Yup, these waffles are stuffed with nutella. And they don’t require any mixing because they are made of puff pastry. And they are DELICIOUS. For realz.
I almost didn’t share this post because I’m not digging the photos, but honestly, it was too delicious to skip! I’m actually posting a little early this week to celebrate the series finale of one of my favorite comedies, Parks and Recreation, with a plate of waffles. Fun fact- I bought a waffle iron a few years ago solely because of this show. Sounds kind of silly now that I think back on it, but it’s true. I had never heard of the show and so when someone recommended it to me I ended up binge watching the first three seasons in a matter of weeks. And if you’ve ever seen the show you know that the main character, Leslie Knope, is obsessed with waffles and eats them fairly regularly, especially in those early seasons. It’s actually a little embarrassing how the sight of plates and plates of waffles could make me crave waffles so darn much, but they totally did! After buying the waffle maker we proceeded to eat waffles for dinner twice a week for a period of months. It was delicious but I suppose it’s a good thing that we now only eat waffles occasionally.
But I gotta tell you, I love them just as much. I mean, just look at those crispy edges.
These nutella stuffed waffles are perfect to celebrate the end of the show that re-introduced me to one of my favorite breakfast foods. I’m sure it’s clear by now that I’m a little obsessed with nutella, as evidences by this post, and this one, and this one, and this one. So when I saw this puff pastry waffle (or puffle) idea on epicurious, I knew I had to make a nutella version, but you could stuff this with whatever you like. Maybe some cheese and jalapenos? Ham and cheese? Dulce de leche? The choices are endless.
These waffles would be perfect for a celebratory breakfast or simply for dessert. They are almost ridiculously easy to make and superbly delicious. Enjoy!
Nutella stuffed waffles
- One box puff pastry
- ½ cup Nutella
- 1 banana (optional)
Defrost puff pastry as directed on the box.
Measure your waffle maker. Place a sheet of puff pastry on a lightly floured surface. Roll out the sheet so it is the same width as your waffle maker, but twice the length. For instance, I have a square belgian waffle maker that measures 9 inches by 9 inches and makes 4 waffles. I rolled out my dough to 9 inches wide and 18 inches long.
Spread ¼ cup of nutella onto half of the puff pastry dough. Leave a ½ inch border on each side to allow room to seal the edges. If your nutella is too cold you may need to heat it up so it’s a little more spreadable. Be careful though, you don’t want it to be too hot.
Thinly slice the banana and place ½ of the slices over the nutella. Don’t like bananas? Leave them off or replace with strawberries. Use your finger to moisten the border with water and then fold the uncovered portion of puff pastry over the nutella covered half. Seal the edges with your fingers and then seal with a fork. Be sure to seal well, you don’t want the nutella to leak out!
Plug in your waffle maker and let it preheat (I set mine to 3½ and it was perfect, but use whatever you generally use on yours). Once preheated, spray lightly with nonstick spray and then carefully place the puff pastry into the waffle maker. Close waffle maker and let cook following your waffle maker instructions. Remove from waffle maker and repeat the whole process with the other sheet of puff pastry.
Adapted from Epicurious
You can use less or more nutella or really fill with anything! You can feel free to just use one sheet of puff pastry and keep the other half frozen, just use half of the nutella and half of a banana.