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.
More Sweet And Delicious Dishes
- White Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Lemon Date Balls
- Frozen Watermelon Granita
- Mint Whipped Cream
- White Chocolate Mousse
Or check out this constantly growing site full of easy recipes.
- 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.