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3 Ingredient Hagelslag – Dutch Chocolate Sprinkle Bread

10/03/2022

3 Ingredient Hagelslag is a quick and easy sweet breakfast treat that’s as fun to make as it is to eat! Featuring Dutch chocolate sprinkles smothered over freshly sliced banana, for a healthier kick.

A slice of white bread on a chopping board, topped with banana and chocolate sprinkles.

Why We Love This

Crunchy milk chocolate sprinkles and sweet banana slices team up in the perfect breakfast combo that will satisfy all the choc banana lovers out there!

Whip up this tasty treat in less than a minute and serve it up alongside a hot cup of teh tarik (pulled tea) or iced coffee for the perfect start to your day.

Holding a piece of hagelslag bread.

What is Hagelslag? 

Hagelslag is a type of candy sprinkle popular in the Netherlands and other Dutch colonies such as Indonesia. There are lots of different flavours, but chocolate hagelslag (also known as chocoladehagelslag) is one of the most popular.

Hagelslag means ‘hail storm’, however they can also go by the names of muisjes (mice) or muizenstrontjes (mouse droppings)!

Dutch sprinkles are usually served on buttered bread and Dutch people often enjoy it as a breakfast food or snack, similar to the rainbow coloured sprinkles used in Aussie fairy bread.

Roti coklat is the Indonesian name for this treat and translates as chocolate bread. Traditionally, it’s made with just bread and chocolate sprinkles, but we love the addition of banana for extra nutrition and to fill you up in the morning.

What You’ll Need

  • Hagelslag / Chocolate Sprinkles – Popular brands are De Ruijter or Ceres. You can find them in milk, dark, extra-dark or even a blend of white and dark chocolate sprinkles. Look for them in the baking or confectionary sections of your supermarket, or buy them online. Sub with fruit flavoured brightly coloured hagelslag for a different take on the treat, or just use regular 100’s & 1000’s or rainbow sprinkles.
  • Banana – Firm, ripe bananas will have the best texture and flavour. Avoid over or under-ripe bananas. We’ve added bananas instead of butter, however, you can definitely use butter if you prefer the more traditional hagelslag.
  • Bread – Use fresh or homemade sliced bread, it makes all the difference. Sub with any style of bread you prefer. We love to cut our crusts off too, for an extra decadent treat.
Flat lay of hagelslag ingredients including white bread, banana and chocolate sprinkles.

How to make Hagelslag:

  1. Slice the crusts off of each piece of white bread.
  2. Layer with banana slices.
  3. Sprinkle chocolate hagelslag all over the top.
A couple of slices of bread topped with Dutch chocolate sprinkles.

Wandercook’s Tips

  • Layering – The chocolate sprinkles stick well to the banana, so make sure you put the banana on the bread first. No need to use margarine or butter to make the sprinkles stick to the bread. You could serve it layered on one slice like this, or double up sandwich style.
  • Keep It Neat – If you’re worried about the sprinkles going everywhere, why not make it into a sandwich or fold the bread in half?
  • Make in Advance – Not serving straight away? Cover them or place in an airtight container until you’re ready to serve to stop the bread from drying out.

FAQs

How else can I use Dutch hagelslag sprinkles?

There are plenty of uses other than on your bread for breakfast! Try these amazing ideas next:
– As a garnish for cookies like Italian cuddura or Greek koulourakia.
– As a coating on lamingtons instead of desiccated coconut.
– Over ice cream cakes like choc ripple log or Christmas pudding.
– As a decoration for cakes or slices like Aussie crunch or weetbix slice.
– As a substitute for rainbow sprinkles in fairy bread.

Is hagelslag vegan or vegetarian?

It’s definitely vegetarian, but depending on if you eat confectioner’s glaze, you might not eat the sprinkles if you’re vegan. If that’s the case, you can make vegan sprinkles at home to replace them. 

How did chocolate sprinkles come about in Indonesia?

The original Dutch chocolate sprinkles were first created in 1913. The sprinkles were then brought across to Indonesia during the Dutch colonisation of Indonesia.

Variations

  • Bread – Swap the regular bread slices for homemade crumpets, rye, sourdough, or wholemeal bread! You could even try it with a pizza dough base.
  • French Toast – Try making french toast first, then add the sprinkles and banana on top.
Dutch chocolate sprinkles on bread with banana.

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A slice of white bread on a chopping board, topped with banana and chocolate sprinkles.

3 Ingredient Hagelslag – Dutch Chocolate Sprinkle Bread

3 Ingredient Hagelslag is a quick and easy sweet breakfast treat that's as fun to make as it is to eat! Featuring Dutch chocolate sprinkles smothered over freshly sliced banana, for a healthier kick.
Prep Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indonesian
Servings: 4 slices
Calories: 145kcal
Author: Wandercooks
Cost: $5

Ingredients

  • 4 slices white bread crust removed
  • 1-2 bananas thinly sliced, sub with traditional butter
  • 50 g chocolate sprinkles

Instructions

  • Slice the crusts off of each piece of white bread (optional).
    4 slices white bread
  • Layer with banana slices.
    1-2 bananas
  • Cover with chocolate sprinkles. (The sprinkles will stick to the banana.)
    50 g chocolate sprinkles

Video

Recipe Notes

  • Layering – The chocolate sprinkles stick well to the banana, so make sure you put the banana on the bread first. No need to use margarine or butter to make the sprinkles stick to the bread. You could serve it layered on one slice like this, or double up sandwich style.
  • Keep It Neat – If you’re worried about the sprinkles going everywhere, why not make it into a sandwich or fold the bread in half?
  • Make in Advance – Not serving straight away? Cover them or place in an airtight container until you’re ready to serve to stop the bread from drying out.
  • What other uses are there for the chocolate sprinkles? If you’re wanting to use up the sprinkles, there’s plenty of uses other than on your bread for breakfast! It’s super popular here to have them on top of doughnuts with icing sugar, or cakes for parties and birthdays, or to fancy up a dessert and put them on top of your ice-cream.
  • If chocolate sprinkles aren’t your thing try 100’s & 1000’s or rainbow sprinkles.
  • We didn’t use butter in our recipe as the banana sticks to the sprinkles easily. However, you can definitely slather on the butter if you want an extra decadent slice.
  • If you want to get ultra creative in the kitchen, you could make our lamingtons with the chocolate sprinkles on the outside as the coating rather than coconut!
  • Try using different types of bread or bases to see what it’s like with crumpets, rye, sourdough, or wholemeal bread!
  • If you want to get fancy with your bread, try making it as French Toast first, then pop the sprinkles and banana on top.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
3 Ingredient Hagelslag – Dutch Chocolate Sprinkle Bread
Amount per Serving
Calories
145
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
2
g
3
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Sodium
 
123
mg
5
%
Potassium
 
134
mg
4
%
Carbohydrates
 
31
g
10
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
16
g
18
%
Protein
 
3
g
6
%
Vitamin A
 
19
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
3
mg
4
%
Calcium
 
65
mg
7
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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3 Ingredient Hagelslag - Dutch Chocolate Sprinkle Bread

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24 Comments

  • Reply
    Anna
    03/12/2021 at 11:10 am

    Growing up in the Netherlands I would eat bread with chocolate sprinkled almost every morning. It’s super funny to read other people so amazed about something so simple/common for me. If you get the chance when you are in Holland, check out the supermarket’s hagelslag section you will be amazed – hundreds of different types and brands of ‘hagelslag’.

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      09/12/2021 at 9:57 am

      Wow, it is so fascinating to know there’s so many types of different sprinkles for hagelslag. Crazy! In Australia, we have something called fairy bread, but instead of eating it for breakfast it was usually only served at birthday parties or BBQs!

  • Reply
    Michelle @ FrugalityandFreedom
    29/03/2020 at 5:29 pm

    5 stars
    With Dutch heritage, my home was rarely without ‘hagelslag’ chocolate sprinkles in the pantry. I loved them with freshly bought white bread. I’ll add banana next time with my nostalgia trip!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      30/03/2020 at 2:22 pm

      Oh hey! That’s awesome. We’d just bought the regular sprinkles from Coles, then the other day we found the large Dutch versions at the Asian supermarket! Will be going back for those next time hehe.

  • Reply
    kim
    17/03/2020 at 11:15 pm

    5 stars
    Yum! Love this recipe! It was so easy and delicious. Will definitely be making this one again!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      19/03/2020 at 9:55 am

      So glad you liked it Kim, it is a nice and easy one!

  • Reply
    Jack
    17/03/2020 at 10:53 pm

    5 stars
    This is actually what you want for a breakfast treat! Something simple, quick & delicious. Thank you 🙂

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      19/03/2020 at 9:56 am

      You’re very welcome.

  • Reply
    Lisa | Garlic & Zest
    17/03/2020 at 10:06 pm

    5 stars
    I’ve never heard of this before — and didn’t realize that sprinkles were that big of a “thing” in Indonesia. Chocolate and banana is always a winning combination.

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      19/03/2020 at 10:06 am

      Yeah neither, until we saw the entire section in the supermarket dedicated to just the chocolate sprinkles alone! haha Crazy!

  • Reply
    Danielle
    17/03/2020 at 9:43 pm

    5 stars
    Ah, this recipe is so cute – just what a good breakfast should be. Delicious and great looking. Yum.

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      19/03/2020 at 9:56 am

      Haha very true Danielle, glad you liked it.

  • Reply
    Adrianne
    17/03/2020 at 8:46 pm

    5 stars
    Wow this is cool!! I have not heard of this before but it looks cool and I love sprinkles, haha!!Nice yummy ingredients. Love the simplicity as well. Cheers

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      19/03/2020 at 9:56 am

      Right! Sprinkles are always a winner. 😀 Any excuse to eat them, especially for breakfast.

  • Reply
    Sam | Ahead of Thyme
    21/02/2016 at 5:46 pm

    I have never seen anything like this but it looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      21/02/2016 at 8:41 pm

      No worries, you definitely have to give it a go. So quick too 😀

  • Reply
    Shreyashi
    21/02/2016 at 3:09 pm

    5 stars
    Indonesia is such a diverse country. Bali is so different than the rest. I loved my vacation there. Your blog always makes me so happy that you guys get to do this. I love having toast and bananas. Now I think should I be adding sprinkles 😛 Dang, my waistline!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      21/02/2016 at 8:44 pm

      Well, we love your comments! The sprinkles are definitely a treat, why not spoil yourself at Easter 😛 Bali has been truly amazing, there is so much choice of food from friendly locals who love telling their story behind each dish.

  • Reply
    nicole
    21/02/2016 at 1:34 pm

    Funky twist on banana bread! Who doesn’t love chocolate sprinkles on everything?! So fun!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      21/02/2016 at 8:44 pm

      Too true! Now the choice is – chocolate sprinkles or mix things up with coloured sprinkles!!!

  • Reply
    Platter Talk
    21/02/2016 at 12:25 pm

    5 stars
    I would love to try this rendition of banana bread; I know our kids would as well! Beautifully done, thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      21/02/2016 at 8:45 pm

      Thanks guys, I’m sure you’d have just as much fun making and eating it with them too. We sure did! 😀

  • Reply
    Derek
    21/02/2016 at 10:45 am

    5 stars
    Laura and Sarah, it’s a super cool recipe (I’m still trying to figure out how to pronounce it :))…and you can never go wrong with sprinkles. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      21/02/2016 at 8:47 pm

      Thanks Derek! It’s pronounced ‘pih-sung chock-lat’ if that helps? 😀 Either way, it tastes sweet and awesome.

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