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Nutella Waffle

Nutella Waffle Recipe

I won’t beat around the bush here.  One of my favorite all-time favorite foods is Nutella.

I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to make Nutella waffles and pancakes. I’ve made a lot of waffles and pancakes but never thought to make a Nutella waffle.

Nutella Waffle Ingredients:

½ cup flour (peanut flour, wheat flour, almond flour, all-purpose flour, whatever you want)

¼ cup cocoa powder (I like Hershey’s cocoa powder)

1 tsp baking powder

1 egg

¼ cup melted Nutella (You can play with the measurement but I like a lot of Nutella)

½ cup milk (almond milk)

Sweetener to taste and vanilla extract

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Nutella Waffle Recipe:

  1. Preheat a waffle maker
  2. Mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl
  3. Add wet ingredients (including Nutella) together and mix in a separate mixing medium bowl.
  4. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
  5. Pour waffle batter into waffle iron and cook until golden brown.
  6. After cooked, put on a plate and add a layer of melted butter, maple syrup, powdered sugar, greek yogurt, and Nutella.

Top with as much Nutella as you need to make your Nutella waffle everything you’ve dreamed of. I’ve found mixing about 2 tablespoons of Nutella, 1 tablespoon of maple syrup, and 2 tablespoons of milk to make a excellent Nutella mixture.

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The Nutella waffle recipe has translated into an easy Nutella pancake recipe as well.

Questions for you: 

Have you tried Nutella waffles before? Do you like Nutella? 

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Lightening up Pancakes

So as part of the Monday pancake series, instead of a recipe this week I am actually posting a few helpful hints of how to make recipes healthier.  Let’s face it-pancakes are not always the healthiest recipes but that doesn’t mean you can’t make them that way.  While I’m not saying diner pancakes are made in this regard…you can!   While I realize not everyone wants to lighten up their pancakes, many people do.

Instead of adding oil you can substitute a half cup of pumpkin, applesauce or greek yogurt.  All three make the pancakes especially moist and delicious.

pumpkin pancakes

Greek yogurt pancakes

If you don’t want to consume a lot of carbohydrates, think about using a high protein flour such as peanut flour.

Instead of using high sugary maple syrup top your pancakes with sugar free syrup, peanut butter, greek yogurt, Nutella (well…that is just me), jam and jellies, fruit.

topped with basically an entire container of greek yogurt…maybe there is pancakes in there? maybe…

greek yogurt sandwich pancakes.

topped with apples

 

 

Another thing you can do (disclaimer…I personally don’t prefer the taste) is switch an egg to egg whites saving fat cholesterol.  You need something to bind the pancake together and make it fluffy but if you would prefer egg whites to egg that is for you.

Questions for you:

  1. How do you lighten up pancakes?
  2. How do you lighten up any recipe? 

Chocolate Pancakes

Here’s the thing.  Like my pumpkin pancake recipe, I thought I had a chocolate pancake or waffle recipe on the blog.  Sadly, if I did I can’t find it anywhere and I have close to 700 posts so I’m not about to look through all of them.  Similar to all recipes, it has a very small list of ingredients and very small amount of directions…because more then 5 directions and I’ll mess it up.   

Anyways, I love chocolate.

I love peanut flour.

I love pancakes.

Therefore, I love chocolate peanut flour pancakes. 

 

Ingredients:

½ cup peanut flour (you can sub in 2/3 cup flour of choice…)

¼ cup cocoa powder (I prefer hershey’s cocoa powder)

1 tablespoon baking powder (more is needed for peanut flour pancakes)

½ cup-3/4 cup milk (depending on if you like thicker/thinner pancakes)

1 egg

Sweetener to taste

I love that this recipe is 6 ingredients.  Mix the dry to the wet and pour on the griddle.  Cook at 375.  It’s that easy!

I like topping it with greek yogurt (milk and chocolate…yes please) or peanut butter (because who doesn’t love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate). 

Or nutella. Because we all know I’m addicted to that…

 

Questions for you:

1.       Do you use peanut flour?  If so, for what?

2.       How was your weekend? 

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