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Start the first day of school with a special breakfast: Nutella waffles with easy homemade strawberry syrup!Summer is winding down, and we are celebrating with #BacktoSchoolTreats hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures. All week-long 30 bloggers will be sharing 100+ fantastic recipes for both parents and kids, with breakfasts, snacks, desserts, and drinks to get you back in the school routine. Thank you sponsors for providing the prize packages. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below!
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For the most part, I liked school as a child. I loved shopping for back to school supplies, I loved picking out a new backpack and lunch box, and I genuinely enjoyed learning.
And every year, my brother and I would get a special “first day of school” breakfast before getting our “first day of school” photos taken and finally going off to school.
It was usually donuts or muffins, which, while tasty, were nothing like these amazing Nutella waffles. We didn’t own a waffle maker, and Nutella wasn’t as popular back in the 1980s as it is now.
Nutella waffles are really easy to make, similar to making pancake batter from scratch. The Nutella is warmed together with butter to make it easier to mix into the waffle batter.
The strawberry syrup is also very easy. It’s essentially a simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water, cooked until the sugar dissolves) flavored with fresh strawberries. You can make this a day ahead of time and refrigerate it until ready to use.
Leftover Nutella waffles freeze well, and can be reheated and enjoyed as an after-school snack!
For the strawberry syrup
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups strawberries, hulled and quartered
For the waffles
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 2 tbsp Nutella spread
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup flour
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Make the strawberry syrup: place the sugar and water in a large saucepan (the syrup will bubble up a lot while cooking). Heat over medium-high heat until the sugar has dissolved.
- Add the strawberries. Cook a boil for 10 minutes.
- Strain into a pitcher, pressing lightly on the pulp. Discard the pulp. Set aside to cool.
- Make the waffles: combine the butter and Nutella in a small, microwave-safe bowl. Heat until the butter melts, then stir until smooth. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix together the egg, milk, and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder and salt.
- Pour the dry ingredients over the wet ingredients and stir`until smooth. Add in the Nutella/butter mixture and stir until fully incorporated.
- Preheat a waffle iron to medium heat. Cook the waffles according to your waffle maker's instructions.
- Serve with fresh strawberries and the strawberry syrup.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 368Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 310mgCarbohydrates: 69gFiber: 2gSugar: 50gProtein: 6g
Back to School Breakfasts:
Baked Funfetti Doughnuts from Tara’s Multicultural Table
Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins from Comfortably Domestic
Breakfast Cookies from Home Sweet Homestead
Brioche Bread Pudding from Simply Healthyish
Chocolate Chip Maple Pecan Granola from Family Around the Table
Chocolate Malt Waffles from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Coconut Oatmeal Breakfast Bars from The Beard and The Baker
Homemade Honey Buns from The Domestic Kitchen
Nutella Waffles with Strawberry Syrup from The Redhead Baker
Oatmeal Pear Bars from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
PB&J Overnight Oats from Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Peaches and Maple Crunch Breakfast Jars from My Sweet Zepol
Peanut Butter & Jelly Muffins from The Spiffy Cookie
Triple Berry Overnight French Toast from The Nifty Foodie
Back to School Snacks:
Lavender Rice Krispie Treats from Nik Snacks
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars from Simple and Savory
Back to School Desserts:
‘Ah! Sunflower’ Cupcakes from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Almond Joy Cupcakes from Daily Dish Recipes
Back-to-School Sundae from Our Good Life
Caramel Apple Back to School Cupcakes from Big Bear’s Wife
Caramel Apple Dip from The Mandatory Mooch
Chocolate Cupcakes with PB Fluff Buttercream from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Easy Chocolate No Bake Cookies from Jen Around the World
Chocolate Pudding & Caramel Parfait from Girl Abroad
Oatmeal Cream Pie Layer Cake from Love and Confections
Vanilla Bean Pudding Pops from Hardly A Goddess
Back to School Drinks:
Caramel Apple Iced Tea from For the Love of Food
Dairy-Free Apple Pie Smoothie from Frugal & Fit
Iced Apple Ginger Ale from Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats
Iced Salted Caramel Latte from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Five (5) winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. Winners have 48 hours to respond once chosen, or they forfeit the prize and alternate winner(s) will be chosen. The #BacktoSchoolTreats Bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the #BacktoSchoolTreats posts or entry.