waffle maker. Place the oats in a blender and blend until it makes a powder. Put in a large bowl and add the baking powder and cinnamon.
Two: Put the banana, egg, milk, vanilla and melted Nutella in a blender and blend until smooth. Add the wet liquid to the oat flour and mix until smooth.
Three: Grease your waffle maker and using a ladle, add the mixture to your heated waffle maker (it should make 4 waffles depending on the size of your waffle maker), close the lid and cook according to the instructions of your waffle maker. These take around 5 minutes in our waffle maker.
Four: Serve hot with Greek yogurt, Nutella and strawberries on top.
Basically, anything you would usually put in to a waffle you can add to this. You could add some blueberries or raspberries to the waffle mixture or even some chocolate chips if you wanted to make it every chocolatey.
What to serve with Nutella waffles
This is quite an indulgent breakfast, so we try to serve it with some more healthy items. We topped ours with a good dollop of fat-free Greek yogurt and some sliced strawberries. And then an extra drizzle of warmed Nutella. You could of course add some other fruit such as raspberries, blueberries or banana.
If you wanted to serve this as a dessert, then a good quality vanilla ice cream would go really well. Or make this a more indulgent breakfast and add squirty cream on top.
Store: You can store cooked waffles in an air tight container and keep them in the fridge until the next day. They won't stay fresh for much longer than that though.
Freeze: Place the cooled waffles on grease-proof paper (parchment paper) on a baking sheet. Place the baking sheet into the freezer until the waffles are frozen - this will take around 2 hours. Once frozen, place the waffles in a freezer bag or air-tight container and keep for up to a month.
Defrost: You can thaw them in the fridge overnight.
Reheat: To reheat the Nutella Waffles, you can use the microwave, toaster, or oven to reheat.
There are 320 calories for a big pile of waffles. The nutritional information is based on using our homemade Nutella and it will differ if you use a store bought one. Toppings will increase the calories too.
We used oat flour (which is just blended rolled oats), however you could use plain flour. Oat flour does make these waffles a little more dense, whereas plain flour would make them lighter. It really is a preference thing.
The key to getting crispy waffles is for the waffle iron to be really hot. If you can adjust the temperature on yours, then turn it up high. You can't burn waffles, so don't worry about that.
If you make sure that the oats you are using are certified gluten free, and there is no cross contamination, then these can be gluten free.
Our recipe uses milk and egg, so it is not vegan. You could try using a flax egg, however we haven't tried this ourselves.
Transfer the amount you need to a microwaveable bowl and then put in the microwave for 10 seconds at a time, until it is the desired consistency.
• Don't over-mix the waffle batter, as this will make the waffles too dense.
• You can swap the oat flour for plain flour to make these waffles lighter.
• If you don't have time to make our homemade healthier Nutella, then you can use store bought instead.
• Give these waffles a fruit boost by mixing some blueberries in to the waffle mixture.
• You can use this mixture to make mini waffles.
• Add some extra flavour with a drop of orange essence. The chocolate and orange combination works really well together.
• Don't open the waffle iron up halfway through cooking. This risks the waffles breaking.
• If you are making a big batch of waffles, you can keep them warm in the oven at a low temperature (135°C/275°F/Gas 1) for 5 minutes whilst the rest of them cook.
• We used skimmed milk, but you can swap it for any milk, even a plant based one.
If you’ve tried this Nutella waffle recipe, let us know how you got on in the comments below.
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- 70 g (0.75 cups) Rolled oats
- 0.5 teaspoon Baking powder
- 1 Banana
- 1 Egg
- 8 tablespoon Whole milk
- 2 tablespoon Homemade Nutella - melted
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- 0.5 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
- Melted Nutella, Greek yogurt and strawberries - (optional)
- Preheat your waffle maker.
- Place 70 g Rolled oats in a blender and blend until it makes a powder. Put in a large bowl and add 0.5 teaspoon Baking powder and 0.5 teaspoon Ground cinnamon.
- Put 1 Banana, 1 Egg, 8 tablespoon Whole milk, 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract and 2 tablespoon Homemade Nutella (melted) into a blender and blend until smooth. Add the wet liquid to the oat flour and mix until smooth.
- Grease your waffle maker and using a ladle, add the mixture to your heated waffle maker (it should make 4 waffles depending on the size of your waffle maker), close the lid and cook according to the instructions of your waffle maker. These take around 5 minutes in our waffle maker.
- Serve hot with Melted Nutella, Greek yogurt and strawberries on top.
- Don't over mix the waffle batter, as this will make the waffles too dense.
- You can swap the oat flour for plain flour to make these waffles lighter.
- If you don't have time to make our homemade healthier Nutella, then you can use store bought instead.
- Give these waffles a fruit boost by mixing some blueberries in to the waffle mixture.
- You can use this mixture to make mini waffles.
- Add some extra flavour with a drop of orange essence. The chocolate and orange combination works really well together.
- Don't open the waffle iron up halfway through cooking. This risks the waffles breaking.
- If you are making a big batch of waffles, you can keep them warm in the oven at a low temperature (135°C/275°F/Gas 1) for 5 minutes whilst the rest of them cook.
- We used skimmed milk, but you can swap it for any milk, even a plant based one.
Lauren Vavala @ DeliciousLittleBites
My kids are going to love me this weekend! Nutella is a staple in our home but I have yet to use it at breakfast - so, so delicious!
Kristina @ Love & Zest
These are the best looking waffles! I have to try them!
Heidy L. McCallum
Man, these look like morning goodness --- I would love to have a few of these and some hot coffee in the morning. Who am I kidding lunchtime is acceptable too lol.
I completely missed national nuttella day, I guess I'll have to make it up by eating a double portion of these delicious waffles :)
Oh my word!! These waffles look simply amazing! I love nutella but totally never thought about adding it to waffles or pancakes! Genius!
If only you did a breakfast delivery service. I’m going to make these for Valentine’s Day breakfast and throw some raspberries on too.
I have made my own Nutella before, but it wasn’t any healthier. I do find Nutella too sweet though, so I will try your version and hope that it isn’t as sweet.
What a great idea to put some right in the batter.
I can't believe I've missed a Nutella Day! But definitely saving and making this recipe very soon!
I saw this on Instagram, it's National Nutella Day on February 5th, I had no idea! I love celebrating food holidays and these waffles look like a great way to celelbrate. I hope I don't wait til next February 5th to make them!
I haven’t long had breakfast and I am hungry again looking at this. Homemade healthier Nutella? That is something I have to try.
Kate | Veggie Desserts
Nutella, waffles and strawberries - you've put together all the best things!
These look SO good, you've just given me the perfect Valentine's breakfast recipe, thanks!
I love Nutella and strawberries together and it’s always my favourite pancake topping. I need to try it on waffles too. Beautiful photos too Dannii xx
Oh no, I missed Nutella Day. I may just have to make up for it and eat this twice ;)
We got a waffle maker for Christmas and I must admit that we haven’t used it yet. I will crack it open at the weekend and make these for my boys. I am sure they will be very happy about that.
Kapila Rattan Bhowmik
Awesome recipe.. will give it a try soon. I love waffles and waffles with nutella is absolute fav
They look great, the sight of strawberries make me very nostalgic for summer though, I sw the first ones of the year in the supermarket last week and nearly feinted at the cost :o We grow around 50kg a year so probably best to wait :D ;)