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Roti Coklat – Indonesian Chocolate Hagelslag

13/03/2020 (Last Updated: 06/05/2020)
 

A super simple twist on a sweet breakfast classic, Roti Coklat (aka Indonesian chocolate sprinkle hagelslag) is almost quicker to make than it is to eat. Topped with Dutch chocolate sprinkles to satisfy any sweet tooth’s craving, it’s paired with fresh chopped banana for an extra healthy bite.

A slice of white bread topped with banana and chocolate sprinkles.

Why We Love This For Breakfast

There’s nothing better than whipping up a quick and tasty breakfast in a couple of minutes. The simplicity of this recipe is a winner for the time poor and those with a love for the flavour combo of banana and chocolate sprinkles together on fluffy white bread.

 

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

What is Indonesian style Hagelslag? 

Roti Coklat is a classic Indonesian breakfast food. It dates back to Dutch colonial times, but Indonesian people are still super keen on this sweet breakfast treat, and I mean really, who can blame them? It’s like an Indonesian style Fairy Bread!

They take chocolate sprinkles very seriously in Indonesia, there’s a ridiculous amount of choice in the supermarket aisle in Bali. Brand after brand of milk, dark, and festive sprinkles.

Traditionally, it’s only bread and chocolate sprinkles, but we love the addition of banana to brighten up the flavours. You could serve it layered on one slice like this, or double up sandwich style. Whatever you do, don’t be stingy with the chocolate. Sprinkle it on like there’s no tomorrow!

What You’ll Need

Nice easy ingredients list for this one – only three things: white bread, banana and chocolate sprinkles. How much you need depends on how many people you want to feed!

Flat lay of roti coklat ingredients including white bread, banana and chocolate sprinkles.

How to make Roti Coklat:

Slice the crusts off of each piece of white bread.

Slicing crust off white bread.

Layer with banana slices.

Slices of banana on top of white bread.

Cover with chocolate sprinkles. (The sprinkles will stick to the banana.)

Sprinkling chocolate sprinkles on top of white bread for roti coklat.

Enjoy!

Three slices of bread topped with chocolate hagelslag and banana slices.

Cook’s Tips

  • Using fresh or homemade bread makes all the difference with this, giving it a nice chewy texture and melding perfectly with the sprinkles and banana.
  • Make sure to pop the banana on first so the sprinkles stick to them.
  • You might be tempted to use margarine or butter to make the sprinkles stick to the bread, but this really isn’t necessary. The chocolate sprinkles we used stuck to the bread and banana nicely on their own.
  • If you’re worried about the sprinkles going everywhere, make it into a sandwich or fold the bread in half.
  • Not serving straight away? Cover them until you’re ready to serve to prevent the bread from drying out.

FAQs

How did chocolate sprinkles come about on bread 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.

What is roti coklat also known as?

Roti Coklat translates to chocolate bread in Indonesian. However, it’s also known as meses or meises meaning ‘little mice’ as the sprinkles look like mice poop, which we find hilarious.

In the Netherlands, the Dutch chocolate sprinkles are called hagelslag which means ‘hail storm’ – also an appropriate name for them! The Australian version is known as fairy bread, but usually uses the colourful sprinkles rather than chocolate flavoured.

No matter what you call them, the taste is the same.

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.

Is this a vegan or vegetarian recipe?

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. 

Variations & Substitutes

  • 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.

A platter of Indonesian roti coklat.

If you’re after a quick breakfast, especially something with a little naughty (hello sprinkles!) and a little nice (hey banana!) – then you’ll love biting into a fresh slice of roti coklat. All you need now is to wash it down with a mug of thick black Balinese coffee and your day is set.

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

Roti Coklat - Indonesian Chocolate Hagelslag

A super simple twist on a sweet breakfast classic, Roti Coklat (aka Indonesian chocolate sprinkle hagelslag) is almost quicker to make than it is to eat. Topped with Dutch chocolate sprinkles to satisfy any sweet tooth's craving, it's paired with fresh chopped banana for an extra healthy bite.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
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
  • 50 g chocolate sprinkles

Instructions

  • Slice the crusts off of each piece of white bread (optional).
  • Layer with banana slices.
  • Cover with chocolate sprinkles. (The sprinkles will stick to the banana.)

Video

Recipe Notes

Cook's Tips
  • Using fresh or homemade bread makes all the difference with this, giving it a nice chewy texture and melding perfectly with the sprinkles and banana.
  • Make sure to pop the banana on first so the sprinkles stick to them.
  • You might be tempted to use margarine or butter to make the sprinkles stick to the bread, but this really isn’t necessary. The chocolate sprinkles we used stuck to the bread and banana nicely on their own.
  • If you're worried about the sprinkles going everywhere, make it into a sandwich or fold the bread in half.
  • Not serving straight away? Cover them until you're ready to serve to prevent the bread from drying out.
FAQs
  • How did chocolate sprinkles come about on bread 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.
  • What is roti coklat also known as? Roti Coklat translates to chocolate bread in Indonesian. However, it's also known as meses or meises meaning 'little mice' as the sprinkles look like mice poop, which we find hilarious. In the Netherlands, the Dutch chocolate sprinkles are called hagelslag which means 'hail storm' - also an appropriate name for them! The Australian version is known as fairy bread, but usually uses the colourful sprinkles rather than chocolate flavoured. No matter what you call them, the taste is the same.
  • 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.
  • Is this a vegan or vegetarian recipe? 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.
Variations & Substitutes
  • 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

Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg
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Roti Coklat - Indonesian Chocolate Hagelslag

22 Comments

  • 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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