If you’ve been reading this blog at all over the last few months, you know that we love waffles. We love creative waffles, dessert waffles, savory waffles, and experimenting with our waffle iron and what can be waffled. Most recently I shared our latest savory waffle recipe, Stuffed Taco Waffles, and they were heavenly… but those stuffed waffles got us thinking.
What else can we stuff inside a waffle?
We initially thought of a Pepperoni Pizza Stuffed Waffle, but because I had just made the yummy Stuffed Taco Waffles, my family wanted my next waffle experiment to be a dessert waffle. So I dug around in the pantry and soon discovered my daughter’s secret stash of Nutella — (I think she hides the jar so no one else will eat it) — and I immediately decided on an Easy Stuffed Nutella Dessert Waffle. Yum!
If you haven’t ever heard of or tasted Nutella, oh my goodness, you’re in for a treat. Nutella, first imported from Italy to the U.S. over 25 years ago, is a sweetened hazelnut cocoa spread manufactured by the Italian company Ferrero. Here are a few fun facts about Nutella:
- Nutella is so beloved that February 5 has been deemed World Nutella Day
- You could circle the world 1.8 times with the amount of Nutella produced in one year
- You could cover the Great Wall of China 8 times with the number of jars of Nutella sold worldwide in a year
- At the start of 2015, one jar of Nutella was sold every 2.5 seconds worldwide
- There are so many jars of Nutella® made each year, that they would line the banks of the Danube 26 times over. That’s a river so long, it flows through 10 different countries
- The amount of Nutella produced in one year weighs the same as the Empire State Building
Ferrero markets Nutella as a breakfast spread to enjoy on bread. In fact, at one point, Nutella was so popular in Italy that Italian markets offered free smears of Nutella to any child who came in with a piece of bread. But to be honest, it’s just too sweet for me to make it a breakfast food. In our house, Nutella is a dessert item and perfect for a stuffed waffle filling!
Nutella Stuffled Waffle Recipe
Thankfully I had bought extra dough just in case I messed up the Stuffed Taco Waffles and I already had the hazelnuts and powdered sugar in the pantry too, so I didn’t even need to go to the store to get any of the ingredients!
As I learned on my first stuffed waffle experiment, a liquid waffle batter doesn’t work because it gets all mixed in with the filling. The Crescent Roll Dough was so delicious and buttery, that it is perfect for both savory and sweet recipes, so I decided to use it again for the Stuffed Nutella Waffles.
Here are the steps I took to make the stuffed waffles:
- I preheated the waffle iron on medium heat and chopped the hazelnuts
- I rolled out the Crescent Roll Dough on parchment paper, pinching all of the seams together and trimming it to the right size
- I turned over one sheet of Crescent Roll Dough onto the hot waffle iron, filled each waffle well with Nutella and hazelnuts, and then added the top layer of dough (removing all of the parchment paper)
- When cooked, I cut each waffle in half, plated them, and topped them with more delicious Nutella and a sprinkle of powdered sugar
Nutella Stuffed Dessert Waffles are tasty, simply decadent, and super rich. Trust me one waffle per person is plenty!
The ONLY thing that could make these stuffed dessert waffles even better is ice cream and maybe some fruit like strawberries or bananas!
We’ve made them a few more times lately and a scoop of ice cream right on top is delicious — you just need to eat quick because you don’t want the Crescent Roll Dough to get soggy! I’ve also done it with strawberries and woah baby, the Nutella, Buttery Crescent Roll Dough, and strawberries together are heavenly (and really pretty)!
And, if you want to try out a few other waffle recipes, you should check out:
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Waffles
- Cornbread Waffles And Chili
- Chocolate Brownie Waffles
- Leftover Pizza Waffles
- Krispie Kreme Waffles
- Turkey, Egg, And Vegetable Waffles With Avocado And Salsa
- Funfetti Cake Mix Waffles
- Biscuit Waffles With Chicken And Gravy
Nutella Stuffed Dessert Waffles Topped With More Nutella
Nutella and chopped hazelnuts stuffed inside a waffle made with buttery crescent roll dough makes a mouthwatering dessert you'll want to have over and over.
- 1 1/2 cups Nutella
- 1/2 cup hazelnuts, coarsely chopped
- 2 tubes Pillsbury Crescent Roll Dough
- Powdered sugar
- Butter/butter flavor oil spray
- Parchment paper
- Preheat the waffle iron to medium heat. Coarsely chop the hazelnuts.
- Open both Crescent Roll Dough tubes and spread out on two different pieces of parchment paper. Pinch the Crescent Roll seams together and use a rolling pin to roll out the dough into the shape of your waffle iron.
- Spray the waffle iron with butter/butter flavor oil spray. Turn one sheet of Crescent Roll Dough over onto your waffle iron and peel off the parchment paper. Scoop 1/4 cup Nutella into each waffle well and spread over dough, saving 1/2 cup for later. Sprinkle with chopped hazelnuts.
- Turn the second sheet of Crescent Roll Dough over on top of the Nutella and chopped hazelnuts and peel off the parchment paper. Close your waffle iron and wait 4-5 minutes for the waffle to cook. The Crescent Roll Dough will be a deep golden brown when fully cooked.
- Remove the cooked waffles from the waffle iron and cut each waffle in half diagonally to form two triangles. Stack the triangles of each waffle on plates, drizzle with the remaining Nutella, and top with a sprinkle of powdered sugar. Serve immediately.
My waffle iron has four waffle wells, so this recipe makes four Nutella Stuffed Waffles and serves four people. If your waffle iron is smaller, you may need to adjust the recipe.
Like ice cream? Top these dessert waffles with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Strawberry lover? Nutella and Strawberries are a perfect pair, and the presentation of Nutella Waffles topped with strawberries is gorgeous.