This easy-to-make Belgian Waffle Recipe is perfect for breakfast. The waffles are crispy on the outside and light and airy on the inside.
About Belgian Waffles
For years Belgium-style waffles have been a favorite in our house.
Especially since we splurged on this waffle maker: it's got a hot non-stick catch for the excess batter, which cooks the excess batter to make little waffle bites. YUM!
Why This Recipe Works
TASTE - These waffles taste really good! They're fluffy and crispy and have a yummy vanilla flavor.
EASE - This recipe is simple and easy to follow, even if you're not an experienced baker. These waffles are a classic breakfast food that's perfect for any time of day.
CUSTOMIZE - You can eat these waffles in many different ways. Put fruit, cream, syrup, or even eggs or chocolate on them!
FLOUR - All-purpose flour provides structure to the waffles and helps them rise when cooked.
SUGAR - A sweet ingredient used to add flavor and sweetness to waffles.
EGGS - Used to provide structure and texture to the waffle batter. The yolks add richness while the whites are beaten until stiff to make the waffles light and fluffy.
BUTTER - Used to add richness and flavor to the waffles. It is melted and mixed into the batter. As always, I recommend using unsalted butter if possible.
MILK - A liquid ingredient used to moisten the batter and bring all the ingredients together.
VANILLA EXTRACT - Used to add a sweet and slightly floral flavor to the waffles.
SALT - Balances the sweetness of the sugar and enhances the overall flavor of the waffles.
How To Make Belgian Waffles
- Preheat the waffle iron.
- Mix flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a bowl. Mix melted butter, milk, and vanilla with dry ingredients using an electric mixer. Add egg yolks and mix well.
- Beat egg whites until stiff in a separate bowl. Gently fold the egg whites into the batter with a spatula.
- Pour the batter into the waffle iron and bake according to the manufacturer's instructions.
I like to use an electric mixer, but you could use a whisk if you’re in a pinch. Just be sure you’re combining the ingredients very well.
- Allow the waffles to cool down to room temperature.
- Put the waffles in an airtight container or a resealable freezer bag.
- Store the container or bag in the refrigerator if you plan to eat them within the next 2-3 days or in the freezer if you plan to eat them later.
- When you're ready to eat the waffles, take them out of the refrigerator or freezer and allow them to thaw to room temperature if frozen.
- Reheat the waffles using a toaster or an oven set to a low temperature until they are heated through.
- Serve the waffles with your favorite toppings, such as butter, maple syrup, whipped cream, or fresh fruit.
What To Serve With Belgian Waffles
Belgian waffles can be served with a variety of toppings and accompaniments.
SYRUP - This is a classic topping for waffles. You can use maple syrup or other flavored syrups like blueberry or strawberry.
FRUIT - Fresh fruit like strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or bananas can be sliced and served on top of the waffles.
CREAM - A dollop of whipped cream adds a light and airy sweetness to the waffles.
BUTTER - Melted butter can be drizzled over the waffles for an extra-rich flavor.
CHOCOLATE - Add a handful of chocolate chips to the batter before cooking the waffles for a delicious chocolatey twist.
FRIED CHICKEN - This savory option is a popular way to enjoy waffles in some parts of the world. The combination of crispy chicken and fluffy waffles is a tasty treat.
EGGS - Another savory option is to serve the waffles with eggs. Scrambled, fried, or poached eggs can be served on waffles for a hearty breakfast or brunch.
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- Frozen Watermelon Granita
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- 2 cups flour gluten-free all-purpose
- 1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons butter unsalted
- 4 large eggs divided
- 1 ½ cups milk whole milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Preheat the waffle iron.
- Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat.
- Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
- Add the melted butter, milk, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients. Use an electric mixer at medium speed to combine the ingredients.
- Separate egg yolks from egg whites. Add all four egg whites into a separate medium mixing bowl. Add the egg yolks to the bowl with the batter and combine well.
- Beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until the egg whites are stiff.
- Use a large spatula to gently fold the stiff egg whites into the batter. Don't overwork.
- Pour the batter into the preheated waffle iron. Cook the batter according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Hi There, I’m Maike!
A German girl turned American sharing hundreds of easy, homemade comfort food recipes perfect for everyday cooking.
This looks amazing! Waffles and blueberry have been one of my favorite breakfast foods for a long time. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you for checking out the recipe. Delighted you like it!