Waffles for the weekend! Waffle weekend warriors! Waffle fever! And these crisp beauties are swirled with Nutella. Yipee!
Can I get a high five? Because these waffles are sure to make you want to jump up and down.
Plus, it’s Friday, so we’re already excited, right? Well, I am!! We actually don’t have any major plans this weekend, but on Tuesday Paul and I are leaving the city and heading to Tadoussac, Quebec to go hiking, whale watching, and sleep in tent. Relaxation station, really.
There will be wine. There will not be waffles…unless some enchanted thoughtful beluga whales swim up to us in the morning and serve them up. But those chances are unlikely. A girl can dream.
But today there ARE waffles! Belgian buttermilk waffles, in fact. And they are swirled with Nutella and a side of fabulous Canadian maple syrup to make all of your morning dreams come true.
I think waffles make me a better person. Each forkful makes me grin!!
Enjoy your weekend friends!! xoxo
- 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup corn starch
- 2 tsp granulated sugar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp Kosher salt
- 2 cups buttermilk, room temperature
- 2/3 cup vegetable oil
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup Nutella
- 2 tsp butter
- Cooking spray, for waffle iron
- Pure Canadian maple syrup, for serving
- Preheat oven to 200ºF (see notes**).
- Preheat a Belgian waffle iron and spray with non-stick baking spray (see notes*).
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, corn starch, sugar, baking soda and salt.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, vegetable oil, eggs and vanilla extract until combined.
- Pour buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture, and use a spatula to gently incorporate - the batter will be lumpy, and that's ok - don't over-mix it. Allow the batter to rest for about 15-20 minutes.
- Stir together the Nutella and butter in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for about 30 seconds and then stir to check the consistency. It should be thin enough to drizzle, but if it's not then add another tsp of butter and microwave again for about 10 seconds.
- When the batter is ready, pour about 3/4 cup of it onto a Belgian waffle maker (or 1/3 cup of batter on a regular waffle maker) and drizzle the warmed Nutella over the batter, swirling it in with a spatula.
- Cook waffles according to manufacturers instructions (I like my waffles nice and golden).
- Serve hot with pure Canadian maple syrup.
Recipe adapted from A Beautiful Mess
*This recipe can be made in a regular waffle maker too - it just makes more waffles.
**If you are making the waffles ahead of time or just want to keep them warm while the others are cooking, just put cooked waffles in the oven on a baking sheet at 200 degrees F until ready to serve.
You can freeze any extra waffles you have and save them for later. When you're ready for them, just preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and place the waffles on a wire baking rack and bake them for about 10 minutes before enjoying.