March 17, 2012
Fruit Topped Nutella Waffles
This is my youngest child's "birthday weekend" and so I wanted to make something kind of special for breakfast in his honor. Knowing how much he loves banana and chocolate, these waffles seemed like the perfect idea. The whole family really enjoyed them and I've been asked if I could make them again next weekend for my eldest son's birthday breakfast. I'd say we have a definite hit! He's 9 years old now and one of the things I adore about him is how the smallest, most simple of gestures make him so happy and grateful. When he came down to breakfast this morning and saw this delicious plate awaiting him I got the biggest smile and hug! What a great way to start the day!
2 cup all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups milk
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2/3 cup Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread
Optional: Sliced fruit, maple syrup, whipped cream, chopped nuts, butter.
In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. In a separate bowl whisk together the egg, milk, and Nutella. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture, and stir just until combined. Stir in the melted butter. Depending on your machine's instructions, you may need to lightly grease the iron with cooking spray or with a vegetable oil soaked paper towel. Ladle 1/3 cup of batter (or whatever amount is recommended per waffle iron's instruction book) onto each side of the hot iron. Close the lid of the iron and bake until brown and crisp. Usually about 5 minutes. Serve immediately with butter, sliced fruit, chopped nuts, whipped cream, or pure maple syrup.
Makes 12- 4 inch waffles.
* I used my usual waffle batter recipe and simply added the Nutella to it. It baked up in my waffle iron just like normal. I'd suspect if you have a favorite waffle recipe of your own you could just add the Nutella to it without any issues.
* Banana was delicious with these, but strawberries, raspberries, blackberries any or all would have been yummy too.
* Toasted coconut along with the banana would be divine!
* A scoop of ice cream and whipped cream would transform this into a lovely dessert.
*Toasted, chopped nuts and maple syrup is sublime. (that's how the adults in our house enjoyed these)